Dr. Folsom speaking at a freedom forum.

Freedom Forums

Freedom Forums, held two or three times per year in locations around the country, are two-day seminars that address the theme, “Freedom and Western Civilization.”

Friends of the College and their children or grandchildren are welcome to attend. Designed for a general audience, the program consists of six lectures by three Hillsdale College faculty members from the departments of politics, history, economics, or English. These lectures offer an introductory overview of the kind of teaching that takes place at Hillsdale.

The cost to attend a Freedom Forum is $50 per person. Complimentary invitations are extended to Alumni, President’s Club members, high school administrators and teachers, and prospective students and their guests.

For more information or to receive an invitation, contact Peggy Youngs.



 Peggy Youngs

 (888) 886-1174

[email protected]

Dates and Locations for 2021 Forums


Palm Desert California


Jan 6-7, 2021
Venue still to be determined
Palm Desert, California





Williamsburg Virginia


March 15-16, 2021
Williamsburg Lodge
Williamsburg, Virginia





March 18-19, 2021
Sheraton Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Florida


Freedom Forum Program Format

Day 1

Check-in: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Lectures: 2:00 – 4:45 p.m.

Reception: 4:45 – 5:45 p.m.


Day 2

Breakfast: 8:30 – 9:15 a.m.

Lectures: 9:15 – 4:45 p.m.

Reception: 4:45 – 5:45 p.m.