Call For Papers

20 April 2020 – 15 May 2020

Our Call for Papers is now closed. Thank you for all those who have submitted. We will be in touch shortly

Important dates:
Call for papers open: 20 April 2020
Review phase: 15 May 2020- 1 June 2020
Notifications for submissions accepted: June 2020
(accepted speakers have 2 weeks to confirm their participation)
Final Program announcement: July 2020


  • Collaboration
  • Employee Engagement
  • Change Management
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Business Transformation
  • Recruitment
  • Exceptional transformation experiences
  • Agile Management
  • Agile HR practices
  • Employee motivation
  • Happiness at work
  • The Future Leader

Forward Summit brings together managers, leaders and senior executives who are passionate about creating successful and thriving work environments. During our 2 day program, you will discuss, challenge and create the latest trends and innovations for the future of work.

With a focus on engagement and deep interactivity, this is your opportunity to be part of our truly exceptional experience. Submit your proposal to be part of Forward 2020 and spark curiosity & inspire our audience!

We look forward to hearing from you.

Submission Guidelines:
We are looking for dynamic, passionate and engaging speakers. Forward’s aim is to inspire, co-create and transform the discussion on management and leadership. We will confirm your session for 19th or 20th November. We are looking for:

*Concrete examples and case studies
*Exceptional story tellers and enthusiastic collaborators
*Willingness to throw yourself into the immersive and highly interactive program experience

We are co-creating, not prescribing

If this sounds like you, we look forward to receiving your submission.

If you are selected to speak at Forward 2020, we will be able to allocate 200 € towards your expenses and you will be able to attend the 2 day main conference, 19-20 November 2020, on a complimentary basis as our VIP speaker.