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FUTURE FESTIVAL NEW YORK
Our Top New York
Innovation Conference

On June 21st 2023 join the top innovators in New York to explore future trends & prepare for the years ahead. 97% rate it higher than any other innovation conference.
100-150 Top-Tier
Innovators
Innovation &
Trend Keynotes
1:1 Meetings &
Assessments
After Party &
Networking
Pro Platform
+ Takeaways
5-10
DISRUPTIVE IDEAS
JUN
21-22*, 2023
Innovation Keynote Seaker Jeremy Gutsche "Our New York Innovation Conference is an exclusive innovation event that takes all of the essential information from our three-day festival in Toronto and packs it into one accelerated program. Over the course of one action-packed day, you will learn about future trends, key consumer insights, and disruptive innovations that will cause major industry shifts. We will help you stay ahead of competitors and anticipate these changes with our groundbreaking frameworks and workshops"

– Jeremy Gutsche, CEO & NY Times Bestselling Author

Our New York 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 New York Innovation Conference will combine the best of our trend research and innovation strategies into one immersive, takeaway focused training event. It will kick off by diving into Jeremy Gutsche's best content, highlighting data-based trend modules designed to help you and your team approach business innovation from a new perspective. Learn how industry shifts and emerging trends are accelerating the pace of change, as our keynote speakers cover evolutions in retail, marketing, work culture, consumer desires, and much more. Best of all, you will walk away with $4000 in takeaway materials to easily share your learnings with colleagues following the event as you create the future.

I invite you to come with your team, because that's something you want to share. That's something you want to create a culture around, and we can all learn from this.”
— CEO, Global Brand President

TrendHunter Future Festival gets you thinking in a new way about what is possible!”
— Director, Consumer Insights

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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Insight Conference Innovation Brands

What's different at Our New York 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 New York Innovation Conference

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

The pandemic has caused an unprecedented acceleration of technology in the past few years. From the metaverse to AI and NFTs, the Superfuture Future of Tech session explores how these complex technologies are being adapted into our everyday lives and how they will continue to impact our world.

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

Sharing the best innovation lessons obtained over the course of 20 years, and throughout a 15-year speaking career, Jeremy Gutsche explores how new opportunities are driven by uncertain times. The New York Times bestselling author dives into compelling stories with historic and modern-day case studies included.

The 18 Megatrends Matrix
The 18 Megatrends Matrix

Helping make sense of the world’s fast-moving trends, Trend Hunter’s Megatrend matrix maps them to evergreen consumer desires. The 18 Megatrend Matrix session will dive into the tool’s uses during a time of change and disruption, with focus on new opportunities in our post-pandemic world.

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

Work Scenarios of a Post-Pandemic world shares how new priorities and employee expectations are shaping our jobs. This session will share secrets to navigating the complex post-pandemic workplace while deep diving into the benefits of hybrid work models and their impact on both employees and employers.

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

Impacting every generational group in different ways, the pandemic has led us to re-examine what we value most as humans. This micro-generations session will explore generational behavior through a micro-segmented lens, highlighting how different groups are bonded by the way they internalize shared experiences.

Retail: The Hybridization of Shopping
Retail
The Hybridization of Shopping

The last few years have led to a major shift when it comes to retail. With a newfound focus on enhanced in-person experiences that offer the same convenience found online, brands are embracing hybrid retail models to engage consumers. This session explores this global shift while diving into notable case studies.

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

Learn how the “4 elements of hip hop” mirror the “elements of an innovator” with a session that breaks down innovation through the lens of the DJ, MC, Breakdancer and Graffiti artist. An updated version of our Create the Future framework, How to Innovate like a Rap Star will reveal new insights and paths to creativity.

Innovators Series Interview
Innovators Series Interview

Dive into actionable innovation tactics from a surprise guest as they take part in a live, on-stage interview. The Innovators Series session spotlights compelling stories from notable business leaders, authors, keynote speakers and more who have come out on top during times of uncertainty and change.

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

Technology is accelerating at an unprecedented rate in recent years, with sophisticated concepts like AI and the metaverse becoming adapted into many aspects of our daily lives. This session explores the superfuture and technology’s ongoing impact on customization, entertainment, social media and more.

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 New York 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 more than a dozen innovation hotspots for you to explore following Future Festival New York.

Future Festival New York Why Visit

New York has a variety of innovative businesses and rich cultural sites to explore following our Retail Innovation Conference event. Following the conference, visit cultural hotspots such as the Museum of Modern Art or the Metropolitan Museum to see works from the world's greats. Follow up your museum visit with a game and a cocktail at the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club in Brooklyn, or take in some bowling and arcade games at Bowlmor. After your day of exploration, head to dinner at Dirt Candy, a vegetarian tapas restaurant that is changing the face of good-for-you food.

Plus, explore a dozen more unique hotspots in New York with our exclusive Future Festival workbook!

OPTIONAL 2nd WORKSHOP DAY - Filter all your new ideas into actionable insights with a more private VIP workshop program

innovation workshops
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, The US Air Force, Adidas, Domino's, Aflac, Staples, Netflix, Microsoft, Red Bull, Universal, Target, Pepsi, VW, Walmart, Bayer, Honda

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