"THE BEST INNOVATION CONFERENCE"
Join Starbucks, Netflix, Samsung, Red Bull, Lego & MTV to experience the future.
85% rate it the "best business event they've ever attended"
Trend Hunter's Future Festival is specifically designed to be the world's best innovation conference — a place for the world's top innovators to prototype their future. 97% rate it the best innovation conference ever with a stunning 85% rating it the best business event in all categories. You'll experience next year's trends from the #1 trend firm, while prototyping 5 - 10 disruptive ideas using the same award-winning innovation workshops we've used to help NASA prototype the journey to Mars."
– Jeremy Gutsche, CEO & NY Times Bestselling Author
Future Festival Trailer
Keynote Speaker Jeremy Gutsche
Our Megatrend Framework
& Toronto Culture
"The best, most engaging and most relevant
business event I have ever attended." – Chief Strategy Officer & SVP of Marketing
"The best event I've ever attended
, and we go to motorcycle races." – Head of Sensing and R&D
"Future Festival is a concentrated dose of inspiration and insights. This event is a must-attend
!" – Associate Brand Manager
"No service out there captures Consumer Behavior as well as Trend Hunter" – Creative Development Manager, Ideation
"An incredible experience
that left me fueled and supported with new tools." – Creative and Business Development
"Future Festival created opportunities
for our team and expanded our people's thinking." – CEO
"Undoubtedly the most meaningful conference
I've ever attended." – VP of Sales
"Any senior executive would benefit hugely
from taking a couple of days and attending Future Festival." – Global VP of Innovation
For context, Trend Hunter is the #1 trend firm & this is our EPIC innovation conference
We accelerate innovation for 500 brands, billionaires, CEOs & NASA
#1 Most Popular Trend Site = 3 billion pageviews & BIG DATA from 150,000,000 people
#1 Largest Trendspotting Network by 15x - an army of 200,000 hunters
Founded by NY Times Bestseller Jeremy Gutsche, a top innovation keynote speaker
WHAT'S DIFFERENT?Unlike other conferences, the Festival is a highly-choreographed, takeaway-focused immersion
EXPERIENCE THE FUTURE vs. PASSIVELY LISTENING
30 CORE CONCEPTS vs. DISJOINTED MATERIAL
DOWNLOADABLE PRESENTATIONS vs. TAKE-YOUR-OWN NOTES
PERSONAL ASSESSMENTS vs. GENERIC CONTENT
ONE-ON-ONE ADVISOR TIME vs. LACK OF FOLLOW-UP
100% ENERGETIC & ACTIONABLE vs. RANDOM & OUTDATED
CULTURAL SAFARIS vs. VENDORS
WORKSHOPS WITH YOUR TEAM vs. LIMITED TAKEAWAYS
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World Summit (Toronto)
Conference (13 Cities)
7:30am - ARRIVALS & COLLISION You'll join the world's top innovators (no vendors) to experience the future before it happens
8:30am - KICKOFF KEYNOTE (or SECRET event for returning guests)Sharpen your innovation skills with one of the world's top innovation keynote speakers
Our CEO, Jeremy Gutsche, is a New York Times bestselling author who
has become an advisor to over 500 brands, billionaires, CEOs & NASA. As one of the world's top innovation keynote speakers,
he'll kick-off the event with an unparalleled level of energy.
Learn how to innovate through chaos, uncertainty and periods of rapid change.
By the end of this decade, only 40% of the Fortune 500 will still exist in a meaningful way. Jeremy dissects 'why' to give you a series of methods
you can use to make change happen, setting the innovation conference mindset.
In TWO keynotes, he will reveal learnings from his New York Times Bestseller, client best practices and NEXT book, summarized into repeatable tactics, frameworks & workshop questions that will make you a higher performance innovator.
Video Highlights = 7,000,000 VIEWS!
2pm - 5pm - SAFARISChoose from 30+ innovation experiences, each paired with trend research & networking
Agenda & Topics
PRE-WORK: Innovation Assessment
7:30 - Registration, Breakfast & Networking
8:30 - Innovation & Megatrend Framework - Jeremy Gutsche, Innovation Keynote Speaker
9:30 - Generational Trends - Boomers, Millennials, Xs, Zs
10:30 - Networking
11:00 - Future of Leisure
11:30 - Future of Retail
12:00 - Networking Lunch
1:00 - Future of Life
1:30 - Future of Work
2:00 - Business Model Innovation
2:30 - Innovators in Business
3:00 - Networking
3:30 - Future Tech
4:00 - The Super Future with Jeremy Gutsche
4:30 - Takeaway Workshop
5:30 - After-Party With Networking, Apps & An Open Bar
DAY AFTER - 1:1 Meetings
TAKEAWAYS - 2018 Trend Report, Frameworks, Homework & "What I Learned" PPT
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ALL DAY - FUTURE FESTIVAL BOOKFollow along with our 200-page Future Book, app & frameworks, designed to maximize takeaways
You'll love our 2018 Future Festival book because it includes all sorts of takeaways to maximize your experience and allow you to focus on your ideas, not taking notes:
Future Book Highlights
• Takeaways Notes, Frameworks and Key Insights from Each Speaker
• The Top 20 Trends in 2018
• The 2018 Megatrends Framework
• Workshop Exercises and Homework Questions
• Details for Trend Safaris & Future Party Technologies
• Our Curation of 100 Must-See Toronto Experiences
• Download details for the Future Festival App & Powerpoints
7:00pm+ - THE FUTURE PARTYDecompress over experimental drinks, robots, AR, VR, drones and nanotech at our Future Party
After a decade of operating our own private bar, we have perfected the art of throwing a party.
We can't reveal all of our tricks, but last year's party included the following:
• VR, AR, drones, holograph machines & mind-readers
• A Robot Petting Zoo
• The world's first IBM Watson connected toy
• Exploratory cocktails & and flavor experimentation
• Secret VIP room with the world champion Whiskey mixologist (Thanks Beam Suntory!)
• Big data visualization and Trend Hunter's inner workings
INNOVATION WORKSHOPSDevelop 5-10 disruptive ideas using the same workshops we've used to help NASA prototype the Journey to Mars (87% left with 10+ ideas)
Turn insights into action on this remarkable day. You'll learn:
• High Performance Innovation Methods for Your Brand
• How to Get Better & Faster
• How to Find Overlooked Ideas Using Patterns & Megatrends
Important: Here's why most people attend in teams of 6+:
• Focus All Exercises on YOUR Company at a Private Table
• Develop 5-10 Company Specific Innovation Ideas & 20+ Next Steps
• Get a Group Innovation Assessment to See Strengths, Gaps & Opportunities
Innovators Who Send Teams: Starbucks, Disney, Visa, Adidas, Domino's, Aflac, Staples, Netflix, Microsoft, Hasbro, Red Bull, Universal, Target, Pepsi, VW, Walmart, Bayer, Honda
2:00pm - 5:00pm - BONUS EXPERIENCES (OPTIONAL)Catch an early flight home OR join us for a couple more trend safaris of your choosing
"I invite you to come with your team. I wish I'd asked more people to join me. If you experience [Future Festival] as a group, you can create a culture around it and that culture can be contagious around the whole company." - CEO, Club Monaco
"Thoroughly engaging, thought provoking, game-changing!" – CEO, Strategic Objectives
"Definitely worth the 6,824 miles of travel." – Product Development Dir, Mamas and Papas
FREE: INNOVATION ASSESSMENT Supercharge your leadership development with 7-10 pages of personalized recommendations
Get a personalized innovation experience with 5-10 pages of custom insight about your innovation archetype, how you innovate, your strengths and your blindspots.
The innovation conference keynotes will dive deeper into what this means, but you'll leave the conference with personalized insight and if you bring a team
to the event, you can get an organizational assessment to compare your team's behaviours and compision to the world's top innovators.
The end result is to make this more than just a conference on innovation, but rather a training program with a remarkable level of personalization.
FREE 1:1 ADVISORY MEETINGS Explore your assessment or favorite topics in a one-on-one with our research advisors
Before and after the innovation conference, you'll meet with your brand's dedicated advisor or one of our innovation experts to
chat about your latest projects or tap our brains for other ways we can help you to inspire your next big idea.
If you send a team, you can also use this time to chat about your team's innovation assessment. (Note: one consultation per brand)
FREE: 1 YEAR OF LEARNING CONTENTReturn home with actionable takeaways and $4k in tools, research and presentation materials
OPTIONAL WEEKEND Optionally, stay to experience 100+ innovations & a 1,000,000 person all-night modern art party
TORONTO - Stay the weekend to enjoy Nuit Blanche, a 1,000,000 person all-night art festival where our epic metropolis is transformed by modern artists.
PLUS, our Trend Hunter team curates a list of 100+ unique self-guided experiences in categories like retail innovation, technology, sports, flavor and fashion.
This experience will reinforce the innovation conference concepts.
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