Statement Concerning COVID-19 & Upcoming Event 

Dear Supporters of The Chesapeake Forum,

Both Jane Pauley (January 29), and Dr. Mae Jemison (March 3) brought inspiring messages along with the uplifting music of the Deep Creek High School Orchestra and the Western Branch High School Cammerata.  Our final speaker of this first season, Ronan Tynan, was scheduled to speak on May 14, 2020.  Due to the COVID-19 virus, Governor Northam has issued Executive Order #55 implementing a Stay at Home order in the state of Virginia until June 10, 2020. Chesapeake Conference Center will also be following that procedure.  

The Chesapeake Forum must postpone our scheduled May 14 speech until the present pandemic subsides and our state and country move out of these uncertain times to a new normalcy.  We look forward to rescheduling our third speaker for all season ticket holders and those who wish to purchase individual tickets. We will post the date and time of our third speaker on our website later in the summer.  If you have any questions, please feel to call our number 346-9163.‚Äč

Blessings on each of you and please stay healthy.

Rebecca C. W. Adams
The Chesapeake Forum

Ronan Tynan

Vocalist, Paralympic Athlete & Physician 

Previous Speakers

Mae Jemison - The Chesapeake Forum

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.


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.

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.  The Forum reserves the right to substitute a speaker in the event that the announced speaker must cancel.


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.