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june 23-25

gas south arena


Jentezen Franklin

Free Chapel Music

Reggie Dabbs

Jake Fouquier

Javon Ruff

Ben Prescott

chad veach


DawnCheré Wilkerson

bethel music

joe l. barnes

dante bowe

elevation rhythm

anna golden


Forward Conference 2022! 13,000 students in one room together again for an amazing weekend of worship, speakers, + more! This is more than just a conference - this is a call for the next generation. And this year it's...



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Session 1


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Session 2

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Session 3


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Session 4

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Session 5

*subject to change — check back often for updates!

General FAQ

Forward Conference is a student conference for middle school - high school students and their youth leaders only.

Forward Conference is held in-person at Gas South Arena in Duluth, GA.

No, Forward Conference will be held in-person only at Gas South Arena in Duluth, GA.

Thursday, June 23rd - Saturday, June 25th, 2022

Tribes are a fun way to get students involved in the conference. Seating in the arena is split into four sections to represent each tribe and they will compete for prizes throughout the weekend. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in their tribe colors!

You pick your tribe when you register. If you forgot, check your registration email!

Yes, this is a new requirement of Gas South Arena. Click here for directions and parking information

Childcare is not provided for this event. Forward Conference is catered toward middle school - high school students and their youth leaders.

For more information on becoming an exhibitor at Forward Conference please contact

For policies and general information about Gas South Arena, click here.

Registration FAQ


No. Your confirmation email is all that is required in order to check in for the conference. Upon check in you will receive entry wristbands for your entire group. These wristbands will need to remain on each attendee's wrist throughout the conference.

All Forward Conference registrations are for General Admission which will allow entry into the arena one hour before each session (time is subject to change). Select groups will qualify for Early Access entry into the arena prior to General Admission times. Those groups will be contacted directly or you can submit confirmation of your travel arrangements by filling out this form.

All seating for Forward Conference is first come, first served. To qualify for Early Access seating, you can submit confirmation of your travel arrangements by filling out this form.

Check-in will begin at 3PM on Thursday and will be available all weekend long.

Day and session passes are not available.

You will receive a confirmation email immediately following your ticket purchase. If you do not, please contact us here. Your confirmation email will serve as your ticket to pick up your wristbands upon arrival to the arena.

No worries! All seating is first come first served so your group will be able to sit together regardless of how they registered.

Food & Lodging FAQ

You can find nearby hotel ratings, pricing and availability here.

Gas South Arena will have concession stands available throughout the weekend. Click here for a list of available foods at the arena. There's also a lot of local dining! Click here for some ideas.

For all other questions, please contact us here.