Forward Festival 2024
Amsterdam | Hamburg | Berlin | Vienna
The renowned creative conference Forward Festival is growing and expanding to four European cities for its 2024 season.
Celebrating its debut in Amsterdam as well as its comeback in Hamburg, while also returning to Berlin and Vienna, the established annual hub of the creative industry across all disciplines is set to captivate audiences with an impressive total lineup of more than 125 speakers from creative fields like AI, digital art, graphic design, typography, photography and much more.
After having remarkable success in the last years, Forward is ready to elevate to new heights in 2024, promising a season of unleashed creativity and inspiration. To date, Forward has realised 27 Festivals in three countries, inspiring over 40.000 visitors from 70 nations, while gaining extra momentum with last year’s Berlin edition at the prestigious Haus der Kulturen der Welt. For the upcoming edition there are some major announcements: Firstly, Forward is expanding its horizons to the Netherlands and takes place in Amsterdam for the first time. Renowned for its flourishing creative scene, the city stands as a key player in the global creative industry. Forward Festival will take place at the prestigious Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, a venue meticulously designed to foster both inspiration and expression, setting the stage for an unforgettable experience.
Secondly, Forward is also making its big comeback to Hamburg after a break that began with the covid disruptions in 2020. The big return was obviously just a matter of time, since Forward is aligning seamlessly with the city’s diverse and vibrant creative culture.
Unlike most other conferences, Forward’s curation blends creative minds from all directions of the scene to a unique mix with a lot of personal insights and a vibe that is unmatched. Spiked with specials like art performances, expo areas, side-events and after parties, the main core of the festival—the talks—focus on what’s really important for creative people: finding inspiration, maintaining focus on creative work, and fostering collaboration to share creativity without boundaries.
The Forward Festival for creativity, design, and communication is a renowned conference for the local and international creative industries, established in 2015. The festival's self-declared mission is to serve as a platform for creative people and to promote inspiration and exchange. Protagonists from all disciplines of creativity are brought together in a program combining forums, workshops, exhibitions, talks and side-events. Topics range from (graphic) design, typography, marketing and branding to VR/AR, artificial intelligence and architecture to photography, film and TV.
SPEAKER: ERIK KESSELS | ANNA KULASCHEK | JEAN-REMY VON MATT | SNASK | ANNA | GINSBURG | GAVIN STRANGE | LOULOU JOAO | DEUTSCHE & JAPANER | BAUGASM | KELLY | ANNA | VIKTOR HAMMARBERG | CHARLOTTE ROHDE | KELLY ANNA | VINCENT SCHWENK | MR. BINGO | STUDIO FEIXEN | DADA PROJECTS | STUDIO SANDER PLUG | SOFIA CRESPO | EVA CREMERS | LOOPING LOVERS | LUIS PEREZ
Forward Festival 2024
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