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Inc. Magazine Best Innovation Conference
Future Festival Innovation Conference


Learn Why Starbucks, Netflix, Samsung, NASA, Lego & Google rely on Trend Hunter AI + Future Festival...
97% rate it the "best innovation conference"

Innovation &
Trend Keynotes
1:1 Meetings &
After Party &
Pro Platform
+ Takeaways
Innovation Conference Host "This is the year AI changes you! Your life, job and potential are all about to be transformed. After a decade as an AI-driven company, Trend Hunter is excited to reveal how AI is transforming the most important categories of trends and change. Is your company prepared? Are you ready? This event is specifically designed to be the world's best innovation conference — a place to learn next year's trends from the world's leading trend firm. Join the world's top innovators as we gather to create the future! 97% rate our World Summit the best innovation conference they've attended. " – Sarah St. Jules, SVP Strategy, Trend Hunter
The Year AI Changes You

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.

Why Attend THIS Year
Why Attend THIS Year
Why You Should Bring Your Team
Sample Keynote: Create The Future (3,500,000 Views)
2023 Trend Report Sample (5 Minutes)


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.

future festival attendee universal

"The best, most engaging and most relevant business event I have ever attended." Chief Strategy Officer & SVP of Marketing

future festival attendee redbull

"Hands down, the best way to experience innovation and the future." Consumer Insight Specialist

future festival attendee honda

"The best event I've ever attended, and we go to motorcycle races." Head of Sensing and R&D

future festival attendee starbucks

"Future Festival is a concentrated dose of inspiration and insights. This event is a must-attend!" Associate Brand Manager

future festival attendee disney

"No service out there captures Consumer Behavior as well as Trend Hunter" Creative Development Manager, Ideation

future festival attendee chicago

"Future Festival created opportunities for our team and expanded our people's thinking." CEO

future festival attendee aflac

"Undoubtedly the most meaningful conference I've ever attended." VP of Sales

future festival attendee budweiser

"Any senior executive would benefit hugely from taking a couple of days and attending Future Festival." Global VP of Innovation

The AI Conference Experience

Collide with top innovators from the world's most impactful brands as you strategize how to navigate the road ahead.

What's different about our AI-infused innovation conference?
For starters, pure ENERGY, optimism & excitement. But also:

Engaging Presentations
vs. Passively Listening
AI-Enabled Opportunity
vs. Lessons Stuck in 2020
Fresh, Data-Driven Insights
vs. Outdated Material
Energetic & Actionable
vs. Random & Outdated
Workshops with Your Team
vs. Limited Takeaways
Downloadable Presentations
vs. Take-Your-Own Notes
Individual Assessments
vs. Generic Content
One-on-One Advisor Time
vs. Lack of Follow-Up
Trend Safaris
vs. Vendors

Uncover next year's trends from the #1 trend firm and the full power of AI

Trend Hunter Innovation Platform

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 265,009,545 visitors and AI. We've created 12,128 custom trend reports for 1,167 firms, and we want to show you FRESH, data-driven insights about YOUR consumer.

Learn to make innovation & change happen

Ideas are critical, but half of the battle in an AI-infused world is about making your ideas happen first. After 10 years of being an AI-driven company, 10,000 custom reports based on our AI engine, advising the world's leading tech companies on AI, and keynoting about AI, we are ready to help.

Our CEO, Jeremy Gutsche, is a New York Times Bestselling author who specializes in innovation, change and AI, with an 18 year personally advising over 750 brands. Today, our firm takes that work to the next level, with a team of futurists, researchers and battle-tested methods to help IGNITE CHANGE.

There's never been a better time to sharpen your innovation and change skills.

Relied on by 1,167 brands, billionaires, CEOs & NASA
12,128 innovation projects completed with our AI+Human machine
New York Times Bestselling, Award-Winning Books

AI is transforming us just as we emerge from the pandemic. The New Roaring 20s are upon us, and this period of chaos will be your largest threat and greatest window of opportunity

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 2023/24 into the greatest career opportunity of your lifetime.

Path Dependency
1. Path Dependency
Opportunity Crisis
2. Crisis
Opportunity Chaos
3. Chaos
The New Roaring 20s
Opportunity Recharting
4. Recharting
Your Future

Keynote Speakers, AI-Specialists & Futurists
Learn 100+ Data-Driven Insights & Innovation Frameworks

Jeremy Gutsche Innovation Speaker
Jeremy Gutsche
NYT Bestselling Author & CEO of Trend Hunter
Innovating in Chaos, Crisis and Recession
Armida Ascano Innovation Speaker
Armida Ascano
Chief Content Officer & Renowned Speaker
Generations: The Evolution of Millennials, Boomers, X’s & Z’s
Jaime Neely Innovation Speaker
Jaime Neely
Chief Culture Officer & Assessment Author
Work Culture: Experience, Excellence & Engagement
Courtney Scharf Innovation Speaker
Courtney Scharf
Chief Client Officer
Culture: Future of Leisure, Nightlife and Entertainment
Jonathon Brown Innovation Speaker
Jonathon Brown
Chief Growth Officer, Emcee & Client Interviewer
Tactics: Innovation Tactics, Frameworks, & Best Practices
Gil Cohen Innovation Speaker
Gil Cohen
SVP Client Success
Marketing: Hyperconnectivity, & Becoming Consumer
Ady Floyd Innovation Speaker
Ady Floyd
VP Client Success
Retail: Innovation, Omnichannel & Marketing
Sean Watson Innovation Speaker
Sean Watson
VP of Special Projects
Morning Show Host: The Roaring 20s & 2023

Previous Speakers & Surprise Guests

Stephanie Mehta Innovation Speaker
Stephanie Mehta
Nick Thompson Innovation Speaker
Nick Thompson
Malcolm Gladwell Innovation Speaker
Malcolm Gladwell
Deborah Amato Innovation Speaker
Deborah Amato
Deputy Chief Technologist
Tony Hunter Innovation Speaker
Tony Hunter
Jodi Goldstein Innovation Speaker
Jodi Goldstein
Executive Director, Innovation Lab
Bill Hayden Innovation Speaker
Bill Hayden
Chief Strategy Officer
Francis Pierrel Innovation Speaker
Francis Pierrel
Sarah Beachler Innovation Speaker
Sarah Beachler
Chief Strategy Officer
Betsy Armentrout Innovation Speaker
Betsy Armentrout
Strategy Director, Emerging Brands
The AI Conference Experience

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.

1-2 Day
Small events
3-5 Day
World Summit & FuturistU

Collision at the Innovation Conference - You'll join the world's top innovators to experience the future before it happens

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Insight Conference Innovation Brands

Kick-off with Jeremy Gutsche, the world's #1 most-watched innovation keynote speaker & an AI expert

Innovation Keynote speaker Jeremy Gutsche

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 keyntoes have specialized in AI for almost a decade, and in his NEW keynote, he'll explore the history of innovation and how the tragectory 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

Explore the 18 most-important megatrends shaping the world, and how each is impacted by AI, with top futurist Armida Ascano

Megatrends Top Trends Keynote Speaker

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 post-COVID 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.

Learn how to make innovation and change actually happen

Innovation Keynote speaker Book

Get inspired about CHAOS & OPPORTUNITY with Jeremy Gutsche, one of the world’s top innovation keynote speakers & chaos experts, in a NEW keynote, diving into how innovation and chagne work, including a special section on how 6-factors related to how AI will shape the world.

What great opportunity is within your grasp? Our latest book, Jeremy Gutsche's award-winning Create The future, is all about how to make innovation and change happen, particularly during times of chaos. The book, which is our textbook on innovation, features tactics for disruptive thinking, innovation, and change in an AI-driven world.

We've reached a point in time when everyone wants innovation, but most people don't know how to make it happen. In our era of rapid change, disruption, and possibility, there are so many great opportunities within your grasp. However, smart, successful people consistently miss out. We have 7 traps that keep us stuck to the path we are already on.

Futurist Keynotes - Learn next year's trends before they happen

Jeremy’s Latest Frameworks on AI, Innovation and Change
Jeremy’s Latest Frameworks on AI, Innovation and Change

A reflection on history and projection of the future regarding how innovaiton and change will evovled. 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.

Micro-Generations and AI The New Formative Years
Micro-Generations and AI
The New Formative Years

Generational behavior is based in how people within a certain age group internalized shared experiences. The pandemic introduces 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.

Work Culture and AI Scenarios of an AI-Enabled World
Work Culture and AI
Scenarios of 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?

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

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.

Retail The AI-Enablement of Shopping
The AI-Enablement of Shopping

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.

Experience The Future of Entertainment and Leisure
The Future of Entertainment and Leisure

Tourism, nightlife, media consumption; all of these aspects of entertainment were deeply impacted by the pandemic. As experiences reopen, we will see a new approach to what consumers consider “fun” rooted in a desire for connection, reward, and a need for simplicity.

Food & Beverage The Prosumerism of Preference
Food & Beverage
The Prosumerism of Preference

Covid-induced lockdowns gave way to the rise of experimentation in the kitchen. However post-pandemic, consumers are set to enthusiastically return to the world of dining and now AI is accelerating key trends we were watching. How can brands in CPG, dining, flavor and more navigate these changes?

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

Technology has advanced in an accelerated pace this past few years. Over the pandemic, AI, metaverse and NFTs all became technologies your everyday consumer not only knew of, but were possibly using on a regular basis. Outside of consumer use, how will these technologies impact the world we live in?

The Innovation Strategy Awards Our Industry’s Best Tactics and Ideas
The Innovation Strategy Awards
Our Industry’s Best Tactics and Ideas

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.

Focus on your ideas, not note-taking, with a 100+ page workbook + learning materials

innovation conference curriculum insights

Maximize your World Summit Experience with the Future Book and Trend Report.

• Takeaways Notes and Frameworks
• Key Insights from Each Speaker
• The Must-Know Top 20 Trends in 2024
• The 2024 Megatrends Framework
• Workshop Exercises and Homework Questions
• Details for Trend Safaris
Your Personalized Experience

Maximize your potential with personalized learning, custom research and special access to the world's #1 trend platform (now with eLearning!)

Continue learning with our AI tools, insights, reports & eLearning

innovation conference learning materials

3 months of essential learning content

Learn to filter out the noise and identify relevant opportunities even in times of widespread change and disruption.

2024 Trend Report Library
2024 Trend Report Library
AI PRO Dashboard Subscription
AI PRO Dashboard Subscription
Trend Hunter eLearning Subscription
Trend Hunter eLearning Subscription
100+ Page Presentation Deck
100+ Page Presentation Deck

Supercharge your leadership development with 7-10 pages of personalized recommendations

Innovation Assessment

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.

Dive into your innovation assessment or a topic of your choosing with a Trend Hunter Advisor

Trend Reports Custom Research and Consumer Insights

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.

PRO Tip: Half of Attendees Bring Their Team

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

VIP Option & The Futurist U Masterclass

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!

VIP Option - Get a category trend report on your favorite topic (worth $2,000)

innovation conference curriculum insights

Our business model is curating custom trend reports for 700 of the world's leading brands. During COVID alone, we completed more than 2,000 custom reports for aggressive brands looking to win in 2024 and beyond. Sample our work and increase your ability to win with fresh, data driven insight.

“The custom reports really speak out to us. There is a lot of information out there, but filtering is really difficult. What makes the difference is having somebody who begins to understand what we are doing, who can really help with that curation... a great resource." - Creative Director, Adidas

"No service out there captures Consumer Behavior as well as Trend Hunter" – Creative Development Manager, Ideation, Disney

FuturistU 5-Day Masterclass - Graduate as a Futurist in Our Immersive Program

FuturistU 5-day Masterclass Certificate

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.

  • 8:30 AM
    Jeremy’s Top 10 Innovation Lessons of All Time
  • 10:00 AM
    Experience - The Future Scenarios of Entertainment and Leisure
  • 10:30 AM
  • 11:00 AM
    Four Post Pandemic Scenarios
  • 11:30 AM
    Micro-Generations, Post-Pandemic - The New Formative Years
  • 12:30 PM
  • 1:30 PM
    Work Scenarios of a Post-Pandemic World
  • 2:15 PM
    Marketing - 4 Alternate Realities of The Consumer Future
  • 2:45 PM
    Retail - The Hybridization of Shopping
  • 3:15 PM
  • 3:30 PM
    Food & Beverage - The Prosumerism of Preference
  • 4:00 PM
    Future Tech - AI, Automation, Metaverse and The Super Future

Schedule may be subject to change without notice until a week prior to the event.

Conference Location & Hotel
Sheraton Centre Toronto
123 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2M9

Venue & Accommodations

Future Festival Hotel Sheraton Center

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:

• Pre-conference networking event and welcome cocktails
• Fastpass pre-registration, the night before the event
• More flexible changes (stay the weekend or change an attendee name), via our event concierge
• No morning commute!

Hotel rooms can be booked directly from your ticket registration page!

STEP 1 - Choose Your Event


Future Festival Destination Toronto
Future Festival Sponsor HeroX
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Who attends Future Festival?

Future Festival was designed for industry leaders who are ready to break through chaos, to own 2022. Content is aimed at Managers, Directors, VPs, and C-Level execs from all industries.

What are the dates and locations?

Future Festival World Summit is located in Toronto, Canada. All dates and other event locations for our in person events are listed on

Why should I bring my team?

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.

Right now you can get great deals on tickets. Quantities are limited. Buy now!

Who is speaking at Future Festival?
Can I Transfer my Ticket to Another Person?

Yes, tickets can be transferred to a colleague. Message a week before to make the change.