A vibrant Melbourne Forum is up to each of us.

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The best guests are potential new members.

Whether a Melburnian or a c-suite expatriate new to the city, our members are curious and interested about civic engagement.

In fact, our collective membership is drawn from the many different threads and backgrounds of our vibrant city: business leaders and philanthropists, consultants and social entrepreneurs, professionals from law, medicine, arts, health, architecture, education, technology and finance; people from SMEs, major corporations and government, foundations and for-purpose organisations.

With differing formats (in person or virtual; conversation leader or interest group; discussions led by speakers or members engaging with each other) there are multiple ways for members to participate.

A potential new member

– respects diversity of ideas, diversity of thought, diversity of opinions, diverse viewpoints and diverse discussions

– enjoys hearing about new concepts, knowledge sharing and big-picture learning beyond one’s usual sphere of practice

– values access to meet with and talk to fellow members and outstanding contributors outside of their industry, in intimate settings, while discovering new venues

– seeks exposure to the highest level of expertise and real-world lessons that our conversation leaders – all with a reputation for excellence – bring to the table under the Chatham House rule.

Paths to an introduction

There are a variety of paths to introduce a potential new member to the Melbourne Forum experience: a drinks event or a dinner are ideal; or ask for their name to be added to the event mailing list. Our Executive Officer will be delighted to assist.

The application then continues when the member completes our online membership details.