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Inc. Magazine Best Innovation Conference
Future Festival Innovation Conference


Learn Why Starbucks, Netflix, Samsung, NASA, Lego & Google rely on Future Festival...
97% rate it the "best innovation conference"

Innovation &
Trend Keynotes
1:1 Meetings &
After Party &
Pro Platform
+ Takeaways
Innovation Conference Host "Decode The Return! The Roaring 20s are coming back, which is exciting and scary at the same time. Recession, conflict, inflation, and new opportunity? You bet. After every crisis, consumers reprioritize what is actually important to them, and this grand reprioritization is going to be the greatest window of opportunity in your career. Learn next year's trends from the #1 trend firm and explore our four scenarios for the post-pandemic future. This event is specifically designed to be the world's best innovation conference — a place for the world's top innovators to prototype their future... and so far, it's working! 97% rate our World Summit the best innovation conference they've attended. " – Sarah St. Jules, SVP Strategy, Trend Hunter
Why Attend THIS Year
Why Attend THIS Year
Why You Should Bring Your Team
Sample Keynote: Create The Future (3,500,000 Views)
2023 Trend Report Sample (5 Minutes)


This is when consumer needs totally change.
Know how to spot trends. Learn to action ideas. Change the way you work. Thrive in the post-pandemic world.

97% of attendees rate it "the best innovation conference ever" .
20/20 of the “most admired brands” in the world rely on us to predict opportunity.
95% rated the “overall caliber” of attendees higher than other events.
INC calls it one of the best innovation conferences to inspire your team.

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 redbull

"Hands down, the best way to experience innovation and the future." Consumer Insight Specialist

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 starbucks

"Future Festival is a concentrated dose of inspiration and insights. This event is a must-attend!" Associate Brand Manager

future festival attendee disney

"No service out there captures Consumer Behavior as well as Trend Hunter" Creative Development Manager, Ideation

future festival attendee chicago

"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

What's different about our innovation conference?
For starters, pure ENERGY, optimism & excitement. But also:

Engaging Presentations
vs. Passively Listening
Post-Pandemic Opportunity
vs. Lessons Stuck in 2020
Fresh, 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
Trend Safaris
vs. Vendors

Uncover next year's trends from the #1 trend firm (and 257,612,841 people)

Trend Hunter Innovation Platform

Trends create empires, disrupt incumbents and reshape the world. You might not always have trends front-of-mind, but in periods of chaos, trends become a CEO-level problem and opportunity. We are here to help

Trend Hunter is the world's freshest, most data-driven consumer trend platform, with 3 billion views and insight derived from 257,612,841 visitors. We've created 11,588 custom trend reports for 1,136 firms, and we want to show you FRESH, data-driven insights about YOUR consumer.

Learn to make innovation & change actually happen

Ideas are critical, but half of the battle in 2023 will be about execution. This is what we do best.

Our CEO, Jeremy Gutsche, is a New York Times Bestselling author who specializes in innovation and change. Back in 2008, his first book, Exploiting Chaos, became an award-winner, leading to work with brands, billionaires and CEOs. Today, our firm takes that work to the next level, with battle-tested methods, workshops and tools to help IGNITE CHANGE.

As we near the end of the pandemic, there's never been a better time to sharpen your innovation and change skills.

Relied on by 1,136 brands, billionaires, CEOs & NASA
11,588 innovation projects completed
New York Times Bestselling, Award-Winning Books

The Roaring 20s are coming back. Chaos, recession, inflation, conflict, "The Grand Reprioritization" and YOUR biggest window of opportunity

The renaissance period emerged from the bubonic plague. The roaring 20s were a product of the Spanish Flu. Consistently, throughout history, periods of crisis lead to periods of chaos and opportunity because people start to reprioritize what is actually important to them. This leads to 13 tensions and what we call "The Grand Reprioritization"... Are you ready? You could turn 2023 into the greatest career opportunity of your lifetime.

Path Dependency
1. Path Dependency
Opportunity Crisis
2. Crisis
Opportunity Chaos
3. Chaos
The New Roaring 20s
Opportunity Recharting
4. Recharting
Your Future

Keynote Speakers & Futurists
Learn 100+ Data-Driven Insights & Innovation Frameworks

Jeremy Gutsche Innovation Speaker
Jeremy Gutsche
NYT Bestselling Author & CEO of Trend Hunter
Innovating in Chaos, Crisis and Recession
Armida Ascano Innovation Speaker
Armida Ascano
Chief Content Officer & Renowned Speaker
Generations: The Evolution of Millennials, Boomers, X’s & Z’s
Jaime Neely Innovation Speaker
Jaime Neely
Chief Culture Officer & Assessment Author
Work Culture: Experience, Excellence & Engagement
Courtney Scharf Innovation Speaker
Courtney Scharf
Chief Client Officer
Culture: Future of Leisure, Nightlife and Entertainment
Jonathon Brown Innovation Speaker
Jonathon Brown
Chief Growth Officer, Emcee & Client Interviewer
Tactics: Innovation Tactics, Frameworks, & Best Practices
Gil Haddi Innovation Speaker
Gil Haddi
SVP Client Success
Marketing: Hyperconnectivity, & Becoming Consumer
Ady Floyd Innovation Speaker
Ady Floyd
VP Client Success
Retail: Innovation, Omnichannel & Marketing
Sean Watson Innovation Speaker
Sean Watson
VP of Special Projects
Morning Show Host: The Roaring 20s & 2023

Previous Speakers & Surprise Guests

Stephanie Mehta Innovation Speaker
Stephanie Mehta
Nick Thompson Innovation Speaker
Nick Thompson
Malcolm Gladwell Innovation Speaker
Malcolm Gladwell
Deborah Amato Innovation Speaker
Deborah Amato
Deputy Chief Technologist
Tony Hunter Innovation Speaker
Tony Hunter
Jodi Goldstein Innovation Speaker
Jodi Goldstein
Executive Director, Innovation Lab
Bill Hayden Innovation Speaker
Bill Hayden
Chief Strategy Officer
Francis Pierrel Innovation Speaker
Francis Pierrel
Sarah Beachler Innovation Speaker
Sarah Beachler
Chief Strategy Officer
Betsy Armentrout Innovation Speaker
Betsy Armentrout
Strategy Director, Emerging Brands
2023 City Tour
World Summit (Toronto)

Collision at the Innovation Conference - You'll join the world's top innovators to experience the future before it happens

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Kick-off with Jeremy Gutsche, the world's #1 most-watched innovation keynote speaker

Innovation Keynote speaker Jeremy Gutsche

Get inspired about CHAOS & OPPORTUNITY with Jeremy Gutsche, one of the world’s top innovation keynote speakers & chaos experts, and the #1 most-watched innovation speaker on YouTube, with over 20,000,000 views. In this NEW keynote, he'll dive into the history of how post-crisis opportunity works.

Our CEO, Jeremy Gutsche, is a New York Times bestselling author who has become an advisor to over 800 brands, billionaires, CEOs & NASA, particularly focused on innovating through times of change. As one of the world's top innovation keynote speakers, he'll kick-off the innovation event with unparalleled energy. Then he'll return for a lunchtime keynote about How to Create The Future.

"Gutsche is one of the most sought-after keynote speakers on the planet, well-regarded as the top trend-spotter in the world... the most energizing, inspiring & applicable... & I’ve heard Bill Clinton... Bill Gates... & Tony Robbins." - The Sun Newspaper

Explore the 18 most-important megatrends shaping the world with top speaker Armida Ascano

Megatrends Top Trends Keynote Speaker

Our Chief Content Officer, one of the world's most popular speakers on trends, Armida Ascano, will help you uncover the forces impacting your business in a post-COVID world.

Leveraging our big data from 225,000,000 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 Megatrends shaping our future.

Using this framework, you’ll learn how to apply these Megatrends and patterns to any industry, and then more specifically how the resulting Megatrends 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.

Learn how to make innovation and change actually happen

Innovation Keynote speaker Book

Get inspired about CHAOS & OPPORTUNITY with Jeremy Gutsche, one of the world’s top innovation keynote speakers & chaos experts, in a NEW keynote, diving into the history of how post-crisis opportunity works.

What great opportunity is within your grasp? Our latest book, Jeremy Gutsche's award-winning Create The future, is all about how to make innovation and change happen, particularly during times of chaos. The book, which is our textbook on innovation, features tactics for disruptive thinking, innovation and change.

We've reached a point in time when everyone wants innovation, but most people don't know how to make it happen. In our era of rapid change, disruption, and possibility, there are so many great opportunities within your grasp. However, smart, successful people consistently miss out. We have 7 traps that keep us stuck to the path we are already on.

Futurist Keynotes - Learn next year's trends before they happen

Jeremy’s Top 10 Innovation Lessons of All Time
Jeremy’s Top 10 Innovation Lessons of All Time

A reflection of useful tools learned over the course of 20 years of studying innovation throughout times of chaos. This collection of stories are Jeremy’s best examples of innovation during his 15 years of keynote speaking - and will equip you to properly pivot during times of uncertainty and change.

<div class='vir__liT2'>Micro-Generations, Post-Pandemic</div> The New Formative Years
Micro-Generations, Post-Pandemic
The New Formative Years

Generational behavior is based in how people within a certain age group internalized shared experiences. The pandemic introduces a new shared experience across the board. This will change generational identities forever, which we approach through a microsegmented lens to get to the nuances of what it means to exist in a post-pandemic world.

<div class='vir__liT2'>Work Culture</div> Work Scenarios of a Post-Pandemic World
Work Culture
Work Scenarios of a Post-Pandemic World

Never before has the workplace experienced such a disruptive transformation. While some employers have called employees back full-time, others have adapted a remote-first model, but the majority have chosen the hybrid path. How can employers realign their cultures to meet the new priorities and diverse expectations of employees, all while navigating history’s most costly employee exodus?

<div class='vir__liT2'>4 Elements of an Innovator</div> How to Innovate like a Rap Star
4 Elements of an Innovator
How to Innovate like a Rap Star

Learn how the “elements of an innovator” can be found by studying the “4 elements of hip hop” (DJ, MC, Breakdancing and Graffiti). Using hip hop as a lens to find innovation lessons, this keynote collides worlds to find common ground and new insight. With a fresh take on Trend Hunter’s Create the Future framework, the session delivers tactical takeaways for tomorrow’s innovators.

<div class='vir__liT2'>Retail</div> The Hybridization of Shopping
The Hybridization of Shopping

The retail space has had to change often and fast over the past few years. Today, the focus in this industry is finding a compromise between offering enhanced in-person experiences, while still providing the convenience of eCommerce. This keynote explores how to strike that balance by combining ideas to find something new.

<div class='vir__liT2'>Experience</div> The Future Scenarios of Entertainment and Leisure
The Future Scenarios of Entertainment and Leisure

Tourism, nightlife, media consumption; all of these aspects of entertainment were deeply impacted by the pandemic. As experiences reopen, we will see a new approach to what consumers consider “fun” rooted in a desire for connection, reward, and a need for simplicity.

<div class='vir__liT2'>Marketing</div> 4 Alternate Realities of The Consumer Future
4 Alternate Realities of The Consumer Future

Authenticity is a major theme in marketing as consumer’s standards for what is considered genuine are higher than ever. This is also a very exciting time for platforms and technology related to the marketing world. How do you market to a consumer whose world, and subsequently identity, has shifted? How do the domains of social, digital and physical work together to meet the new expectations from consumers?

<div class='vir__liT2'>Food & Beverage</div> The Prosumerism of Preference
Food & Beverage
The Prosumerism of Preference

Covid-induced lockdowns gave way to the rise of experimentation in the kitchen. However post-pandemic, consumers are set to enthusiastically return to the world of dining. These opposing forces give new meaning to what we eat and drink. How can brands in CPG, dining, flavor and more navigate these changes?

<div class='vir__liT2'>Future Tech</div> AI, Automation, Metaverse and The Super Future
Future Tech
AI, Automation, Metaverse and The Super Future

Technology has advanced in an accelerated pace this past few years. Over the pandemic, AI, metaverse and NFTs all became technologies your everyday consumer not only knew of, but were possibly using on a regular basis. Outside of consumer use, how will these technologies impact the world we live in?

<div class='vir__liT2'>The Innovation Strategy Awards</div> Our Industry’s Best Tactics and Ideas
The Innovation Strategy Awards
Our Industry’s Best Tactics and Ideas

Hear how the best-in-class innovators across industries exercise and grow their creativity in their roles. Aside from highlighting tangible tactics of innovation, this session serves as an award ceremony acknowledging those who broke the mold in the world of innovation.

Focus on your ideas, not note-taking, with a 100+ page workbook + learning materials

innovation conference curriculum insights

Maximize your Virtual Summit Experience with the Future Book and Trend Report.

• Takeaways Notes and Frameworks
• Key Insights from Each Speaker
• The Must-Know Top 20 Trends in 2023
• The 2023 Megatrends Framework
• Workshop Exercises and Homework Questions
• Details for Trend Safaris

Your Personalized Experience

Maximize your potential with personalized learning, custom research and special access to the world's #1 trend platform (now with eLearning!)

Continue your learning with our PRO tools, insights, reports & eLearning

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3 months of essential learning content

Learn to filter out the noise and identify relevant opportunities even in times of widespread change and disruption.

2023 Trend Report Library
2023 Trend Report Library
PRO Dashboard Subscription
PRO Dashboard Subscription
Trend Hunter eLearning Subscription
Trend Hunter eLearning Subscription
100+ Page Presentation Deck
100+ Page Presentation Deck

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.

Dive into your innovation assessment or a topic of your choosing with a Trend Hunter Advisor

Trend Reports Custom Research and Consumer Insights

Before and after the conference, PRO and VIP ticket holders will have the opportunity to meet with one of our innovation experts one-on-one. They can walk you through your individual or team innovation assessment, help you problem-solve using Trend Hunter frameworks, or steer you towards inspiration for your next big project.

PRO Tip: Half of Attendees Bring Their Team

Many of the activities are designed for teams, leading you to specific outputs for your own brand. Don't worry, you will still get a chance to network with other people... but for the workshop, it's better to have a team. These clients send groups of 6 or more: Starbucks, Disney, Visa, The US Air Force, Adidas, Domino's, Aflac, Staples, Netflix, Microsoft, Red Bull, Universal, Target, Pepsi, VW, Walmart, Bayer, Honda

VIP Option - Get a category trend report on your favorite topic (worth $2,000)

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Our business model is curating custom trend reports for 700 of the world's leading brands. During COVID alone, we completed more than 2,000 custom reports for aggressive brands looking to win in 2023 and beyond. Sample our work and increase your ability to win with fresh, data driven insight.

“The custom reports really speak out to us. There is a lot of information out there, but filtering is really difficult. What makes the difference is having somebody who begins to understand what we are doing, who can really help with that curation... a great resource." - Creative Director, Adidas

"No service out there captures Consumer Behavior as well as Trend Hunter" – Creative Development Manager, Ideation, Disney

Rockstar / SVIP Option - Win in 2023 and bring innovation TO LIFE with a follow-up private workshop

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Are you gearing up to get your team back in-office, and ready to IGNITE the energy? The roaring 20s are back and it is time to supercharge your team with energy and ideas for 2023

Our team is INCREDIBLY useful for your goals because we bring innovation to life, focusing on three core goals:
1. Exciting, Data-Driven Content
2. Actionable Takeaways
3. Contagious Enthusiasm

  • 8:30 AM
    Jeremy’s Top 10 Innovation Lessons of All Time
  • 10:00 AM
    Experience - The Future Scenarios of Entertainment and Leisure
  • 10:30 AM
  • 11:00 AM
    Four Post Pandemic Scenarios
  • 11:30 AM
    Micro-Generations, Post-Pandemic - The New Formative Years
  • 12:30 PM
  • 1:30 PM
    Work Scenarios of a Post-Pandemic World
  • 2:15 PM
    Marketing - 4 Alternate Realities of The Consumer Future
  • 2:45 PM
    Retail - The Hybridization of Shopping
  • 3:15 PM
  • 3:30 PM
    Food & Beverage - The Prosumerism of Preference
  • 4:00 PM
    Future Tech - AI, Automation, Metaverse and The Super Future

Schedule may be subject to change without notice until a week prior to the event.

Future Festival Westin Hotel

Conference Location & Hotel
The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
1 Harbour Square, Toronto, ON M5J 1A6

Day 2 Cocktail Reception
Mademoiselle Raw Bar + Grill
563 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M1

STEP 1 - Choose Your Event


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Who attends Future Festival?

Future Festival was designed for industry leaders who are ready to break through chaos, to own 2022. Content is aimed at Managers, Directors, VPs, and C-Level execs from all industries.

What are the dates and locations?

Future Festival World Summit is located in Toronto, Canada. All dates and other event locations for our in person events are listed on

Why should I bring my team?

Because innovative thinking is better shared. At Future Festival, you will be excited by trends and undiscovered opportunities. These are best shared with your group.

Right now you can get great deals on tickets. Quantities are limited. Buy now!

Who is speaking at Future Festival?
Can I Transfer my Ticket to Another Person?

Yes, tickets can be transferred to a colleague. Message a week before to make the change.