Our Inspiring Dallas
Innovation Conference

On April 13th, join the world's top innovators in Dallas to explore groundbreaking consumer insights backed by Trend Hunter’s comprehensive trend research. 85% rate Future Festival as the "best business event they've ever attended."
Innovation Keynote Speaker Jeremy Gutsche Our Dallas Research Conference is specially designed to help you sharpen your innovation skills and learn to find better ideas, faster. Using crowdsourced trend research, cutting-edge frameworks, and strategies from my New York Times bestselling book, Future Festival will provide you with an unprecedented learning opportunity. We look forward to seeing you there!” – 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100+ DATA-DRIVEN INSIGHTS vs. OUTDATED MATERIAL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ENERGETIC & ACTIONABLE vs. RANDOM & OUTDATED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 Dallas Innovation Conference

Our Dallas Research Conference starts with a keynote by Trend Hunter CEO Jeremy Gutsche, who will outline the 6 Patterns of Opportunity and the 18 Megatrends that can help you find overlooked ideas and hidden opportunities. This will be followed by a series of talks on the key trends and consumer insights that are shaping the way consumers live, work, play, and shop. Finally, the day will end with an interactive afterparty, where you will be able to relax, network, and connect with like-minded innovators.

future festival attendee johnson and johnson "If you want to plan for a better, faster, and winning future for both you and your business, Future Festival is for you."
– Director, Global Innovation Sourcing
innovation conference attendee "Inspiring, full day of reviewing how the world is changing around us, enlightening us on how important it is to understand trends and include those in our day-to-day business." – SR Manager, K&I Stills Innovation

Why visit? We’ll suggest more than a dozen unique consumer insights-oriented experiences for you to explore following the Dallas Innovation Conference

Dallas Innovation Conference Venue
Dallas is one of the very few cities can boast having a team in all four of the major sports leagues (NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL). As a result, Dallas is the perfect place to see how the fan experience is being transformed with new technology, unique merchandise, and immersive activations at venues such as AT&T Stadium and the American Airlines Center. These innovations also carry over beyond the world of sports and into that of retail, dining, and entertainment. Some noteworthy hotspots to explore following the Dallas Research Conference include Ida Claire, which serves up Southern comfort food inside a decked-out airstream trailer, and the High & Tight barbershop, which serves up complex cocktails alongside trims and cuts.

Plus, explore more consumer insights first-hand at a dozen other unique venues in Dallas with our exclusive Future Festival book!

Location and Venue

As the commercial and cultural hub of north Texas, Dallas has no shortage of innovative experiences to discover. Not only is the city home to some of the biggest energy and transportation companies, but it is also the base for many up-and-coming businesses that are pioneering major industry changes. In fact, the venue for the Dallas Research Conference is located not too far from many of these industry leaders and influential startups.

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 - 2019 Trend Report, Frameworks, Homework & "What I Learned" PPT

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