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World Leaders Forum



Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center

The World Leaders Forum presents Caroline Kennedy, a Socrates in the City conversation: Author, diplomat and former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy will keynote the eighth World Leaders Forum on October 8, 2019. The discussion will be led by bestselling author and radio host Eric Metaxas as part of Socrates in the City, his acclaimed series of conversations on “life, God and other small topics.” Kennedy is the eldest child of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

Program begins at 7 p.m. A VIP reception will be held prior to the event at 5 p.m. with appetizers, networking, and meet-and-greet opportunities with Kennedy and Metaxas.

Tickets for the event start at $75.

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Conversations with Mark Vargas


THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2019 AT 12:30 P.M.

Herrick Chapel, Judson University, Elgin, IL

Distinguished Judson University alumnus Mark Vargas ’04 will host a one-on-one interview with entrepreneur and investor Mark Cuban about life, business, politics and finding inspiration.

The interview with Cuban is the first in the new World Leaders Forum series, Conversations with Mark Vargas, where Vargas will invite some of the most recognizable names in business and politics to join him for a lively, informal discussion covering a wide range of topics from current events to politics, business, life lessons, successes and failures, inspiring stories, and more.

Tickets for the event start at $75. Tickets to the VIP reception and meet-and-greet opportunity with Mark Cuban are available for $500.

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Judson University, Elgin, IL

Experience laughter, tears and joy as you are inspired and empowered by prominent motivational speakers sharing stories of hope, survival, faith, optimism and leadership.

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Judson University, Shaping Lives that Shape the World