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On December 3rd, 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."
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
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.
"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
"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.
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. Alinea 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!
Innovation Conference Locations
The Arclight Cinema is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. Dedicated to redefining the movie theatre experience, the venue is equipped with a number of extras. The Cafe, for example, offers guests a selection of wines, bottled beers, and cocktails.
Lunch and the Future Festival Afterparty will be conducted in Yard House — a high-end sports bar that features an extensive selection of beer, as well as a huge menu of American dishes.
1500 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60610
Schedule for Chicago 2019
Breakfast + Registration
Pre-Book Launch + Super Future Keynote
Forecasting Micro-Generational Desire
Rewriting the Rules of Retail
Cracking the Leisure Code
Marketing in the Crisis of Authenticity
Future-Proofing Work Culture
Innovating Through Ritual
Networking + After-Party
7:30 amBreakfast + Registration
8:40 amPre-Book Launch + Super Future Keynote
11:00 amForecasting Micro-Generational Desire
11:50 amRewriting the Rules of Retail
1:20 pmPanel Discussion
1:45 pmCracking the Leisure Code
2:15 pmMarketing in the Crisis of Authenticity
3:30 pmFuture-Proofing Work Culture
4:00 pmInnovating Through Ritual
5:00 pmNetworking + After-Party
2019/2020 Tour Schedule
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