Events & Sessions


Online, offline, virtual and hybrid.

48forward started as a one-day-conference back in 2015. Over the years, we added more and more formats to what is now a whole universe of platforms, initiatives, and events - online and offline, analog and digital.

What's next?

The 48forward Conference

A Call For Optimism

11 November 2020

Join us for a hybrid one-day-conference about the importance of optimism in troubling times - to explore innovative ideas and solutions to current or upcoming challenges.

You can join this session from your couch, desk or live on-site in Munich - and we are looking forward to welcome you and amazing international speakers.

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The hybrid main event

The 48forward Festival

20-21 April 2021

Join us for two fully packed days in an amazing location in Munich - from your couch, desk or live on-site. 2021's 48forward Festival will be all about RESILIENCE X LOVE.

We are looking forward to welcome more than 100 speakers from all over the world on our stages to talk about the future – and to discuss the importance of resilience and love in times of rapid change.

Our bi-monthly virtual sessions

A Virtual Call For Resilience

Volume One - 18 February 2021

In 2020 we developed a whole new virtual show format that attracted more than 20.000 attendees from all over Europe in three different sessions. We are looking forward to extend this format into a new year, with a new main-theme and amazing experts for outstanding insights on our virtual stage.

Those sessions are going to take place every two months, starting from February on.