"THE BEST INNOVATION CONFERENCE"
Innovate through chaos with Starbucks, Samsung, Red Bull, Lego & Google, as we explore how to
spot trends, recover quickly, become recession ready, and innovate through rapid change.
97% of people rate it "the best innovation conference ever"
Trend Hunter's Future Festival 'Chaos Edition'
is specifically designed to be the world's best innovation conference in our time of rapid chaos — a place for the world's top innovators to prototype their recovery strategy, pivots, next steps and reinvention.
Since 2008, we have specialized in chaos and change, and now, more than ever, we want to teach you the tools, techniques and frameworks for spotting trends and making change happen.
You'll experience next year's trends
from the #1 trend firm, while prototyping 5 - 10 disruptive ideas
and a recession readiness strategy
using the same award-winning innovation workshops we've used to help the Chicago Tribune go from bankruptcy to most-profitable news organization in America."
– Jeremy Gutsche, CEO & NY Times Bestselling Author
Future Festival Innovation Conference
Innovation Keynote Speaker Jeremy Gutsche
Our Megatrend Innovation Framework
& Toronto Culture
"The best, most engaging and most relevant
business event I have ever attended." – Chief Strategy Officer & SVP of Marketing
"The best event I've ever attended
, and we go to motorcycle races." – Head of Sensing and R&D
"Future Festival is a concentrated dose of inspiration and insights. This event is a must-attend
!" – Associate Brand Manager
"No service out there captures Consumer Behavior as well as Trend Hunter" – Creative Development Manager, Ideation
"An incredible experience
that left me fueled and supported with new tools." – Creative and Business Development
"Future Festival created opportunities
for our team and expanded our people's thinking
." – CEO
"Undoubtedly the most meaningful conference
I've ever attended." – VP of Sales
"Any senior executive would benefit hugely
from taking a couple of days and attending Future Festival." – Global VP of Innovation
For context, Trend Hunter is the #1 trend firm, experts in chaos and change & this is our BEST innovation conference
We've helped 900 brands, billionaires, CEOs & NASA to navigate chaos and accelerate innovation
#1 Most Popular Trend Site = 3 billion pageviews & BIG DATA from 235,000,000 people
We've hosted 30+ epic innovation conferences + spoken at over 700 innovation events
Founded by NY Times Bestseller Jeremy Gutsche, a top innovation keynote speaker
, and author of 3 bestsellers: Exploiting Chaos, Better & Faster & Create The Future
WHAT'S DIFFERENT?Unlike other innovation conferences, the Festival is a highly choreographed immersion
EXPERIENCE THE FUTURE vs. PASSIVELY LISTENING
100+ DATA-DRIVEN INSIGHTS vs.OUTDATED MATERIAL
ENERGETIC & ACTIONABLE vs.RANDOM & OUTDATED
WORKSHOPS WITH YOUR TEAM vs.LIMITED TAKEAWAYS
DOWNLOADABLE PRESENTATIONS vs.TAKE-YOUR-OWN NOTES
INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENTS vs.GENERIC CONTENT
ONE-ON-ONE ADVISOR TIME vs.LACK OF FOLLOW-UP
CULTURAL SAFARIS vs.VENDORS
Innovation Conference Brochure
NY Times Bestseller Innovation & Megatrends
Generations: The Evolution of Millennials, Boomers, Xs & Zs
Work: Experience, Excellence & Engagement
Play: Future of Leisure, Nightlife and Entertainment
Life: Lifestyle Trends, Wellness & The Future Family
Tactics: Innovation Tactics, Frameworks & Best Practices
Marketing: Hyperconnectivity & Becoming Consumer-Centric
Shop: Retail Innovation, Omnichannel & Marketing
Deputy Chief Technologist
Executive Director, Innovation Lab
Chief Strategy Officer
Chief Strategy Officer
Strategy Director, Emerging Brands
World Summit (Toronto)
Content + Workshop
2020 City Tour
7:30am - COLLISION AT THE INNOVATION CONFERENCE You'll join the world's top innovators to experience the future before it happens
8:30am - KICKOFF KEYNOTE (or SECRET event for returning guests)Kick off with Jeremy Gutsche, one of the world's top innovation keynote speakers
Our CEO, Jeremy Gutsche, is a New York Times bestselling author who
has become an advisor to over 900 brands, billionaires, CEOs & NASA, particularly focused on innovating through times of change. As one of the world's top innovation keynote speakers,
he'll kick-off the innovation event with unparalleled energy.
THEME FOR 2020: Innovating Through Chaos This year, Jeremy launched a new double book, CREATE THE FUTURE, a tactical guidebook to disruptive thinking, innovation and change. The book is a double sided book paired with The Innovation Handbook, a revised version of his award-winner, Exploiting Chaos. Learn how to make innovation and change actually happen during times of chaos and rapid change.
Jeremy's Innovation Keynote Speaker Website
Navigate Chaos With Our New Double-Book
Create The Future + The Innovation Handbook: Tactics for Disruptive Thinking
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?
Watch The Keynote
2pm - 5pm - SAFARISChoose from 30+ trend safaris, taking the experience from innovation conference to futuristic immersion
5:00pm+ - THE FUTURE PARTY
Network over experiential cocktails, robotics, AR, VR, drones, holograph machines, AI and nanotech at our Future Party
The first night of our innovation experience kickstarts creative thinking by immersing attendees into the World’s Most Innovative Technologies. The Future Party represents the diverse industries that attend Future Festival which includes technology and immersive experiences that are relevant to all attendees. Experience the future by getting hands-on with state-of-the-art experiences, such as:
• VR, AR, Mixed Reality and Holographic Activations
• Artificial Intelligence and Chatbots that connect you to your consumer
• Exploratory cocktails, Flavor Experimentation and Culinary Innovation
• Drones, Robotics, Wearable Tech and Humanoid Connectivity
• Retail Innovation and Marketing Applications
• Lifestyle and Connected Home Technology
• Brand-Inspired Speakeasies with Experiential New World Cocktails
• Big Data Visualization and Trend Hunter's Methodologies
ALL DAY - INNOVATION CONFERENCE CONTENTLearn how to leverage the 18 most important megatrends shaping our world
Leveraging our big data from 235,000,000 people, we've built the most researched, most data-driven system for identifying opportunities.
This unparalleled research led us to 6 patterns of opportunity and the 18 most important mega trends shaping our future.
In a series of our best innovation keynotes, our team will explore the future trends in Retail, Life, Work, Leisure and Marketing. Using this framework,
you'll learn how to apply these megatrends and patterns to any industry, and then more specifically how the resulting
mega trends conference content can be leveraged when you return home.
For continuity, the rest of the innovation conference builds upon these frameworks, deep diving into the top megatrends throughout the rest of the day.
ALL DAY - FUTURE FESTIVAL BOOKLearn All Categories of The Future While Following along with our 200-page Future Book
You'll love our Future Festival book because it includes all sorts of takeaways to maximize your experience and allow you to focus on your ideas, not taking notes:
Future Book Highlights
• Takeaways Notes, Frameworks and Key Insights from Each Speaker
• The Must-Know Top 20 Trends in 2020
• The 2020 Megatrends Framework
• Workshop Exercises and Homework Questions
• Details for Trend Safaris & Future Party Technologies
• Our Curation of 100 Must-See Experiences
• Download details for the Future Festival App & Powerpoints
INNOVATION WORKSHOPSDevelop 5-10 disruptive ideas using the same workshops we've used to help NASA prototype the Journey to Mars (87% left with 10+ ideas).
Turn insights into action on this remarkable day. You'll learn:
• High Performance Innovation Methods for Your Brand
• How to Get Better & Faster
• How to Find Overlooked Ideas Using Patterns & Megatrends
Important: Here's why most people attend in teams of 6+:
• Focus All Exercises on YOUR Company at a Private Table
• Develop 5-10 Company Specific Innovation Ideas & 20+ Next Steps
• Get a Group Innovation Assessment to See Strengths, Gaps & Opportunities
Innovators Who Send Teams: Starbucks, Disney, Visa, Adidas, Domino's, Aflac, Staples, Netflix, Microsoft, Hasbro, Red Bull, Universal, Target, Pepsi, VW, Walmart, Bayer, Honda
FREE: INNOVATION ASSESSMENT Supercharge your leadership development with 7-10 pages of personalized recommendations
Get a personalized innovation experience with 5-10 pages of custom insight about your innovation archetype, how you innovate, your strengths and your blindspots.
The innovation conference keynotes will dive deeper into what this means, but you'll leave the conference with personalized insight and if you bring a team
to the event, you can get an organizational assessment to compare your team's behaviours and composition to the world's top innovators.
The end result is to make this more than just a conference on innovation, but rather a training program with a remarkable level of personalization.
PRO + VIP EXCLUSIVE: 1:1 MEETINGS Dive into your innovation assessment or a topic of your choosing with a Trend Hunter Advisor
Before and after the conference, PRO and VIP ticket holders will have the opportunity to meet with one of our innovation experts one-on-one. They can walk you through your individual or team innovation assessment, help you problem-solve using Trend Hunter frameworks, or steer you towards inspiration for your next big project.
PRO TICKETS: 1 YEAR OF LEARNING CONTENTReturn home with actionable takeaways and $2k in tools, research and presentation materials