A NEW LANDSCAPE FOR INNOVATION

The headline tech conference of the Forward Festival, the Forward Technology Conference (FTC) is geared toward startup founders, intrapreneurs, designers, developers, aspiring entrepreneurs, and anyone working with technology to build something incredible.

The Covid-19 Pandemic has changed the way that we do business. At FTC we'll talk about what has changed and what you can do to excel.

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ENGAGE WITH TECH LEADERS

FTC is by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. You’ll get real perspective from tech startup leaders who are actually in the trenches building successful companies. You’ll hear everything from best practices to war stories, and you’ll walk away with real concrete learnings and actionables - not high level generalizations about broad topics.

 

JOIN US VIRTUALLY

Two day conference. Your free ticket gives you access to both days. Come to the sessions that interest you!
Times listed as Central Time.

Tuesday August 17th

DAY ONE

Each session will end with time for live Q&A.
In between each session is a 15 minute Open Networking break.

Join Us

2 pm to 2:45 pm

KEYNOTE FIRESIDE CHAT WITH KYLE NAKATSUJI CEO OF CLEARCOVER

How to scale a tech company amid the pandemic. 

3 pm to 3:45 pm

HOW TO BUILD TECH BETTER WITH NO-CODE TOOLS FIRESIDE CHAT

Hear from Nick Carroll from Bubble talk about about the benefits of low code technology and what you should know about this powerful way to build technology.

4 pm to 4:45 pm

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION PANEL DISCUSSION

Join us as we discuss how to leverage the lessons of the pandemic to support each other and connect in new ways.
Panelists include Dr Ruben Anthony from ULGM, Prenicia Clifton from Seein is Believin, and Genia Stevens from Rock County Jumpstart. Our moderator is Lyle Banks of WISC TV.

Thursday August 19th

DAY TWO

Each session will end with time for live Q&A.
In between each session is a 15 minute Open Networking break.

Join Us

Noon to 12:45 pm

REMOTE WORK & CULTURE PANEL DISCUSSION

Experts will share what companies can do to adapt for new work environments and tap into new resources. Panelists include Sal Braico from Pivotal, Leah Roe from The Perk and Viviana Premazzi from Global Mindset Development. Moderator Tiffanie Marks from Matrix.

1 pm to 1:45 pm

CROWDFUNDING 101

There are a growing number of ways to leverage crowdfunding to help scale your business.


In this session with George Cook from Honeycomb Credit we will explore when and why crowdfunding can best suit your needs, as well as what kind of crowdfunding can work best for your business.

2 pm to 2:45 pm

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF USER BEHAVIOR AND IMPRESSIONS WITH TECHNOLOGY

How do we form impressions with technology? How do technology platforms affect our wellbeing?


Hear from Professor Catalina Toma about cutting edge research that explores human digital interaction.

 

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We hope you leave with something new

SPEAKERS

Industry leaders, experienced entrepreneurs and subject matter experts. We're bringing in brilliant speakers from Madison and all over the country.

Q&A

You'll get the chance to ask speakers questions. Come prepared with what your team or organization is curious about and engage with the core topics of the conference.

OPEN NETWORKING SESSIONS

Open Networking sessions throughout the conference so that you can meet likeminded community members and hear more stories. Share your own successes and challenges.

 

JOIN US VIRTUALLY

Two day conference. Your free ticket gives you access to both days. Come to the sessions that interest you!
Times listed as Central Time.

Tuesday August 17th

DAY ONE

Each session will end with time for live Q&A.
In between each session is a 15 minute Open Networking break.

Join Us

2 pm to 2:45 pm

KEYNOTE FIRESIDE CHAT WITH KYLE NAKATSUJI CEO OF CLEARCOVER

How to scale a tech company amid the pandemic. 

3 pm to 3:45 pm

HOW TO BUILD TECH BETTER WITH NO-CODE TOOLS FIRESIDE CHAT

Hear from Nick Carroll from Bubble talk about about the benefits of low code technology and what you should know about this powerful way to build technology.

4 pm to 4:45 pm

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION PANEL DISCUSSION

Join us as we discuss how to leverage the lessons of the pandemic to support each other and connect in new ways.
Panelists include Dr Ruben Anthony from ULGM, Prenicia Clifton from Seein is Believin, and Genia Stevens from Rock County Jumpstart. Our moderator is Lyle Banks of WISC TV.

Thursday August 19th

DAY TWO

Each session will end with time for live Q&A.
In between each session is a 15 minute Open Networking break.

Join Us

Noon to 12:45 pm

REMOTE WORK & CULTURE PANEL DISCUSSION

Experts will share what companies can do to adapt for new work environments and tap into new resources. Panelists include Sal Braico from Pivotal, Leah Roe from The Perk and Viviana Premazzi from Global Mindset Development. Moderator Tiffanie Marks from Matrix.

1 pm to 1:45 pm

CROWDFUNDING 101

There are a growing number of ways to leverage crowdfunding to help scale your business.


In this session with George Cook from Honeycomb Credit we will explore when and why crowdfunding can best suit your needs, as well as what kind of crowdfunding can work best for your business.

2 pm to 2:45 pm

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF USER BEHAVIOR AND IMPRESSIONS WITH TECHNOLOGY

How do we form impressions with technology? How do technology platforms affect our wellbeing?


Hear from Professor Catalina Toma about cutting edge research that explores human digital interaction.

 
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