jhickenlooper For 24 years The Denver Forum has played a vital role in highlighting issues facing Denver, Colorado, and the nation.

Now, more than ever, our country faces issues of historic proportions, with rapid change and new possibilities emerging each day.

I greatly appreciate the Denver Forum and the tireless commitment of George Mitrovich in stimulating discussion on how we can work together to address the challenges and opportunities facing our community and our country.

John W. Hickenlooper

Governor of Colorado

 AlanSimpson I spoke at the very first luncheon of The Denver Forum. I wasn’t quite sure whether George Mitrovich could get that started but I was pleased to help, since I knew he had a fine 10-year record of operating The City Club of San Diego, which even then had a growing reputation as one of the finer public forums in America.

My first Forum event was 22 years ago and I’ve been back many times. The members of The Forum are a special group of people – intelligent, articulate, curious, involved, and concerned about their city, their state, and this land we love.

If you were to ask me why George does these things; conduct two public forums in two cities, and now with a third in Boston? I think there’s only one answer – he has a profound and sincere belief in what he calls “The dialogue of Democracy.” There’s really no other answer. He sure as hell couldn’t be doing it for the money.

Having served as a United States Senator and spoken at public forums across the country, I can assure you The Denver Forum is one of the best. It’s good for Denver and for Colorado, but most of all it’s darn good for America.It’s a strong reminder that civil discourse still matters so very much in our country.

Alan K. Simpson

U.S. Senator, Wyoming (Retired)

 gap3 The Denver Forum is a such a splendid and worthy organization, ranking right up there with the best of Colorado’s civic institutions.

Over the years it has attracted from every corner of the globe an astonishing galaxy of heavyweight figures, worthies from the worlds of politics, education, literature, medicine, business, sports who might not have gone to Denver if it weren’t for the The Forum’s national prestige.

Think how less informed about matters of the world Denver would be if it weren’t for the activities of The Forum. Because of The Denver Forum and those who have spoken during its remarkable run of events — almost 350 in 18 years — everybody knows what’s what.

George Plimpton

Editor, The Paris Review

 Lamm I have been a fan and supporter of the Denver Forum since its inception.

I appeared at the organizational meeting and helped that very talented George Mitrovich launch his idea of a club to explore the issues and ideas of the day and to hear the always stimulating speakers. I attend whenever my schedule allows and have literally never been disappointed by the presentation.

George Mitrovich and the Denver Forum are one of Colorado’s great natural resources.

Richard D. Lamm

Governor of Colorado
(1974-1987)

 waltz Denver has many special attributes that make for a rich, abundant and fulfilling life — among which are:

  • An unbeatable climate
  • The best bookstore in the U.S.
  • Cultural and sporting opportunities of almost every taste and interest

But too few of Denver’s citizens know about The Denver Forum, an organization that also enriches the life of our city and region.

In attending the Denver Forum these past 17 years, I’ve heard remarkable insights into the great public issues of our time; insights that have come from an impressive array of brilliant minds, opinion makers, and articulate national leaders.

The driving force behind these important programs is George Mitrovich, who, lucky for us, has adopted Denver as his second home.

After all these years, the quality of The Denver Forum’s programs continues to impress. But, as impressive as I find the programs, I am even more impressed by the membership of this wonderful organization; for it constitutes an extraordinary cross-section of the people who call Colorado home.

Carol Waltz

Executive, MetLife Learning & Development

 JimKennel I feel fortunate to have been introduced to George Mitrovich and The Denver Forum. That first day at the Forum I also met his guest speaker Buck O’Neil, the famed Negro League baseball player and manager who paved the way for Major League Baseball’s integration and now serves on the Hall of Fame committee. Buck told the fascinating and often hilarious history of early baseball and how it influences today’s game.

That day I realized that George Mitrovich and The Denver Forum were far from ordinary.

I have since had the pleasure of meeting national and foreign dignitaries, famous writers, State politicians and business leaders, Fortune 100 CEOs, and other Forum members who have interesting and important insights to share.

George Mitrovich’s Denver Forum is a unique and stimulating Denver institution, one with 20 years of remarkable public service to our city and state. This open and non-partisan forum exposes us to far-reaching ideas and points of view that cut across local bonds, allowing us to participate with a larger community of civic-minded leaders and innovators. Forum members are people that I am pleased to be associated with.

If you too are fascinated with the world beyond your front door, I highly recommend that you attend The Denver Forum.

Jim Kennel

President, DMX-Direct, Inc. (Retired) and sponsor of The Denver Forum

 JulietSchor I give lectures all over the country. My experience at the Denver Forum was unique. The Forum brings together a diverse group of the region’s most interesting and engaged people, for a brilliant combustion of ideas, passion and commitment. If you want to know what’s going on, and connect with people who are changing the world, don’t miss these meetings.

And then of course, the chance to meet George Mitrovich, founder of The Denver Forum and ultimate civic man, is worth the price of admission itself.

Juliet Schor

Chair — Department of Sociology, Boston College

Author — “The Overworked American” and “The Overspent American”