Our Inspiring Minneapolis
Innovation Conference

On April 9th, join top innovators in Minneapolis for a strategy event that will explore future trends and innovation. 85% rate Future Festival as the "best business event they've ever attended."
Innovation Keynote Speaker Jeremy Gutsche With our one day innovation event, Trend Hunter is taking the idea of a Minneapolis Strategy Conference to the next level. By combining research-backed keynote sessions with an immersive afterparty experience, you’ll learn about the future of trends and consumer insights in a whole new way. We hope to see 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100+ DATA-DRIVEN INSIGHTS vs. OUTDATED MATERIAL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ENERGETIC & ACTIONABLE vs. RANDOM & OUTDATED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 Minneapolis Innovation Conference

Our Minneapolis Strategy Conference takes all of the vital information from our three-day event in Toronto and packs it into one accelerated program. Highlights from the day include Trend Hunter CEO Jeremy Gutsche’s engaging keynote speech outlining the 6 Patterns of Opportunity and 18 Megatrends changing our world, informative trend and innovation sessions on the future of consumer insights, and an immersive afterparty experience where top innovators will have an opportunity to connect. You will also walk away with $4,000 worth of research and presentation materials to help you turn inspiration into action.

future festival attendee johnson and johnson "Awesome INNOVATION experience... highly recommend for anyone that wants to disrupt, re-invent or re-define their business." – Senior Director of Strategy & Innovation
innovation conference attendee "Any senior executive would benefit hugely from taking a couple of days and attending Future Festival. All that attended went back to their desks with new eyes on the world, and knowing what are the right questions to ask."
– Global VP of Innovation

Why visit? We'll suggest a dozen one-of-a-kind experiences for after the Minneapolis Innovation Conference

Minneapolis Innovation Conference Venue
Whether you’ve visited the Twin Cities before or not, there is plenty to see or do. If you have some time on your hands before or after the Minneapolis Strategy Conference, be sure to check out some of the city’s most unexpected venues. This includes stopping for some delicious vegan grub at The Herbivorous Butcher, sampling some exceptional sour beers at Wild Mind Artisan Ales, and then crafting an original score on the city’s famed Sidewalk Harp. If you’d rather enjoy some downtime, head over to Orfield Laboratories in South Minneapolis to explore an anechoic chamber that has been dubbed “the quietest place on earth.”

Plus, explore more of Minneapolis’ unique hotspots with our innovation conference guide!

Location and Venue

The Minneapolis Strategy Conference takes place in the heart of Minnesota’s most vibrant metropolitan area. While the larger of the Twin Cities is famous for its parks, lakes, and natural beauty, it is also a hotbed of innovation and creativity. This creative side of the city will be on full display at the Future Festival venue, where attendees will enjoy some of the city’s best amenities.

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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