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Fuckup Nights Hamilton: A Night Of Local Pizza, Beer and Fuckups

To sum up the very first Fuckup Nights Hamilton - it definitely WASN’T a fuckup! We are the proud organizers of the Hamilton chapter of the event and we’re ready to bring some FUN to the city!

For those that aren’t familiar with the event, it is a global speaker series that has reached 300+ cities in the world. Fuckup Nights believes that having difficult conversations is a positive step towards well-being and creating a less ego driven world. We learn more from failure than from success stories!

Going into it, we had a feeling the city would catch on and thrive off of an event like this...but we’re absolutely astonished by the turn out and buzz. The event created a safe space for not only our speakers, but everyone in attendance, to have an open mindset toward the vulnerability that comes with starting a conversation on a topic that makes us all human - failure.


We began the evening over some Roma pizza and Collective Arts beer (a dynamic duo if we do say so ourselves) and mingled the first portion of the night away. Imperative to any event is the connections you make and the names you add to your network. We’re happy that everyone was willing to have great conversations around the room. We were even happier to have DJ Julie “Fazooli” Marquis setting the mood on the ones and twos!

Following this, each speaker confidently and graciously took the floor one by one to tell their story of professional failure. Getting in front of a crowd is one hefty task all on its own - but to do it like this is a whole different ball game. We were moved by Megan Rafuse, Christa Gooder-Graham, Matt Moreland and Anthony Quattrociocchi, who truly set the precedence for the events to come in the near future. Normalizing the conversation about fucking up is the mandate of this event and we are passionate about keeping that conversation going through outstanding speakers like this group!


We are proud to be aligned with an organization like Fuckup Nights that takes it to the next level. At Forward Events + Design, our mantra is that “we do cool shit” - well, add this to the list! We have already started planning for the next event which is set to take place in February, so stay tuned to our Instagram, as well as the official Fuckup Nights Hamilton Instagram too! If you didn’t make it out this time, be sure to make it out to the next one!

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