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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Future Festival?

Future Festival is a Trends & Innovation Program that will train your team in the must-know consumer insights, trends and innovations surrounding your industry. Engaging, content-rich presentations will leave you buzzing, and networking opportunities with top innovators will leave you inspired.

*Future Festival is hosted in both live and virtual. Please see the event schedule for full details.

Who attends Future Festival?

Future Festival was designed for innovators who are looking to stay on top of need to know trends in a fun, engaging environment surrounded by like minded disruptors. Since Future Festival’s content is designed to be industry spanning - Managers, Directors, VPs and C-Level execs from all over attend to help better prep and plan for their upcoming year.

Where are the dates and locations?

You can view the current event schedule below.

In-Person 3-5 Day Festivals

Who is speaking at Future Festival?

The Trend Hunter speakers have spent years immersed in trends and following consumer behavior. Learn more about who they are below:

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
President & 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 Cohen Innovation Speaker
Gil Cohen
SVP Client Success
Marketing: Hyperconnectivity, & Becoming Consumer
Ady Floyd Innovation Speaker
Ady Floyd
VP Client Success
Retail: Innovation, Omnichannel & Marketing
Sean Watson Innovation Speaker
Sean Watson
VP of Special Projects
Morning Show Host: The Roaring 20s & 2023

Previous speakers & surprise guests

Stephanie Mehta Innovation Speaker
Stephanie Mehta
Editor-in-Chief
Nick Thompson Innovation Speaker
Nick Thompson
Editor-in-Chief
Malcolm Gladwell Innovation Speaker
Malcolm Gladwell
Author
Deborah Amato Innovation Speaker
Deborah Amato
Chief New Opportunities Office
Tony Hunter Innovation Speaker
Tony Hunter
CEO
Jodi Goldstein Innovation Speaker
Jodi Goldstein
Executive Director, Innovation Lab
Bill Hayden Innovation Speaker
Bill Hayden
Chief Strategy Officer
Francis Pierrel Innovation Speaker
Francis Pierrel
CEO
Sarah Beachler Innovation Speaker
Sarah Beachler
Chief Strategy Officer
Betsy Armentrout Innovation Speaker
Betsy Armentrout
Strategy Director, Emerging Brands

What can I expect during the conference?

During Future Festival, you can expect a full day of immersive, engaging presentations. These are designed to have you look outside of your industry in order to unlock your creativity, and to help you find your specific areas of missed opportunity. You’ll interact with 100+ like-minded innovators, and experience some of the most interesting, unique technologies from the local area.

Can I transfer my ticket to a colleague?

Yes, tickets can be transferred to a colleague.

Just message futurefestival@trendhunter.com a week before the conference and we can make the change.

What is the dress code?

Business casual - but please feel free to highlight your own sense of style! For our virtual events, we encourage on-camera participation to make the most out of your Future Festival experience. When networking with us virtually, please have your camera on and your mic muted when listening during group sessions!