11 June 2019


Forward Festival – The Odd One Out

Alte Kongresshalle, München – The Old Congress Hall, Munich

13–14 June 2019




Forward Creatives, a future-oriented company specialising in strategy, storytelling and event development, has set itself the goal of bringing people together and inspiring them through cultural exchange and sustainable experiences. The young company is also implementing this approach in its festivals in selected European cities.


The Forward Festival for Creativity, Design and Communication will take place from 13 to 14 June in the retro-futuristic Congress Hall in Munich. The listed building, equipped with the latest technology, will open its doors over these two days to an expected 2000 visitors from the creative scene and over 40 speakers from all over the world. Under the banner of “The Odd One Out”, this year’s festival welcomes and celebrates the strange and miraculous, that cannot be shoehorned within social norms. On the main stage, photographer Roger Ballen, designer Stefan Sagmeister, graphic designer Eike König and creative director of AKQA Studio Berlin, Gabrielle Soria, will speak with this in mind.

In addition to the main stage events, several other keynotes, workshops and other accompanying events such as a hologram installation and Hashtag bingo will also take place.

The festival, which has already been to Vienna this year, will then move to Zurich on 15 June, and also take place in Hamburg from 4 to 5 July, in order to give a platform to the strange.

Student tickets are available for 110 euros while standard tickets are available for 200 euros. These and other ticket options can be found here.


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