CHICAGO – Today the Obama Foundation announced the agenda and initial speakers for its forthcoming 2023 Democracy Forum to be held in Chicago on Friday, November 3. The Forum will explore the issues critical to strengthening democracy, and highlight leaders who are on the frontlines of democracy and offering models of hope including the four pillars President Obama has outlined as areas of focus to strengthen democracy: 1) Detoxifying our discourse, 2) Developing models for a more sustainable and inclusive system of capitalism, 3) Revitalizing our institutions so that people believe participation is worth the effort, and 4) Building democratic culture.
At the Forum, President Obama will join hundreds of global changemakers, tech leaders, business titans, and a few surprise guests to explore solutions that can expand and strengthen democracy worldwide. The event will also mark the 15th anniversary of President Obama’s 2008 election and his victory speech in Grant Park.
The Democracy Forum sessions will focus on the following topics:
Sessions at the Democracy Forum will include:
The current list of speakers, the agenda, and Forum updates, can be found at: https://www.obama.org/democracy-forum-2023/.
Media who are interested in attending the Forum are required to RSVP in advance by completing this form Opens in a new tab no later than Thursday, October 26 at 5 p.m. CT. Completing the form is not a guarantee of your attendance, as space is limited. Responding members of the media will be notified whether they are credentialed and provided with additional logistical information by Wednesday, November 1.
KEY DETAILS FOR MEDIA:
WHEN: Friday, November 3, 2023
TIME: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM CT
LOCATION: McCormick Place (2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616)
MEDIA RSVP: Media interested in attending should fill out this form Opens in a new tab no later than Thursday, October 26th at 5 p.m. CT. Completing the form is not a guarantee of your attendance. Space is limited and media will be notified whether or not you are credentialed and provided with additional logistics by November 1.
Contact: Courtney Williams, [email protected]