• Futurist

    David Houle is considered one of the pre-eminent futurists in the world today.

  • Speaker

    He has delivered more than 800 speeches on all six continents and in 14 countries. He has also authored seven books about the future.

  • Thinker

    Corporations, institutions and associations around the world have retained him, due to his high level insights and forecasts about the future.

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Quotes From David
  • The four dominant dynamics of the 2020s will be the Age of Climate Change, the Age of Intelligence, the reinvention of Capitalism and Democracy and the beginning of a new Global Consciousness.

  • Tools defined the Agricultural Age. Machines defined the Industrial Age. Technology defined the Information Age. Consciousness will define the Shift Age.

  • The 2020s will be the most disruptive decade in history. There will be more massive change and disruption than any 20-30 year period in human history.

  • Since the beginning of the Information Age in the early 1970s, six dynamics occurred which in the aggregate ushered in the Shift Age: the end of the Cold War, the beginning of the global economy, personal computing, the Internet, high-speed wireless connectivity and the move from analog to digital. A new age had to occur.

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Latest Evolution Shift Post
October 26th, 2020

All the Cascading Consequences Ahead

 [This column was published earlier here in Medium] Everything that is happening now will be triggering cascading consequences well into the future. We are all so fully immersed in the disruption we are going through… there are huge problems we are managing as leaders, workers, parents, students and simply being family members. It is difficult […]

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EBook

The 2020s: The Most Disruptive Decade in History

The first book in a series by Futurist David Houle that will examine the ascendant trends and major disruptions of the 2020s. This book provides an overview and a call to awareness...a plan for preparedness. There will be no turning back. Massive disruption will occur. WE MUST ANTICIPATE AND MAKE READY

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Print & ebook

Moving to a Finite Earth Economy

Based on David’s 8th book, this is the website about the urgent need to reinvent capitalism to face the climate crisis. Growth Economies are the largest cause of climate change.

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Think Tank

The Sarasota Institute

David Houle is a Co-Founder and the Managing Director of this new and already acclaimed 21st Century Think Tank that is looking at 10 topics that will affect the Gulf Coast of Florida, the United States and the world.

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Print, ebook & non-profit

This Spaceship Earth

A global non-profit facing the climate crisis Co-Founded by David Houle and Tim Rumage to create “Crew Consciousness” on This Spaceship Earth.

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Featured Video
August 26th, 2020

The Future of Education

Staying with the education theme for the week, here is an interview I did 9 years ago when my book “Shift Ed:  A Call to Action for Transforming K-12 Education”  As I looked at this, wondering if it was too old, I realized the conversation I was having with the news anchor could have happened [...]

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Testimonials & Clients
  • David Houle is the best conference speaker I have ever heard and I attend a conference a month.

     

    Diana M. Peterson

    President, AuctionWorks

  • Your session alone was worth the entire cost of the meeting! Thank you for a life changing presentation.

     

    Ray Kopcinski

    MDRT

  • I have had the good fortune to hear David Houle deliver several keynote speeches. He is the best futurist speaker I have ever heard and I would highly recommend him. He is able to take complex issues and ideas and distill them in a way for any audience to understand and appreciate. Most important, David has the ability to provoke an awakening and questioning, stimulating our thought processes about the future and what kind of future the world and our industries may have. All industry sectors, including the hospitality and tourism industry, can learn and become better prepared for our futures when exposed to David’s presentations.

     

    Dale Lockett

    President & CEO, Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau

  • It was a pleasure to have you kick off our conference this year. You set the perfect tone that allowed our more industry and technical presenters to hit home on just how our industry is about to change dramatically. I appreciated the prep work and the way you tied your thoughts to our industry. Thanks again for making it one of the best speaker programs we have had.

     

    Rick McCarten

    Vice President, Electro-Federation Canada

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