We’re working hard to make FWD50 the most valuable week of your year, combining essential lessons with inspiring content and the chance to learn from your peers at home and around the world.

FWD50 is considered a training event for federal employee budgetary purposes. Learn more about the different ticket types, getting budgetary approval, and ticket bundles, group pricing, and discounts—or contact us to answer any other questions you might have!

Budgetary approval

FWD50 has been deemed as training by the government-wide functional community lead (in this case, the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) for IM/IT-related large information-sharing or learning sessions) on September 15, 2017, as posted on the government of Canada internal GCpedia site Conference versus training: Large information-sharing or learning sessions. This is in keeping with the Guide to Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures.

Kinds of ticket

There are two kinds of ticket for the event:

  • Workshop+Conference tickets include participation in the November 5 Workshops, and the General Conference on November 6 and 7.
  • Conference tickets are for the General Conference on November 6 and 7 only.
  • We have group tickets available at a deep discount to government departments.

Discounts and other ways to participate

We’re committed to making the event accessible to those who want to have a voice. To this end, there are other ways to get involved:

  • You can volunteer to help out on site, and get a free pass in return.
  • You may qualify for a discount if you’re within academia, or a member of a partner organization.
  • Government groups qualify for bulk ticket pricing. Groups on 5 or more can contact us for more information!
  • If you’re with the media and want to cover the event, we have a limited number of media access passes we can offer.
  • Did we miss something? Please let us know; we’ll do our best to consider every request fairly and quickly.

To find out more, check out this contact form.