Forum Event Suggestions
The Rockford University Forum Series presents speakers and performers in a variety of disciplines who have achieved success both nationally and locally, as well as performers of stature in the arts. We present intellectual, social and cultural programs of general interest, especially for a student audience.

Here's the heart of the Forum Series: helping people grow, both intellectually and emotionally. We want speakers and performances that suggest new ideas and new cultural expressions to everyone in the audience, student and faculty alike. And for that growth to happen, the events must be absolutely top-notch, filled with speakers who know how to engage an audience and performers who know how to work a crowd.

How do we find these speakers and performers? A faculty committee does some of the searching, but we also need to know what the campus community wants to experience. By making a suggestion with this form, your suggestion will have a higher chance of being accepted; it suggests some of our core values.

If you don't know the answer to a question, it's okay to skip it--but if you think you can find an answer for us in advance, the committee would appreciate it.

Your name
Your answer
Your email address
Your answer
Type of event you’re proposing *
Name of presenter *
If you're suggesting multiple presenters, feel free to name them all here.
Your answer
Website of presenter
Do they have an official website? A Facebook page? Something else that would help the committee learn about this presenter?
Your answer
If possible, please provide evidence that this presenter will be engaging to a student audience, not boring or lacking in speaking skills.
Are there videos or audio files online of this person speaking? Do you have testimony from those who have seen this person/group present? Are there reviews online describing a time when this person/group visited other universities?
Your answer
The presenter's estimated fee
If you don’t know, can you find out with some discreet questions and/or web searches? This information isn’t required at this point, but it helps make your proposal more attractive to the committee.
Your answer
As a liberal arts institution, we prefer events that appeal to people in multiple disciplines. What people, departments, and/or offices on campus might be interested in the event you’re proposing?
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What organizations in the wider Rockford community might be interested in the event you’re proposing?
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If this event is chosen, how will you help promote it on and off campus?
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