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Forward Festival 2017
The first edition of the Forward Festival took place at Vienna's MAK Museum last month

Competition: win a ticket to Forward Festival in Munich or Zurich

Dezeen is giving six readers the opportunity to win a ticket to their choice of either the Munich or Zurich edition of Forward Festival 2017.

The first leg of the three-part festival took place in Vienna last month. The next will take place in Munich at the Alte Kongresshalle from 15 to 16 June, and will then appear in Zurich at Freitag F-actory Noerd from 17 to 18 June.

Forward Festival 2017
The main focus of the three-part festival is an English-speaking conference

Focusing on design and communication, the festival brings together international and local creatives in an English-speaking conference to discuss their careers and achievements in the industry.

Alongside these talks, there will be a number of other highlights at the Zurich and Munich locations, including music performances and after parties.

The festivals will also include workshops and music performances

Aiming to foster new projects and goals amongst the creative community, there will also be a host of workshops and networking events at Forward where attendees can interact and exchange ideas.

This year marks the first time the festival will take place in Zurich – the third location to be added to the festival's usual spots of Vienna and Munich.

MoMA's senior curator Paola Antonelli was one of the speakers at the Vienna Forward Festival

Speakers at the new Swiss venue and in Munich include Stefan Sagmeister, who will be discussing his research on the concept of happiness, and Swedish agency Snask, who recently rebranded the graphic identity of North Korea.

Other names to appear across the Munich and Zurich editions include street and graffiti artist Nychos, Viennese illustrator Frau Isa, and Felix Richter, the creative director behind advertising agency Droga5.

Graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister will be speaking at both the Zurich and Munich editions of the festival

Tickets to the Munich and Zurich dates of Forward Festival are available to buy online from €240.