Access FWD50

Our community platform

FWD50 is a chance to put the most important conversations of our generation front and centre, and to bring the incredible power of technology to bear on society’s thorniest problems. These topics are too important to tackle just once a year, so we launched our community platform to host conversations among innovators in the public sector.

Become a member—for free—to discuss government innovation’s most pressing challenges and access recorded content and related material from past years’ events.

Access FWD50 is open to anyone, around the world, for free. It includes:

  • Access to an international network of digital government experts
  • Past years’ annual conference sessions available to watch on demand
  • Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) sessions with noted public sector specialists
  • Additional resources to help you develop as a public servant—and on a personal level!


If you have a ticket to this year’s event, you also get:

  • This year’s annual conference content available to watch on demand (request here!)
  • Access additional resources like notes, presentations and other material

Get access to the FWD50 recordings!

Complete the form below to unlock the FWD50 2023 recordings. We will verify your eligibility and provide access within 1-2 business days.

If you need extra assistance, please send an email to


Who is Access FWD50 for?

We’re creating a safe space for our international community to have open discussions about topics that matter to all of us. FWD50 Access is the ideal platform for public servants, innovators, academics, and civic technologists. For those working for change, this community is a chance to know they aren’t alone, and to learn new skills and technologies they can put to work immediately. For academics, agitators, and front-line workers, the community is a chance to share hard-won lessons and collaborate with peers around the world.


What if I attended FWD50 2023 in November?

You can access all session recordings and additional materials, as well as new content created leading up to our annual conference. Complete this form to unlock event recordings.


What if I couldn’t attend FWD50 2023, but would like to access the talks?

You can purchase a content pass for $300 which gives you access to all 2023 sessions as well as additional resources and exclusive content. Simply mail us at and we’ll upgrade your account.

All 2022 (and eariler) content is already open to everyone on Access. All you have to do is sign up.


How long do I have exclusive access to the additional content?

The FWD50 annual content cycle renews in May of the following year. You have access to our content for as long as the community exists, but the previous year’s talks will become available to everyone—including people who didn’t attend that year’s conference—and the new content cycle will start once again for the upcoming year, available exclusively to that year’s ticket holders.

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