Submit a talk proposal


Got Digital Government ideas you want to share at FWD50? Great! We want to hear from a wide range of voices, and would love to get you (or someone you know) on stage.

Before you propose a talk, please read this carefully:

FWD50 isn’t a typical conference. We expect every talk to be nonpartisan, and not a sales pitch. We work closely with chosen speakers well in advance of the event to ensure that the content is useful and well-prepared, and that the speaker is practiced and easy to understand. For this reason, we ask that all proposals include an example of a past speaking engagement we can check out to ensure that the talk meets the quality of the event.

You can suggest yourself, or someone else, to deliver a talk in one of our breakout tracks. Please only propose a speaker once; we want their best talk, rather than having to choose from many ideas.

These talks last a total of 35 minutes, including Q&A. If chosen, you need to submit your slides and any other materials no later than October 1, 2017, and are expected to update those slides after we’ve reviewed them if necessary, and to participate in a preparatory call or meeting to ensure that you’re ready.

We don’t pay speakers. We do, however, give all speakers a pass to the entire FWD50 event, letting you enjoy other talks, as well as connecting with attendees and speakers. We also offer coaching and help with your content and speaking, and of course, a chance for your ideas around Digital Government to be heard on a global stage.

With that in mind, please fill out this form to propose a session: