FWD50 is the annual gathering of the world’s leading public sector innovators. Since 2017, thousands of public servants, technologists, and civic innovators from around the world gather at FWD50 to answer one vital question: How do we use technology to make society better for all?
In 2020, we delivered a groundbreaking virtual event, and in 2021 we expanded to year-round workshops and welcomed over 30 countries to the annual conference. In 2022, we’re bringing what we’ve learned online to a safe in-person hybrid conference.
FWD50 at a glance
Year-round online content culminating in a 3-day conference.
654 speakers from government, academia, and technology since inception.
Thousands of participants from more than 40 countries.
Bi-weekly online content, monthly workshops, occasional book clubs.
What’s coming in 2022?
While COVID has changed nearly every facet of work and learning, it’s also forced us to innovate. We have new ways of connecting and interacting, and we want to bring those to a hybrid community throughout the year. So we’re blending virtual learning, online workshops, and live events in our community platform with meetups and an in-person conference.