Day 1 of 3:
Megatrends, Chaos & The AI Revolution
What does the AI-enabled revolution look like? Let’s chart it out, discover new opportunities and innovate forward.
This is the year that AI will change your life, job and potential. As an AI company, Trend Hunter is thrilled to present our knowledge insights and best practices related to AI impacts across each category of trends.
Immerse yourself in the future. Learn to action ideas. Change the way you work. Thrive in an AI-enabled world.
97% of attendees rate it "the best innovation conference ever" .
20/20 of the “most admired brands” in the world rely on us to predict opportunity.
95% rated the “overall caliber” of attendees higher than other events.
INC calls it one of the best innovation conferences to inspire your team.
"The best, most engaging and most relevant business event I have ever attended." Chief Strategy Officer & SVP of Marketing
"Hands down, the best way to experience innovation and the future." Consumer Insight Specialist
"The best event I've ever attended, and we go to motorcycle races." Head of Sensing and R&D
"Future Festival is a concentrated dose of inspiration and insights. This event is a must-attend!" Associate Brand Manager
"No service out there captures Consumer Behavior as well as Trend Hunter" Creative Development Manager, Ideation
"Future Festival created opportunities for our team and expanded our people's thinking." CEO
"Undoubtedly the most meaningful conference I've ever attended." VP of Sales
"Any senior executive would benefit hugely from taking a couple of days and attending Future Festival." Global VP of Innovation
Collide with top innovators from the world's most impactful brands as you strategize how to navigate the road ahead.
Trends create empires, disrupt the slow-movers and reshape the world. In periods of chaos and AI-driven change, trends become a CEO-level problem and opportunity. Now AI is the main trend to understand, and after years of using and advising brands on AI, we're here to help.
2005 - Trend Hunter was born as a tech platform
2008 - TH Dashboard, now our AI Platform, is launched
2012 - Full pivot to tech-enabled custom research
2013 - Jeremy Gutsche helps launch IBM Watson AI
2014 - AI and Watson profiled in Our NYT Bestseller, Better & Faster
2014 - First AI keynotes and AI workshops
2017 - TrendHunter.AI launches, making our AI mission more-public
2019 - AI & tech clients now include Google, NASA, IBM, Samsung & Microsoft
2020 - AI Framework published in Create The Future
2023 - The first AI-themed Future Festival
Trend Hunter is the world's freshest, most data-driven consumer trend platform, with 3 billion views and insight derived from 272,856,367 visitors and AI. We've created 12,566 custom trend reports for 1,208 firms, and we want to show you FRESH, data-driven insights about YOUR consumer.
After every major crisis and pandemic, we enter a long period of chaos: people make up for lost time, reprioritize what's important and companies enter new markets. Now layer on the exponential change of AI. Most people are unprepared and many will be disrupted. What about you and your brand? Are you ready? You could turn 2024 into the greatest career opportunity of your lifetime.
Our core Future Festival curriculum is brought to life by Trend Hunter's team of Futurists -- inspiring keynote speakers and workshop facilitators relied on by 11,50 of the world's leading brands. Our Futurists will spark your new ideas while delivering fresh, data-driven content from our Trend Hunter machine and deep insight from delivering more than 2,000 annual custom trend reports.
NYT Bestselling Author & CEO of Trend Hunter
How to Innovate in an Era of AI Trend Hunter’s CEO, New York Times bestselling author, and award-winning innovation keynote speaker and AI expert, will guide you through how to maximize your potential and innovate in times of change. As one of the world’s most sought-after keynote speakers, he has helped over 800 brands, billionaires and CEOs make change happen.
Chief Content Officer & Renowned Speaker
The Microgenerations vs Machines & Aligning Workplace Culture As Trend Hunter’s Chief Content Officer and the brain behind our trend sessions and workshops, she is our most requested Futurist for custom trend keynotes. With expertise in generations, she explores the evolving dynamics of Millennials, Boomers, Gen X and Gen Z, and their distinctive responses to the AI’s expanding influence.
SVP Client Success
AI and Marketing Trend Hunter’s SVP of Client Success explores hyperconnectivity’s transformative potential and the strategic approach to becoming consumer-centric. With her vast experience in trend analysis, she collaborates with top brands across industries, facilitating innovation and identifying opportunities.
VP Client Success
The Future of Food Trend Hunter’s VP of Client Success tailors research for 40+ brand partners, curating over 500 custom reports and conducting trend sessions for Fortune 500 firms. Her expertise lies in exploring the future of food and the interplay between human experience and AI in the food and beverage industry.
Chief Client Officer
Experience in the AI Era As the Chief Client Officer at Trend Hunter, she leads the Client Relations team, curating over 5,000 custom trend reports. Specializing in the future of leisure, nightlife, and entertainment, she explores experience in the AI era and its intersection with culture.
VP of Sales Operations & Special Projects
Future Tech and the Next Frontier As Trend Hunter's VP of Sales Operations & Special Projects, he leverages his tech expertise, AI knowledge, and unparalleled enthusiasm for TH's content. In strategic internal initiatives and as a keynote speaker, he unveils AI's impact on humanity's future and our evolving relationship with technology.
Chief Sales Officer
Innovate like a Rap Star As Trend Hunter's Chief Sales Officer, he drives strategy for business innovation research, development, and marketing. With experience interviewing 500+ business leaders, he uncovers innovation best practices, drawing insightful lessons from hip-hop history and applying them to internal innovation frameworks.
Director of Accounts
FuturistU Emcee Director of Accounts at Trend Hunter and FuturistU Emcee. Having interviewed 100+ global leaders in innovation, he now solves complex problems for hundreds of the world’s most influential brands.
Chief Culture Officer & Assessment Author
FuturistU Director Trend Hunter’s Chief Culture Officer, FuturistU Director, and the creator of Trend Hunter’s Innovation Assessment, helping 30,000+ professionals understand and improve their innovation processes both individually and as teams.
Get excited for an all-new curriculum of fresh, data-driven insights and best practices, including new research, trend safaris, frameworks and workshops for thriving in a chaotic AI-fueled world.
What does the AI-enabled revolution look like? Let’s chart it out, discover new opportunities and innovate forward.
Get inspired about CHAOS, OPPORTUNITY & AI with Jeremy Gutsche, one of the world’s top innovation keynote speakers & chaos experts, and the #1 most-watched innovation speaker on YouTube, with over 20,000,000 views. His books and keynotes have specialized in AI for almost a decade, and in his NEW keynote, he'll explore the history of innovation and how the trajectory of YOUR innovation will evolve with AI.
Our CEO, Jeremy Gutsche, is a New York Times bestselling author who has become an advisor to over 800 brands, billionaires, CEOs & NASA, particularly focused on innovating through times of change. As one of the world's top innovation keynote speakers, he'll kick-off the innovation event with unparalleled energy. Then he'll return for a lunchtime keynote about How to Create The Future with AI.
"Gutsche is one of the most sought-after keynote speakers on the planet, well-regarded as the top trend-spotter in the world... the most energizing, inspiring & applicable... & I’ve heard Bill Clinton... Bill Gates... & Tony Robbins." - The Sun Newspaper
Our Chief Content Officer, one of the world's most popular speakers on trends, Armida Ascano, will help you uncover the forces impacting your business in a fast-paced and tech-driven world.
Leveraging our big data from 225,000,000 people, we’ve built the most researched, most data-driven system for identifying opportunities. This unparalleled research led us to 6 Patterns of Opportunity and the 18 most important Megatrends shaping our future.
Using this framework, you’ll learn how to apply these Megatrends and patterns to any industry, and then more specifically how the resulting Megatrends conference content can be leveraged when you return home. For continuity, the rest of the innovation conference builds upon these frameworks, deep-diving into the top Megatrends throughout the rest of the day.
The best way to learn about the latest trends is to experience an immersive Trend Safari. From healthcare to cannabis, we’ve sourced great tours that will enlighten, educate, and wow.
The official reveal and selection will be closer to the event.
The first night of our innovation experience kickstarts creative thinking by immersing attendees into the World’s Most Innovative Technologies. The Future Party represents the diverse industries that attend Future Festival which includes technology and immersive experiences that are relevant to all attendees. Experience the future by getting hands-on with state-of-the-art experiences, such as:
What does the AI-enabled world look like? Let’s chart it out, discover new opportunities and innovate forward.
A reflection on history and projection of the future regarding how innovation and change will evolve. This collection of stories build upon Jeremy’s best ideas from 15 years of keynote speaking and 10 years of using AI to evolve Trend Hunter. Learn how to maximize your potential during these times of uncertainty, change and AI.
Generational behavior is based in how people within a certain age group internalized shared experiences. Recent global, social, and environmental events introduce a new shared experience across the board. This will change generational identities forever, which we approach through a microsegmented lens to get to the nuances of what it means to exist in an AI-enabled world.
Never before has the workplace experienced such a disruptive transformation. While some employers have called employees back full-time, others have adapted a remote-first model, but the majority have chosen the hybrid path. How can employers realign their cultures to meet the new priorities and diverse expectations of employees, all while navigating history’s most costly employee exodus?
Learn how the “elements of an innovator” can be found by studying the “4 elements of hip hop” (DJ, MC, Breakdancing and Graffiti). Using hip hop as a lens to find innovation lessons, this keynote collides worlds to find common ground and new insight. With a fresh take on Trend Hunter’s Create the Future framework, the session delivers tactical takeaways for tomorrow’s innovators.
The retail space has had to change often and fast over the past few years. Today, the focus in this industry is finding a compromise between offering enhanced in-person experiences, while still providing the convenience of eCommerce. This keynote explores how to strike that balance by combining ideas to find something new.
Tourism, nightlife, media consumption; all of these aspects of entertainment were deeply impacted by recent global events and AI technology’s rapid acceleration. As this technology continues to evolve, consumers are redefining what they consider “fun,” rooted in a desire for more customization, curation and connectivity.
The culinary and experiential dining landscape is being influenced by the power of social media and AI technology. With increased experimentation in the kitchen and a renewed interest in flavors and dining experiences among the masses, brands in CPG, dining, and the flavor industry must learn to leverage technology to meet evolving consumer expectations.
Technology has advanced at an accelerated pace in recent years, with complex technologies like AI, metaverse and NFTs becoming more commonplace among the masses. Outside of consumer use, how can you leverage these technologies to impact your business and the world we live in?
Hear how the best-in-class innovators across industries exercise and grow their creativity in their roles. Aside from highlighting tangible tactics of innovation, this session serves as an award ceremony acknowledging those who broke the mold in the world of innovation.
Maximize your World Summit Experience with the Future Book and Trend Report.
Prototype The Future With Your Team
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
Maximize your potential with personalized learning, custom research and special access to the world's #1 trend platform (now with eLearning!)
3 months of essential learning content
Learn to filter out the noise and identify relevant opportunities even in times of widespread change and disruption.
Get a personalized innovation experience with 5-10 pages of custom insight about your innovation archetype, how you innovate, your strengths and your blindspots. The innovation conference keynotes will dive deeper into what this means, but you'll leave the conference with personalized insight and if you bring a team to the event, you can get an organizational assessment to compare your team's behaviours and composition to the world's top innovators. The end result is to make this more than just a conference on innovation, but rather a training program with a remarkable level of personalization.
Before and after the conference, PRO and VIP ticket holders will have the opportunity to meet with one of our innovation experts one-on-one. They can walk you through your individual or team innovation assessment, help you problem-solve using Trend Hunter frameworks, or steer you towards inspiration for your next big project.
Many of the activities are designed for teams, leading you to specific outputs for your own brand. Don't worry, you will still get a chance to network with other people... but for the workshop, it's better to have a team. These clients send groups of 6 or more: Starbucks, Disney, Visa, The US Air Force, Adidas, Domino's, Aflac, Staples, Netflix, Microsoft, Red Bull, Universal, Target, Pepsi, VW, Walmart, Bayer, Honda
How pro can you go? This year's World Summit program offers new experiences for VIPs, and a 5-day FuturistU Masterclass option. Earn credentials and get certified as a futurist!
Our business model is curating custom trend reports for 1,500 of the world's leading brands. This year, we completed more than 2,000 custom reports for aggressive brands looking to win in 2024 and beyond, and the #1 category has been: AI. It’s time to immerse yourself in the future, and disrupt before you are disrupted.
Monday, September 25th - Friday, September 29th
Become a futurist, taking your skills to the next level with our immersive FuturistU program. You’ll still get to be part of the World Summit epic trend day, tech party and networking events, but you’ll be learning in a smaller group in a focused 5-Day program that walks you through our full innovation strategy curriculum with a private stream of workshops and coaching from Jeremy Gutsche and our Futurist Team.
WANT HIGHER ROI FOR YOUR BRAND? BRING 6 PEOPLE - If you really want to convince your boss, push for 6 people and you will get a private table so that you can apply the learnings to actual solutions, tactics, next-steps and pitches for your company, instead of an assigned case study.
YOUR CURRICULUM & OUTCOMES - This program works through the full cycle of innovation, working through dozens of our best innovation workshops, best practices and tactics. You’ll learn while applying each tactic to your capstone project. Half of each day is content and half is an applied set of structured workshops, leading to your new business case and perfect pitch.
Conference Location & Hotel
Sheraton Centre Toronto
123 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2M9
Day 2 Cocktail Reception
314 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2A2
Day 3 Cocktail Reception
Trend Hunter's Office
26 Soho St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5T 1Z7
The Sheraton Centre Toronto
123 Queen St W, Toronto
THE PERKS - The Sheraton Centre Toronto is a beautiful hotel nestled in the city’s downtown core, featuring a recent transformation. Because of its central location, the hotel books up quickly, so please join our room block and reserve your spot. The deal includes:
Hotel rooms can be booked directly from your ticket registration page!
Future Festival was designed for industry leaders who are ready to break through chaos. Content is aimed at Managers, Directors, VPs, and C-Level execs from all industries.
Future Festival World Summit is located in Toronto, Canada. All dates and other event locations for our in person events are listed on FutureFestival.com
Because innovative thinking is better shared. At Future Festival, you will be excited by trends and undiscovered opportunities. These are best shared with your group.
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