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