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Tickets on Sale Today for Newt Gingrich and Howard Dean at Judson University

WLF - Dean and Gingrich(ELGIN, IL – November 1, 2017) Tickets to see former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and former Vermont Governor and Presidential candidate Howard Dean at Judson University’s seventh World Leaders Forum are on sale to the public beginning today.

Titled “A bipartisan conversation about leadership in divided times,” the event will take place April 19, 2018. The community event will begin at 2 p.m. at the Judson University Herrick Chapel in Elgin; a VIP reception in Chicago will start at 5 p.m. Gingrich and Dean will discuss the challenges and opportunities of global leadership today and answer audience questions at both events.

Tickets for the community event start at $65. To purchase tickets and learn more, visit

About former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1978 and served until 1999. During that time, he served as the House Minority Whip (1989-1995) and the 50th Speaker of the House (1995-1999). Under his leadership, Congress passed welfare reform, the first balanced budget in a generation, and the first tax cut in 16 years. In addition, the Congress restored funding to strengthen defense and intelligence capabilities, an action later lauded by the bipartisan 9/11 Commission.

In 2012, Gingrich was a candidate for the Republican Party Presidential nomination. As an author, he has published 35 books, including 15 New York Times bestsellers. Today Newt Gingrich is a Fox News contributor. He is a senior advisor at Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, and serves as a senior scientist with Gallup.

About former Governor Howard Dean
Governor Dean gained national prominence as a U.S. Presidential candidate in 2004, and he served as the Governor of Vermont from 1991 to 2003. During that time, he created a record of promoting equality and opportunity for his constituency and employed a philosophy of fiscal responsibility – advocating low taxes, reduced government spending, and minimal government debt. His successes prompted Governing magazine to proclaim him "Public Official of the Year" in 2002.

His leadership roles also include turns as chairman of the National Governors’ Association, the Democratic Governors’ Association, and the New England Governors’ Conference. He led the Democratic Party to success as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2005 to 2009. He is credited with pioneering an energetic 50-state strategy and the development of 21st century campaign tools that helped Democrats make historic gains in the 2006 and 2008 elections.

About the World Leaders Forum
The goal of the World Leaders Forum is to offer Judson students and the Chicagoland community an opportunity to be inspired by significant thought leaders. Previous World Leaders Forum keynote speakers include former President George W. Bush, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev, United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair, Mexican President Felipe Calderón, and Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan.

Proceeds fund Judson Leadership Scholarships and innovative entrepreneurial activities as well as support ongoing operations of the World Leaders Forum.

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