Join Us for the Next World Leaders Forum

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Scotsman Eric Liddell’s historic win at the 1924 Olympics, the World Leaders Forum will reflect on Liddell’s life and legacy, which inspired the film “Chariots of Fire.”

The World Leaders Forum welcomes Sir James MacMillan and The Lord Smith of Kelvin, KT CH for the official North American celebration of Liddell’s record-setting win. Join us on March 21, 2023, for a dialogue facilitated by the Chicago Scots – an organization formed to promote Scottish culture throughout Chicagoland.

Judson University is pleased to announce Sir James MacMillan and The Lord Smith of Kelvin, KT CH, Robert Haldane Smith, will both keynote the tenth World Leaders Forum this March. In partnership with The Eric Liddell Community, this event is the North American Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Eric Liddell winning the gold medal in the Paris Olympics. 

At the event, Sir James MacMillan and The Lord Smith of Kelvin, KT CH will each share a keynote address and engage in a question-and-answer session. This conversation will be facilitated by Gus Noble OBE, President of the Chicago Scots, which was founded to promote Scottish culture throughout Chicagoland in 1845 and is the oldest charity in Illinois.

The 2023 World Leaders Forum will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21 in Herrick Chapel for students and the surrounding community to enjoy. Tickets are on sale and available to the public today! To purchase, visit

General Admission Tickets: $75
Premier Seating Tickets: $150

Judson Community will receive a $20 discount if you purchase your tickets by January 31!

Use Promo Code: JUFAMILY
Enter the code at the top of the page before you select your tickets.

A VIP meet-and-greet reception will be held prior to the event at 5:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres, networking, and photo opportunities with Sir James MacMillan and The Lord Smith of Kelvin KT CH.

The Eric Liddell Community is an Edinburgh care charity and community hub founded in 1980, in memory of the inspirational Olympic gold medalist, Eric Liddell, whose win in the 1924 Paris Olympics was the subject of the film “Chariots of Fire.” For more information, visit
Proceeds will fund scholarships for Judson’s Roeser and RISE Programs, support ongoing operations of the World Leaders Forum, and benefit The Eric Liddell Community.
Two men WLF Speakers 2023
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