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FUTURE FESTIVAL SEATTLE
Our Top Seattle
Innovation Conference

On May 2nd 2023 join the top innovators in Seattle to explore future trends & 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
2, 2023
Innovation Keynote Seaker Jeremy Gutsche "Our Seattle Innovation 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

Our Seattle 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)

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

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 Seattle 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 Seattle Innovation Conference

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

With innovations like the metaverse, AI and NFTs infiltrating our daily lives, technology is accelerating faster than ever before. Our Superfuture, Future of Tech session dives into how these complex technologies will continue to shape our lives moving forward following the pandemic.

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

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.

The 18 Megatrends Matrix
The 18 Megatrends Matrix

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.

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

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

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.

Retail: The Hybridization of Shopping
Retail
The Hybridization of Shopping

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.

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

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.

Innovators Series Interview
Innovators Series Interview

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.

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

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.

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 Seattle 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 Armida Ascano
Armida Ascano
Chief Content Officer & Renowned Speaker
Micro-Generations, Post-Pandemic: The New Formative Years
Innovation Conference Speaker Gil Cohen
Gil Cohen
SVP Client Success
Retail: The Hybridization of Shopping
Innovation Conference Speaker Sean Watson
Sean Watson
VP Special Projects
Future Tech: AI, Automation, Metaverse and The Super Future

Why visit? We’ll suggest more than a dozen hands-on experiences for after the Seattle Innovation Conference wraps up

Future Festival Los Angeles Why Visit

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!!

Conference Theatre
Regal Cinema Meridian 16
1501 7th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, United States