Summit Updates

Obama Foundation Announces Speakers for Upcoming Summit

October 23, 2019 12:02 PM

Summit will bring together leaders from the Foundation’s programming around the world Speakers will include President and Mrs. Obama, filmmaker Ava DuVernay,… More

President and Mrs. Obama to Speak at Foundation Gathering of Rising Leaders in the Asia Pacific

October 14, 2019 11:59 PM

CHICAGO — Today, the Obama Foundation announced that President and Mrs. Obama will speak at the Foundation’s inaugural Leaders: Asia-Pacific gathering in Malaysia in December. More

Mrs. Obama Announces the 2019 Obama Foundation Summit by Sharing the Place that Shaped Her

September 26, 2019 11:19 AM

Tune in on Tuesday, October 29 at 10am CT and 3:30pm CT for a livestream of the 2019 Obama Foundation Summit, which Mrs. Obama announced… More

2017: Our First Year in Review

December 22, 2017 1:59 PM

The Obama Foundation hit the ground running this year -- from launching a Fellowship program, to convening hundreds of civic innovators from around the world in Chicago, to hosting trainings for young leaders across the country... More

Obama Foundation Summit Series: Meet Whitney Kimball Coe

November 3, 2017 5:49 PM

Whitney Kimball Coe, coordinator of the National Rural Assembly, joined us at the first-ever Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago. Read about her experience at… More

Obama Foundation Summit Series: Meet Paul Green and the Appalachian Technology Institute

October 24, 2017 7:06 PM

Paul Green, a leader from Eastern Kentucky who helps students achieve greater opportunity through STEM education, will be one of the hundreds of civic leaders… More

An Announcement From Chance the Rapper

October 13, 2017 1:19 PM

This afternoon, Chance the Rapper shared the message below with the Obama Foundation email list announcing that he will be teaming up with us to… More

Obama Foundation Announces Community Event to Conclude Inaugural Summit

October 13, 2017 12:19 PM

Chance the Rapper, The National, and Gloria Estefan are set to perform. Chicago, IL – Today, the Obama Foundation announced a closing event of the… More

Obama Foundation Announces Additional Information on Inaugural Summit

October 12, 2017 11:34 AM

Summit to include civic leaders, artists, and business leaders in main stage sessions, and breakout sessions on a diverse range of topics.  Chicago, IL –… More

Obama Foundation Summit Series: Meet Emily May and The People’s Supper

September 25, 2017 4:07 PM

Emily May, a New Yorker who brings people with diverse views together over a shared meal, will be one of the hundreds of… More

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