FWD + Organise 2017

Australia's top digital and organising talent converge for two days in Sydney, November 22-23.

I'm coming!

Some of us mostly work behind a keyboard, others spend our time talking with communities in the field. Some of us obsess over circles of commitment, recruitment events and building relationships. Others focus on innovative email tactics or new tools for online customisation and targeting.

The truth is that more and more of us do both: online and offline collide in our social change work just as they do in our lives.

FWD + Organise 2017 is our chance to dive deep into our areas of expertise – whether we organise or mobilise, or both. Whether we build power face to face or digitally or both.  FWD + Organise is where we come together to share experiences, best practice, case studies and skills.


FWD + Organise 2017 will be at Barney’s Centre in Ultimo, Sydney from 22-23 November.


FWD + Organise 2017 will convene hundreds of Australia’s leading grassroots, industrial, and community organisers, and digital advocates, campaigners and activists.  Organisations from every sector are represented. Get your ticket today!


We’ll showcase the best organising projects and digital campaigns from across Australia and the globe. With more than 40 sessions to choose from, there’ll be skill shares and trainings, unique panels, amazing keynotes and fascinating case studies. In 2017, it’s all about the practical – winning skills and practices you can take away and apply in your day to day.


Becky Bond: International Keynote

Becky Bond is a co-author of Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything. She served as Senior Adviser to the Bernie Sanders 2016 presidential campaign, and was an architect of the campaign’s distributed organizing program. We’re ecstatic she’s coming to Australia for FWD + Organise!

Who are the other speakers?

Speakers are people just like you: practitioners leading and working on the best, most interesting and most innovative campaigns and organising projects around the country and overseas.

Click here to see our first speaker line-up.

Buy your ticket today and fill out the short application questions about your experience during the ticket purchase. 

FWD + Organise 2017 is only for practicing organisers or digital campaigners working in civil society organisations. You’ll need to purchase separately for each person attending. In some cases we may refund the ticket price to people who would get more out of other events.

If your employer cannot pay for your ticket to FWD + Organise 2017 and you’re an activist, spending most of your time in online campaigning or organising people for social change you may apply for a full or partial scholarship.