The World Leaders Forum | Judson University

The World Leaders Forum

Igniting a Flame of Leadership

The World Leaders Forum brings recognized world leaders to the Judson University campus each year with the intent to inspire and ignite a flame of leadership for all who attend. The World Leaders Forum is the signature fundraising event for Judson University. Please join us as we endeavor to educate tomorrow’s business leaders and build greatness in the lives of Judson students! Proceeds from the World Leaders Forum will continually fund the Judson leadership scholars program, innovative entrepreneurial activities, and ongoing operational purposes, as well as benefit the higher education of youth in foster care by providing programs and educational opportunities at Judson University.


Event Details



Details are still being arranged for the next World Leaders Forum event. In the meantime, you can learn more about the World Leaders Forum below.


Past Keynote Speakers

George W. Bush
George W. Bush
43rd President of
the United States
Mikhail Gorbachev
Mikhail Gorbachev
Former President of
the Soviet Union
Tony Blair
Tony Blair
Former British
Prime Minister
Condoleezza Rice
Condoleezza Rice
Former United States
Secretary of State
Felipe Calderon
Felipe Calderón
56th President
of Mexico
Queen Noor
Queen Noor
Queen Noor Al-Hussein
of Jordan
Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich
Former Speaker
of the House
Howard Dean
Howard Dean
Former Vermont


Premier Platinum

WR Meadows


AM 560
Express Employment
Tim Winters

Premier Gold

Dana B Davidson
Dana B Davidson
FONA International
Dennis and JoAnn Demoss


Heritage Crystal Clean


Lundstrom Insurance
Fran & Patricia Houlihan Foundation
City of Elgin
Anguleris Technology
Cindy Hoag
Ohio National
EFS Foundation
Shales McNutt Construction
Helix Education
National Management Resources Corp.
Fabric Images
The Hilton Chicago
Singing News
Singing News Radio


A variety of options are available for companies and organizations interested in sponsoring and attending the World Leaders Forum.

Learn More

News and Media

Newsletter and Social Media

Sign up for our newsletter or follow us on social media for important news and updates about World Leaders Forum events, special features and news items, ticket giveaways, and facts about upcoming speakers.

Press and Event Recaps

Check out event recaps, articles, and news coverage from past and upcoming World Leaders Forum events.

View More

Contact Us

Julie Schmidt
Julie Schmidt
Director of World Leaders Forum

Judson University, Shaping Lives that Shape the World