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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

-Margaret Mead

The membership roster will reflect both the visionary entrepreneurial spirit and the rich intellectual talent embodied in the US 280 corridor – from San Francisco through Silicon Valley.  Be they engineers, scientists, writers, or artists, members will be selected for their ability and desire to use advanced thinking to accomplish meaningful action.

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How can the candidate turn ideas into action?

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Which of the candidate's accomplishments demonstrate how they will contribute to Forum280?

Forum280 was founded because there is a dearth of bold thinking and innovative solutions in Washington. Policymakers tackling problems like criminal justice reform and climate change tailor existing ideas to polled audiences and special interests.

Forum280 is notable because it is an eminent group of tech founders, financiers, leaders, and creators who collaborate to design innovative, practical solutions to the increasingly urgent policy challenges we face. The people who have driven some of the most profound cultural and technological advances in our history can effect meaningful change. 

What is the process for membership?

  • Members are nominated for their innovative thinking, ability to disrupt the status quo, and commitment to improve lives.
  • Nominated individuals are invited to join one meeting as a guest per year.
  • Once invited to join Forum280, members pay annual dues to defray speaker and administrative costs.

Other ways to participate

If you are not able to participate in our Bay Area discussions, there are other valuable ways to participate. Enter your email below. We will send you our reading list for the Winter session and information on upcoming sessions.