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FWD50 CFP 2024

Thanks so much for your interest in speaking at FWD50! The Call for Proposals for our annual FWD50 2024 fall conference is officially open—Please read everything below carefully before submitting your proposal. Following the closing of the CFP, our incredible Advisory Board will review the submissions to help us select what talks get to take the stage. We will notify all selected and rejected applicants in September. 

The call for Proposals closes at 5pm EST on June 1st


Propose a talk

Before you propose a talk, please read this carefully:

FWD50 isn't a typical conference.

  • We expect your talk to be nonpartisan, and not a sales pitch.
  • We work closely with you to ensure that your content is useful and well-prepared, and that you’re practiced and easy to understand. (Seriously, we've spent countless hours training speakers and iterating on content.)

You can suggest yourself, or someone else, to deliver a talk. We’re specifically looking for workshops, skills sessions (you teach a skill in 60 minutes, online), case studies, content targeting an executive audience and ideas for interactive sessions and debates. For topical inspiration, read the results of our 2024 annual government survey.

We also run Book Clubs with renouned authors, and year round FWD50 Extras online workshop content, so if you're interested in those instead, be sure to reference that in your application.

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