The Forward Festivals present the world’s best minds from design, creativity, and communication, who offer visitors personal
insights and success stories—at the conference, the heart of the festivals, at workshops, live art sessions, or at one of
the many other side events.
Among the speakers of the Forward Festival 2017 in Vienna are, for example, the internationally renowned designer Erik Spiekermann,
the Berlin designer Eike König, whose studio is considered one of the most fearless in Europe, the German illustrator
Sarah Illenberger, actor and advertizing icon Friedrich Liechtenstein, creative entrepreneur Pascal Dulex (Head of Innovation
of the well-known FREITAG bags), the Vienna art director Verena Panholzer, or the motion graphics collective Pfadfinderei,
which is known for its stage installations and live visuals for artists like Moderat, Paul Kalkbrenner, or Boysnoize.