The first ever Face the Future Conference to be held May 4-6, 2015 in Albuquerque, NM.
The vision for the Face the Future Conference is to become the premiere conference about the future; the future of everything.
All around the world I have had the honor of opening conferences to provide audiences with a high level look at our collective future. Then the attendees usually go off to speak about the present and future of some specific industry. The Face the Future Conference will endeavor, through the years, to touch on all the major trends and issues facing humanity and the world.
Due to firm and generous commitments from both the City of Albuquerque and the Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau, the conference made a five-year commitment to be in Albuquerque, for five years through 2019.
As a futurist it is clear to me that Albuquerque and the state of New Mexico will be one of the hot new areas of innovation in this country by 2020 if not before. The vision into the future and the current activity manifested by this vision is real and palpable.
This is the fulfillment of a vision that my good friend Richard Holcomb and I have had for years. Richard is CEO of the largest digital production company in New Mexico, Cliff Dweller Digital and a friend of mine for more than 20 years. We are joined in partnership by Laura Kesselman, the owner of the largest event management firm in the state.
One of my responsibilities is curating the programming of the conference and I must say the response has been overwhelming. We have some of the top futurists in the world, leading thinkers on many topics and all of these participants immediately understood the importance of creating a three-day community around this conference. Most of the speakers will be attending all three days and will therefore be in the audience and the hallways in addition to on-stage. We have built in a lot of interactive time with speakers. We are creating great events before, during and after the conference.
At a time of deep and rapid transformational change with both great opportunity and great risk for businesses we must face the future. The risk is too high not to do so. As R. Buckminster Fuller famously said 40 years ago: ‘Humanity will soon approach a fork in the road; utopia or oblivion”. The Face the Future Conference stands fully in the belief that it is time for as many people as possible to face the future, interact with thought leaders and visionaries who are shaping our future today and then create the future themselves.
In this transformative and accelerant time, business owners and C-level corporate executives must look up from short-term strategy and the implementation of it and look further down the road. Leaders must now lead with vision. What is the vision for you company in 2020, in 2025?
As a business owner or leader, can you afford not to attend? I am confident that you will come away with a number of ideas on how to lead and live in the years ahead. I believe that being able to say you attended the very first Face the Future Conference will be something you will like to be able to say in the years ahead.
Here is some of the recent coverage of the Face the Future Conference:
Now for the important information!
The following code will allow any reader of this blog to register and get a deep discount off of the regular price of registration if you do so by 3/16
Here is the code: DEHSM
Here is the web site: http://facethefuturenow.com/
Here is the registration page: http://facethefuturenow.com/registration
We are not sold out until we are.
It is time to Face the Future!!
I hope to see you May 4-6, 2015 in Albuquerque!