Futurist Speakers: Nikolas Badminton and Glen Hiemstra

The Future.
If you listen carefully, you can learn what the future is telling you.

Speaking during these pandemic time: We know with the current pandemic that conferences and large crowd events have canceled, in some cases into 2021. Some of these events are replaced by online gatherings with online presentations, in revised formats. Nikolas Badminton and the entire Think Tank Team are available for online programs.

In general there are four options:

  1. Pre-recorded keynote style presentation. Nikolas produces him from his FUTURE CASTING Studio and ensure your event has high quality content to attract and engage attendees.
  2. Live presentation with Q&A – multiple presenters can be involved involved.
  3. Hybrid program including a pre-recorded program followed by live conversation and Q&A.

We can work with multiple online platforms using Nikolas’ FUTURE CASTING Studio

We can also, working with a trusted parter firm, help you design and deliver an entire online workshop or conference – you handle the invites and any financial registration, and we can do the rest. Contact us about that.

Nikolas Badminton, Chief Futurist

Nikolas is the Chief Futurist, Think Tank leader and Lead Futurist Speaker at Futurist.com, curator at nikolasbadminton.com. Nikolas has delivered keynotes to 3000+ person Las Vegas events, 750 to 1000 person conferences, 250 person association conferences, board retreats, and everything in between.

Hi clients have included NASA, Google, Microsoft, United Nations, United Way, Bank of Canada, Government of Canada, UK Home Office, Government of Cayman Islands, American Express, AT&T, Thales, Rolls Royce, Heineken, Procter & Gamble, IDEO, and many more.

Nikolas works with clients, event professionals and speaker agencies to develop fresh, new, relevant and impactful content. The majority of the time these are custom made for the event and he always provides a post-keynote report to his clients.

Nikolas is the premier Futurist Speaker that clients look out to to ignite the thinking at there event and he covers many industries:

  • Future of work and productivity
  • Future of Digitalization
  • Future of finance and banking
  • Future of agriculture and food supply
  • Future of media and advertising
  • Future of travel and tourism
  • Future of space and aerospace
  • Future of government and economic development
  • Future of automotive, urban planning, and large-scale engineering
  • Future of health, wellness and medicine
  • Future of elder care, longevity, and biohacking
  • Future of construction and property development
  • Future of high tech.

He’s been actively working on our post-pandemic future and during 2020 and 2021.

Nikolas has deep expertise in how technology and humanity are combining to create a new exponential culture. The technologies he discusses include – artificial intelligence, big data analytics, the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart cities, direct-to-consumer (DTC) platforms, the sharing economy ecosystem, blockchain and cryptocurrencies, nanotechnology, gene editing, biotechnology, and quantum computing.

Nikolas’ thinking can be seen in the opening chapter – ‘Start with Dystopia’ – for the new book ‘The Future Starts Now’. He’s also writing a new book that equips world leaders and executives with the tools to imagine new futures, see unforeseen risks and strengthen strategic planning.

Contact Nikolas today to discuss your event

Glen Hiemstra, Futurist Emeritus

Glen Hiemstra, futurist speaker, Founder of Futurist.com, author, blogger, has been listening to the future professionally for many years. 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.

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Glen addresses Development Officers in Portland

Keynotes are customized for your audience. Click here for a list of popular keynote topics. Glen Hiemstra is a powerful and entertaining speaker, a professional speaker for two decades. Audiences have compared Glen’s speaking to Alvin Toffler for the scope of his vision, Jeremy Rifkin for his depth of analysis, and to James Burke for his style of presentation.

Popular Keynotes

In Sochi, Russia

In Sochi, Russia

Beyond 2030: Creating Your Preferred Future

In this keynote Glen offers a sweeping and entertaining overview of the key trend areas shaping the next decade and beyond: demographics, technology, the knowledge-based economy, environmental imperatives, and the next energy revolution. The predictable but often surprising nature of the future is explored. Listeners are challenged both to wake up to the future and to take the creation of a preferred future into their own hands. Depending on customization to the audience, specific developments that are noted may include consumer and brand trends, the disruptive future of energy, aging and youth demographic trends, confronting the great divides in society, the urgent challenge of climate change and resulting green business opportunities, biotech advances that offer the hope of longer and healthier lives, our challenge to become a space faring civilization, the Internet of things and AI, driverless vehicles and drones, nanotechnology, and 3D communication and entertainment. This speech inspires listeners to develop successful strategic leadership and to create the future. This challenging and customizable keynote offers a hopeful vision for the rest of the 21st Century.

Glen Speaks at Carter Center, Atlanta

Lessons from the Future for you and your enterprise

In this keynote Glen invites audiences to look at the future with a longer and wider-angle lens than normally used in planning. Using up to a 100-year horizon or more and his long experience learning from the future, Glen explores the key forces from 1) society, culture and demographics, 2) science and technology, 3) environment and energy, 4) economy and markets, and 5) governance and regulation that we must take into account in anticipating the future. Key issues of relevance to the audience or industry are highlighted. Then Glen asks, how can we leverage this strategic foresight to shape a better or preferred future? At the end of this keynote those in the audience will have both a better understanding of the systemic big picture that will shape the future, and a better grasp of the mental models and skills and tools required to shape the future.

Our Disruptive Future

Four technologies are on exponential development curves that will, sooner than almost anyone anticipates, disrupt the global market and open new business opportunities to those who see the future coming. The four technologies are exponential growth in solar energy along with decreasing cost, exponential developments in artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, reusable rockets and cheaper access to space, and the soon to begin explosive growth of intelligent, driverless (or robotically driven) vehicles, primarily autos but including drones large enough to carry humans and cargo. Everyone is aware of these developments, but most people still tend to imagine them as a kind of science fiction future that may emerge several decades from now. However, in this presentation we learn why these developments will disrupt the traditional energy business, city development, the transportation industry and ultimately civilization itself in the quite near future.

Glen Speaks for SONAE in Portugal

Ask about other popular keynote speeches:

  • Exponential Energy
  • Creating the Preferred Future
  • The Future of Communications
  • 21st Century Healthcare
  • The Future of Transportation
  • Into the Expanse – Our Space Faring Future

Create a Custom Program on the Future of Your Industry

We learn about your industry and apply our targeted futures research toward a vision of the future that will specifically address the special interests of your audience. Past examples include The Future of: global trade, workforce, human resources, public works, cities and communities, bioethics, technology, computing and the internet, insurance, housing and real estate, construction trades, education, manufacturing, banking and financial services, global investing, philanthropy.