Day 1 of 3:
Megatrends, Chaos & The AI Revolution
What does the AI-enabled revolution look like? Let’s chart it out, discover new opportunities and innovate forward.
Immerse yourself in the future. Learn to action ideas. Change the way you work. Thrive in an AI-enabled 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.
"The best, most engaging and most relevant business event I have ever attended." Chief Strategy Officer & SVP of Marketing
"Hands down, the best way to experience innovation and the future." Consumer Insight Specialist
"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
"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
Trends create empires, disrupt the slow-movers and reshape the world. In periods of chaos and AI-driven change, trends become a CEO-level problem and opportunity. Now AI is the main trend to understand, and after years of using and advising brands on AI, we're here to help.
2005 - Trend Hunter was born as a tech platform
2008 - TH Dashboard, now our AI Platform, is launched
2012 - Full pivot to tech-enabled custom research
2013 - Jeremy Gutsche helps launch IBM Watson AI
2014 - AI and Watson profiled in Our NYT Bestseller, Better & Faster
2014 - First AI keynotes and AI workshops
2017 - TrendHunter.AI launches, making our AI mission more-public
2019 - AI & tech clients now include Google, NASA, IBM, Samsung & Microsoft
2020 - AI Framework published in Create The Future
2023 - The first AI-themed Future Festival
Trend Hunter is the world's freshest, most data-driven consumer trend platform, with 3 billion views and insight derived from 262,316,376 visitors and AI. We've created 11,950 custom trend reports for 1,166 firms, and we want to show you FRESH, data-driven insights about YOUR consumer.
Ideas are critical, but half of the battle in an AI-infused world is about making your ideas happen first. After 10 years of being an AI-driven company, 10,000 custom reports based on our AI engine, advising the world's leading tech companies on AI, and keynoting about AI, we are ready to help.
Our CEO, Jeremy Gutsche, is a New York Times Bestselling author who specializes in innovation, change and AI, with an 18 year personally advising over 750 brands. Today, our firm takes that work to the next level, with a team of futurists, researchers and battle-tested methods to help IGNITE CHANGE.
There's never been a better time to sharpen your innovation and change skills.
After every major crisis and pandemic, we enter a long period of chaos: people make up for lost time, reprioritize what's important and companies enter new markets. Now layer on the exponential change of AI. Most people are unprepared and many will be disrupted. What about you and your brand? Are you ready? You could turn 2023/24 into the greatest career opportunity of your lifetime.
Get inspired about CHAOS, OPPORTUNITY & AI 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. His books and keyntoes have specialized in AI for almost a decade, and in his NEW keynote, he'll explore the history of innovation and how the tragectory of YOUR innovation will evolve with AI.
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 with AI.
"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
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.
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 how innovation and chagne work, including a special section on how 6-factors related to how AI will shape the world.
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 in an AI-driven world.
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.
A reflection on history and projection of the future regarding how innovaiton and change will evovled. This collection of stories build upon Jeremy’s best ideas from 15 years of keynote speaking and 10 years of using AI to evolve Trend Hunter. Learn how to maximize your potential during these times of uncertainty, change and AI.
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 an AI-enabled 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?
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.
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.
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.
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 and now AI is accelerating key trends we were watching. How can brands in CPG, dining, flavor and more navigate these changes?
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?
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.
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Maximize your potential with personalized learning, custom research and special access to the world's #1 trend platform (now with eLearning!)
3 months of essential learning content
Learn to filter out the noise and identify relevant opportunities even in times of widespread change and disruption.
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.
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.
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
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.
Monday, September 25th - Friday, September 29th
Become a futurist, taking your skills to the next level with our immersive FuturistU program. You’ll still get to be part of the World Summit epic trend day, tech party and networking events, but you’ll be learning in a smaller group in a focused 5-Day program that walks you through our full innovation strategy curriculum with a private stream of workshops and coaching from Jeremy Gutsche and our Futurist Team.
WANT HIGHER ROI FOR YOUR BRAND? BRING 6 PEOPLE - If you really want to convince your boss, push for 6 people and you will get a private table so that you can apply the learnings to actual solutions, tactics, next-steps and pitches for your company, instead of an assigned case study.
YOUR CURRICULUM & OUTCOMES - This program works through the full cycle of innovation, working through dozens of our best innovation workshops, best practices and tactics. You’ll learn while applying each tactic to your capstone project. Half of each day is content and half is an applied set of structured workshops, leading to your new business case and perfect pitch.
Schedule may be subject to change without notice until a week prior to the event.
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.
Future Festival World Summit is located in Toronto, Canada. All dates and other event locations for our in person events are listed on FutureFestival.com
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.
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