The National Forum for Family Philanthropy is the premier gathering for giving families.

Join us October 16-18 in Chicago, for three days of exceptional sessions and speakers, candid conversations, and meaningful networking. Leave with a fresh perspective that will help your family make a lasting impact through philanthropy.


Pre-forum events for community foundations will begin Tuesday, October 15. Check-in begins Wednesday, October 16 followed by the opening plenary at 11:45 a.m. The closing plenary is on Friday, October 18 is from 12:15-2 p.m.

View the full National Forum schedule here.

Speakers and Sessions

NCFP and its advisory committees have worked to develop a program that covers timely topics and offers new ideas on fundamental challenges in family philanthropy—shared by engaging and innovative speakers. Explore the plenary sessions and confirmed speakers.