VP Forum is composed of senior leaders of public relations, public affairs and communications for major North American-based companies. VP Forum was founded in 1983.

Four quarterly meetings a year are hosted by a member and held in major business cities, running noon-to-noon over two days so travelers can minimize time on the road. Members choose meetings that fit their schedules and average two sessions per year. Normal attendance is 15-25, which contributes to more meaningful and engaging discussion. Substitutions are not permitted.

Meetings feature member-led discussions and invited speakers, who share their expertise and perspectives. Recent speakers include:

Jim Rogers, former CEO, Duke Energy
Crandall Bowles, retired Chairman and CEO, Springs Global
Dana Perino, Fox News Channel contributor, former White House press secretary
David Faber, CNBC anchor and award-winning author
Rob Rehg, Global Chairman of Public Affairs & President, Washington, DC, Edelman
Scott Talbott, SVP, Financial Services Roundtable
Jim MacGregor, co-founder and vice chair, The Abernathy MacGregor Group
Paul Steiger, Editor-in-chief, ProPublica (retired managing editor Wall St. Journal)
Bill Heyman, Heyman Associates
Richard Marshall, Korn/Ferry International
Nat Sutton, Heidrick & Struggles

The 2016 meeting schedule:

Feb. 24-25, Los Angeles, AECOM hosts
May 4-5, Washington, D.C., Amgen hosts
Sept. 21-22, Toronto, Ontario, CPPIB hosts
Nov. TBD, New York City