Jeb Bush to speak at Elmhurst College forum

The former governor of Florida and a 2016 Republican candidate for president, Jeb Bush will discuss "Leadership in a Changing World" next month during an appearance in Oak Brook sponsored by Elmhurst College.

Bush is the featured speaker at the 11th annual Elmhurst College Governmental Forum at 11:30 a.m. April 18 at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center, 3500 Midwest Road.

The moderator will be R. Bruce Dold, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the publisher and editor-in-chief of the Chicago Tribune.

The forum is one of the region's most widely respected venues for the discussion of economic and governance issues facing Illinois and the rest of the nation. It brings together highly accomplished governmental and civic leaders, business experts and policy analysts to offer insight on topics ranging from national security to how to foster long-term economic growth.

In previous years, the forum has welcomed former Illinois governors Jim Edgar and James Thompson, Speaker of the Illinois House Michael Madigan, Business Roundtable President John Engler, former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois Zachary Fardon, and others.

Admission to the forum is $35 and includes lunch. Tickets are available at

Elmhurst College offers more than 60 undergraduate majors, 15 graduate programs, evening and online programs for adults, and the Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with differing abilities.

If you go

What: Elmhurst College Governmental Forum

When: 11:30 a.m. April 18

Where: Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center, 3500 Midwest Road, Oak Brook

Cost: $35


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