What is Sector Forward?

The 4th Annual Sector Forward Conference is the premier regional conference on nonprofit enterprise and social innovation will bring social entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders together to share ideas and strategies for advancing social innovation through entrepreneurship. The event will feature an outstanding lineup of inspirational speakers, as well as thought-provoking workshops and interactive sessions. In addition, the conference offers opportunities to collaborate and engage with leaders from across all sectors, including social entrepreneurs of all levels. 

What should I wear? 

Business casual attire is standard. However, we are encouraging organizations to rep their organization by wearing a company t-shirt or wear the provided conference t-shirt. 

When and Where will the conference take place? 

Thursday, September 5th at the Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence (INIE) at 300 W. Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, FL  

Friday, September 6th at the Challenger Learning Center, 200 S. Duval Street, Tallahassee, FL 

Both venues can be found in Kleman Plaza in the heart of downtown Tallahassee, Florida.  For other opportunities to enjoy the city, pleas visit 

What meals will be provided? 

Super breakfast, Power Break Snacks, Super Lunch, and After Party Reception Appetizers 

Where do I park?

Parking in the Kleman Plaza Parking Garage is free with registration to the conference. Access the parking garage from Bronough Street or Duval Street. Bring your parking garage ticket to the “Conference Check-in” table for a stamp. This will allow you to exit the garage without incurring a fee. 

What should I bring?

Please bring your ID for our “Conference Check-in” table You will want, but are not required, to bring business cards, a notebook/paper, a pen/pencil, your laptop, and a can-do attitude! 

Can I attend classes in different tracks?

Yes. You can switch to various tracks that fit your needs 

Will Wi-Fi be available?

Yes. The Wi-Fi network and passwords will be provided at the check-in tables 

Where will the events take place?

Thursday, September 5th – Collab Labs, Reception, and Philanthro-Pitch will take place at INIE (300 W Pensacola St, Tallahassee, Fl), proudly located on the 3rd floor of the TCC Center for Innovation.

Friday, September 6th - The conference Breakfast, Keynote Speaker, HACKATHON and Workshops will take place in the Challenger Learning Center (200 S Duval St, Tallahassee, Fl) located at Kleman Plaza

What time does check-in open and close?

Thursday, September 5: 1 pm-  3 pm

Friday, September 6:  7 am - 4 pm

Only advance registrations are guaranteed a conference t-shirt and swag bag.  So, register today!

You are welcome to come whenever you are able, but we would love to have you with us all day! 

How many people will be at the conference?

There will be over 150 people attending the 4th Annual Sector Forward Conference  

Do I need to sign-up for the workshops beforehand or just walk-in?

You will need to sign-up beforehand. Due to limited seating, you will need to select which workshops and/or classes that you would like to attend. In the event that the class is full at the time of registration, then you can request to be added to the “Waiting List” 

Where do I register?

Register online or register by phone at 850-201-9766.

How do I convince my boss to send me to the conference?

Use this letter to Convince Your Boss here

What should I do if I have special needs or need special assistance?

Email [email protected] with any special needs, requests, or dietary restrictions you may have 

What is the cancellation policy?

You must inform us of your cancellation by Friday, August 23rd, 2019 in order to receive a full refund. Any cancellations after this date are not eligible for refund or credit and any outstanding invoices are payable to INIE 

My question is not listed here, whom should I contact?

Email any questions you have to [email protected] or call 850-201-9766