The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's FAST FORWARD series is a forward-looking platform to explore the people, ideas, and innovations that are shaping our lives and our businesses. 

Please explore this page to learn about our upcoming events and related content. 

For information on programming and sponsorship opportunities at our FAST FORWARD events, please contact Hilary Crow at HCrow@USChamber.com

SPORTS FORWARD 2018

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Sports Forward 2018
Abby Wambach, American Soccer Icon, Olympic Gold Medalist & World Cup Champion, and Activist, speaks at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's second annual SPORTS FORWARD summit, September 17, 2018. © Joshua Roberts for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

On September 17, 2018, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's second annual Sports Forward summit explored the future of women in sports and leadership with athletes and business leaders who discussed the value of sports in preparing women for leadership roles. 

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FOOD FORWARD 2018

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Food Forward 2018
Danielle Gould, Founder and CEO of Food+Tech Connect, Nicole Davis, Senior Innovation Manager, Our Brands at Kroger and Leslie Sarasin, President and CEO of Food Marketing Institute (FMI) talk about mapping consumer trends at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's second annual FOOD FORWARD summit, October 10, 2018. © Joshua Roberts for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

On October 10, 2018, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's second annual FOOD FORWARD summit explored the future of food, highlighted trailblazers who are reimagining the food system to feed a growing and changing population and heard from entrepreneurs, business leaders, investors, and tech experts on topics including reducing food waste and hunger, innovative farming infrastructure and emerging technologies, and new investments in food and health. 

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FOOD FORWARD 2017

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Food Forward
Tyler Wegmeyer, owner of Wegmeyer Farms (left), speaks with Casey Allen of Bayer at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's FOOD FORWARD summit, July 19, 2017.
© Joshua Roberts for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Our FOOD FORWARD summit took place on July 19, 2017. The session featured 10 speakers examining the way we will eat, produce, transport, and sell food over the next 25 years.

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SPORTS FORWARD 2017

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Sports Forward
Suzanne Clark, senior executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, talks with George Pyne, CEO of Bruin Sports Capital, during the SPORTS FORWARD summit on September 28, 2017.
© Ian Wagreich, US Chamber of Commerce

SPORTS FORWARD was an energetic half-day event exploring the future of the sports and fitness industries. Featured topics ranged from unlocking investments in the sports industry; player health and safety; sports technology; the economic impact of sports in cities; the role of sports as a tool for social change; illegal streaming; and next-generation sports marketing.

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HEALTH FORWARD 2016

On October 18, 2016, the U.S. Chamber and U.S. Chamber Foundation hosted the 5th Annual Health Care Summit: HEALTH FORWARD – a fast-paced program examining the future of health care and the people, ideas, and innovations that are leading the way.  

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WORK FORWARD 2016

Our first FAST FORWARD series event, WORK FORWARD, took place on July 11, 2016. Featuring topics included augmented reality in the workplace, the "No Vacation Nation," digital hiring, and the cost of bad meetings.   

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