Meetings & Events

Promoting Inquiry, Dialogue, and New Ideas



Elevating the Art of Idea Exchange

The David Rubenstein Forum is a physical expression of the University of Chicago’s academic character, and it was born from a collaborative process that included UChicago faculty, staff, administration, and board members.

The LEED Gold facility offers a bold and contemplative alternative to traditional conference center meeting rooms. It is thoughtfully designed to host events that promote inquiry, the open exchange of ideas, and the power of convening.

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Simplified Meetings

At the Rubenstein Forum, there is no need to coordinate with multiple vendors when planning your meeting or event. Our facility offers all the amenities needed for a successful gathering under one roof, including food and beverage selections, furnishings, and audiovisual equipment.

To learn more about our comprehensive meetings packages, click the link below.


Elevated Culinary

Meeting packages include continuous refreshment breaks and meal service in the flexible Dining Room, serving up expansive views of the Bosque Garden and Hyde Park community.

With a high-focus on managing special dietary needs, our team provides world class culinary cuisine made on site, while also offering competitive pricing for catered meetings and events.

To learn more about our catering and events program, please click the link below.


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Friedman Hall set with AV equipment

Comprehensive Audiovisual Support

The Rubenstein Forum has invested in advanced audiovisual and streaming technology that deliver seamless technological support to meeting and event attendees. Our technical capabilities and infrastructures have become a crucial component in providing elevated, engaging experiences and expert-level service. 

To learn more about our audiovisual capabilities, please click the link below.  


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