Cambridge forums are tailored to the unique needs of upper echelon participants. The sessions do not include PowerPoint presentations or designated speakers. They are comprised of candid, roundtable discussions in which everyone is expected to actively participate, whereas conferences feature speakers who present to a passive audience who listens but does not contribute.
Each forum is a gathering of the elite in a particular field, either domestically or internationally, depending on the topic. Those who receive an invitation are personally selected by a Steering Committee of their peers, based on their expertise, whereas a conference is open to anyone who signs up and pays.
A Cambridge forum has a very finite number of places available. Typically, we limit participation in our forums to a maximum of 48 people, whereas a conference can have thousands of attendees.
Everyone who receives an invitation has been identified by the Steering Committee. To have your name submitted to the Committee for future consideration, contact the Forum Director indicated on the Forum Overview Page in your area of interest. The Forum Director will follow up with further information.
A global leader in professional development, Cambridge holds annual forums for a variety of categories and specializations. For full details visit our Areas of Focus page.
Our forums are hosted globally, with the location dependent on the audience and content for each forum. They are primarily convened in the UK, Continental Europe, North America, and Asia.
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Generally, no. However, each forum has its own characteristics and some Steering Committees choose to feature an invited guest speaker – usually a regulator or government official – to give a luncheon or dinner address.
You can use the Search function on the top right-hand corner or find the Forum on our Areas of Focus page.
If you’ve received an invitation, reply via email, or sign in to your dashboard on the Forum website to indicate your interest in participating. If you have not been invited, please contact the Forum Director indicated on the Forum Overview Page, and they will follow up with more information.
Your dashboard is a summarized digest of everything related to your Cambridge Forums experience.
Important functions that can be found, or completed, in your dashboard include:
We suggest you review our Forum Experience page. In particular, watch the video on this page, where participants describe our forums, and what they found unique and beneficial about the meeting, so you can hear firsthand from them about what to expect. You can also find testimonials from past participants on the Forum webpage.
If you were invited to a forum and are logging in for the first time, you should have received a secure link via email to access your dashboard and set your password.
If you have not received this link or have forgotten your password, click on the Log In icon in the top right-hand corner, beside the Corporate Menu. Click “forgot password” and you will be able to set a new password to gain access to your dashboard.