World Leaders Forum 2021

Inspirational Series

three speakers laughing onstage at wlfinspiration

Monday, August 22
7 p.m. Herrick Chapel

Judson University
1151 N. State St. Elgin, IL 60123

World Leaders Forum brought back the Inspirational Series featuring Special Guest Edward James Olmos on August 22 at Judson University in Elgin. The event was hosted by entrepreneur Jacqueline Ruiz, who also moderated a panel discussion. Learn more about the event here.

Charity Golf Outing

Charity Golf Outing

June 13, 2022

Bull Valley Golf Course
1311 Club Road, Woodstock, IL

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Join us for the inaugural World Leaders Forum Charity Golf Outing on June 13 at Bull Valley Golf Course in Woodstock, Ill. Create your foursome and sign up to play this challenging course and support Judson’s RISE student scholarships. Judson’s RISE Program gives students with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to experience college life in a Christian community and build upon strengths for independent living and customized employment.

World Leaders Forum

World Leaders Forum 2021

November 5, 2021

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center

Event Recap

Judson University was excited to host foreign policy expert and retired General David Petraeus for the 2021 World Leaders Forum. Retired Gen. David Petraeus shared insights from his decorated 37-year military career and unique nonpartisan point of view. Petraeus marked the 10th anniversary of Judson’s speaker series, held annually to inspire the next generation of leaders and give the greater Chicago community access to prominent global leaders.

Conversations with Mark Vargas

Mark Vargas interviewing Terrence Howard


Herrick Chapel, Judson University
1151 N. State St. Elgin, IL 60123

Event Recap

Judson University was excited to host actor and entrepreneur, Terrence Howard at the second Conversations with Mark Vargas event on July 9, 2021, at Judson University in Elgin. Judson alum Mark Vargas (’04) had a thoughtful and entertaining conversation with Howard about life, business, and finding inspiration. The interview with Howard was the second in the World Leaders Forum series, Conversations with Mark Vargas, where Vargas invites some of the most recognizable names in business, entertainment, and politics to join him for a lively, informal discussion covering a wide range of topics.