AMC River East 21
AMC River East 21, 322 E Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

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Event Date Tue Nov 2 EDT (in 16 days)
Location AMC River East 21
322 E Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Region Americas

Join Chicago's top innovators to experience next year's trends before they happen. 85% rate Future Festival as the "best business event they've ever attended.

What's different?
Our 1-day innovation conferences are immersive, takeaway-focused training events

• Safe Smaller Gathering vs. Large Crowds
• Cost-Effective 1-Day vs. Days Away from Work
• 100+ Data-Driven Insights vs. Outdated Material
• Downloadable Presentations vs. Take-Your-Own Notes
• Individual Assessments vs. Generic Content
• One-on-One Advisor Time vs. Lack of Follow-Up
• Energetic & Actionable vs. Random & Outdated

Our Chicago Innovation Conference offers key insight into the forefront of the future. Hear from our roster of innovation speakers as they speak to shifts in consumer preferences and present key innovation tactics to help you stay ahead of the competition. Learn how industry shifts have changed culture, how a preference for authenticity has inspired new approaches to innovation, and see how industry trends can be broken down with Trend Hunter’s 18 Megatrends to shed insight into evolving consumer needs. Plus, much more!

This 1 Day event will feature keynotes where Trend Hunter Futurists will present real-world examples of how to reemerge to innovate from chaos with sessions that will provide actionable takeaways to accelerate the pursuit of your next big idea. Our Future Festival experience will help to spark inspiration, allowing you to network with fellow industry leaders as you explore globally-shifting ideas and experiences firsthand. Plus, all conference attendees will walk away with $4000 in takeaways, making it easier than ever to share your Innovation Conference experience with your colleagues following the event.


2021 Speakers

Jeremy Gutsche
Bestselling Author & CEO of Trend Hunter, Innovating in Chaos, Crisis and Recession

Armida Ascano
Chief Insight Officer, Generations: The Evolution of Millenials, Boomers, X’s & Z’s

Jaime Neely
Chief Culture Officer, Work: Experience, Excellence & Engagement

Courtney Scharf
Chief Client Officer, Play: Future of Leisure, Nightlife and Entertainment

Jonathon Brown
Chief Growth Officer, Tactics: Innovation Tactics, Frameworks, & Best Practices

Gil Haddi
SVP Client Success, Marketing: Hyperconnectivity, & Becoming Consumer

Ady Floyd
VP Client Success, Shop: Retail Innovation, Omnichannel & Marketing

Mary Van Puymbroeck
Senior Research Manager, Back to Basics of Consumer Behaviour

Taryn Boyd
Senior Manager, Research and Clients, New Wave Social Media

Sean Watson
VP of Special Projects, Trend Hunter

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Partners

• Destination Toronto
• HeroX
• Givaudan
• Media Fly