On September 27-29, join the world's top innovators at our signature 3 day trend conference.
97% rate Future Festival as the best innovation conference
Our Toronto innovation conference is our marquee Future Festival event, designed to be the "World's Best Innovation Conference". Over 700 attendees come together to prototype their future. While most attendees come from all over the globe, Toronto, Canada is our HQ city with trend safaris, workshops and thought leaders. If you are free to choose, we highly recommend the Canadian conference versus any other city event because it is the complete 3 experience."
– Jeremy Gutsche, CEO & NY Times Bestselling Author
Unlike other conferences, the Festival is a highly-choreographed, takeaway-focused immersion
EXPERIENCE THE FUTUREvs. PASSIVELY LISTENING 30 CORE CONCEPTSvs. DISJOINTED MATERIAL DOWNLOADABLE PRESENTATIONSvs. TAKE-YOUR-OWN NOTES PERSONAL ASSESSMENTSvs. GENERIC CONTENT ONE-ON-ONE ADVISOR TIMEvs. LACK OF FOLLOW-UP 100% ENERGETIC & ACTIONABLEvs. RANDOM & OUTDATED CULTURAL SAFARISvs. VENDORS WORKSHOPS WITH YOUR TEAMvs. LIMITED TAKEAWAYS
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Our Toronto Innovation Conference
Future Festival will begin with immersive trend conference safaris in the afternoon and end off with a Future Party complete with some of the hottest new tech releases to demo. Your second day at the Canadian innovation conference will be content-focused, diving into Trend Hunter’s 6 Patterns of Opportunity and exploring some of the key drivers of new trends emerging for 2018 and beyond. The last day of our Toronto innovation conference will be focused on driving action from insight in application workshops to help you prototype 5-10 key ideas to bring back with your team. In the afternoon, more safaris will help to immerse you in some of the trends we explored, giving you a hands-on opportunity to learn, examine and be curious.
After-After Party: Cocktails & Robots at Trend Hunter HQ
Sep 30 - Oct 1
100+ Innovative Locations Curated by Trend Hunter, including: The (Unofficial) Harry Potter Bar, Paint Lounge (with Wine), Ripley's Acquarium, Foodie Tours, and More.
Sunset to Sunrise
Nuit Blanche, a 1,000,000+ Person All-Night Art Festival With Building-Sized Art, Technology and Entertainment
Innovation Conference Venues & Hotel
(Save money with the strong $USD)
You can't plan to throw the best innovation conference without awe-inspiring NEW venues, the Toronto International Film Festival movie theater and a few epic surprises. And if you're American, rejoice because the climbing US dollar means a huge bargain.
• After Parties: Trend Hunter's Private Bar
• Sep 27: Safaris & Future Party - An Epic Secret Location
• Sep 28: Keynotes - Toronto International Film Festival Lightbox Theater
• Sep 29: Workshops - Hyatt Hotel Ballrooms with Trend Hunter After-Party
• Sep 30/31: Your Vacation - Nuit Blanche 1,000,000 person all-night art party + dozens of special recommended locations that exemplify innovation
The Hotel: The modern Hyatt Hotel on King Street, adjacent to the TIFF Lightbox, restaurant row & the entertainment district. BOOK ASAP HERE
Why stay the weekend in Toronto? We'll suggest 100+ experiences PLUS there's a 1,000,000 person all-night building-sized art festival
KEYNOTE LOCATIONS The TIFF Bell Lightbox is an iconic theatre at the heart of downtown Toronto, and is home to the world-renowned Toronto International Film Festival. This is where our Toronto innovation event will be holding its presentations and revealing top trends of 2018 and beyond.
STARTING LOCATION & HOTEL Our Future Party will take place at the modern Hyatt Regency hotel next door to the TIFF Lightbox Theatre, so get ready to play with the latest gadgets, toys and experience the future of flavor!
Looking to explore Toronto trends & innovations?
If you’re not from Toronto and are visiting for our Toronto innovation conference, you’re in for a real treat. There are dozens of hot spots that each of our staff can recommend, or you can just check out our Future Festival booklet upon arrival to get over 100 recommendations of the best things to see, taste, touch and experience. A few highlights include Blue Banana in Kensington Market, which features a variety of local artist shops as well as Bellwoods Brewery in the trendy Ossington area.
If you stay the weekend there is a 1,000,000 person all-night building-sized art festival that takes over the streets.
Buy Team TicketsVIP Team Ticket Early-Bird - Buy 5 Get 1 Free $2,799 US $1,666 / ticket ($9,990 total = save 40%)
88% recommend attending with a team of 6+ people. Here's why:
• TEAM WORKSHOPS - Work on 5-10 disruptive ideas for your brand
• VIP LUNCH - Send 1 VIP to a special innovation conference lunch
• RISK FREE - If you become an Accelerator, deduct this fee
NOTES: Brands only and no vendors. All innovation conference ticket sales are final. Fee includes: breakfast, lunch, snacks, drinks, hors d'oeuvres, the trend book, trend reports and admission fees to the trend conference safaris noon till the end of the workday on Friday. Early Bird expires August 15.
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