The Future of the Chesapeake Forum
The last three seasons of The Chesapeake Forum have brought an amazing array of speakers to the cultural landscape of our community. Jane Pauley, Mae Jemison, Ronan Tynan, Dave Barry, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, Joan Lunden, and Kwame Alexander reinforced our organization’s stated mission:
“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.”
We also showcased the musical talents and volunteerism of the students in our local schools.
Our program lost some momentum during the Covid-19 pandemic when large group activities were shut down. Our Board of Directors has voted to dissolve The Chesapeake Forum’s nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization at the end of this fiscal year (June 30, 2023).
It has been a pleasure to serve you. We encourage our supporters to continue to patronize cultural opportunities in Chesapeake and our region.
Rebecca C. W. Adams
The Chesapeake Forum
Kwame Alexander Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, publisher, and New York Times best-selling author of 36 books.
Kwame graduated from Great Bridge High School and Virginia Tech University.
He has won the Newberry Medal, the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary work, The Coretta Schott King Award, The Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, and was nominated for the UK Carnegie Medal.
Kwame is a regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition, co-founded LEAP for Ghana, an international literary program, and opened the Barbara E. Alexander Memorial Library and Health Clinic in Ghana in 2018.
Alexander's recent book release, THE DOOR OF NO RETURN, is destined to be a game changer! He is also the writer and executive producer of THE CROSSOVER TV series on Disney+.
Kwame loves his job and works to "Change the World One Word at a Time".
The Chesapeake Forum
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.
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.