Forward Fest 2016 dates are August 18 - August 25! Check back as more events get added to the calendar.

Interested in hosting an event? Contact info@forwardfest.org for more information.

Special thanks to our sponsors

High Tech Happy Hour

Celebrate the 15th anniversary of High Tech Happy Hour. Come and network, share ideas and enjoy beverages and food.

Day
Thursday
Date
Aug 18

Social Good Summit

Entrepreneurship at its best incorporates the business of improving the world we live in.

Day
Thursday
Date
Aug 18

DreamBank

Day
Thursday
Date
Aug 18

Maydm: Teens in Tech

Day
Thursday
Date
Aug 18

Live on King Street

A fun experiment bringing together all the best elements of Madison in the Summer: sun, beer, music, and community.

Day
Friday
Date
Aug 19

Parentpreneur Night

A networking event with a spin. for parents.

Day
Friday
Date
Aug 19

Adult Swim: Forward Festivities

Day
Friday
Date
Aug 19

MMOCA Nights

Day
Friday
Date
Aug 19

100Arts

Day
Friday
Date
Aug 19

BarCamp Unplugged

A fresh take on the open-format conference where attendees are the presenters and the whole thing happens in nature.

Day
Saturday
Date
Aug 20

Minipreneurs to Entrpreneurs

Do you have an aspiring entrepreneur in your midst? These hands-on activities can get them going as a Minipreneur.

Day
Saturday
Date
Aug 20

Farm to Tech Brunch

Day
Saturday
Date
Aug 20

Yum Yum Fest

An end of summer celebration by the Madison Area Chefs Network to benefit food-related programming for children.

Day
Sunday
Date
Aug 21

Badger Startup Summit

Bringing together Badgers from everywhere to build new connections and renew old contacts.

Day
Monday
Date
Aug 22

Doyenne Mentor Match

Experienced Professionals will be connected with up-and-coming entrepreneurs to form mentoring relationships.

Day
Monday
Date
Aug 22

VenFair

Grab lunch and meet key people in Madison who can help your startup be successful.

Day
Monday
Date
Aug 22

Business Bar Camp

Day
Monday
Date
Aug 22

Business Bar Camp Networking Happy Hour

Day
Monday
Date
Aug 22

@1403 Open House

Day
Monday
Date
Aug 22

Forward Technology Conference

The headline tech conference of the Forward Festival.

Day
Tuesday
Date
Aug 23

Pitch Night: Startup Showcase

A high energy pitch night showcasing what’s next in Madison’s startup ecosystem.

Day
Tuesday
Date
Aug 23

Edible Startup Summit

Building companies you can sink your teeth into.

Day
Wednesday
Date
Aug 24

Doyenne Group 5x5x5/1 Million Cups

5 women-led ventures giving 5 minute pitches and one receiving a $5,000 grant towards their business.

Day
Wednesday
Date
Aug 24

PechaKucha

Join us for “Life Balance x PechaKucha” and hear tips, trials and techniques for achieving a strong life balance.

Day
Wednesday
Date
Aug 24

Clash of the Tech Trivia Titans

Show off your knowledge of technology, science, and local startups!

Day
Wednesday
Date
Aug 24

Art +

Day
Wednesday
Date
Aug 24

Capital Entrepreneurs Open Social

A rooftop celebration of entrepreneurship and the startup community (and Forward Fest wrap party!).

Day
Thursday
Date
Aug 25