Inclusion Initiative

FWD50 is about using technology to make society better for all. If we are to practice inclusive design and chart a course towards a better future, we need diverse voices and wide-ranging participation.

Since we launched the event in 2017, we’ve reached out to students and civic organizations, inviting them to join the conversation online and in person. In 2019 we expanded our efforts as part of an inclusion initiative, which encouraged a diverse speaker lineup and made dozens of free tickets available to organizations such as WiSE.

With FWD50 2020 becoming a hybrid event, we’re eager to expand this program to even more students, civil society, and under-represented groups from around the world. Here’s how you can join us:

  1. Complete this form to apply for one of our Inclusion Initiative tickets. We’ll assign available tickets to applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.
  2. If you have questions about discounts and the inclusion program, you can reach us through the FWD50 contact page.

The inclusion initiative is made possible by sponsors that subsidize tickets, and by FWD50 when sponsors bring a diverse speaker lineup to the event.