Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Our world is moving faster than ever thanks to innovation and interconnection. But what will the future bring?

During our Fast Forward summits, we will highlight the people, ideas, and innovations around the world that are redefining the future and moving us forward. Our current topics are focused on Health, Talent, and Democracy.

We will convene the most accomplished and promising thinkers and doers to share game-changing solutions and insights that tackle the world’s most pressing problems. So, Fast Forward with us as well dive into these pressing topics and discover how we can better prepare ourselves for the future. You won't want to miss it!

For information on programming and sponsorship opportunities at our Fast Forward events, please contact Hilary Crow at

Health Forward Summit 2022

With speakers and attendees from across industries, our Health Forward summit featured thought-provoking discussions, innovative health strategies, and inspiring stories from top health experts and emerging tech leaders. Read our key takeaways on the blog here, and watch session replays:


Fast Forward Summit 2020

The people, ideas, and innovations that are changing our lives, businesses, and communities.

Expanding on the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Fast Forward series, our 2020 Summit educated the public about private-sector innovations across various industries that are redefining the future and driving us forward. 

This four-day summit featured deep-dive conversations with visionaries who are solving some of today’s biggest challenges such as the future of aging, food, housing, and sports and featured speakers like the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Love, Blue Apron CEO Linda Findley Kozlowski, Habitat for Humanity’s Jonathan Reckford, and many more.


Talent Forward 2019

The U.S. Chamber Foundation's national workforce conference welcomes leaders and change makers in the business and education communities, industry and human resource partners, and other community leaders to discuss the most critical topic in our country today: our workforce.


Travel Forward 2019

The U.S. Chamber Foundation's Travel Forward summit covered topics such as high-tech transportation, space tourism, micro hotels, customer service robots, AI, personalized travel, and more. 


Food Forward 2018

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. 


Sports Forward 2018

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. 


Work Forward 2016

Work Forward, which took place on July 11, 2016, featured topics including augmented reality in the workplace, the "No Vacation Nation," digital hiring, and the cost of bad meetings.

Health Forward 2016

Health Forward 2016

Health Forward, which took place on October 18, 2016, was a fast-paced program examining the future of health care and the people, ideas, and innovations that are leading the way.