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Call for Presenters: Future Trends

The Institute for International Research (IIR) is currently seeking presenters specializing in Futuring and vision.

The 18th Annual World Future Trend event is in the midst of a major transformation. From the name to the people who will come.

The 18th Annual Re-imagined World Future Trends Summit
November 13-15, 2013
Los Angeles, CA 

We’re scouring the earth for disruptive thinkers ‘ our goal is to unite innovators to collaborate across functionalities – from insights to brand design to trend watchers to futurists to marketers to strategic planners to C suite leadership’ We are not looking for good or great. We are looking for the most future forward, smart people in the world to come together and share their inspiring stories that will result in commercial impact. We are searching for practical wisdom. The entire event will focus on the HOW not the WHAT. We are on the hunt for groundbreaking.

 If you are an authentic visionary and want to share your story to help people across different cultures and business ensure relevance for the future ‘ then we invite you to submit an idea. Our goal is to revolutionize this event from a conference to a blended learning experience to accelerate future growth.

 While our event title is in limbo ‘ thanks to all your feedback – we know the event will be focused on ‘Prediction to Implementation: exploratory learning experience for synthesizing world trends, brand strategy, innovation and human science into a future action plan’. 

 How will we achieve this?

 1. TOP TRENDS revealed from trend experts around the world. Is this you? If so, email us.

 2. STRATEGIC CONTEXTUALIZING ‘ how is this visionary information relevant to what others do and how to adapt and implement it? Real world Business Cases work well to achieve this. Do you have a story to share? If so, email us

 3. Exploratory Learning: Putting trends and ideas into practice in real time. Workshops and field trips are some potential ideas ‘ but we are open to more. Can you facilitate a workshop? Do you have an idea for a nontraditional experience? If so, email us.

**We are particularly interested in storytelling workshops by filmmakers or Hollywood producers as well as a 3D printing workshops. If you can help bring mind-blowing content delivered through extraordinary experiences email us.

 Due to the high volume of submissions, we suggest you submit your proposal early and no later than 7 June, 2013 to Romina Kunstadter, Conference Director. To submit your proposal, please email RKunstader@iirusa.com.

Presenters receive FREE admission to the entire 3-day conference. We are currently looking for client-side case studies ONLY (for consultants, vendors, and solutions providers, please additional information below*).

Following are a few topic ideas:
‘ Trend Tracking 
‘ Trend Implementation Strategy 
‘ Creativity & Innovation 
‘ Global Social Trends 
‘ Global Technological Innovations 
‘ Economic Trends 
‘ Behavioral Trends 
‘ Rapid Prototyping 
‘ Big Data & Analytics 
‘ Connectivity & Collaboration 
‘ Thriving in Emerging Markets 
‘ Consumer Trends 
‘ Environmental Trends 
‘ Design Trends 
‘ Creating a Futurist division within your company 
‘ Global Social Media Trends 
‘ Future of Millennial 

*INVESTING IN FUTURE TRENDS 2013: If you are interested in investing in this event as a sponsor please contact Jon Saxe at JSaxe@iirusa.com.

CALL FOR PRESENTERS: For consideration, please e-mail Rkunstadter@iirusa.com with the following information by 7th June.
‘ Proposed presenter name(s), job title(s), and company name(s)
‘ Contact information including address, telephone and e-mail
‘ Title and objective of presentation
‘ Please indicate which topic you plan to address and please indicate what is NEW about the presentation
‘ Summary of the talk
‘ What the audience will gain from your presentation (please list 3-5 key ‘take-aways’)

Call for Presenters: Future Trends

The Institute for International Research (IIR) is currently seeking presenters specializing in Futuring and vision.

The 18th Annual World Future Trend event is in the midst of a major transformation.
From the name to the people who will come.

The 18th Annual Re-imagined World Future Trends Summit
November 13-15, 2013
Los Angeles, CA 

We’re scouring the earth for disruptive thinkers ‘ our goal is to unite innovators to collaborate across functionalities – from insights to brand design to trend watchers to futurists to marketers to strategic planners to C suite leadership’

We are not looking for good or great. We are looking for the most future forward, smart people in the world to come together and share their inspiring stories that will result in commercial impact.

We are searching for practical wisdom. The entire event will focus on the HOW not the WHAT.

We are on the hunt for groundbreaking.

 If you are an authentic visionary and want to share your story to help people across different cultures and business ensure relevance for the future ‘ then we invite you to submit an idea.

Our goal is to revolutionize this event from a conference to a blended learning experience to accelerate future growth.

 While our event title is in limbo ‘ thanks to all your feedback – we know the event will be focused on ‘Prediction to Implementation: exploratory learning experience for synthesizing world trends, brand strategy, innovation and human science into a future action plan’. 

 How will we achieve this?

 1. TOP TRENDS revealed from trend experts around the world.
Is this you? If so, email us.

 2. STRATEGIC CONTEXTUALIZING ‘ how is this visionary information relevant to what others do and how to adapt and implement it? Real world Business Cases work well to achieve this.
Do you have a story to share? If so, email us

 3. Exploratory Learning: Putting trends and ideas into practice in real time. Workshops and field trips are some potential ideas ‘ but we are open to more.
Can you facilitate a workshop? Do you have an idea for a nontraditional experience? If so, email us.

**We are particularly interested in storytelling workshops by filmmakers or Hollywood producers as well as a 3D printing workshops.

If you can help bring mind-blowing content delivered through extraordinary experiences email us.

 Due to the high volume of submissions, we suggest you submit your proposal early and no later than 7 June, 2013 to Romina Kunstadter, Conference Director. To submit your proposal, please email RKunstader@iirusa.com.

Presenters receive FREE admission to the entire 3-day conference. We are currently looking for client-side case studies ONLY (for consultants, vendors, and solutions providers, please additional information below*).

Following are a few topic ideas:
‘ Trend Tracking 
‘ Trend Implementation Strategy 
‘ Creativity & Innovation 
‘ Global Social Trends 
‘ Global Technological Innovations 
‘ Economic Trends 
‘ Behavioral Trends 
‘ Rapid Prototyping 
‘ Big Data & Analytics 
‘ Connectivity & Collaboration 
‘ Thriving in Emerging Markets 
‘ Consumer Trends 
‘ Environmental Trends 
‘ Design Trends 
‘ Creating a Futurist division within your company 
‘ Global Social Media Trends 
‘ Future of Millennial 

*INVESTING IN FUTURE TRENDS 2013:
If you are interested in investing in this event as a sponsor please contact Jon Saxe at JSaxe@iirusa.com.

CALL FOR PRESENTERS:
For consideration, please e-mail Rkunstadter@iirusa.com with the following information by 7th June.
‘ Proposed presenter name(s), job title(s), and company name(s)
‘ Contact information including address, telephone and e-mail
‘ Title and objective of presentation
‘ Please indicate which topic you plan to address and please indicate what is NEW about the presentation
‘ Summary of the talk
‘ What the audience will gain from your presentation (please list 3-5 key ‘take-aways’)

Live from FOCI 2013: Big Data: Powerful Predictions Through Data Analytics

Nate Silver, a world renowned statistician and founder of fivethiryeight.com, spoke of the world of errors and predictions, very relevant to the big data environment. He evoked the thought of what kind of predictions we can trust, and how much can we trust forecasters?

Judging from Hurrican eSandy or terror attacks or unforgiving hacked tweets and the widespread reach of all these, the topic is very relevant in a world where we want to know what happens before it happens, and wish to micromanage while it happens.

Nate’s 4 suggestions are as follows:

1. Think Probabalistically: convey uncertainty knowing what can go wrong. Only if you know what you do can you know what goes wrong.

2. Know Where You’re Coming From: Know that you have a point of view, it is helpful in identification and forecasting.

3. Survey the Data Landscape: What makes data rich? Quality, quantity and variety. Understanding if you’re in a data rich or data poor environment is critical.

4. Try and Err: Experiment with real data, test hypotheses, segment the big data, and converge to a great solution.

We live in a big data and uncertain world. Never has it been more obvious that we need analytics to navigate better.

Sourabh Sharma,
Communication & Social Media Research Expert at SKIM, an international
consultancy and marketing research agency, has a background in engineering,
marketing and finance from the University of Pennsylvania, and the Wharton
School and Rotterdam School of Management. Having worked in marketing and
product development at L’Oreal, followed by a stint in management consulting,
he now passionately enjoys the world of social media, and can be found on every
platform with his alias sssourabh. He is a food critic and a fashion writer,
and documents these alongside strategy on his blog called
3FS. He may be reached at
s.sharma@skimgroup.com. Follow him on
@sssourabh.

Nate Silver on What We Really Know vs. What We Think We Know at Future of Consumer Intelligence

World Renowned Statistician and Future of Consumer Intelligence keynote Nate Silver, has shared that “people sometimes have difficulty picking out the reality, or signal from the noise. The result, there is a widening gap between what we really know and what we think we know.”

With so much transformation in the financial services industry today, it’s more important than ever to truly know your consumers, not just think you know them.

The Market Research Technology for Financial Services Symposium, a highlight of The Future of Consumer Intelligence event, presents the knowledge and tools for collecting real-time insights to truly understand your customer. From big data, to social media, to the mobile wallet, The Future of Consumer Intelligence covers everything you need to know.

Keynote Spotlight-

The Future Consumer: An Adapting Force to Take into Account for Your Corporate Strategy
Jaspar Roos, Chief Inspiration Officer, ABN AMRO

Consumers are getting impatient and are starting to take control over production and consumption processes. How can you cope with these emergent developments? Can you create a dynamic corporate strategy that fits these patterns? The future belongs to those who are agile.

Jaspar will do a beginning to end exploration of how to leverage trends and methodological innovation to get to the heart of the future consumer. This keynote will challenge the audience to think about consumers in a different way.

Download the conference brochure for the full agenda.

Together, let’s embrace new opportunities and new ways of thinking about our industry.

Win a Meet & Greet with Nate Silver

Nate Silver
Nate Silver (Photo: jdlasica)

Nate Silver, World Renowned Statistician and Founder, FiveThirtyEight.com, is leading a game-changing shift in data analytics and prediction science. He says, by identifying the signal in a world of noisy data, almost anything can be predicted.

The opportunity is yours.


How will you recognize the truly insightful pieces of data and use them to make confident business decisions? 

The Future of Consumer Intelligence is addressing the industry evolution by sharing the insight and tools needed to uncover connections and expose hidden patterns to predict future behaviors using technology.
Download the brochure here.

SPECIAL OFFER: The first 10 people to register with code NATESILVER will be invited to attend an exclusive meet and greet with Nate! Register today to secure your spot!
His 100% accuracy in calling all 50 states during the presidential election is historic. He’s doing just a handful of talks in 2013 so hearing him will be a once in a lifetime opportunity. 
Featured sessions include:
‘ Big Data: Powerful Predictions through Data Analytics
Nate Silver, Founder, FiveThirtyEight.com, Author, The Signal & The Noise
‘ The Human Face of Big Data
Rick Smolan, Creator, Human Face of Big Data
‘ Big Data & Attribution
Ned Kumar, Interactive Marketing Strategist, FedEx Services
‘ Big Data Sucks! (For Understanding Consumers, Anyway)
David Boyle, SVP Insight, EMI Music & Director, of Insight, Zeebox
‘ Journey from Data to Information to Decision Making
Camille P. Schuster, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing, California State University of San Marcos
Download the conference brochure for the full speaking roster and session descriptions.
 
Together, let’s embrace new opportunities and new ways of thinking about our industry. 

Nate Silver Shares His Insights into Reliable Forecasting & Data-Based Predictions

Last month, Nate Silver, Founder, FiveThirtyEight.com and Author, The Signal and The Noise,  made history as he used innovative analyses of political polling to predict the winner of the presidential election.

And now we welcome him to the speaker faculty of The Future of Consumer Intelligence.

As Nate has proven, it’s not about looking to see what happened, it’s about predicting what will happen in the future. It’s about delivering foresight, not just insight. It’s about connecting ideas to data to culture to the future of your business and this, is the real data revolution.

Nate Silver

Nate will share insights into data-based predictions that underpin a growing sector of critical fields, from political polling and hurricane watches to the stock market and even the war on terror.

That means it’s important to ask – what kind of predictions can we trust? What methods do the most reliable forecasters use? What sorts of things can be predicted – and what can’t? 

Nate will take us on a tour of modern prediction science, uncovering a surprising connection among humility, uncertainty and good results.

Win a Meet & Greet with Nate Silver

Register today and secure your spot to hear from Nate at The Future of Consumer Intelligence. Plus, the first 25 people to register will be invited to attend an exclusive meet and greet with Nate Silver!

Exclusive Early Bird Savings for The Future of Consumer Intelligence EventRegister by December 21st & Save $700 off the standard & onsite rate

The Future of Consumer Intelligence unites the industry’s most forward-thinking leaders to share insights, tools and skills needed to translate behavioral information into business opportunity. Hear best practices from: FedEx, General Motors, Harrah’s Entertainment, Intel, Logitech, Mastercard, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and more.

The Future of Consumer Intelligence 2013 is still in development – stay tuned in the next few weeks as we reveal the full agenda.

Registration Information: 
Phone: 888.670.8200

Nate Silver Shares His Insights into Reliable Forecasting & Data-Based Predictions

Last month, Nate Silver, Founder, FiveThirtyEight.com and Author, The Signal and The Noise,  made history as he used innovative analyses of political polling to predict the winner of the presidential election.

And now we welcome him to the speaker faculty of The Future of Consumer Intelligence.

As Nate has proven, it’s not about looking to see what happened, it’s about predicting what will happen in the future. It’s about delivering foresight, not just insight. It’s about connecting ideas to data to culture to the future of your business and this, is the real data revolution.

Nate Silver

Nate will share insights into data-based predictions that underpin a growing sector of critical fields, from political polling and hurricane watches to the stock market and even the war on terror.

That means it’s important to ask – what kind of predictions can we trust? What methods do the most reliable forecasters use? What sorts of things can be predicted – and what can’t? 

Nate will take us on a tour of modern prediction science, uncovering a surprising connection among humility, uncertainty and good results.


Win a Meet & Greet with Nate Silver

Register today and secure your spot to hear from Nate at The Future of Consumer Intelligence. Plus, the first 25 people to register will be invited to attend an exclusive meet and greet with Nate Silver!

Exclusive Early Bird Savings for The Future of Consumer Intelligence EventRegister by December 21st & Save $700 off the standard & onsite rate

The Future of Consumer Intelligence unites the industry’s most forward-thinking leaders to share insights, tools and skills needed to translate behavioral information into business opportunity. Hear best practices from: FedEx, General Motors, Harrah’s Entertainment, Intel, Logitech, Mastercard, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and more.

The Future of Consumer Intelligence 2013 is still in development – stay tuned in the next few weeks as we reveal the full agenda.

Registration Information: 
Phone: 888.670.8200