Every month, the Forward Calendar brings you the most important events from our community. In contrast to regular event calendars, we don’t just collect an innumerable amount of exhibitions and conferences taking place in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Our calendar is a collection of the most inspiring events from the Forward universe. The kind of calendar that brings you forward.


Stefan Sagmeister Talk at Seevolution 2018




The national convention of the “Junge Wirtschaft” is taking place from 21st to 22nd September in Bregenz, Austria. They’re looking for new ways and innovative solutions. Because that’s achieved easier by working together, Seevolution presents Austrian speakers who are successful internationally, among them the former Forward Festival speaker Stefan Sagmeister. Get your tickets now!



Date: 21st and 22nd of September
Place: Festspielhaus Bregenz, Austria
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We are so publishing




The 8th talk of the talk series “We Are So” by the Creative Region Upper Austria is taking place on the 13th September at the Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria. And it’s all about publishing and online journalism. How do readers use online media? How do magazines and newspapers react to the changes? “We are so publishing” tries to answer all these questions and you should definitely not miss out on that!



Date: 13th of September, 6.00 PM
Place: Ars Electronica Center Linz, Austria
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Weltformat Graphic Design Festival


Weltformat is celebrating its 10th anniversary! A milestone that invites to look back and into the future – and which comes along with some innovations; the poster festival has become a graphic design festival with a new visual appearance and its own festival app, that accompanies visitors through the exhibitions. Another novelty: the festival-spanning theme. They ask themselves: Now What?! and are interested in the presence, the past, turning points and outlooks.



Date: September 29th until October 7th
Place: Lucerne, Switzerland
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Indiecon Hamburg




If you are in Hamburg, should definitely stop by Indiecon – The Independent Magazine Festival this September! The fifth edition of the festival is all about indie mags which cross the lines between print media, digital worlds and real places. With lots of interesting speakers and spaces for exchange and networking, this is definitely an event you shouldn’t miss!



Date: 7th to 9th of September, 6.00 PM
Place: Oberhafen Hamburg, Germany
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World Press Photo 18 Exhibtion


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Once again, the best press photography from all over the world is exhibited at the Westlicht in Vienna. The dominating topics this year are the rising nationalism in the US, the protests against the government in Venezuela, the was in Northern Iraq and the fate of refugees after their arrival in Europe. Overall, 42 photographers from 22 different countries were honored in 8 different categories. A must-see this fall in Vienna!



Date: 14th September to 21st October
Place: Westlicht Vienna, Austria
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“50 Jahre nach 50 Jahre Bauhaus 1968” Conference


This conference picks up on central themes of the accompanying exhibition, the “50 Jahre nach 50 Jahre Bauhaus 1968” exhibition in Stuttgart. With Bauhaus-experts Patrick Rössler (professor at the university of Erfurt), or Marion von Osten (curator of the project “Bauhaus Imaginista”) it also aims to go a little deeper than just the exhibition standing alone. A must-see event for every Bauhaus fan!



Date: 14th and 15th of September
Place: Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany
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Waves Festival Vienna




This year, the Waves Vienna Music Conference, organized by Waves Vienna and Austrian Music Export, will take place for the 8th time. Hundreds of national and international music experts, organizers, label owners, bookers, and musicians will meet during the day for discussion and networking at Vienna’s WUK. In the evening they will have the chance to see performances of around 100 new upcoming bands at the public music festival. Check out this festival and discover your next favourite band!



Date: 27th to 29th of September, 6.00 PM
Place: WUK Vienna, Austria
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