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Inc. Magazine Best Innovation Conference
Future Festival Innovation Conference

WORLD SUMMIT TORONTO
"The Best Innovation Conference!"
Oct 1-3, 2024

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

Top-Tier
Innovators
Innovation &
Trend Keynotes
1:1 Meetings &
Assessments
After Party &
Networking
Pro Platform
+ Takeaways
5-10
DISRUPTIVE
IDEAS
Chief Operating Officer Sarah St. Jules

“Step into a future where technology and artificial intelligence remain pivotal in shaping our lives, unlocking fresh possibilities and defining a new era. After a decade driven by AI progress, we’ll delve into its ongoing influence across diverse sectors. Our event is crafted with a singular goal – to be the world’s best innovation conference – a place to learn next year’s trends from the world’s leading trend firm. Join like-minded pioneers, visionaries, and industry leaders as we converge to shape the future. Impressively, 97% of attendees rate our World Summit as the best innovation conference they’ve attended.”

- Sarah St. Jules, Chief Operating Officer, Trend Hunter

In-Person 3-5 Day Festivals

How To Innovate
IN THE ERA
OF AI
IN THE ERA OF AI

Food & Beverage
CPG
QSR
Youth
Hospitality & Tourism
Entertainment

Health, Wellness & Pharma
Media
Retail
Beauty & Fashion
Flavor & Fragrance
And more

Why Attend This Year

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Why Attend the AI-Infused World Summit?

Experience innovation firsthand at the Future Festival World Summit 2024, with 97% of attendees rating it "the best innovation conference ever."

This year, we're returning to the heart of Toronto at award-winning venue, TIFF Lightbox where attendees will enjoy an elevated experience while talking in the vibrant cityscape. With limited seating, this event will sell out fast, offering a unique opportunity to engage with top innovators in your sector and beyond.

Immerse yourself in the future, learn to action ideas and change the way you work while learning to thrive in an AI-enabled world alongside the world's most inspiring innovators. 20/20 of the "most admired brands" in the world rely on us to predict opportunity, while INC calls it one of the best innovation conferences to inspire your team.

Networking Party

Trend Hunter Innovation Platform

With 95% of Future Festival participants rating the overall caliber of attendees higher than other events, you won't want to miss out on our networking sessions. To kick off pre-event programming, this year's event will include an exclusive Futurist U welcome reception. The event will be held on Sunday, September 29th at Abrielle, located inside Downtown Toronto's Sutton Place Hotel, a refurbished, historic building. A cocktail hour will also be hosted at the venue on September 30th, welcoming all attendees with complimentary beverages and early badge pickup ahead of Future Festival.

Night one of Future Festival will also feature an unforgettable cocktail reception at the TIFF Lightbox rooftop, Malaparte, a scenic indoor-outdoor experience featuringtech components throughout and views of the iconic CN Tower.

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
CONFERENCE
EXPERIENCE

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

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.

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 280,700,652 visitors and AI. We've created 12,991 custom trend reports for 1,267 firms, and we want to show you FRESH, data-driven insights about YOUR consumer.

AI is rapidly impacting and transforming every aspect of our lives. 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 2024 into the greatest career opportunity of your lifetime.

Path Dependency
1. Path Dependency
2010-19
Opportunity Crisis
2. Crisis
2020-22
Opportunity Chaos
3. Chaos
The New Roaring 20s
Opportunity Recharting
4. Recharting
Your Future

TREND HUNTER
FUTURISTS

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 hundreds 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.

Trend Hunter Futurist JEREMY GUTSCHE
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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.

Trend Hunter Futurist ARMIDA ASCANO
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Microgenerations and the Adoption of AI

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.

Trend Hunter Futurist COURTNEY SCHARF
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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.

Trend Hunter Futurist ZAHRA KARIM
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Next-Gen Marketing

A Senior Research Advisor and Futurist, Zahra partners with leading brands in the food, beauty, CPG, and tech industries to showcase her deep understanding of consumer behaviors across various contexts through numerous trend reports, trend sessions, webinars, keynotes and workshops.

Trend Hunter Futurist JAIME NEELY
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Cultivating AI Office Culture

Trend Hunter’s President, 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.

Trend Hunter Futurist SEAN WATSON
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Adapting to AI with Future Tech

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.

Trend Hunter Futurist JONATHON BROWN
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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.

Trend Hunter Futurist ADY FLOYD
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Food & Beverage Futurism

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.

Trend Hunter Futurist MARK ONUFER
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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.

Trend Hunter Futurist JENNIFER KANG
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AI Retail Revolution

Senior Research Advisor and Futurist at Trend Hunter. She has curated and presented over 300 custom reports, hosted a variety of webinars, and led keynotes and workshops that empower audiences with tangible solutions to create meaningful change within their organizations.

Previous Speakers & Surprise Guests

Stephanie Mehta Innovation Speaker
Stephanie Mehta
Editor-in-Chief
Nick Thompson Innovation Speaker
Nick Thompson
Editor-in-Chief
Malcolm Gladwell Innovation Speaker
Malcolm Gladwell
Author
Deborah Amato Innovation Speaker
Deborah Amato
Chief New Opportunities Office
Tony Hunter Innovation Speaker
Tony Hunter
CEO
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
CEO
Sarah Beachler Innovation Speaker
Sarah Beachler
Chief Strategy Officer
Betsy Armentrout Innovation Speaker
Betsy Armentrout
Strategy Director, Emerging Brands
Vicki Hollub Innovation Speaker
Vicki Hollub
President & CEO
Doug Warner Innovation Speaker
Doug Warner
Head of Business Innovation
Helen Holder Innovation Speaker
Helen Holder
Chief Technologist
Yasmin Al Enazi Innovation Speaker
Yasmin Al Enazi
Co-Founder & Ambassador
The AI Conference Experience
CONTENT &
CURRICULUM

Get excited for an all-new curriculum of fresh, data-driven insights and best practices, including new research, frameworks and workshops for thriving in a chaotic AI-fueled world.

Day 1 of 3:
Learn Where
to Start

Uncover the foundational steps necessary to leverage AI for innovation. Chart a course toward transformative advancements.

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 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

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 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.

Learn how to make innovation and change actually happen

Create the Future Gold Medal Winner Innovation

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 change 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.

Networking Party

AI Innovation Awards

Night one of the conference kicks off with a networking experience at the TIFF Lightbox rooftop, boasting stunning views of Toronto's CN Tower and an indoor-outdoor experience like no other. You'll enjoy gourmet hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and select tech experiences brought to you by our partners. This elevated networking event will mark the beginning of a conference you won't forget.

Day 2 of 3:
See What you Could
Already Be Doing

Witness real-world applications and success stories, discovering how AI is reshaping industries and unlocking newe opportunities.

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

Keynotes with:
JEREMY GUTSCHE
How to Innovate in an Era of AI
Disrupt or be Disrupted in The Year AI Changed You
Drawing from 15 years of keynote speaking experience and 10 years of using AI to evolve Trend Hunter, Jeremy shares ways to maximize your potential during times of uncertainty and change. We explore how brands can leverage AI’s transformative force to unlock opportunities for success in today’s competitive and tech-driven business landscape.
Keynotes with:
SEAN WATSON
Adapting to AI with Future Tech
How AI is Shaping the Future of Humanity's Tech Landscape
AI's growing prominence is fast-tracking technological progress and innovation, molding the future of humanity. Join us in dissecting the latest AI innovations as we envision what lies ahead, and learn how to harness these tools for adaptability, productivity, automation and self improvement. As you navigate this evolving landscape, how can you leverage these technologies to drive business innovation and thrive in our fast-paced world?
Morning Show
Get ready for an energizing morning show that kicks off a day filled with enlightening keynotes. This introduction will set the tone for attendees to dive into a series of impactful and insightful sessions throughout the event.
Keynotes with:
COURTNEY SCHARF
Evolving Entertainment
How AI is Revolutionizing the Leisure and Nightlife Industry
Explore how AI is reshaping entertainment, tourism, nightlife, and media consumption. We'll examine the surprising ways in which social media and advanced AI are impacting consumers' notions of enjoyment. By learning about evolving consumer desires for curated and connected leisure experiences, you’ll be empowered to thrive in this transformative era.
Keynotes with:
JONATHON BROWN
Innovate Like a Rap Star
Lessons From the History of Hip-Hop and the Innovation Assessment
Learn how the “elements of an innovator” correlate to the “elements of hip hop.” 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 Innovation Assessment, the session delivers tactical takeaways for tomorrow’s innovators.
Morning Show
Get ready for an energizing morning show that kicks off a day filled with enlightening keynotes. This introduction will set the tone for attendees to dive into a series of impactful and insightful sessions throughout the event.
Keynotes with:
ZAHRA KARIM
Next-Gen Marketing
Exploring Ways to Innovate With AI
AI has revolutionized the world around us, fundamentally reshaping traditional marketing approaches. Explore how this technology can amplify creativity and effectiveness, while propelling brands toward more personalized, data-driven messaging that resonates deeply with audiences. How can you harness AI to actively drive innovation in marketing strategies?
Keynotes with:
ADY FLOYD
Food & Beverage Futurism
How AI is Being Leveraged for Innovations in the Food and Beverage Industry
AI technology is revolutionizing flavor fusion, sustainable production, and consumer engagement in the food and beverage industry. Learn how brands leverage AI to analyze preferences, predict trends, and create personalized culinary experiences. Join us as we delve into the intersection of culinary creativity and technological advancement, shaping the next generation of dining experiences.
Keynotes with:
ARMIDA ASCANO
Microgenerations and the Adoption of AI
How Each Generation is Adopting AI in a Tech-Driven Age
Generational perspectives play a pivotal role in shaping attitudes towards global AI adoption. Through a microsegmented lens, we’ll examine how generational groups are navigating the AI technology landscape. Gain insight into ways each generation is leveraging AI for personal and professional growth, navigating its challenges, and adapting in an increasingly tech-driven society.
Keynotes with:
JENNIFER KANG
AI Retail Revolution
Harnessing AI's Revolutionary Potential to Personalize and Enhance the Shopping Experience
The AI-enabled shopping revolution is underway. Discover how to strike a balance between enhanced in-person experiences and the convenience of eCommerce as the retail landscape continues to evolve rapidly. We share how to leverage AI in retail to create more personalized and enhanced shopping experiences.
Keynotes with:
JAIME NEELY
Cultivating AI Office Culture
How to Leverage AI to Build an Employee-Centric Workplace
As Artificial Intelligence continues to reshape workplaces, fostering an AI-centric office culture becomes imperative. Discover how to leverage cutting-edge AI tools to prioritize employee well-being and satisfaction, while boosting engagement, productivity and collaboration. How can you champion an employee-centric culture empowered by AI, to unlock your organization’s full potential?

Innovation Strategy Awards 2024

AI Innovation Awards

Presented by Trend Hunter at award-winning venue TIFF Lightbox, the 2024 Innovation Strategy Awards will take place at Future Festival World Summit on October 1-3, 2024. Spotlighting inspiring innovation tactics from the world's most successful brands, the awards are based on our renowned innovation frameworks and are sourced from conversations with thought leaders, authors and Fortune 500 CEOs.

Eligibility:

A company or person enterd to win an Innovation Strategy Award will be chosen based on the most unique and impactful innovations presented and must complete our enclosed survey to be eligible.

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

Learning Materials

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 2025
• The 2025 Megatrends Framework
• Workshop Exercises and Homework Questions
• Details for Trend Safaris

Day 3 of 3:
Realize Your Full Potential

Lead your organization into a new era of prosperity and growth, and embrace the future with confidence during out Innovation Worksops.

WORKSHOP DAY - Filter all your new ideas into actionable insights

Future Festival AI Conference Workshops
Turn insights into action on this remarkable day. You'll learn:
• High Performance Innovation Methods for Your Brand
• How to Get Better & Faster
• How to Find Overlooked Ideas Using Patterns & Megatrends
Important: Here's why most people attend in teams of 6+:
• Focus All Exercises on YOUR Company at a Private Table
• Develop 5-10 Company Specific Innovation Ideas & 20+ Next Steps
• Get a Group Innovation Assessment to See Strengths, Gaps & Opportunities

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

AI Conference Personalized Experience
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

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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

AI Conference VIP Tickets
OPTION &
THE FUTURISTU
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)

Future Festival AI VIP Trend Report

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 2025 and beyond, and the #1 category has been: AI. It’s time to immerse yourself in the future, and disrupt before you are disrupted.

“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 AI Masterclass Certificate

Monday, September 30th - Friday, October 4th

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.

YOUR EXCLUISIVE PERKS - You'll kick off your experience with an exclusive welcome event on Sunday, September 29th, a prime networking opportunity featuring Trend Hunter's Futurist Team and fellow Masterclass cohorts. On September 30th, you'll gather for a second cocktail hour with early badge pickup for the upcoming Future Festival. This program also includes an intimate dinner and graduation ceremony to celebrate your journey.

Testimonials

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"One of the things about Future Festival is to understand that every aspect of the organization can benefit from it, whether they are in product development, marketing, consumer insights, research operations, because the idea is to think differently." Sr. Manager, Consumer Insights Marketing & Analytics, Disney

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"The five day Masterclass was awesome. We were able to take what we learned that first day, blend it in with the awesome high energy keynote conversations that were happening, and then on the back end, we were really able to have some time to process and think through the kinds of applications of what we learned while building as a team." Digital Strategy and Management - Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

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"We really enjoyed the connection - connection with industry and the weaving in of the regular Future Festival World Summit experience into this new Masterclass opportunity. They really married the experiences with the best of both worlds." Director, Northern Michigan University (SISU)

Immersive FuturistU
Trend Safaris & Networking
Sessions in YOUR Category

Exclusive Trend Safaris for FuturistU Masterclass participants

Learn about the latest trends shaping the future with immersive Trend Safaris - a hands-on experience exclusively curated for FuturistU Masterclass attendees. From healthcare to cannabis, this year's Trend Safaris will highlight Toronto's coolest innovations, and will also include a networking component.

Sample Topics
The offical reveal and selection will be closer to the event.

Connected Brand-Led Engagements
Crowdsourcing Innovative Challenges
Curated Gen-Z Nightlife
Interactive Digitalized Dining
Local Foodie Culture
Metaverse 101 with Deloitte
Modernized Social Wellness
Multi-Functional Retail Tech
Office Culture Tour
Reinvented Gelato Flavors
Reinvented Selfie Experience
Tech Enabled Corporate Social Responsibility
Technology Based Modern Meditation
Vertically Integrated Store Fronts

Future Festival World Summit Schedule

DAY 1 - Tuesday, Oct 1st
TIFF Lightbox - 350 King St W, Toronto, ON
Learn Where To Start
SEE DAY 1 KEYNOTE DETAILS
  • 8:00 AM
    Registration & Breakfast
  • 9:30 AM
    Morning Show & Land Recognition
  • 10:00 AM
    How to Innovate in an Era of AI
  • 11:30 AM
    Evolving Entertainment
  • 12:00 PM
    Lunch
  • 1:00 PM
    Food & Beverage Futurism
  • 1:30 PM
    AI Retail Revolution [Q&A]
  • 2:00 PM
    Next Gen Marketing [Q&A]
  • 2:30 PM
    Break
  • 3:00 PM
    Cultivating AI Office Culture
  • 3:45 PM
    Closing Remarks
  • 4:00 PM
    Night Reception at Malaparte (TIFF)
DAY 2 - Wednesday, Oct 2nd
TIFF Lightbox - 350 King St W, Toronto, ON
See What You Could Already Be Doing
SEE DAY 2 KEYNOTE DETAILS
  • 8:00 AM
    Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM
    Morning Show & TH GPT Live Demo
  • 9:00 AM
    Adapting to AI with Future Tech
  • 9:30 AM
    Microgenerations and the Adoption of AI
  • 10:30 AM
    Break
  • 11:00 AM
    Innovate like a Rap Star
  • 11:45 AM
    Panel - Implementing AI
  • 12:15 PM
    Lunch
  • 1:15 PM
    Awards
  • 2:15 PM
    Sustainability [Q&A]
  • 2:45 PM
    Surprise Content & Closing Remarks
  • 3:15 PM
    1:1 Meeting Appointments, Self-Guided Safaris, Special Programming & FuturistU Trend Safari
DAY 3 - Thursday, Oct 3rd
Steam Whistle - 255 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON
Realize Your Full Potential
SEE DAY 3 KEYNOTE DETAILS
  • 8:00 AM
    Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM
    Leading Through an Era of AI and Disruption
  • 9:30 AM
    See How Much You Can Already Do
  • 10:30 AM
    Break
  • 11:00 AM
    Making AI Happen
  • 12:00 PM
    Lunch
  • 1:00 PM
    Patterns Workshop
  • 3:00 PM
    Wine Reception as Steamwhistle
Morning
  • 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
    Break
  • 11:00 AM
    Four Post Pandemic Scenarios
  • 11:30 AM
    Micro-Generations, Post-Pandemic - The New Formative Years
  • 12:30 PM
    Lunch
Afternoon
  • 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
    Break
  • 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
TIFF Lightbox
350 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3X5

Day 1 Cocktail Reception
Malaparte - 6th floor
350 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3X5

Take advantage of exclusively discounted rates at Future Festival's official hotel partners.

The Sutton Place Hotel

355 King St W, Toronto ON M5V 1J5

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, this luxury hotel is known for its elegance and high-end amenities. It features sophisticated rooms and suites, a fine dining restaurant, a state-of-the-art fitness center.
$459 USD night

• Pre-conference networking event and welcome cocktails
• Fastpass pre-registration, the night before the event
• Flexible changes (stay the weekend, change an attendee name, let us know!)
• No morning commute!
Future Festival Recommended

SoHo Hotel Toronto

SoHo Hotel Toronto

318 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3T4

Located in the entertainment district, within walking distance of the CN Tower and Rogers Centre, it offers luxurious accommodations with custom design, priority dining at Moretti Restaurant and a renovated health club.
$409 USD night

FAQ

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Who attends Future Festival?

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.

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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 FutureFestival.com

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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!

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

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

Thank You to Our Partners

Future Festival World Summit Partner Trend Hunter
Future Festival World Summit Partner City Of Toronto
Future Festival World Summit Partner Steamwhistle
Future Festival World Summit Partner Sutton Place Hotel
Future Festival World Summit Partner SoHo Hotel Toronto
Future Festival World Summit Partner Arcadia Earth
Future Festival World Summit Partner Atoi
Future Festival World Summit Partner Givaudan