On May 13th, join the top innovators in Seattle to explore future trends & prepare for the years ahead. 97% rate it higher than any other innovation conference.
Our Seattle Business Conference is an exclusive 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
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
Why visit? We’ll suggest more than a dozen hands-on experiences for after the Seattle Innovation Conference wraps up
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.
Looking to discover trends and innovation in Seattle?
If you’re unfamiliar with the Seattle area, attending Trend Hunter’s one-day Seattle Business 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, pioneering social change incubators such as The Collaboratory, or local haunts such as Stonington Gallery.
Plus, explore a dozen other unique Seattle spots for future trends in our Future Festival business conference book!
Schedule for Future Festival Seattle 2019
Networking Breakfast • 7:30am
Meet and mingle with other attendees over a continental breakfast and a hot cup of joe.
How to Make Innovation Happen • 8:30am
What great ideas are so close within your grasp? Most people don’t realize it, but you are much closer to new opportunity — and disruption — than you might think. As Bill Gates describes, business is going to change more in the next ten years than it has in the last fifty. In this highly rated keynote, you will learn how to stay ahead.
Generations: The Evolution of Millennials, Boomers, Xs & Zs • 9:30am
Stop using labels like ‘Millennials.” Gain insight while uncovering new ways to think about modern consumers, what motivates them, and how to more accurately target them. Deep-dive Trend Hunter's Micro-Generations to unveil a more sophisticated approach to consumer behavior and segmentation.
Networking Break • 10:30am
Play: Future of Leisure, Nightlife and Entertainment • 11:00am
Consumers of all sorts are prioritizing unique, worthwhile experiences over products. Dive into the evolution of entertainment expectations across travel, nightlife, leisure and all things fun and how that will impact and influence a variety of industries.
Life: Lifestyle Trends, Wellness & The Future Family • 11:30am
Learn about the key drivers of consumer behaviour and how that is impacting wellness, travel and technology in the era of the personal brand. We’ll dive into what is motivating purchasing decisions, loyalty and how to create a meaningful connection to consumers.
In order to understand the future of retail, forget what you think you know about siloed, multi-channel approaches, and accept that omnichannel – the creation of seamlessly interchangeable platforms across all entities – is the foundation for successful retailers.
Modern technology has shifted how consumers engage with brands, and it’s no longer enough for ads to be entertaining and memorable. Uncover tactics for leveraging the future of marketing tech, authenticity and brand love to create impactful marketing strategies.
Explore the ever-evolving dynamics of today’s workforce and learn why your organization’s success depends on understanding and applying the 4 ‘E’s of modern work culture. Be prepared to learn statistics and implications gleaned from the Trend Hunter Innovation Assessment, revealing what’s holding you back from building your best team yet.
Networking Break • 3:00pm
Tactics: Innovation Tactics, Frameworks & Best Practices • 3:30pm
Leaders today are under increased pressure to find winning innovation strategies, but there are few avenues to learn how others do it. Gathered from personal interviews with today's business leaders, this session focuses on reporting actual innovation techniques used in business today.
Super Future: AI, Robots, Globalization and the Mechanized Future • 4:00pm
Jeremy Gutsche closes Future Festival by painting a picture of what the
world could become in the more distant future. Extrapolating upon the
insights that Trend Hunter projects will shape the foreseeable future, Jeremy
touches on everything from technology to culture; focusing on opportunities
that can be leveraged for the better of society, our pursuits and the planet.
Networking After-Party with Cocktails & Appetizers • 5:00pm