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FWD50 CFP 2023

Thanks so much for your interest in speaking at FWD50! The Call for Proposals for our annual FWD50 2023 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.


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), deep-dive sessions, and Ask Me Anything (AMA) experts for candid conversations about digital transformation. For topical inspiration, read the results of our 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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