"THE BEST INNOVATION CONFERENCE"

Join Starbucks, Netflix, Samsung, Red Bull, Lego & Google to experience the future.
97% of people rate it "the best innovation conference ever"
Innovation Keynote Speaker Jeremy Gutsche 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
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future festival attendee universal "The best, most engaging and most relevant business event I have ever attended." – Chief Strategy Officer & SVP of Marketing
future festival attendee honda "The best event I've ever attended, and we go to motorcycle races." – Head of Sensing and R&D
future festival attendee recommendation "Future Festival is a concentrated dose of inspiration and insights. This event is a must-attend!" – Associate Brand Manager
innovation conference attendee "No service out there captures Consumer Behavior as well as Trend Hunter" – Creative Development Manager, Ideation
future festival attendee paramount "An incredible experience that left me fueled and supported with new tools." – Creative and Business Development
future festival attendee chicago tribune "Future Festival created opportunities for our team and expanded our people's thinking." – CEO
future festival attendee aflac "Undoubtedly the most meaningful conference I've ever attended." – VP of Sales
future festival attendee budweiser "Any senior executive would benefit hugely from taking a couple of days and attending Future Festival." – Global VP of Innovation
Why Attend?

97% rate it higher than any other innovation conference

95% rated the "overall caliber" of attendees higher than other events

85% rate it the best business event they've ever attended

INC calls it one of the best innovation conferences to inspire your team


... and the last 3 World Summits were 100% sold out. Here's why:

For context, Trend Hunter is the #1 trend firm & this is our BEST innovation conference

Best Trend Research Company
We accelerate innovation for 750 brands, billionaires, CEOs & NASA
#1 Most Popular Trend Site = 3 billion pageviews & BIG DATA from 150,000,000 people
We've hosted 26+ epic innovation conferences + spoken at over 700 innovation events
Founded by NY Times Bestseller Jeremy Gutsche, a top innovation keynote speaker

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WHAT'S DIFFERENT?
Unlike other innovation conferences, the Festival is a highly choreographed immersion

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EXPERIENCE THE FUTURE vs. PASSIVELY LISTENING
100+ DATA-DRIVEN INSIGHTS vs. OUTDATED MATERIAL
ENERGETIC & ACTIONABLE vs. RANDOM & OUTDATED
WORKSHOPS WITH YOUR TEAM vs. LIMITED TAKEAWAYS
DOWNLOADABLE PRESENTATIONS vs. TAKE-YOUR-OWN NOTES
INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENTS vs. GENERIC CONTENT
ONE-ON-ONE ADVISOR TIME vs. LACK OF FOLLOW-UP
CULTURAL SAFARIS vs. VENDORS

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Learn 100+ data-driven insights & innovation frameworks
Jeremy Gutsche Future Festival Speaker
Jeremy Gutsche
CEO & Keynote Speaker
NY Times Bestseller Innovation & Megatrends
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Armida Ascano Future Festival Speaker
Armida Ascano
Chief Insights Officer
Generations: The Evolution of Millennials, Boomers, Xs & Zs
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Jaime Neely Future Festival Speaker
Jaime Neely
Chief Culture Officer
Work: Experience, Excellence & Engagement
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Courtney Scharf Future Festival Speaker
Courtney Scharf
SVP of Research Services
Play: Future of Leisure, Nightlife and Entertainment
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Shelby Walsh Future Festival Speaker
Shelby Walsh
President
Life: Lifestyle Trends, Wellness & The Future Family
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Jonathon Brown Future Festival Speaker
Jonathon Brown
Chief Growth Officer
Tactics: Innovation Tactics, Frameworks & Best Practices
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Gil Haddi Future Festival Speaker
Gil Haddi
VP of Client Success
Marketing: Hyperconnectivity & Becoming Consumer-Centric
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Ady Floyd Future Festival Speaker
Ady Floyd
Senior Research Manager
Shop: Retail Innovation, Omnichannel & Marketing
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Future Book Future Festival Speaker
Future Book
150 Pages of Insights, Notes & Next Steps
Previous Surprise Guests: Malcolm Gladwell, CEO of Tribune, Deputy CTO of NASA Goddard, CEO of Club Monaco, CSO of Universal Parks ++
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DAY 1 of 3: EXPERIENCE THE FUTURE

7:30am - COLLISION AT THE INNOVATION CONFERENCE
You'll join the world's top innovators (no vendors) to experience the future before it happens

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8:30am - KICKOFF KEYNOTE (or SECRET event for returning guests)
Kick off with Jeremy Gutsche, one of the world's top innovation keynote speakers

Innovation Keynote speaker Jeremy Gutsche

Our CEO, Jeremy Gutsche, is a New York Times bestselling author who has become an advisor to over 600 brands, billionaires, CEOs & NASA. As one of the world's top innovation keynote speakers, he'll kick-off the innovation event with unparalleled 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 NEXT book and The Super Future. Repeatable innovation tactics, frameworks & workshop frameworks that will make you a higher performance innovator.

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2pm - 5pm - SAFARIS
Choose from 30+ trend safaris, taking the experience from innovation conference to futuristic immersion

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5:00pm+ - THE FUTURE PARTY
Network over experiential cocktails, robotics, AR, VR, drones, holograph machines, AI and nanotech at our Future Party

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The first night of our innovation experience kickstarts creative thinking by immersing attendees into the World’s Most Innovative Technologies. The Future Party represents the diverse industries that attend Future Festival which includes technology and immersive experiences that are relevant to all attendees. Experience the future by getting hands-on with state-of-the-art experiences, such as:

• VR, AR, Mixed Reality and Holographic Activations
• Artificial Intelligence and Chatbots that connect you to your consumer
• Exploratory cocktails, Flavor Experimentation and Culinary Innovation
• Immersive 360 Virtual Reality Domes powered by brands such as NASA Goddard
• Drones, Robotics, Wearable Tech and Humanoid Connectivity
• Retail Innovation and Marketing Applications
• Lifestyle and Connected Home Technology
• Brand-Inspired Speakeasies with Experiential New World Cocktails
• Big Data Visualization and Trend Hunter's Methodologies

DAY 2: THE INNOVATION CONTENT IMMERSION

ALL DAY - INNOVATION CONFERENCE CONTENT
Learn how to leverage the 18 most important megatrends shaping our world

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Leveraging our big data from 150,000,000 people, we've built the most researched, most data-driven system for identifying opportunities. This unparalleled research led us to 6 patterns of opportunity and the 18 most important mega trends shaping our future.

In a series of our best innovation keynotes, our team will explore the future trends in Retail, Life, Work, Leisure and Marketing using this framework You'll learn how to apply these megatrends and patterns to any industry, and then more specifically how the resulting mega trends conference content can be leveraged when you return home. For continuity, the rest of the innovation conference builds upon these frameworks, deep diving into the top megatrends throughout the rest of the day.

2019 Agenda & Topics


Networking Breakfast 7:30am
Meet and mingle with other attendees over a continental breakfast and a hot cup of joe.
How to Win the Future 8:30am
What great ideas are so close within your grasp? Most people don’t realize it, but you are much closer to new opportunity — and disruption — than you might think. As Bill Gates describes, business is going to change more in the next ten years than it has in the last fifty. In this highly rated keynote, you will learn how to stay ahead.
Networking Break 9:50am
Future of Generations: The Evolution of Millennials, Boomers, Xs & Zs 10:10am
Stop using labels like ‘Millennials.” Gain insight while uncovering new ways to think about modern consumers, what motivates them, and how to more accurately target them. Deep-dive Trend Hunter's Micro-Generations to unveil a more sophisticated approach to consumer behavior and segmentation.
Future of Play: Play, Nightlife and Entertainment 11:05am
Consumers of all sorts are prioritizing unique, worthwhile experiences over products. Dive into the evolution of entertainment expectations across travel, nightlife, leisure and all things fun and how that will impact and influence a variety of industries.
Future of Marketing: Hyperconnectivity & Becoming Consumer-Centric 11:30pm
Modern technology has shifted how consumers engage with brands, and it’s no longer enough for ads to be entertaining and memorable. Uncover tactics for leveraging the future of marketing tech, authenticity and brand love to create impactful marketing strategies.
Networking Lunch 12:00pm
Future of Life: Lifestyle Trends, Wellness & The Future Family 1:00pm
Learn about the key drivers of consumer behaviour and how that is impacting wellness, travel and technology in the era of the personal brand. We’ll dive into what is motivating purchasing decisions, loyalty and how to create a meaningful connection to consumers.
Future of Shop: Retail Innovation, Omnichannel & Marketing 2:00pm
In order to understand the future of retail, forget what you think you know about siloed, multi-channel approaches, and accept that omnichannel – the creation of seamlessly interchangeable platforms across all entities – is the foundation for successful retailers.
Future of Work: Experience, Excellence & Engagement 2:30pm
Explore the ever-evolving dynamics of today’s workforce and learn why your organization’s success depends on understanding and applying the 4 ‘E’s of modern work culture. Be prepared to learn statistics and implications gleaned from the Trend Hunter Innovation Assessment, revealing what’s holding you back from building your best team yet.
Networking Break 3:00pm
Future of Innovation Tactics, Frameworks & Best Practices 3:30pm
Leaders today are under increased pressure to find winning innovation strategies, but there are few avenues to learn how others do it. Gathered from personal interviews with today's business leaders, this session focuses on reporting actual innovation techniques used in business today.
The Super Future: AI, Robots, Globalization and the Mechanized Future 4:00pm
Jeremy Gutsche closes the conference by painting a picture of what the world could become in the more distant future. Extrapolating upon the insights that Trend Hunter projects will shape the foreseeable future, Jeremy touches on everything from technology to culture; focusing on opportunities that can be leveraged for the better of society, our pursuits and the planet.
Networking After-Party with Cocktails & Appetizers 4:30pm

ALL DAY - FUTURE FESTIVAL BOOK
Learn All Categories of The Future While Following along with our 200-page Future Book

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You'll love our 2019 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 Must-Know Top 20 Trends in 2019
• The 2019 Megatrends Framework
• Workshop Exercises and Homework Questions
• Details for Trend Safaris & Future Party Technologies
• Our Curation of 100 Must-See Experiences
• Download details for the Future Festival App & Powerpoints

DAY 3/3: INNOVATION WORKSHOPS

INNOVATION WORKSHOPS
Develop 5-10 disruptive ideas using the same workshops we've used to help NASA prototype the Journey to Mars (87% left with 10+ ideas)

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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

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"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

YOUR PERSONALIZED EXPERIENCE

FREE: INNOVATION ASSESSMENT
Supercharge your leadership development with 7-10 pages of personalized recommendations

Innovation Assessment
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 composition 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

Trend Reports Custom Research and Consumer Insights
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 CONTENT
Return home with actionable takeaways and $4k in tools, research and presentation materials

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