With a new video message released Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced his post-presidential foundation will host its inaugural event later this fall in Chicago.
The Obama Foundation Summit, as it is being billed, will take place Oct. 31 and Nov. 1:
[T]he Obama Foundation will welcome civic leaders from around Chicago, the U.S., and the world to join us for a two-day immersive event in Chicago. During this inaugural Summit, hundreds of leaders from around the world will come together to exchange ideas, explore creative solutions to common problems, and experience civic art, technology, and music from around the world.
In his video invitation, Obama states:
"We want to inspire and empower people to change the world. And we hope you'll be a part of it."
In reality, the event is likely to be a very public display of opposition to President Donald Trump, his administration, and his agenda. According to the Obama Foundation website, a number of slots have been left open for “incredible young leaders who are passionate about social change and civic engagement.”
It further states:
The ideal candidate is active in their community, and will bring a unique perspective to share with other attendees. No matter if you’re from a rural town or a big city, we want to hear about the positive impact you’re having in your community, and why you should join us in Chicago.