Future Festival’s Seattle Business Conference will begin with a comprehensive overview of the 6 Patterns of Opportunity and the 18 Megatrends that are currently shaping consumer insights. The rest of the day will be filled with highly curated sessions that will explore future trends and pinpoint overlooked opportunities. The innovation conference will end with an immersive Future Party and you will go home with $4,000 worth of practical takeaway materials.
FutureFest is like a concentrated dose of inspiration and insights. This event is a must-attend!”
— Assoicate Brand Manager
The Trend Hunter team has an amazing ability to take reams of data and examples and crystallize into one key A-ha. Very helpful to get to what is important. I found myself saying "wow" the whole day.”
— Insights Department Leader
With over 20 years of innovation experience and a 15-year keynote speaking career, Trend Hunter CEO and New York Times bestselling author Jeremy Gutsche shares his best innovation tactics. He unlocks how uncertainty can lead to winning opportunities while sharing compelling case studies, both historic and modern.
Trend Hunter’s 18 Megatrend Matrix helps decode the world’s fast-moving trends by mapping them to evergreen consumer desires. Our session dissects the tool, based on our patterns of opportunity, and zones in on new opportunities that could emerge in a post-pandemic world.
Navigate the complex and ever-changing work landscape with our post-pandemic work culture session. It explores the recent success of hybrid work models, a direct response to employers’ desire for things to go back as they were pre-pandemic, and employees’ newfound demand for more flexibility.
The Micro-Generations and their micro-segments are explored in our session that dives deep into post-pandemic life. Focusing on generational behavior and what bonds us, we dissect nuanced groups, their response to the recent pandemic and their future plans following the global event.
The last few years and the recent pandemic have led to a massive retail shift and a newfound appreciation for in-person experiences. Blending the convenience of online shopping with enhanced in-store experiences, retailers are evolving to meet changing consumer desires with hybrid models, a key topic explored in our session.
Bridge the gap between the “4 elements of hip hop” and the “elements of an innovator” with a session that views innovation through the lens of the DJ, MC, Breakdancer and Graffiti artist. We share a fresh version of our Create the Future framework, unlocking new insights and paths to ideation.
We will be joined by a surprise guest who will participate in a live, on-stage interview, discussing their path to innovation, notable accomplishments and their secrets to overcoming challenges. The Innovators Series dives into opportunity-hunting during times of uncertainty, with real life success stories celebrated.
With AI, NFTs and the metaverse becoming more accessible on a global scale, technology’s rapid’s acceleration brings forth countless innovations while making many question its greater implications over time. This session explores how technology will continue to evolve and its possible impact on humanity in the coming years.
Schedule may be subject to change without notice until a week prior to the event.
The Seattle Business Conference will take place in the heart of the city’s downtown core. Known as a hotbed for innovation and home to Fortune 500 brands such as Amazon, Starbucks, and Microsoft, the city is the perfect place to see future trends and shifting consumer insights in action. In fact, Seattle is often cited as one of the best places to observe pilot projects and new products in their early days.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Seattle area, attending Trend Hunter’s one-day Seattle Innovation Conference is the perfect opportunity to spend some time exploring. While major sights such as the Space Needle and Pike Place Market are likely to top any to-do list, be sure to check out other innovative hotspots across the city. This includes well known spaces such as the Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room, or local haunts such as Stonington Gallery.
Plus, explore a dozen other unique Seattle spots for future trends in our Future Festival innovation conference book!!
Regal Cinema Meridian 16
1501 7th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, United States