Discover The Connecticut Forum
Serving Connecticut and beyond with live, unscripted conversations among renowned experts and celebrities, and community outreach programs including the Connecticut YOUTH Forum.
Our mission is to encourage the free and active exchange of ideas in forums that inform, challenge, entertain, inspire and build bridges among all people and organizations in our community.
The Connecticut Forum is a one-of-a-kind 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving Connecticut and beyond with live, unscripted conversations among renowned experts and celebrities, and community outreach programs including the Connecticut YOUTH Forum.
Since 1992, more than 300 world-renowned panelists have had their say about hundreds of provocative issues at Connecticut Forum evenings, which are live, unscripted and completely unpredictable. Past panelists include: President Bill Clinton, Toni Morrison, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Gloria Steinem, Malcolm Gladwell, Anna Quindlen, Kurt Vonnegut and more than 300 others.
At The Connecticut Forum, you will find open, honest, civil dialogue - the free and active exchange of ideas that allows us to question our assumptions, consider new points of view, entertain our souls and connect with each other, stimulated by discovery and enriched by our differences...no winners or losers, no "them" versus "us."
A civil community. A civil society. The Forum Family.
All are welcome - join us.
Connecticut Forums are presented four times per year to diverse audiences of 2,800
at the historic Bushnell theater in Hartford, Connecticut.
“It's a collision of ideas."
- Neil DeGrasse Tyson
"It's the first time I've ever experienced anything like this, and I wish there was a Connecticut Forum in all 50 states."
- Michelle Bernard