2020-2021 SpeakersPrograms Begin at 7:30pm in Chrysler Hall, Norfolk.
General James Mattis

General James Mattis

2019–20 SEASON SPEAKER
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Start time 7:30 p.m.
Chrysler Hall

Jim Mattis proudly served over 40 years in the Marine Corps as an infantry officer, as NATO Supreme Allied Commander and Commander of U.S. Central Command and most recently as the 26th Secretary of Defense from January 2017 through December 2018.

Read More

Jim VandeHei

Jim VandeHei

Co-founder and CEO, Axios
Tuesday November 10, 2020
Start time 7:30 p.m.
Chrysler Hall

Jim VandeHei is a co-founder and CEO of Axios, a media company focused on breaking news and invaluable insights across politics, tech, business, media, and the world. Axios was created to As CEO, VandeHei has steered Axios into becoming one of the most celebrated digital media success stories of the past few years. VandeHei also serves as executive producer on “Axios on HBO.”

Read More

Jim VandeHei

Tara Westover

Author, Educated
Tuesday February 16, 2021
Start time 7:30 p.m.
Chrysler Hall
Photo Credit: © Paul Stuart

Tara Westover is an American author. In 2018, she published her memoir, Educated, which explores her struggle to reconcile her desire for education and autonomy with her desire to be loyal to her family. Educated was an instant commercial and critical success, debuting at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and remaining on the list for more than a year.

Read More

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysicist & Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium
Tuesday April 13, 2021
Start time 7:30 p.m.
Chrysler Hall
Photo Credit: © Amazon

Neil deGrasse Tyson was born and raised in New York City where he was educated in the public schools clear through his graduation from the Bronx High School of Science. Tyson went on to earn his BA in Physics from Harvard and his PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia. Tyson is the recipient of the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest award given by NASA to a non-government citizen and is also the fifth head of the world-renowned Hayden Planetarium in New York City and the first occupant of its Frederick P. Rose Directorship.

Read More

Want Tickets?The Norfolk Forum reserves the right to substitute in the
event any announced speaker does not appear.
Our Corporate Sponsors