The Houston Forum is the community platform for the nation’s fourth largest city.

As a non-profit educational organization, it is uniquely a Houston product created in 1979 by the business and academic leadership.

The Houston Forum is totally independent and free-standing. It is not affiliated as a member of a national council or group.

The mission of The Houston Forum is taken from the words of our city’s namesake, Sam Houston:

“…in the diversity of opinion democracy may rest securely.”

Individuals invited to speak from our platform come from a diverse mix of backgrounds and experiences as the current schedule reflects. They speak from The Houston Forum’s platform as it is considered one of the most prestigious venues in America.