David Houle is a sought after keynote speaker about the future and global trends.He is regarded as one of the foremost futurist speakers in the world today. He has keynoted numerous conferences, spoken to corporate retreats in the U.S. and internationally, and regularly presents to groups of CEOs across North America. He has spoken on all six continents and in 12 countries in the last three years. All speeches deal with mega concepts that provoke audiences to think about the future and what may lie ahead. David very much likes to follow up speeches with extended Q&A and discussions and to act as a catalyst for thinking about the future as it may pertain to a specific group or company.
David Houle has won a “Speaker of the Year” award from Vistage International, the world’s largest CEO organization. He has been called, “the CEOs futurist” “America’s Leading Futurist” and “the emerging futurist in the world today”
Here are brief descriptions of his most popular topics:
This presentation is brand new for 2013 and is based on Houle’s latest book of the same name, a #1 Amazon best seller in the category of Business Planning and Forecasting. Futurist Houle identifies and explains the new age we have entered. He looks at the three forces of the Shift Age, the Five Contexts of the Shift Age and how they will affect us as individuals, business people and leaders. He takes a look at the future of generations, women, technology, energy, education, IP, big data and other topics and provides the audience with eye opening transformations dead ahead. The Shift Age is one of, if not the most transformative and exciting times in human history. Houle leaves us with suggestions for how to prepare for and adapt to this new age. A big picture presentation that is pertinent for any group or organization. It can be customized for any industry or business sector.
Houle has called 2010-2020 the Transformation Decade. Much of humanity and the world will be transformed during these ten years. Houle presents a look at the Shift Age, the Transformation Decade and all the incredible changes that will occur. He takes a look at the rapidly changing workplace and then presents the qualities and concepts needed to lead, manage and succeed in this decade of incredible change and transformation.
This presentation is based upon Houle’s new and already much acclaimed book of the same name. As a futurist involved in education, Houle calls for nothing less than the transformation of K-12 education for the twenty-first century. He frams this transformation in both the history of educaion and the future of this new century and the Shift Age. This presentation has already been praised widely by educators as a needed vision of he future of education.
Houle’s new book of the same name has already been called THE book on the future of health care and health care reform. This presentation provides a large, contextual and conceptual understanding of he huge forces and changes that are and will completely transform the health care and medical landscape in America and around the world in the next ten years. This presentation is based upon the #1 Amazon best seller of the same name. Houle has spoken to and been booked by numerous associations and health care companies, providing them with the vision and understanding of the huge changes that are inevitable. A must presentation for any health care or medical meeting.
A two to three hour presentation that is a high level look into the future of humanity 2012-2040. Why is this such a time of transformation? What lies ahead for humanity in the next 10-40 years? Why might we be moving toward the dawn of a new age of transformation? Guaranteed to provide the audiences with a collective “Wow!”
Houle defines what leading with vision means. He gives personal and public examples of leading with vision and how those leaders changed the world, change a business, change a market. He explains why it is so important to be slightly ahead of he curve as opposed to any other place in the curve, be it a curve of innovation, historical inevitability or just a new product category. This speech emphasizes vision, leadership and how they can create unparalleled motivation on the part of those who embrace and follow visionary leadership.
Since 2007, this has been Houle’s signature and most requested speech. Futurist Houle identifies and explains the new age we have entered. After taking a quick look back at the span of human history, he focuses in on the past 20 years and the transformative changes that have taken place. He then identifies the dynamics that are shaping our world now and will be for the next 10-20 years. The Shift Age will be one of the most transformative and exciting times in the history of humanity. Houle leaves us with suggestions for how to prepare for and adapt to this new age. A big picture speech that is pertinent for any group or organization.
“David is a brilliant futurist and fascinating speaker. His view of the world today relative to how it will evolve over the next 15-20 years is based in fact, history, and reason. He is a “must hear” as a speaker and “do hire” as a futurist and strategist.”
– Jim Gabalski, Director of Strategy Services, Emerge Partners
“Many of the [PCMA] session speakers were worth the trip as well. My favorite was futurist David Houle…a fascinating discussion of the “Shift Age” which Houle describes as the era we are moving into as we leave the Information Age. He as a great message that can help any business person struggling to get a handle on all the change we are inundated with to more clearly understand the direction to go in next.”
- Vince Alonzo, Editor-iin-Chief, Successful Meetings
“Your session alone was worth the entire cost of the meeting! Thank you for a life changing presentation”
- Ray Kopcinski MDRT
“David delivered a thought provoking presentation at our Annual Meeting that gave our members a glimpse of where energy will come from in the future and how these new energy sources will impact residences and businesses. His presentation was professional and captivating and his relaxed style encouraged participation. My only regret is that we ran out of time to answer all the questions. He created quite the buzz!”
- Terri Long, Director of Communications and Meetings, North American Millers’ Association
“David is a marvelous keynote speaker! He launched our three day conference, offering the perfect message and setting the right tone for our program. You can’t go wrong with David Houle.”
– Deborah Tysinski, University Continuing Education Association Regional Conference Chair
“David Houle’s futurist keynote presentation at the 2007 Global Marketing Summit was one of the highlights of the conference. It was timely, informative, educational and highly provocative, pushing us all to reflect on this new transformational landscape, and how this ‘shift’ impacts the way we market our products and services. “
– Bappa Choudhury, VP Siemens
“I arrived at Mills College to hear futurist David Houle’s keynote address “Leading with Vision” and soon found the evening transformed. It was magical and took on a life of its own. David’s ability to stimulate interactive conversation with the audience generated a level of creative energy in the room that I have never experienced before in this type of setting.”
– Gary Gyorkos, University of California, Santa Cruz