2020 Forward Festival 

August 13-20

As with most things in 2020, the Forward Festival will look a little different this year. It is our mission to still provide attendees with a worthwhile and empowering week of events and information, while remaining as safe as possible!

Since starting in 2010, the Forward Festival has been Madison’s flagship technology and entrepreneur festival. The 8-day Festival now attracts over 5,000 people with events organized by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. Co-founded by SupraNet’s Bryan Chan, the Festival will celebrate eleven years of bringing together entrepreneurs, techs and creative professionals from August 13th – 20th.

This year’s Festival will consist of primarily all virtual events, with the possibility of in-person opportunities if COVID-19 restrictions allow. To best connect our attendees, we are excited to launch a new event platform and app that allows guests to build their own schedules and interact with one another directly.

To be as inclusive as possible this year, registration is open and cost-free. This will allow for a nationwide audience with more opportunities to connect, network and learn from colleagues and friends locally and from afar.

Past attendees will still see familiar events on the schedule such as High Tech Happy Hour, PechaKucha, Badger Startup Summit, Social Good Summit, Doyenne’s 5X5X5, and many more. There are also many new events this year with timely topics such as a travel workshop, panel on retention though online lessons, and discussions on working from home with kids.

Please join SupraNet Communication and numerous other community groups and businesses for this unique Forward Festival!  To find out how you can register and get involved, please visit www.forwardfest.org. Events are being added frequently, so please check back often. We look forward to seeing you in August!