The Florida Forum is an annual speaker series begun in 1992 and produced by The Women’s Board. Proceeds from this esteemed benefit provide funding for select areas and programs to enhance the only in-patient, pediatric hospital in the region.
The Forums have enriched the intellectual and cultural life of Jacksonville for over two decades, while contributing more than $6 million to Wolfson Children’s Hospital. This year’s series is presented by Florida Blue, Landstar System, Inc. and Wells Fargo.
The world-class series—featuring monarchs, entertainers, pundits, influential thinkers, business heavyweights, heads of state, and more—has welcomed a veritable “who’s who” of engrossing speakers, including Sir Richard Branson, Tom Wolfe, Queen Noor of Jordan, Bill Cosby, Anderson Cooper, Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, Cal Ripkin, Jr., General Colin Powell, Barbara Walters, Former Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair, Former Secretary of Defense Dr. Robert M. Gates and Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.