Thanks For a Great
Forum 2016!

Coming Soon:



Creating a Future
Where Children Thrive

A Call for Leadership and Action



A year ago we asked you: Is it time for another Forum? Over 220 of you responded “Yes!” and told us what would make it great. Today we're excited to announce an innovative, results-driven Forum 2016 in KFLA's hometown.

Registration for Forum 2016 is Now Open!

Inspired by your input, and in partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s strategic focus on Putting Children First, the question "how do we create a future where all children thrive?" guides our design team as we create a Forum that is built for multi-sector action.

Agenda Overview | October 6—9

  • Thursday

    1-6PM Registration

    6PM Welcome Reception

    7PM Dinner & Opening Ceremony


    7AM Breakfast

    8AM Plenary Disruptive Leadership: Delivering Twice the Work in Half the Time – Jeff Sutherland

    Scrum Co-Creator and CEO of Scrum, Inc

    10AM Intensive Working Groups

    Four self-organized working groups each deep-dive on a particular topic connected to the well-being of our communities and children:

    Education | Food | Health | Immigration & Social Justice

    Details on Our Intensives

    12PM Networking Lunch Collaborative Opportunities

    Opportunities for collaboration with Rotary International, The Peace Corps, and Macaw Press

    2PM Working Groups Continue

    6PM Exploring Downtown Denver

    Depart on newly-opened train line (adjacent to hotel) to Downtown Denver. Open space for dinner on your own, class reunions, and in-community activities.

  • Saturday

    7AM Breakfast

    8AM Special Address

    8:30AM The Future of KFLA

    Opportunities and Strategies for advancing the impact of our Alliance—leveraging the Kellogg Fellows Network for the common good.

    9:30AM Workshops, Tools & Skills

    Gain & share knowledge, skills, and innovative practices to increase the impact of your work from a variety of concurrent small-group sessions

    See All Morning Workshops

    11:30AM Lunch

    12PM Plenary Child Wellbeing in the Context of Violence – James Bell

    Executive Director, Burns Institute for Youth Justice, Fairness, and Equity

    1PM Report-outs from Intensive Working Groups

    3PM Workshops, Tools & Skills

    See All Afternoon Workshops

    5PM Open Space

    6:30PM Awards Dinner & Celebration

    Gail Small, winner of the 2016 Matusak Courageous Leadership Award

  • Sunday

    7AM Breakfast

    8AM Interfaith Memorial Service

    A pause for reflection and celebration of the lives of Fellows and friends

    9AM Town Hall W.K. Kellogg Foundation: Goals & Strategies – AJ Jones

    Chief Policy and Communications Officer

    10:30AM Brunch

    11:30AM Plenary Kellogg Fellows and the United Nations

    UN Women Chief of Civil Society, Lopa Banerjee, outlines collaborative opportunities to impact children and communities worldwide. UN Women is a global champion for gender equity, women and girls, directed by Kellogg Fellow and UN Undersecretary-General Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

    12:30PM Adjourn

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We're gathering at the beautiful new Westin Denver International Airport—walk from your flight straight to Forum 2016!

Community Connections

Steps away from our convening space, the new (2016) rail station will connect you directly to downtown Denver and multiple in-community tracks and events.

Built for Action

The design team is building a framework driven by a commitment to actionable outcomes for Forum 2016.

We'll call on you for presentations and partnerships that will generate critical action steps.

Cross-Sector by Design

Unified by our guiding focus, this Forum will tackle many of the top multi-sectoral issues identified by Fellows.

From Education to Equity, Health to Food Systems and more—whatever moves you to action: we need your voice and expertise at this important event.

Enrichment & Renewal

While the focus of the main event will be action and results-oriented, sessions such as "Workshops, Tools & Skills" will provide key opportunities for skill-building, self-care, and reconnection.

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In the spirit of transparency, KFLA is offering 3 pricing options. Click on an option below to begin your registration:

If you would like additional assistance in attending this event, click here to apply for available scholarship opportunities.


KFLA has negotiated a group rate at the beautiful new Westin Denver International Airport. Please book your stay directly with the hotel.

Single or Double Occupancy

$175 /night

+ Taxes/Fees

Looking for a roommate for Forum? Check out the Forum 2016 group in the online Kellogg Fellows Community.