Thank you to all the Forum for the Future members who made this year’s conference such a success. It was wonderful to have some many alumni on campus and interacting with the student body.
Consistent with the theme of the inauguration weekend, the focus of this year’s Forum for the Future was Liberal Arts in Action. On Friday, this theme was explored in various breakout sessions–ranging from “Civic Engagement in the Liberal Arts” and “What’s the Point of Giving?” to “Teaching Decision Making” and “A College Education, Was It Worth It?” Following these sessions, Forum members were able to discuss their thoughts and ideas with President Hiram Chodosh and other senior staff members. The evening concluded with a networking reception with the Class of 2014, celebration dinner, and mixer.
On Saturday, the event continued with Information and Discussion Sessions. Again, the topics covered were varied–from CMS athletics and CMC alumni chapters to SOURCE, CMC’s student-run nonprofit consulting group. After this, CMC faculty and staff, Forum members, and current students were given a chance to discuss their experiences in a wide variety of fields through ForumTalks. Topics included “Why the Army Needs Liberal Arts Leaders” and “How Liberal Arts Prepare You for the Zombie Apocalypse,” as well as “The Heart of Decision Making” and “Collective Action Decision-Making: The Less Known Side of Adam Smith.” The day continued with a Forum Business Session and the Installation Ceremony of President Chodosh, followed by a reception at the Kravis Center. The evening finished off with the annual Monte Carlo event.