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FUTURE FESTIVAL MINNEAPOLIS
Our Top Minneapolis
Innovation Conference

On May 16th 2023, 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."
100-150 Top-Tier
Innovators
Innovation &
Trend Keynotes
1:1 Meetings &
Assessments
After Party &
Networking
Pro Platform
+ Takeaways
5-10
DISRUPTIVE IDEAS
MAY
16, 2023
Innovation Keynote Seaker Jeremy Gutsche "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 Innovation Conference

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Why Attend THIS Year
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Why You Should Bring Your Team
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Sample Keynote: Create the Future (3,500,000 Views)
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2023 Trend Report Sample (5 Minutes)

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

More Info by Profession: Innovation, Insights, Marketing, Strategy, Trends

Join top innovators who attend our innovation conference series to get fresh, data-driven, applicable insights

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What's different at Our Minneapolis Innovation Conference?
Our 1-5 day innovation conferences are immersive, takeaway-focused training events

Safe Smaller Gathering
vs. Large Crowds
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

Futurist Keynotes at The Minneapolis Innovation Conference

Future Tech: AI, Automation, Metaverse and The Super Future
Future Tech
AI, Automation, Metaverse and The Super Future

As AI, the metaverse, and NFTs become commonplace in our society, there is significant interest in the future of technology and its possibilities for the world we live in. When it comes to the superfuture, how will these technologies alter our world outside of consumer use?

Jeremy’s Top 10 Innovation Lessons of All Time
Jeremy’s Top 10 Innovation Lessons of All Time

In a world where innovation is changing the way we live, work, and play, it's no surprise that many of us are looking for the best innovation tactics. In this talk, New York Times bestselling author Jeremy Gutsche will cover ten key lessons to help you become a more innovative leader, learned over the course of his 15-year keynote speaking career.

The 18 Megatrends Matrix
The 18 Megatrends Matrix

Trend Hunter’s Megatrends Matrix is a framework of 18 consumer megatrends that shape the way people live and interact with brands and is based on our 6 Patterns of Opportunity. They are based on evergreen consumer desires, marrying the worlds of consumer trends and innovation to help you create new business models for tomorrow's consumers.

Work Culture: Work Scenarios of a Post-Pandemic World
Work Culture
Work Scenarios of a Post-Pandemic World

The workplace is changing rapidly as a result of the pandemic, and the post-pandemic world has entirely new requirements for business and work. This session examines how work culture is changing and reveals what we can expect from employees moving forward. In a hybrid world, there is no one-size-fits-all approach, and our keynote dissects new employee desires, expectations, and the evolution of work to help you adapt.

Micro-Generations, Post-Pandemic: The New Formative Years
Micro-Generations, Post-Pandemic
The New Formative Years

We are living in a time of accelerated change that is spawning changes in society. Analyzing nuanced groups and shared experiences, this presentation explores the impact of the pandemic on our lives and how generational behavior will transform afterward. Through the micro-segmented lens, this keynote also addresses the pandemic’s lasting effect on generations in the post-pandemic environment.

Retail: The Hybridization of Shopping
Retail
The Hybridization of Shopping

Retailers are always looking for ways to enhance the in-person shopping experience while still leaving room for eCommerce. The retail space has undergone countless changes over the last decade; whether it’s the way shoppers purchase items or the brick-and-mortar experience, hybrid shopping is more important than ever to retailers. Pop-up stores, experiential retail, and augmented reality offer new ways to engage customers and close sales.

4 Elements of an Innovator: How to Innovate like a Rap Star
4 Elements of an Innovator
How to Innovate like a Rap Star

Trend Hunter’s Create the Future framework examines the four elements of an innovator through hip-hop. Using the elements of hip hop – DJ, MC, Breakdancing, and Graffiti – as lenses to find innovation lessons, this keynote collides worlds to open up opportunities in new markets and deliver actionable insights for innovators.

Future Tech: AI, Automation, Metaverse and The Super Future
Future Tech
AI, Automation, Metaverse and The Super Future

How will emerging technologies such as AI, the metaverse, blockchain, and virtual reality impact the world we live in? The short answer is that these technologies are going to change our day-to-day lives in incredible ways. The Future of Tech keynote offers a glimpse of tomorrow with a focus on advanced technologies, disruptive concepts, and the metaverse.

Morning
  • 8:30 AM
    Morning Show
  • 8:40 AM
    Jeremy’s Top 10 Innovation Lessons of All Time
  • 10:10 AM
    Break
  • 10:30 AM
    18 Mega Trends Matrix
  • 11:15 AM
    Work Scenarios of a Post-Pandemic World
  • 12:00 PM
    Lunch
Afternoon
  • 1:00 PM
    Micro-Generations, Post-Pandemic - The New Formative Years
  • 2:00 PM
    Retail - The Hybridization of Shopping
  • 2:30 PM
    4 Elements of an Innovator - How to Innovate like a Rap Star
  • 3:00 PM
    Break
  • 3:20 PM
    Innovators Series
  • 3:40 PM
    Future Tech - AI, Automation, Metaverse and The Super Future
  • 4:10 PM
    Cocktail Reception

Schedule may be subject to change without notice until a week prior to the event.

Speakers at The Minneapolis Innovation Conference

Innovation Conference Speaker Jeremy Gutsche
Jeremy Gutsche
NYT Bestselling Author & CEO of Trend Hunter
Innovating in Chaos, Crisis and Recession
Innovation Conference Speaker Courtney Scharf
Courtney Scharf
Chief Client Officer
Work Culture: Work Scenarios of a Post-Pandemic World
Innovation Conference Speaker Gil Cohen
Gil Cohen
SVP Client Success
Retail: The Hybridization of Shopping
Innovation Conference Speaker Mark Onufer
Mark Onufer
Director of Sales
Future Tech: AI, Automation, Metaverse and The Super Future

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

Future Festival Minneapolis Why Visit

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!

Conference Theatre
ShowPlace ICON Theatres at the West End
1625 West End Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416, United States