Welcome to #34 of the Shift Age Newsletter! This is a special edition to announce the first ever Face the Future conference. In addition to learning all about the conference, below is a registration code that will allow any subscriber to attend at a 57% discount. This conference has been in the works for years and as Co-Founder I am thrilled to share it with you!

I am thrilled to announce the first ever Face the Future Conference to be held May 4-6, 2015 in Albuquerque, NM. 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.

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 experience 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 hold the conference in Albuquerque, for five years through 2019.

I am responsible for 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. 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 next 5-10 years. I believe that being able to say you attended the very first Face the Future Conference will be something to be proud of in the years ahead.

To the right are two videos about the conference. One is a short introductory video from me and the other is a 25-minute interview on KOB-TV the NBC affiliate in Albuquerque that is the official station of the conference. In it, while we do speak about the future, we spend a good bit of time on the conference.

Now for the important information!

The following code will allow any subscriber of the Shift Age Newsletter to register and get a 57% discount off of the regular price of registration if you do so by 2/20.

Here is the code: DEHSM

Here is the web site: http://facethefuturenow.com

Here is the registration page: http://facethefuturenow.com/registration

It is time to Face the Future!!

I hope to see you May 4-6, 2015 in Albuquerque!