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FUTURE FESTIVAL CHICAGO
Our Top Chicago
Innovation Conference

On November 2nd 2021 and March 22nd 2022, join Chicago's top innovators to experience next year's trends before they happen. 85% rate Future Festival as the "best business event they've ever attended."
100-150 Top-Tier
Innovators
Innovation &
Trend Keynotes
1:1 Meetings &
Assessments
After Party &
Networking
Pro Platform
+ Takeaways
5-10
DISRUPTIVE IDEAS
NOV
2, 2021
+
MAR
22, 2022
Innovation Keynote Seaker Jeremy Gutsche "Our Chicago Innovation Conference is a 1 Day Accelerated Program that brings Chicago innovators the best of our epic Future Festival - Trend Hunter's multi-day trends, insight and innovation mega-event. This is our fourth year bringing the accelerated trends & innovation conference to Chicago, so it's a great opportunity to experience next year's trends from the #1 trend firm while prototyping your future."

– Jeremy Gutsche, CEO & NY Times Bestselling Author

What's different?
Our 1-day innovation conferences are immersive, takeaway-focused training events

Safe Smaller Gathering
vs. Large Crowds
Cost-Effective 1-Day
vs. Days Away from Work
100+ Data-Driven Insights
vs. Outdated Material
Downloadable Presentations
vs. Take-Your-Own Notes
Individual Assessments
vs. Generic Content
One-on-One Advisor Time
vs. Lack of Follow-Up
Energetic & Actionable
vs. Random & Outdated

Our Chicago Innovation Conference

Our Chicago Innovation Conference offers key insight into the forefront of the future. Hear from our roster of innovation speakers as they speak to shifts in consumer preferences and present key innovation tactics to help you stay ahead of the competition. Learn how industry shifts have changed culture, how a preference for authenticity has inspired new approaches to innovation, and see how industry trends can be broken down with Trend Hunter’s 18 Megatrends to shed insight into evolving consumer needs. Plus, much more!

This 1 Day event will feature keynotes where Trend Hunter Futurists will present real-world examples of how to reemerge to innovate from chaos with sessions that will provide actionable takeaways to accelerate the pursuit of your next big idea. Our Future Festival experience will help to spark inspiration, allowing you to network with fellow industry leaders as you explore globally-shifting ideas and experiences firsthand. Plus, all conference attendees will walk away with $4000 in takeaways, making it easier than ever to share your Innovation Conference experience with your colleagues following the event.

We are making up for lost time by hosting Future Festival on two different dates in Chicago! Join us on November 2nd, 2021 OR March 22nd, 2022.

Create The Future + The Innovation Handbook: Tactics for Disruptive Thinking

Create the Future Innovation Guide

Learn to navigate chaos with our tactical guidebook for disruptive thinking, innovation, and change. The new double-book includes The Innovation Handbook, an updated version of the award-winning bestseller: Exploiting Chaos.

In our era of rapid change, disruption and possibility, there are endless opportunities within your grasp. Everyone wants innovation, but most people don’t know how to make it happen, frequently falling into common neurological traps that lead to missed potential. How does one avoid these traps in order to attain true success?

Why visit? We’ll suggest more than a dozen innovation hotspots for you to explore following Future Festival Chicago.

Future Festival Chicago Why Visit

There are plenty of sights to see while visiting Chicago for our CPG Innovation Conference. Following the conference, check out cultural hotspots such as the Design Museum of Chicago or the American Writers Museum. Considered a piece of “Real Chicago” since 1952, the Club Lago team will make you feel right at home with a variety of lunch and dinner options. If you’re looking for something more adventurous, experience flavor innovation at Alinea Restaurant, whose menu focuses on molecular gastronomy with a variety of traditional foods that are deconstructed into new shapes, colors and textures.

Plus, explore a dozen more unique hotspots in Chicago with our exclusive Future Festival workbook!

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
Mary Van Puymbroeck Innovation Speaker
Mary Van Puymbroeck
Senior Research Manager
Sustainability: Creating a Better Future
Taryn Boyd Innovation Speaker
Taryn Boyd
Senior Manager, Research and Clients
Media: New Wave Social Media
Sean Watson Innovation Speaker
Sean Watson
VP of Special Projects
Morning Show Host: The Roaring 20s & 2022
Morning
  • 8:30 AM
    Post-Pandemic Opportunity
  • 9:30 AM
    Generational Evolution in Chaos
  • 10:30 AM
    Break
  • 11:00 AM
    New Wave Social Media
  • 11:30 AM
    Experiential Economy 2.0
  • 12:00 PM
    Lunch
Afternoon
  • 1:00 PM
    Sustainable Future
  • 1:30 PM
    Marketing in the Era of Empowerment
  • 2:00 PM
    Reinventing Retail
  • 2:30 PM
    Break
  • 3:00 PM
    Innovators in Business
  • 3:20 PM
    Post-Pandemic Office Culture
Early-Bird Pricing for Chicago - Nov 2
Act Now! 2-for-1 Tickets
General
PRO
VIP
(POPULAR)
Included Extras
200 Page Powerpoint Highlights
140-Page Future Book & Megatrend Framework
Create the Future Signed Book
Keynotes, Parties, Breakfasts, Lunches, Drinks & Snacks
2021 Trend Report (Worth $1,500)
PRO Extras
1 Year of Trend Hunter PRO Content (Worth $2,388)
1:1 Meeting or Call with an Advisor
Team Innovation Assessment Overview
1 Year of Trend Hunter Learning Platform
VIP Extras
Bonus Custom Trend Report (Worth $2000)*
Dinner w/ VIPs, Speakers & Our Team (The Night Before)
Lunch w/ VIPs & Jeremy Gutsche
Act Now! 2-for-1 Tickets
2-For-1
2-For-1
2-For-1
$1,399
$1,699
$2,199
Non-Clients
$999
$1,299
$1,799
Client Discounts
Advisory Client Discount
$699
$1,199
Check if You're a Client HERE
SVIP Package
• 1 Hour Private Webinar for Your Full Team
(Excludes Jeremy Gutsche)
• Up to 6 VIP Tickets for Your Team
$9,999
Interested in bringing a team?
We may have additional promotions!


BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE:

FREE IN-PERSON TICKETS - Purchase a PRO/VIP World Summit ticket and receive 1 FREE ticket to any current in-person 1-Day events (7 events to choose from, in 2021 or 2022!)
TRANSFER YOUR TICKET – Ticket sales are final, however, if you notify us by email at least 1 week advance, tickets are transferable to other coworkers or events within 1 year.
GET AN INCLUDED CUSTOM REPORT - Custom reports with the purchase of a VIP ticket are limited to a maximum of 1 report per brand and 1 report per purchase. Bonus Custom Reports must be requested between now and 45 days after the event.
SMALL, INTIMATE GATHERINGS – Our in-person 1-Day events are generally 50-100 person events (ie. small intimate gatherings) held in movie theaters. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available on-site and our presenters are vaccinated. We are monitoring the state of the pandemic and will be respecting restrictions in the cities where Future Festival is hosted.
IF WE RESCHEDULE, YOU CAN RESCHEDULE OR TRANSFER - If your event gets rescheduled to a future date, you will have a choice between the following options: 1. Transfer your ticket to the newly scheduled date. 2. Transfer your ticket to any other 1-Day event within a 1-year period. 3. Gain access to our Future Festival Virtual event option plus 3 months of access to Trend Hunter’s eLearning Platform.
IF WE CANCEL, YOU CAN RESCHEDULE OR GET A REFUND - If your event is canceled with no future scheduled date, you will be entitled to the alternate ticket options in our rescheduling policy, or a full refund.
NO VENDORS - Please note that our paid portion of the event is structured to be for clients and brands, and is specifically a vendor free environment. Accordingly, tickets purchased by vendors and competitors will be refunded. However, if you are interested in becoming a sponsor or partner, please contact us.
NOTE: All prices are in USD.
Super Early-Bird Pricing for Chicago - Mar 22
Act Now! 2-for-1 Tickets
General
PRO
VIP
(POPULAR)
Included Extras
200 Page Powerpoint Highlights
140-Page Future Book & Megatrend Framework
Create the Future Signed Book
Keynotes, Parties, Breakfasts, Lunches, Drinks & Snacks
2021 Trend Report (Worth $1,500)
PRO Extras
1 Year of Trend Hunter PRO Content (Worth $2,388)
1:1 Meeting or Call with an Advisor
Team Innovation Assessment Overview
1 Year of Trend Hunter Learning Platform
VIP Extras
Bonus Custom Trend Report (Worth $2000)*
Dinner w/ VIPs, Speakers & Our Team (The Night Before)
Lunch w/ VIPs & Jeremy Gutsche
Act Now! 2-for-1 Tickets
2-For-1
2-For-1
2-For-1
$1,399
$1,699
$2,199
Non-Clients
$799
$1,099
$1,599
Client Discounts
Advisory Client Discount
$599
$1,099
Check if You're a Client HERE
SVIP Package
• 1 Hour Private Webinar for Your Full Team
(Excludes Jeremy Gutsche)
• Up to 6 VIP Tickets for Your Team
$9,999
Interested in bringing a team?
We may have additional promotions!


BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE:

FREE IN-PERSON TICKETS - Purchase a PRO/VIP World Summit ticket and receive 1 FREE ticket to any current in-person 1-Day events (7 events to choose from, in 2021 or 2022!)
TRANSFER YOUR TICKET – Ticket sales are final, however, if you notify us by email at least 1 week advance, tickets are transferable to other coworkers or events within 1 year.
GET AN INCLUDED CUSTOM REPORT - Custom reports with the purchase of a VIP ticket are limited to a maximum of 1 report per brand and 1 report per purchase. Bonus Custom Reports must be requested between now and 45 days after the event.
SMALL, INTIMATE GATHERINGS – Our in-person 1-Day events are generally 50-100 person events (ie. small intimate gatherings) held in movie theaters. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available on-site and our presenters are vaccinated. We are monitoring the state of the pandemic and will be respecting restrictions in the cities where Future Festival is hosted.
IF WE RESCHEDULE, YOU CAN RESCHEDULE OR TRANSFER - If your event gets rescheduled to a future date, you will have a choice between the following options: 1. Transfer your ticket to the newly scheduled date. 2. Transfer your ticket to any other 1-Day event within a 1-year period. 3. Gain access to our Future Festival Virtual event option plus 3 months of access to Trend Hunter’s eLearning Platform.
IF WE CANCEL, YOU CAN RESCHEDULE OR GET A REFUND - If your event is canceled with no future scheduled date, you will be entitled to the alternate ticket options in our rescheduling policy, or a full refund.
NO VENDORS - Please note that our paid portion of the event is structured to be for clients and brands, and is specifically a vendor free environment. Accordingly, tickets purchased by vendors and competitors will be refunded. However, if you are interested in becoming a sponsor or partner, please contact us.
NOTE: All prices are in USD.

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS

Future Festival Destination Toronto
Future Festival Sponsor HeroX
Future Festival Sponsor Givaudan
Future Festival Sponsor Mediafly
Future Festival Sponsor SAP