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David Rubenstein Forum

Thoughtfully designed to host a wide range of audiences.

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This is the David Rubenstein Forum

Thoughtfully Designed to Host a Wide Range of Audiences

Convening the Power of Ideas

The Forum combines a variety of spaces, both formal and informal, large and small, calm and animated, focused and diffuse, scheduled and spontaneous. On the ground floor, guests are welcomed by two main dining options: a Dining Room that seats over 100 conference attendees and university patrons for breakfast, lunch and dinner and Bar David, an elevated wine bar and café positioned to be the ideal location to congregate, connect and relax over engaging food and beverage.

Departing from the ground floor, guests can walk up the Bernard J. DelGiorno Grand Staircase to make their way to a keynote event in the University Room, the largest room in the facility that seats more that 600 guests theater-style.

The Forum’s ten-story tower features vibrant and distinct “neighborhoods”. For example, the third and fourth floors are home to Friedman Hall, a 285-seat auditorium optimized for spoken word, including keynote speeches, invited-speaker addresses, and select performances; these floors and other neighborhoods are connected by a two-story lounge. Meeting rooms on the eighth and ninth floors feature premium furnishings, finishes and equipment, such as the Peter W. May Boardroom, a tiered meeting space that seats over 70.

The Forum’s unique position on the Midway allows for expansive views toward the campus and surrounding communities as well as downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan. The City View Room on the 10th floor offers a strong visual connection between the university and the city, and it is an exquisite setting for hosting spectacular special events.


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David Rubenstein Forum, 1201 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637   P: 773-702-2110   Toll Free Reservations: 773-702-2110