20-21 NOVEMBER, 2014
Sydney, Australia

The community event for Australia's campaigners and digital experts.

What is FWD

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.

Find out more about our previous events – FWD 2012 and FWD 2013.

Places go quickly every year – so make sure to apply and buy your ticket now!

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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 some of our confirmed speakers:

Adam BreretonComment is Free EditorGuardian Australia@adambrereton
Alex McKinnonAssistant EditorJunkee@mckinnon_a
Claire O'RourkeNational DirectorSolar Citizens@claireorourke
Claire SnyderHead of CommunityClimate Council (Australia)@claire_snyder
Conor CostelloActive Citizenship ManagerOxfam Australia@ConorCo
James ClarkGlobal Digital Coordinator350.org@_spock
Jane GarciaCommunications ConsultantEssential Media Communications@janegarcia
Jen PerroneChief of StaffNew Organizing Institute (USA)
Jenna LowensteinDigital DirectorEmily’s List (USA)@just_jenna
Joanna SleighCreative Media CoordinatorPozible@joannasleigh
Kyle BehrendCommunications ManagerEdgar's Mission
Matt LevinsonCommunications DirectorGetUp!@matt_levinson
Murray BuntonManaging DirectorAgency@murraybunton
Nicholas GawDirector of EngineeringDemocratic National Committee (USA)@nicholasgaw
Prashan ParamanathanCEOChuffed@pparaman
Roselina PressEditor-in-chiefRight Now@roselinarose
Scott BridgesJournalism ResearcherUniversity of Canberra@s_bridges
Tim NortonCampaigns ManagerSave the Children Australia@norton_tim
Usman HamidDirectorChange.org Indonesia (Indonesia)@usmanHAM_ID

More speakers to be announced soon.

Together, we’ll build new connections across the social sector and strengthen our burgeoning community of digital change-makers.

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Wishing I was at #fwd2013 about now. - @SenatorLudlam

Attending FWD

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.

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Excellent day at #FWD2013. Utterly utterly utterly stimulating. - @willozap



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