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About the Redlands Forum

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Our mission

The Redlands Forum connects thought leaders and doers with our community through educational and cultural programs centered around topics of our time. Our dream is to continue the discourse about ideas, solutions, and innovations that could be realized by coming together to create a better future.

Learn, connect, and grow

Throughout the year, presenters and attendees are welcomed to the Esri campus for discussions that bring awareness to issues, present new perspectives, and inspire action. Hear talks from anthropologists, environmentalists, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, journalists, and more.

Discover ideas that spark change

Get new ideas about common and uncommon topics, make new connections, and gain a fresh perspective.

Hear about relevant topics from experts

Learn how experts take action on local and global issues. They cover diverse subjects such as history, culture, science, and business.

Engage with the Redlands community

Meet others in your community who have common interests in educational and cultural topics.

Hosted on-site at Esri headquarters

Come enjoy the beautiful Esri Redlands campus and our auditorium, built for inspirational ideas to be shared from the stage.

Over a decade of captivating audiences

Founded in 2009 by Esri and University of Redlands

The Redlands Forum offers educational and cultural programs for the community to learn and engage with the important topics of our time.

In 2011, Jane Goodall graces the stage

The world-renowned primatologist, conservationist, and UN Messenger of Peace inspires the attendees of the Redlands Forum.

2022 comeback

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Redlands Forum returns with the option to attend in person or watch on live stream.

Access past recordings
Portrait of primatologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall wearing a white shawl and green sweater, and orange abstract designs.

How to attend

The Redlands Forum is open to the public. Attendance registration is offered at low or no cost.

In person

The Redlands Forum events are hosted at the Esri Conference Center, 380 New York Street, Redlands, California.

Live stream

The events are live streamed and recorded for those who prefer to join online or watch at a later date.

Past speakers who inspired and impacted us


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