Futurist Keynote Videos

Once you hear Glen Hiemstra speak, the future will never look the same.

Glen Hiemstra, futurist speaker, Founder of Futurist.com, author, blogger, has been listening to the future professionally for two decades. Glen’s popular keynote speeches examine the important events, trends and developments that are shaping the future, with a particular emphasis on how we can create the future we prefer. Here are examples of full speeches and selected excerpts.

Beyond 2020: The Shape of Things at Seattle Interactive Conference 2013

Glen Hiemstra, Founder and CEO of Futurist.com, takes us over the horizon into the world of the future. Are we ready to build a preferred future? Let’s imagine that the issues of transparency, privacy, data security, openness and information ownership have been solved more or less satisfactorily by 2020.


Future of Transportation: Glen Hiemstra at Texas Transportation Forum 2013

Glen presents the future of transportation at the 8th Annual Texas Transportation Forum in Austin, TX. The panel discussion includes Co-Moderator Congressman Michael C. Burgess, and Michael E. Cline, Ph.D. from Rice University. More about the event can be found here: txdot.gov/ttf/.

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The Future of Workforce Development Conference

Glen’s speech kicked off this conference, and was excerpted in the video below. Fast forward to the 7:50 mark to see what he says about the digital native generation, the knowledge value economy and what they mean for the future of work.





Glen Hiemstra’s keynote speech to Sonae in Portugal on October 21, 2010.

 


Food Security: Excerpt from Glen Hiemstra’s Keynote speech to Buhler, Inc. in 2010

This excerpt on Food Security is from the Keynote speech Glen gave at Buhler’s 150th anniversary celebration.

 


Future Trends and Philanthropy: Red Cross 125th Anniversary 2006

I am often asked, how accurate are you in anticipating the future? In this clip from a 2006 Keynote for the American Red Cross 125th Anniversary celebration, I outline five trends that will shape the future. These include demographics, philanthropic giving, communications and technology, public agencies and debt, and global warming leading to wild weather. Note especially how I was anticipating the impact of public debt, and the growing wealth gap and what they would mean, two years before the economic collapse of 2008 and five years before they became all the talk in the media.





Glen Hiemstra’s keynote speech to the 50th Anniversary IHOP Franchisee Conference in Hawaii in 2008.

Glen Hiemstra Keynote for 50th Anniversary IHOP Franchisee Conference from Glen Hiemstra on Vimeo.
 

 


Glen Hiemstra’s keynote speech to the 2008 annual convention of ACE Hardware franchise owners.

Glen Hiemstra Keynote for ACE Hardware Annual Meeting 2008 from Glen Hiemstra on Vimeo.
 

 


The Future of Housing and the Looming Economic Crisis 2007

Glen Hiemstra keynotes the 2007 annual Washington State Housing Conference. This September 2007 speech warned about the coming credit and economic crisis, and explained how it is related to a deeper cultural trend. Watch or purchase at TVW. Also available as a downloadable MP3 Podcast.

 


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