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Fast Forward >> Open Call for Presenters

What’s Next for Philly?

Whether it’s your grand vision for the whole city, or specific plans for that part you know best, we want to hear where you see Philly going – and where you want to take it! We’ve heard about revitalizing old neighborhood institutions, learned about exciting new programs in Philly schools, and gushed over a fantasy transit map. Be one of the emerging voices at the 12th installment of Fast Forward >> Philly during the DesignPhiladelphia festival. We want to give your big ideas an audience, Philadelphia!

Fast Forward >> Open Call for Presenters

We are looking for presenters from various creative backgrounds to take on one burning question, “What’s next for Philly?” in 20 slides, 20 seconds each - no more, no less.

Where: Glen Gery Brickworks Studio 1319 Walnut St

When: Thursday October 12, 2023 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Important Dates - This is a fast-paced event where timing is essential. Please note the firm deadlines for submissions:

September 1st | 5pm - Submit Statement of Intent

Name, Title, Organization, Industry 

Your take on “What’s next for Philly?”  200 words 

Five (5) Sample Slides* to [email protected]   


September 5th - Selected speakers notified

Slide formatting instructions will be distributed

If selected, we’ll need a short personal bio and headshot for event publicity 


September 29th | 5pm - Submit all 20 Slides

Slides Submission Requirements: email JPGs or Microsoft Power Point slides (Mac/Windows acceptable) to [email protected]. File must be no larger than 25 megabytes (MB).


October 12 | 6pm - Fast Forward Event 


Need More Info?

Email [email protected] and view past presentations at

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