Our Inspiring Chicago
Innovation Conference

On July 19th, 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."
Jeremy Gutsche Future Festival 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 second 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
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WHAT'S DIFFERENT?
The power-packed 1-day conferences are immersive, takeaway-focused training programs

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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100+ DATA-DRIVEN INSIGHTS vs. OUTDATED MATERIAL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ENERGETIC & ACTIONABLE vs. RANDOM & OUTDATED

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Our Chicago Innovation Conference

Our Chicago Innovation Conference will begin with a morning of innovation frameworks and trend conference content, including our 6 Patterns of Opportunity and the 18 megatrends that are shaping the world. Then, we'll work through a full day of more specific trend content leading up to an epic Future Party to cap off the day. Every Chicago attendee will also be getting an individual Trend Hunter assessment and $4,000 of takeaway materials.

future festival attendee chicago tribune "The workshops Jeremy ran, coupled with the Trend Hunter research and Future Festival also created opportunities for our team and expanded our people's thinking." – CEO
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 visit? Get our picks of a dozen experiences for after the Chicago innovation conference.

Chicago Innovation Conference Venue
Looking to explore Chicago innovation?
If this is your first time in Chicago for Trend Hunter’s innovation event, make sure to check out the innovative spots that the Windy City has to offer. Check out Under Armour’s Brand Shop, which comes complete with a wearables bar to let you test out the latest tech. Alina Restaurant is another gem of the city, offering molecular gastronomy and a variety of traditional foods that are deconstructed into new shapes, colours and textures.

Plus, explore a dozen unique Chicago locations for innovation in our Future Festival conference trend book!

Location and Venue

Famed for its architectural masterpieces, culinary diversity and idyllic lakeside location, Future Festival Chicago offers attendees an unforgettable one-day experience from the convenience of the centrally located ArcLight Chicago Theatre.

Agenda & Topics

Trends & Innovation Conference Agenda
PRE-WORK: Innovation Assessment
7:30 - Breakfast
8:30 - Innovation & Megatrend Framework - Jeremy Gutsche, Innovation Keynote Speaker
9:30 - Generations - The Evolution of Millennials, Boomers, Xs & Zs
10:30 - Networking
11:00 - Play - Future of Leisure, Nightlife and Entertainment
11:30 - Shop - Retail Innovation, Omnichannel & Marketing
12:00 - Networking Lunch
1:00 - Life - Lifestyle Trends, Home & The Future Family
1:30 - Work - The Future Workplace & Gamification
2:00 - Start-ups, Intrapreneurship & Business Model Innovation
2:30 - Tactics - Innovation Tactics, Frameworks & Best Practices
3:00 - Networking
3:30 - Tech - AI, Futurism & Emerging Technologies
4:00 - The Super Future - Futurism with Jeremy Gutsche
4:30 - Application Workshop
5:30 - After-Party With Networking, Apps & An Open Bar
DAY AFTER - 1:1 Meetings
TAKEAWAYS - 2018 Trend Report, Frameworks, Homework & "What I Learned" PPT

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