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Future Festival 2017 Toronto: What You Need to Know About the Event

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Trend Hunter’s Future Festival 2017 is kicking off today in Toronto!

Future Festival 2017, this year’s three-day innovation conference spearheaded by Trend Hunter, the world’s largest and most popular trend community, will be held today in Toronto, Canada.

The event will feature technologies from some of the world’s top innovators and keynotes from renowned speakers that will enable participants “to experience the future before it happens.”

“Trend Hunter’s Future Festival is specifically designed to be the world’s best innovation conference — a place for the world’s top innovators to prototype their future. 97% rate it the best innovation conference ever with a stunning 85% rating it the best business event in all categories. You’ll experience next year’s trends from the #1 trend firm, while prototyping 5 – 10 disruptive ideas using the same award-winning innovation workshops we’ve used to help NASA prototype the journey to Mars,” says Trend Hunter CEO and NY Times Bestselling Author, Jeremy Gutsche.

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What Differentiates Future Festival 2017 From Other Conferences?

According to Trend Hunter, the Future Festival conference is a highly-choreographed, takeaway-focused immersion. Instead of letting participants listen passively to talks, the Festival will allow them to experience the future through collaboration and various activities.

Participants will get to experience the following:

  • 30 core concepts
  • Downloadable presentations
  • Personal assessments
  • One-on-one advisor time
  • 100% energetic and actionable
  • Cultural safaris
  • Workshops with your team

Future Festival 2017 3-Day Conference Agenda

1st Day: Experience the Future

On the first day of the Festival, all participants will join the world’s top innovators, such as Nestle, Microsoft, National Geographic, Huawei, Sony, Unilever, and many more, to experience the future through one-on-one meetings, networking icebreakers, and self-guided expeditions.

Future Festival 2017 Experience the Future

Jeremy Gutsche will also deliver the kickoff keynote for the event.

“Jeremy dissects ‘why’ to give you a series of methods you can use to make change happen, setting the innovation conference mindset.”

Later in the afternoon, people will get to choose from over 30 innovation experiences, each paired with trend research and networking.

Future Festival 2017 Safaris

2nd Day: The Content Super Session

In the morning, participants will be treated to a keynote delivered by Gutsche about leveraging the 18 most important megatrends shaping our world today. The research to be presented will come from Trend Hunter’s big data.

Future Festival 2017 Megatrends Keynote
Future Festival 2017 Future Party

The Festival will also let participants dive deeper into the future by exploring next year’s trends. Trend Hunter will make this possible through custom trend reports they made for the world’s most influential innovators, combined with their database of 300,000 ideas, an army of 200,000 trend hunters, and big data from 150,000,000 people.

At night, participants of the Future Festival 2017 could decompress at the Future Party! The organizers didn’t reveal what tricks they have in store for this year, but might include the following:

  • VR, AR, drones, holograph machines & mind-readers
  • A Robot Petting Zoo
  • The world’s first IBM Watson connected toy
  • Exploratory cocktails & and flavor experimentation
  • Secret VIP room with the world champion Whiskey mixologist
  • Big data visualization and Trend Hunter’s inner workings

3rd Day: Innovation Workshops

On the third and last day of the conference, Future Festival 2017 participants will get to experience workshops used by Trend Hunter to help NASA prototype the Journey to Mars.

Future Festival 2017 Team Workshops

People will learn high-performance innovation for their brand, how to get better and faster, and how to find overlooked ideas using patterns and megatrends.

Future Festival 2017: Future Festival Book

The Festival also comes with a 2018 Future Festival Book that includes all sorts of takeaways to maximize all participants’ experience and allow them to focus on their ideas and not by taking notes.

Future Book Highlights

  • Takeaways Notes, Frameworks and Key Insights from Each Speaker
  • The Top 20 Trends in 2018
  • The 2018 Megatrends Framework
  • Workshop Exercises and Homework Questions
  • Details for Trend Safaris & Future Party Technologies
  • Our Curation of 100 Must-See Toronto Experiences
  • Download details for the Future Festival App & Powerpoints

What can you say about these Future Festival 2017 offerings? Let us know in the comment section below!

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