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The Future.
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On this page you will find recent videos of Glen speaking and being interviewed, videos that we produce, and other interesting videos about the future that I think are timely or worth highlighting in some way.


In this short film Glen Hiemstra, Founder of Futurist.com, explores what it means to be a futurist and what drives his work. The film was produced by Graymatter Productions, Seattle, Washington. For more information contact info@futurist.com.

Organization Change and Global Shipping – Transas Annual Global Shipping Conference, Vancouver BC

Glen Hiemstra, founder of Futurist.com, delivered a keynote to the Transas Global 2018 Conference in Vancouver BC. This excerpt is focused on organizational change – how do you get from seeing the future to doing something about it? The conference is about global shipping.

Shaping The future and Health Care – Lundbeck Global Commerce Conference, Copenhagen

Glen Hiemstra, Founder and CEO of Futurist.com, delivers keynote speech for the Lundbeck Global Commerce Conference, in Copenhagen. Lunckbeck is a leading global pharmaceutical company focused on disorders of the brain and the central nervous system. Glen addresses the role of transformational leadership in creating the future as he discusses future trends in technology, global demographics and economics, and trends in health care and medicine.

Shaping The future for Energy and Transportation Landmark Innovation Forum and Expo

Glen Hiemstra, Founder and CEO of Futurist.com, delivers keynote speech for Landmark Solutions Innovation Form. Landmark, a Halliburton business line, is the leading technology solutions provider of data and analytics, science, software, and services for the exploration and development of energy. Glen addresses energy, transportation, technology, environment, and more.

Beyond 2020: The Shape of Things at Seattle Interactive Conference

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

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/.

Glen Hiemstra – A Keynote Sample Video

Glen worked with Seattle photographer David Ryder to produce this Keynote Sample Video of past keynotes with highlights and commentary.

Why Explore the Future

Buhler, Inc.

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

Kids View the Future

Children write postcards to the future – the 50 year future – in this charming video from ARC, used by permission.

Solar Roads and Future Solar Energy

We know that enough sunlight hits the earth every hour to power the world’s energy needs for a year. Someday, sooner than many think, earth civilization will be converting to solar energy. One of the most clever ideas for doing so is the solar road.

Future Talks with Glen Hiemstra and Gerd Leonhard

This podcast series includes insight from leading futurists Glen Hiemstra and Gerd Leonhard, who are interviewed by Mobile Entertainment Forum Chairman Emeritus and renowned music industry figure Ralph Simon. Produced by Doug Kaye (founder of the Conversations Network), the video series offers 11 podcasts covering a wide range of topics, including the future of communications, the future of entertainment, and Commercial versus Shared Culture.

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