Welcome to the Second Season of the Chesapeake Forum!

Dear Friends of The Chesapeake Forum,

As we face the many challenges life brings, we have just as many opportunities.  The year 2020 brought the birth of a new organization, The Chesapeake Forum.  The inaugural season featured three outstanding speakers in a wide variety of fields. Jane Pauley, Mae Jemison, and Ronan Tynan shared their life experiences and expanded our horizons.  You can see them on this website.

Our second season will bring three new fascinating speakers from diverse fields.  They will entertain and expand our knowledge in a setting that brings our community together once again.  Dave Barry, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, and Joan Lunden will speak this spring.  Subscription tickets are available through this website and by mail (P.O. Box 15864, Chesapeake, Virginia 23328).  We look forward to seeing you at each of our speaker events.

Rebecca C. W. Adams
Board of Directors

Join us for our second season of outstanding speakers
with Dave Barry, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, and Joan Lunden!

Dave Barry  

March 22, 2022

Humorist, Award Winning Author, and All-Around Entertainer

Dr. Freeman Hrabowski

April 26, 2022

President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Author, Motivational Speaker

Joan Lunden

June 7, 2022

PBS Host, Adjunct Professor, Award Winning Author, Senior Advocate

First Season Speakers-New Videos Added

Photo Credit: Chesapeake Public School students


Jane Pauley

January 29, 2020

Pauley is the recipient of multiple Emmys, the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, the Edward R. Murrow Award for outstanding achievement. Pauley is a member of the Broadcast and Cable Hall of Fame.

Mae Jemison

March 3, 2020

Dr. Mae C. Jemison leads 100 Year Starship (100YSS), a bold, far reaching nonprofit initiative to assure the capabilities exist for human travel beyond our solar system to another star within the next 100 years.


Ronan Tynan

November 2, 2021

Ronan Tynan, an Irish Tenor, recording artist, physician, and champion disabled athlete, is a true "Renaissance man". His personal story of triumph has brought him world-wide fame and was the subject of the BBC documentary, "Dr. Courageous".

The Chesapeake Forum
Mission Statement

The Chesapeake Forum seeks to bring dynamic and diverse high-profile speakers to the Chesapeake community, thereby promoting education and learning among the general public.


In a world of diverse opinions, what does it take to bring a community together?  A small group of ten citizens met over several months during the winter of 2018-19 to answer that question and form the framework of a non-profit organization.

Buy Tickets

The Chesapeake Forum is a subscription ticket program.  A season subscription including tickets to three speakers will cost $125 if purchased by mail. Online purchases include added Convenience Fees. The Forum reserves the right to substitute a speaker in the event that the announced speaker must cancel. In the event of conditions beyond our control. The Forum reserves the right to reschedule the program at a different time or location.


The Chesapeake Forum speaker programs will be held at the Chesapeake Conference Center. Located in the Greenbrier area, the facility features 39,000 square feet of versatile function space with room for up to 200 exhibits.