Thanks for considering helping us to put on FWD50. We don’t receive any government grants, so we depend entirely on ticket sales and sponsorship. This lets us remain independent and transparent—but it also means we need the support of like-minded organizations from the private sector who know that a rising digital tide lifts all boats, and recognize the need for great conversations around digital policy in the modern era.
One other note: FWD50 is a content-focused event. There’s no “expo hall” at the event; some sponsorships include a speaking or interview opportunity within the lineup, so we work closely with sponsors to ensure that the content is valuable and fits within the goals and topics of the conference.
FWD50 is a “big tent” event—we want many voices involved. We believe strongly in the idea of “more wood behind fewer arrows,” rather than splintering the digital government conversation.
Each year, we bring together like-minded organizations from Canada and around the world. We’ve worked with organizations including DPI, Policy Ignite, Code for Canada, and others to include them in the lineup, giving them a voice, and access to our faculty. Let us know about you and how you’d like to coordinate with us.
Discounted tickets are available in sets of 10 or 25 for larger groups.
For departments who want to send 50 employees in person and more than 150 attending virtually, a departmental pass may be a better option. A department-wide pass that allows everyone in your department to attend virtually, and includes ten in-person passes.
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The FWD50 Executive Cohort is an entirely new format that takes place over three weeks, both online and in person. Participants will learn about the fundamentals of digital government, how to manage teams and projects, and how to lead a team through upheaval and transformation without losing sight of core goals.
This content is available to attendees at no extra charge, but space is limited. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to department pass holders. You must have an in-person ticket to the main FWD50 conference (November 6-8) and currently hold an executive position (EX- DM-, or one level below.)
Thanks for offering to help out! Volunteering is a great way to attend the event and work side-by-side with our international faculty.
In keeping with our accessibility goals, we prefer volunteers who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend: Students, academics, and so on.
If you’re a volunteer, we expect you to dedicate at least eight (8) hours of your time onsite.
Thanks for offering to help get the word out about FWD50. There are many ways you can make sure as many people as possible know about the event.
We’re thrilled at the number of media organizations that want to cover the conference. We offer free access to accredited members of the press, provided that you cover the conference in an approved publication, online or off, within five (5) days of the event taking place.
We take your coverage plans into account when granting media passes. Social media, photo compilations, and articles not related to digital government are not considered press coverage. We generally grant one media pass per news outlet.