FWD 2014 is Australia’s premier conference run by and for digital campaigners.
FWD 2014 will be held at the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence in Redfern, Sydney, over two days – 20 and 21 November 2014
FWD 2014 will bring together 200 campaigners to share experiences and skills, explore the latest trends, and develop joint projects.
Places go quickly every year – so make sure to apply and buy your ticket now!
“YOU DON’T HAVE ONLINE AND OFFLINE ACTIVISTS, THEY REALLY ARE THE SAME PEOPLE MOVING THROUGH THE ENGAGEMENT LADDER.”
FWD is a dynamic mix of interactive workshops, expert keynote speakers and panels. The emphasis is always on your engagement and discussions with your peers. We also also host eminent, skilled experts from around the world and across the country.
We’re delighted to announce our full program for FWD 2014:
FWD 2014 Agenda
|Wednesday 19th November|
|6:30pm||Welcome Ceremony||National Centre for Indigenous Excellence & FWD|
|Thursday 20th November|
|7.30am||Arrivals & registration|
|9:30am||Plenary: Official welcome||Tim Norton & Rebecca Wilson (FWD)|
|10:00am||Plenary: Digitising an icon||Jenna Lowenstein (Emily's List)|
|11.30am||Stories of change||Matt Blackwood, Malinda Wink (Good Pitch Australia), Mele-Ane Havea (Dumbo Feather), Rose Press (Right Now), Mikey Leung (Digital Storytellers), and Nathan Elvery (Change.org)|
|New community management: maintaining the movement||Matt Levinson (GetUp!), Jane Garcia (EMC), Kyle Behrend (Edgar's Mission), Emily Schwarz (nationbuilder)|
|Technology combatting oppression||Priscilla Brice (All Together Now), Renee Carr (Fair Agenda)|
|Copy Rights: how can we open up digital ownership?||Trish Hepworth, Nic Suzor (Queensland University of Technology)|
|Science Club: Data, Testing and Experiment Design||Murray Bunton (Agency), Nick Gaw (DNC)|
|12.45pm||Plenary: Conversation Cafe|
|1.00pm||Lunch: Conversation Cafe|
|2.00pm||Plenary: Diversity = capacity||Jen Perrone (NOI), Sarah Berry (GetUp!), Zoe Betar (IDX), Millie Telford (AYCC)|
|3.00pm||The fourth estate dot com||Scott Bridges (Uni of Canb), Alex McKinnon (Junkee), Adam Brereton (Guardian), Rose Press (Right Now)|
|How Good is your Email? Measuring and benchmarking email output||Ashley Hansen (Care2), Kate Rayson (WWF)|
|Nationbuilder Masterclass||Faramarz Sokhansanj (nationbuilder)|
|Make all the money||Claire Snyder (Climate Council), Jenna Lowenstein (Emily's List), Nick Gaw (DNC)|
|Here's one we didn't prepare earlier: building a real live campaign part 1||Murray Bunton and the team from Agency|
|4.30pm||Plenary: Election issues -Interwebs campaigning for political gain||Bec Wilson (AP), Sam McLean (GetUp!), Nick Gaw (DNC), Usman Hamid (Change.org Indonesia), Skye Laris (ALP)|
|Friday 21st November|
|10.00am||Plenary: Growthyness - rapid scaling of online movements||Karen Skinner (Change.org), Blair Palese (350.org)|
|12.00pm||Digital Careers that last||Tim Norton (Save the Children), Priscilla Brice (All Together Now), David Paris (Australian Greens) Bec Wilson (CAP), Emily Mulligan (Avaaz)|
|Privacy and why you should care||Ben Harris-Roxas, Nick Jaffe (Electron Workshop), Leanne O'Donnell (iiNet)|
|List Acquisition: how to build the biggest list||TBC|
|Here's one we didn't prepare earlier: building a real live campaign part 2||Scott Sanders and the team from Agency.|
|Online to offline campaigning||Claire O'Rourke (Solar Citizens)|
|2.00pm||Managing the 24 hour cycle||James Clark (350.org), Kate Rayson (WWF), Conor Costello (Oxfam), Emily Mulligan (Avaaz)|
|Online protection: real-life privacy tools||Nick Jaffe (Electron Workshop)|
|IDX: Indigenous Digital Excellence||Grant Young (NCIE)|
|Crowdfund all the things!||Joanna Sleigh (Pozible), Prashan Paramanathan (Chuffed), Tom Dawkins (Start Some Good)|
|The new social: breaking ground with innovative uses of social media||Kelsey Cooke (GetUp!), Shannan Dodson (Recognise), John O'Callaghan (JOC Consulting), Kathleen Zwiener (Amnesty)|
|4.00pm||Plenary: Care2 Impact Awards||Tim Norton (FWD) & Ashley Hansen (Care2)|
|4:30pm||Plenary: The campaigns of 2014|
|5:30pm||Finish||Tim Norton & Bec Wilson (FWD)|
Together, we’ll build new connections across the social sector and strengthen our burgeoning community of digital change-makers.
Wishing I was at #fwd2013 about now. - @SenatorLudlam
Places at FWD are strictly limited. To ensure that the right mix of campaigners, digital experts and online community organisers attend, registration is via simple application process.
To apply for a ticket to attend FWD, either for yourself or on behalf of your organisation, please complete the short application form below. There is a cap of 4 tickets per organisation and in most cases, each attendee must apply and be approved.
If your application to attend FWD is successful we will email you a unique link to the registration form, which you can use to purchase tickets. Places are not secured until your application is approved and tickets are paid for.
All tickets for FWD are $249 for non-profits or $349 for commercial firms.
Excellent day at #FWD2013. Utterly utterly utterly stimulating. - @willozap
The Care2 Impact Awards celebrate innovation, impact and leadership in digital fundraising and/or advocacy campaigns from the not-for-profit sector.
Care2 is social action network that empowers millions of people to lead a healthy, sustainable lifestyle and support socially responsible causes. As well sponsoring FWD, Care 2 have generously donated a $5,000 prize as a donation to the organisation responsible for the most innovative and effective campaign. The Care2 Impact prize in Australia builds on the European prize announced in March 2014 at the E-Campaigning Forum.
Campaigns are peer-nominated and shortlisted by an expert judges. The winner will be selected from the shortlist by open voting from across the non-profit sector.
Campaigns that are primarily digital advocacy and/or fundraising campaigns run by Australian not-for-profit organisations within the last two years are eligible.
The judges will shortlist finalists from the nominated campaigns based on the impact of the campaign and innovative use of digital technology.
Nominations are now open and close on 6 November 2014. Finalists will be announced on 9 November for a week of voting, with voting closing on 14 November. The winner will be announced at FWD 2014.
Superb day at #fwd2013. Brain food galore. Well done team @FWD_Digital. - @ReeceProudfoot
"Apply now for #FWD2014 at fwd.org.au - can't wait to see you all there!"