The Baker Forum

An annual gathering of leaders to explore and collaborate on solutions to social, political, and policy challenges.

A Platform for constructive dialogue

There are a lot of events in Washington, DC and beyond with well-meaning speakers discussing pressing issues and trying to affect positive change.

The Baker Forum, the signature event of the Baker Center, strives to be different.

Leveraging Georgetown’s historic convening strengths, our annual Forum brings together current and emerging leaders from across sectors to explore social, political, and policy issues and identify opportunities for collaboration and potential solutions.

The Baker Forum’s small-group discussion model creates a unique platform for more open and constructive dialogue and debate. No boring panels. No keynote speeches. The Forum is off the record to encourage honest dialogue.

As a result, these discussions present a rare opportunity for leaders to challenge existing approaches and explore new, sometimes unconventional ideas.

"THE ANNUAL BAKER FORUM, AN ANIMATION OF GEORGETOWN'S MISSION TO BE MEN AND WOMEN FOR OTHERS, CONVENES CURRENT AND EMERGING CROSS-SECTOR LEADERS IN A UNIQUE AND CONSTRUCTIVE PLATFORM TO FACILITATE MUCH-NEEDED DIALOGUE ON CRITICAL ISSUES. . ."

Michael Bailey, Interim Dean, McCourt School of Public Policy

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