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On March 3rd, join top innovators in Minneapolis for an innovation event that will explore future trends and innovation. 85% rate Future Festival as the "best business event they've ever attended."
50-100 Top-Tier Innovators
Innovation + Trend Keynotes
1:1 Meetings + Assessments
After Party & Networking
Trend Report Platform + Takeaways
YOUR NEXT LEVEL
With our one day Minneapolis Innovation Conference event, Trend Hunter is bringing our best innovation content, keynotes and seminars to Minnesota. 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
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.
"Awesome INNOVATION experience... highly recommend for anyone that wants to disrupt, re-invent or re-define their business." – Senior Director of Strategy & Innovation
"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
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!
Innovation Conference Locations
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.
We are currently living through history's highest ever rate of change, and seemingly far off innovations will be here sooner than we think. In this session, Jeremy will prepare you for the Super Future, where AI, VR, and other evolving technologies could soon reign supreme.
Forecasting Micro-Generational Desire
Generational thinking gets an update through a new approach to segmentation. Deep-dive the Micro-Generations to uncover the answer to what today’s consumer truly desires and why.
Rewriting the Rules of Retail
Inspect the motivations behind consumers’ purchasing behaviors and what it means to offer a purposeful retail experience. What can you do to become more customer-centric?
Presentation - SAP
Cracking the Leisure Code
To learn what consumers really want, look no further than what they do in their free time. Find out what motivates consumer leisure choices and what they mean for your business.
Marketing in the Crisis of Authenticity
Explore how marketing has changed to reach an age where traditional tactics no longer exist. What is the best way to capture the attention of a consumer who craves authenticity?
Future-Proofing Work Culture
Deep-dive the new definition of work/life balance using Trend Hunter’s Innovation Assessment. What does today’s consumer – perhaps even your own employees – consider a good corporate culture?
Innovating Through Ritual
Explore case studies of how the most innovative people productionize out-of-the-box thinking within their teams. Are our imagined orders helping or hurting innovation? How can you create new ones?
Networking + After-Party
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