I would hugely appreciate your help thinking through the tagline for a new online forum we are creating.

The current version reads:

A Forum on Our Economy, National Security and Sustainability.

On seems to be the most common preposition to follow forum, except when there is a gerund involved – e.g., a forum for discussing, a forum for sharing, etc.

I would really like to use about but that seems unconventional.

Also, if we said

A Forum on National Security, Sustainability, and the/our Economy,

that would seem to work. But we want Economy to be first in the list of three and we don't want to say Economics so we went with our.

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    'On' is the sensible choice; 'the Economy' sounds more formal. May 2, 2014 at 23:00
  • @EdwinAshworth the Economy is not necessarily our Economy -- significant here.
    – Kris
    May 4, 2014 at 5:14
  • @Kris By the same token, your or their 'our' is not necessarily my 'our'. 'Our' needs context as much as 'the' does here. May 4, 2014 at 8:48

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It's almost always forum for.

The preposition is followed by the purpose/ objective of the forum, what it aims to provide a platform for people to blah-blah on/about/for/against.


1A meeting or medium where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged: we hope these pages act as a forum for debate

Rarely, though, other prepositions find place depending on the intended meaning, different from the usual:

  • Forum of Regulators/ Donors Forum of Wisconsin …
  • International Forum on Globalization/ United Nations Forum on Forests …

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ExecSum: As the phrase is the subject of interest (Our Economy …), it would be:

A Forum on Our Economy, National Security and Sustainability.


Concerning seems to fit -"about" suggests the audience is less than intelligent

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