We're building a movement

forward/slash is a movement aimed at accelerating economic growth, competitiveness, and well-being across the Edmonton region. Not a partner yet? There's still time to join The Movement

Join us at the annual forward/slash Event

Location: Edmonton Convention Centre (Hall D)

Date: November 2, 2023

Time: 5:00 – 9:00pm

The annual event is open to everyone to attend. It brings forward/slash partners and funders from across the region together to celebrate the work that is collectively being done to radically transform and grow the economy of the Edmonton region.

Watch a recap of last year's event

Our Vision

It’s 2050 and the Edmonton Metropolitan Region is one of the best places in the world to live in, invest in, build a business, and build a life. We did it by activating people — to think boldly and work together to drive our region forward.

In the Edmonton region, everyone has what they need to succeed. We turn ideas and challenges into new solutions – which we take to the world. By working together, the community has increased investment activity that adds value and brings significant impact to the region’s economy.

The Edmonton region is a place where we plan our future together. We have an energy here that is seen and felt worldwide – a light in the northern sky.

The Movement is...

Industry-led and outcome-focused. It includes a number of task forces, working to unlock the region’s strengths and establish the Edmonton region as a global destination for investment and innovation.

Mobilizing the region around existing initiatives and starting new ones, all with the goal of strengthening the Edmonton region’s competitiveness.

Inclusive of all the players in the ecosystem—business, Indigenous, political, institutional, and entrepreneurial leaders are all invited to #jointhemovement.

Our pillars

  • forward/together – We come together to drive change, inspire growth, and celebrate collaboration in the Edmonton region.
  • forward/thinking – We are building sustainably so that our wins today echo for generations. We think globally and promote innovation that can solve some of the world’s biggest challenges.
  • forward/momentum – We are working towards economic transformation for the Edmonton region – there is a sense of urgency around what we do.

The Edmonton region is located on Treaty Six Territory and Métis Nation of Alberta Regions 2 and 4.


Thank you to our partners who are joining the movement to radically transform and grow the economy of the Edmonton region.