August 23, 2016
8:30 AM – 3:45 PM

Forward Technology Conference

The 2016 Forward Technology Conference represents the summer’s best opportunity to spend a day networking with some of the area’s top entrepreneurs and hearing from experts on a wide range of topics relevant to your technology business. Whether you’re thinking about launching a startup business or you’re an experienced entrepreneur, you’ll find this conference relevant and insightful.


Full conference pass includes:

- Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon ice cream snack

- Admission to all seminars and panels

- Admission to Pitch Night


Paul Robbins on Earth Futures

Is there really “no going back”?

Day
Thursday
Date
Aug 18

GLS Conference

The premier conference for developers & educators on games and learning!

Day
Thursday – Friday
Date
Aug 18 – Aug 19

Social Good Summit

Transforming Intent into Action

Day
Thursday
Date
Aug 18

Forget Social Media — Think Social Business with Bernie Borges

Join Florida-based Social Media Futurist Bernie Borges.

Day
Thursday
Date
Aug 18

Code Madison Forward

Celebrating young programmers!

Day
Thursday
Date
Aug 18

High Tech Happy Hour Anniversary Event

Join us for THREE hours of networking, appetizers, beverages and FUN!

Day
Thursday
Date
Aug 18

Better By Design

A conference and workshop focused on using design to solve big problems.

Day
Friday
Date
Aug 19

Walking the Walk: A Values Centered Approach to Building a Strong Workplace

A look at internal workplace operations through a social justice lens.

Day
Friday
Date
Aug 19

Wiscostyle Happy Hour with the Love Wisconsin Project

Love Wisconsin? Join us for wiscostyle drinks, noshes and storytelling.

Day
Friday
Date
Aug 19

The System, The Failures, And The Consequences On The Country

Criminal Justice System, Failures Of System, Consequences, Technology's Impact, What Changes Will Occur 5-10 Years.

Day
Friday
Date
Aug 19

Adult Swim: Forward Festivities

Play party with your fellow Forwardians at Madison Children's Museum!

Day
Friday
Date
Aug 19

MMOCA Nights

Art. Talk. Food. Music. Film. MMoCA Nights has a full line-up of offerings.

Day
Friday
Date
Aug 19

100arts Presents - Breakfast Can Wait

Day
Friday – Saturday
Date
Aug 19 – Aug 20

Black Entrepreneur's Summit, presented by Heymiss Progress

A half-day event aimed at both aspiring and already established entrepreneurs.

Day
Saturday
Date
Aug 20

Farm to Tech Brunch

Great connections often happen over food.

Day
Saturday
Date
Aug 20

Minipreneurs to Entrepreneurs

Help fuel your child’s imagination & get them thinking of their dream business.

Day
Saturday
Date
Aug 20

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

Parentpreneur Night

A networking event with a spin. For parents.

Day
Saturday
Date
Aug 20

Microbrews for Microfinance

Join us for some microbrews to support Wisconsin Microfinance!

Day
Sunday
Date
Aug 21

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

HealthTech HobNob

Panel discussion & social hour: Lessons learned building and investing in healthcare startups

Day
Monday
Date
Aug 22

Badger Startup Summit

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

Day
Monday
Date
Aug 22

2016 WI Big Data Conference

Discover the current state of Big Data in Wisconsin!

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

Art and Science @1403

View demos from Madison technical companies at the vibrant @1403 space

Day
Monday
Date
Aug 22

Business Bar Camp Networking Happy Hour

Day
Monday
Date
Aug 22

Doyenne Mentor Match

Meet your Mentor or Mentee Match

Day
Monday
Date
Aug 22

Community Supported Entrepreneurism

Connecting the Madison professional community to help entrepreneurs

Day
Monday
Date
Aug 22

Breathe for Change: Morning Community Yoga

Start the day off right with our unique community style of yoga!

Day
Tuesday
Date
Aug 23

Forward Technology Conference

The headline tech conference of the Forward Festival.

Day
Tuesday
Date
Aug 23

Pitch Night: Forward Festival Startup Showcase

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

Day
Tuesday
Date
Aug 23

Pitch Night: neXXpo

It’s not just what’s new, it’s what’s next for Greater Madison’s economy.

Day
Tuesday
Date
Aug 23

Pitch Night: Pressure Chamber

The popular “Shark Tank”-style live pitch contest returns.

Day
Tuesday
Date
Aug 23

Edible Startup Summit

Building companies that you can sink your teeth into!

Day
Wednesday
Date
Aug 24

Doyenne Group and 1Million Cups 5x5x5 Pitch Event

5 WI based women-led businesses, 5 min pitches, 1 $5K grant. 5 women-led ventures, 5 min pitches and 1 $5K grant.

Day
Wednesday
Date
Aug 24

UberPITCH

Madison – your big break is arriving now with #UberPITCH

Day
Wednesday
Date
Aug 24

Art+ CODE

ART+ is uses art as a pivot point to explore a diverse topics.

Day
Wednesday
Date
Aug 24

StartingBlock Madison: First Impression

What do entrepreneurs outside of Madison think of our community?

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

What's Next X PechaKucha

A lot can happen in 6 minutes and 40 seconds. Join us to find out What's Next!

Day
Wednesday
Date
Aug 24

Capital Entrepreneurs Open Social

A rooftop celebration of entrepreneurship and the startup community.

Day
Thursday
Date
Aug 25