Think Tank

Futurist.com Think Tank

The Futurist.com Think Tank, curated by Nikolas Badminton and Glen Hiemstra, is a collaboration of the most talented futures thinkers in the world.

Each is available to fulfill keynote speaking and seminar requests that we receive at Futurist.com, from a wide variety of industries, associations, and agencies.

To book a Think Tank speaker for your event or enterprise contact us here.

We also collaborate from time to time, in various appropriate combinations, on larger projects for selected clients. These collaborations include:

  • Conducting a special conference event exploring the future that we call the Think Tank.
  • Produce research reports on future trends or scenarios under contract to specific clients.
  • Produce contract writing projects such as columns, articles and special pieces for publication.
  • Consulting to intensive, long-term strategic planning projects and teams.
  • Consulting to communities working on community vision, sustainability, and resilience.

Here is a recent example of a four-person Think Tank presentation & event, done virtually, regarding economic recovery from the Covid Pandemic.

Contact us for more information.


Think Tank Experts

Nikolas Badminton FRSA, Chief Futurist

Nikolas Badminton is a renowned international futurist, researcher, and media producer. He helps trillion-dollar companies, progressive governments and the media shift their mindset from “what is” to “WHAT IF…” The result is empowered employees, new innovative products and incredible growth that leads to more...

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Glen Hiemstra, Futurist Emeritus

Glen Hiemstra, Founder of Futurist.com, is an inspiring and deeply experienced voice among futurists. An internationally acclaimed expert on long range trends and creating the preferred future, Glen has advised professional, business, and governmental organizations for three decades and served as a technical advisor...

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Dr. Cindy Frewen, FAIA

Dr Cindy Frewen, FAIA, urban futurist and architect, teaches the Design Futures Workshop and Social Change at the University of Houston graduate program in Strategic Foresight. In addition, she consults, speaks, and writes on the future of cities and design futures, specializing in the...

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Bronwyn Williams

Bronwyn Williams is a Futurist, Economist and Business Trends Analyst. Bronwyn, from Johannesburg, South Africa has a background which includes experience in strategic management, trend research and foresight; consulting to clients in the public and private sector across the African continent. Her educational credentials...

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Anne Boysen, M.S. Strategic Foresight

Anne is a futurist, data analyst and generational expert. Born in Oslo, Norway, Anne’s career straddles both continents, and she analyzes change and driving forces from an international perspective. Education in Political Science and Geography (University of Oslo), Strategic Foresight (University of Houston) and...

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Richard Yonck, Author, Futurist, Speaker & Consultant

Richard Yonck is the highly acclaimed author of two best-sellers about the future of artificial intelligence. FUTURE MINDS looks at the many ways our world is becoming more and differently intelligent. Readers have called it “A mega-comprehensive outlook at intelligence as convincing as it...

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Melissa Eshaghbeigi

Melissa Eshaghbeigi is a Webby award-winning Creative Strategist, Digital Ethnographer, Speaker and Futurist. She is deeply fascinated by human behaviour and lives to tell stories about the world around her. The world is her data set and her screenshot folder is overflowing with signals about culture shifts,...

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Ramez Naam

Ramez Naam is a former Microsoft executive, an entrpreneur, and the co-Chair for Energy and Environment at Singularity University. He’s also the award winning author of five books, including the Nexus trilogy of science fiction novels. Ramez spent 13 years at Microsoft, where he led teams...

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Brenda Cooper

Brenda Cooper is a writer, a technology professional, and a futurist. Brenda Cooper writes science fiction, fantasy, poetry, and non-fiction. Two of her novels, The Silver Ship and the Sea and Wilders, have won the Endeavour Award for the best science fiction or fantasy...

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Jared Nichols

Jared Nichols is a futurist, advisor, and faculty member at the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business, in Graduate and Executive Education. He teaches leaders, teams, and individuals, how to think like futurists so they can create the best future for themselves and...

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Robert Jacobson, Ph.D.

Bob Jacobson’s professional think-tank practice is a hybrid combining futuristics with innovation management. “The two are symbiotic,” he explains. “Future awareness creates a need for innovative responses to emerging challenges. Environmental scanning, trend analysis, and prediction markets are each a useful tool for generating...

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