A collection of Convocation and Laureate Speeches from over the years.

2018 Laureate Acceptance Speeches

These are the acceptance speeches of the 2018 Laureates who were awarded the Order of Lincoln by The Lincoln Academy of Illinois at the 54th Convocation, which took place in the Coronado Theater, Rockford on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Myrna and Major General John Borling (USAF-ret) were Co-Chairs of the Convocation.

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2017 Laureate Acceptance Speeches

These are the acceptance speeches of the 2017 Laureates who were awarded the Order of Lincoln by The Lincoln Academy of Illinois at the 53rd Convocation, which took place in the Robert R. McCormick Theater, Chicago History Museum, Chicago on Saturday, May 6, 2017. David Casper, President and CEO, BMO Harris Bank and Jane Casper were Co-Chairs of the Convocation.

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2016 Laureate Acceptance Speeches

These are the acceptance speeches of the 2016 Laureates who were awarded the Order of Lincoln by The Lincoln Academy of Illinois at the 52nd Convocation.

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2015 Laureate Convocation Video

These are the acceptance speeches of the 2015 Laureates who were awarded the Order of Lincoln by The Lincoln Academy of Illinois at the 51st Convocation.

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2014 Laureate Acceptance Speeches

Thanks to the Illinois Broadcasters Foundation and WSIU Public Television. These are the acceptance speeches of the 2014 Laureates who were awarded the Order of Lincoln by The Lincoln Academy of Illinois at the 50th Convocation.

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2014 Laureate Interviews

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2013 Laureate Convocation Video

These are the acceptance speeches of the 2013 Laureates who were awarded the Order of Lincoln by The Lincoln Academy of Illinois at the 49th Convocation.

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2013 Laureate Interviews

Thanks to the Illinois Broadcasters Foundation and WSIU Public Television.

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2012 Laureate Acceptance Speeches

These are the acceptance speeches of the 2012 Laureates who were awarded the Order of Lincoln by The Lincoln Academy of Illinois at the 48th Convocation.

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2012 Laureate Interviews

Thanks to the Illinois Broadcasters Foundation and WSIU Public Television.

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2011 Laureate Acceptance Speeches

These are the acceptance speeches of the 2011 Laureates who were awarded the Order of Lincoln by The Lincoln Academy of Illinois at the 47th Convocation.

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2011 Laureate Interviews

Thanks to the Illinois Broadcasters Foundation and WSIU Public Television.

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2010 Laureate Speeches

These are the acceptance speeches of the 2010 Laureates who were awarded the Order of Lincoln by The Lincoln Academy of Illinois at the 46th Convocation.

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2010 Laureate Interviews

Thanks to the Illinois Broadcasters Foundation and WSIU Public Television.

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