Mae Jemison

Engineer, Physician & Former NASA Astronaut

March 3, 2020
7:00 PM - Musical Program
7:30 PM - Keynote Speaker Program

Mae Jemison - The Chesapeake Forum

Upcoming Speaker

Ronan Tynan

May 14, 2020
7:00 PM - Musical Program by local youth musicians
7:30 PM - Keynote Speaker Program

Ronan Tynan is truly a modern day “Renaissance Man.” Faced with numerous challenges throughout his well documented life, he has persevered with enormous passion and determination.

Previous Speaker

Jane Pauley

January 29, 2020
7:00 PM - Musical Program by ​Deep Creek HS Orchestra
7:30 PM - Keynote Speaker Program

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.