"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"
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 Innovation Conference
Innovation Keynote Speaker Jeremy Gutsche
Our Megatrend Innovation 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 BEST innovation conference
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
WHAT'S DIFFERENT?Unlike other innovation conferences, the Festival is a highly choreographed immersion
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100+ DATA-DRIVEN INSIGHTS vs. OUTDATED MATERIAL
ENERGETIC & ACTIONABLE vs. RANDOM & OUTDATED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
Innovation Conference Brochure
CEO & Keynote Speaker
NY Times Bestseller Innovation & Megatrends
Chief Insights Officer
Generations: The Evolution of Millennials, Boomers, Xs & Zs
Chief Culture Officer
Work: Experience, Excellence & Engagement
SVP of Research Services
Play: Future of Leisure, Nightlife and Entertainment
Life: Lifestyle Trends, Wellness & The Future Family
Chief Growth Officer
Tactics: Innovation Tactics, Frameworks & Best Practices
VP of Client Success
Marketing: Hyperconnectivity & Becoming Consumer-Centric
Senior Research Manager
Shop: Retail Innovation, Omnichannel & Marketing
Head of Global Consumer Insights (Home Hardware, Retail, & Gaming)
Trends, Visual and Social Content Studio Creative Director
VP of Business Strategy and Integration
Director - Marketing Strategy
Head of Advanced R&D and Product Innovation
CSO and SVP Global Brand Management
UX Director, Reward Style (Formerly Spotify, Capital One, Intuit and Travelocity)
Vice President of Marketing
Senior Research Manager
Senior Research Manager
President & CEO
Editor in Chief
7:30am - COLLISION AT THE INNOVATION CONFERENCE 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)Kick off with Jeremy Gutsche, 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 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.
Jeremy's Innovation Keynote Speaker Website
2pm - 5pm - SAFARISChoose from 30+ trend safaris, taking the experience from innovation conference to futuristic immersion
5:00pm+ - THE FUTURE PARTY
Network over experiential cocktails, robotics, AR, VR, drones, holograph machines, AI and nanotech at our Future Party
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
• 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
ALL DAY - INNOVATION CONFERENCE CONTENTLearn how to leverage the 18 most important megatrends shaping our world
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.
ALL DAY - FUTURE FESTIVAL BOOKLearn All Categories of The Future While Following along with our 200-page Future Book
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 2020
• The 2020 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
INNOVATION WORKSHOPSTrend Hunter's tried-and-tested workshops are designed to get you thinking like an innovator.
Select from one of four options and develop 5-10 disruptive ideas while mastering our reusable frameworks.
How to Disrupt
Our original Future Festival workshop, based on the same methodology we've used to help NASA prototype the Journey to Mars. Last year, 87% of participants left with 10+ actionable new ideas.
How to Prototype
This is the workshop for anyone wondering: "what now?" We'll outline the key steps to turning trends and ideas into action.
How to Persuade
Great ideas are only the first step; the second is winning buy-in from your team. In this workshop, we highlight replicable tactics to help you perfect your pitch and negotiate a win.
How to Build a Culture of Innovation
Our highly requested Assessment Workshop has helped everyone from Wal-Mart to Universal Studios bolster their corporate culture and maximize their team's strengths.
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
OPTIONAL WEEKENDOptionally, 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.
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 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.
PRO + VIP EXCLUSIVE: 1:1 MEETINGS Dive into your innovation assessment or a topic of your choosing with a Trend Hunter Advisor
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.
FREE: 1 YEAR OF LEARNING CONTENTReturn home with actionable takeaways and $4k in tools, research and presentation materials