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Future Festival World Summit:
Our Top Innovation Conference

Join the world's top innovators at our best innovation conference, the 3-day World Summit.
97% rate Future Festival as the 'best innovation conference' - October 1-3, 2019
Innovation Keynote Speaker Jeremy Gutsche Our Future Festival World Summit, in Toronto, is designed to be the "World's Best Innovation Conference". 1,000 attendees come together to prototype their future. While most attendees come from all over the globe, Toronto, Canada is our HQ city with trend safaris, workshops and thought leaders. If you are free to choose, we highly recommend the Canadian conference versus any other city event because it is the complete experience." – Jeremy Gutsche, CEO & NY Times Bestselling Author

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Schedule for World Summit 2019

Day OneDay TwoDay ThreeDay Four
Day One
Tuesday October 1
Innovation & Safaris
Networking Breakfast
Opening Keynote by Jeremy Gutsche
Panel Discussion: Futurism
Future-Proofing Work Culture
Experiential Trend Safaris
Future Party
Tech Demos
Immersive Experiences
Open Bar
Day Two
Wednesday October 2
Trends & Innovation
Networking Breakfast
Forecasting Micro-Generational Desire
Rewriting the Rules of Retail
Cracking the Leisure Code
Panel Discussion: Making Innovation Happen
Unpacking Consumer Behaviour
Marketing in the Crisis of Authenticity
Innovating Through Ritual
The Super Future
@ Love Child
After Party with Networking, Apps & Open Bar
Day Three
Thursday October 3
Workshop Day
Networking Breakfast
1:1 Meetings
How to Disrupt
How to Prototype
How to Persuade
How to Build a Culture of Innovation
Workshops Continued
1:1 Meetings
Day Four
Friday October 4 - 6
Optional Weekend
Self-Guided Tours
100+ Innovative Locations Curated by Trend Hunter, including: The (Unofficial) Harry Potter Bar, Paint Lounge (with Wine), Ripley's Aquarium, Foodie Tours, and More.
Sunset To Sunrise
Nuit Blanche, a 1,000,000+ Person All-Night Art Festival With Building-Sized Art, Technology and Entertainment
Day 1
7:00 AM Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:30 AM Opening Keynote by Jeremy Gutsche
Get an exclusive first look at New York Times bestselling author Jeremy Gutsche’s upcoming book duo, Create the Future and How to Innovate.
10:20 AM Networking & Break
11:00 AM Panel Discussion: Futurism
11:20 AM Future-Proofing Work Culture
Deep-dive the new definition of work/life balance using statistics from Trend Hunter’s Innovation Assessment. What does today’s consumer – perhaps even your own employees – consider a good corporate culture?
11:50 AM Networking Lunch
1:00 PM Experiential Trend Safaris
5:00 PM Future Party & Tech Demos
80+ of the World's leading technologies and immersive experiences paired with open bars and passed apps
Day 2
7:30 AM Networking Breakfast
8:30 AM Introduction
8:50 AM Forecasting Micro-Generational Desire
Generational thinking gets an update through a new approach to segmentation. Deep-dive the Micro-Generations to uncover the answer to what today’s consumer truly desires and why.
9:50 AM Networking & Break
10:30 AM Rewriting the Rules of Retail
Inspect the motivations behind consumers’ purchasing behaviors and what it means to offer a purposeful retail experience. What can you do to become more customer-centric?
11:00 AM Cracking the Leisure Code
To learn what consumers really want, look no further than what they do in their free time. Find out what motivates consumer leisure choices and what they mean for your business.
11:30 AM Panel Discussion: Making Innovation Happen
12:00 PM Networking Lunch
1:10 PM Unpacking Consumer Behaviour
Learn how opposing trends are competing to shape consumer psychology and behaviour. How is your brand plugging into major cultural shifts?
2:10 PM Marketing in the Crisis of Authenticity
Explore how marketing has changed to reach an age where traditional tactics no longer exist. What is the best way to capture the attention of a consumer who craves authenticity?
2:40 PM Innovating Through Ritual
Explore case studies of how the most innovative people productionize out-of-the-box thinking within their teams. Are our imagined orders helping or hurting innovation? How can you create new ones?
3:10 PM Networking & Break
3:50 PM The Super Future
Jeremy Gutsche paints a picture of what the world could become in the more distant future. Drawing on Trend Hunter’s insights, he outlines opportunities that could be leveraged for the better of society, our pursuits and the planet.
4:20 PM Wine & Cheese + 1:1 Meetings
5:00 PM Networking & After Party
Day 3
8:00 AM Networking Breakfast and 1:1 Meetings
10:00 AM Workshops
Attendees’ choice of How to Disrupt, How to Prototype, How to Persuade or How to Build a Culture of Innovation.
12:00 PM Networking Lunch
1:00 PM Workshops Continued
2:30 PM Networking and 1:1 Meetings

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Our Best Innovation Conference

Future Festival World Summit begins with immersive trend conference safaris in the afternoon and end off with a Future Party complete with some of the hottest new tech releases to demo. Your second day at the Canadian innovation conference will be content-focused, diving into Trend Hunter’s 6 Patterns of Opportunity and exploring some of the key drivers of new trends emerging for 2019 and beyond. The last day of our Toronto innovation conference will be focused on driving action from insight in application workshops to help you prototype 5-10 key ideas to bring back with your team.

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Innovation Conference Locations

Located on edge of the city’s revitalized waterfront, The Westin Harbour Castle is just steps from the heart of downtown Toronto. This scenic spot overlooking iconic landmarks such as the CN Tower, will serve as the venue for the innovation keynotes, trend presentations, workshops, and immersive Future Party.
The Westin Harbour Castle
1 Harbour Square, Toronto, ON M5J 1A6

Why stay the weekend in Toronto? We'll suggest 100+ unique experiences, curated by our team

Toronto Innovation Conference in Canada Venue
If you’re not from Toronto and are visiting for our Toronto innovation conference, you’re in for a real treat. There are dozens of hot spots that each of our staff can recommend, or you can just check out our Future Festival booklet upon arrival to get over 100 recommendations of the best things to see, taste, touch and experience. A few highlights include Blue Banana in Kensington Market, which features a variety of local artist shops as well as Bellwoods Brewery in the trendy Ossington area.
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200 Page Powerpoint Highlights
140-Page Future Book & Megatrend Framework
Better & Faster Signed Book
Keynotes, Parties, Breakfasts, Lunches, Drinks & Snacks
2020 Trend Report (Worth $1,500)
PRO Extras
1 Year of Trend Hunter PRO Content (Worth $2,388)
1:1 Meeting or Call with an Advisor
Team Innovation Assessment Overview
1 Year of Trend Hunter Learning Platform
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Bonus Custom Trend Report (Worth $2000)*
VIP Lunch with Jeremy Gutsche
Express Entry & VIP Lounge
VIP Cocktail Reception & VIP Tables at After-Party
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