July 21, 2014
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The theme this year is turbo-charging the attendee’s company’s profits and success. Keynotes include world-renowned Futurist David P. Snyder, Austin Tech Leader and Bazaarvoice Founder Brett Hurt, and award-winning Author Dr. John Vanston, plus other distinguished thought-leaders and visionaries.
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June 20, 2014
We are delighted to announce David Pearce Snyder as our distingished Morning Keynote for MiniTrends 2014: Insight, Innovation & Strategy. David is a Consulting Futurist with over 30 years experience and a long-time Contributing Editor for the popular magazine The Futurist.
Speaking on ”MiniTrends and Macro-Change: Turbo-Charging Your Future,” David helps you see the future through a matrix of many emerging trends – MiniTrends – that reflect the macro-changes that you must anticipate to be successful as the future unfolds. His multi-million item database of trends and projections provide the foundation for his forecasts.
With an amazing track record with a wide range of clients and a deep knowledge of predictable forces rapidly reshaping our future demography, economic structure, productive technologies, and decision-making processes. David provides attendees with information, ideas, and insights to guide their business, cause-related, personal, and investment decisions.
David has been Contributing Editor of World Future Society’s The Futurist magazine for over a quarter century and has given thousands of seminars on strategic thinking. David has edited/co-authored five books, and written hundreds of studies, articles, and reports on the future impacts of new technologies.
David will provide you with an amazing experience. Join David and other outstanding speakers at this premier event for innovators, futurists, technologists, trendsetters, and blue-sky thinkers, the 3rd Annual MiniTrends conference, MiniTrends 2014: Insight, Innovation & Strategy on Friday, September 26th, 2014, in Austin, TX.
Hosted by award winning author and renowned futurist, Dr. John Vanston, this one day event gives you the insight you need to stay innovative and to thrive in a rapidly changing business environment.
Take Advantage of Early Bird Registration!
All attendees receive Continental Breakfast, Breaks, and Lunch followed by a Networking Reception!
June 17, 2014
MiniTrends’ leaders Dr. John Vanston and Carrie Vanston are excited to be conducting a day-long Pre-Conference Master Course at the World Future Society’s annual conference WorldFuture 2014: What If? Our Master Course, MiniTrends and Macro-Change: Turbo-Charging Your Future, also includes our co-presenter and long-time partner, the highly-esteemed futurist David Pearce Snyder and will be held on Thursday, July 10 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
This inspring day begins with David describing the changing world and the forces driving it. He helps you see the future through a matrix of many emerging trends – MiniTrends – that reflect the macro-changes that you must anticipate to be successful as the future unfolds.
John and Carrie, authors of the award-winning book MINITRENDS: How Innovators & Entrepreneurs Discover & Profit From Business & Technology Trends, then provide you with the foundation for a strong MiniTrends process with seven ways for you to find, analyze, and profit from important minitrends and their potential business opportunities.
Participants will leave this course with an understanding of:
- How predictable forces are rapidly reshaping our demography, economic structure, productive technologies, and decision-making processes.
- How monitoring these forces can enable participants to identify and profit from emerging trends and attractive business opportunities.
- How participants can apply the information, ideas, and insights presented in this course to guide their business, cause-related, personal, and investment decisions.
We hope you will join us in Orlando for WorldFuture 2014: What If? and our Pre-Conference Master Course: MiniTrends and Macro-Change: Turbo-Charging Your Future.
VOTE for MiniTrends Panel for SXSW Eco 2014 by May 16 – “Creating a Profitable & Purpose-Driven Business”
May 11, 2014
The panel includes Carrie Vanston, VP, Communications, MiniTrends/TFI; Jeffrey Fry, Chief Executive, The Profit Prophet; Andre Angel, Founder/CEO, TangoTab; and Joy Miller, Marketing and Outreach Coordinator, City of Austin Small Business Development Program..Short videos of each panelist can be found at http://vimeopro.com/
A third of the decision is directly from votes! You do have to sign in, but it does not take long to vote. Please go to http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/29857 and VOTE NOW.
Thank you so much for supporting the creation and growth of purpose-based businesses and making a difference in the world!
October 30, 2013
Thank you to everyone who helped make MiniTrends 2013: The Integration of Profit & Social Responsibility such a huge success! The conference slides are up!
Conference Chair Dr. John Vanston and I enjoyed interacting with everyone and appreciated the contagious enthusiasm. The speakers were fantastic, the synergy between attendees exciting, and the overall response great. Now let’s build on the connections we made and all we learned!
A special shout-out goes to our Keynotes Jani Byrne, Gary Hoover, and John Vanston whose excellent presentations provided the structure of the conference. We also greatly appreciate our wonderful Sponsors and Partners, Planning Committee, and Advisory Board for their integral role in making this such a valuable and fun event.
Let’s use the LinkedIn MiniTrends Group to continue to network and keep the energy going until MiniTrends 2014. Please feel free to share thoughts and your own minitrends, experiences, and resources with other members of the LinkedIn MiniTrends Group.
We also have a Facebook Page that we welcome you to “like.” We will be posting pictures from the conference and will let you know when they are up. Twitter is @MiniTrendsBook, #minitrends.
We also encourage you to sign up for our MiniTrends Blog.
Thanks for everyone who handed in evaluation sheets! We appreciated the feedback. Please let us know if you have any more input on how the event went. We welcome ideas from attendees and blog readers on what you would like to see next year.
Hopefully everyone has had a chance to take a look at the MINITRENDS book you received at the conference. A quick read of the Preface (Page xxi) and Chapter 10 (Pg 185-186) gives a good overall theme of the book.)
Please let us know progress you make with minitrends, particularly those using concepts from the book and conference. We use examples in our talks, guest blogs, and/or they may be speaking subjects for you next year.
Also please let us know if your organization or one you know would be interested in meeting with us to find out how we might help bring a MiniTrends Mindset to your organization through presentations, workshops, and/or other in-house services.
We are excited to have you in our MiniTrends Circle! We look forward to continuing the connection. In the meantime, please feel free to contact John, Helen Mary, or me with any thoughts or comments.
Carrie and the TFI/MiniTrends Team
September 26, 2013
September 20, 2013
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Jani Byrne, Director of Global Mid-Market Marketing at IBM, has joined us as Morning Keynote at Technology Futures’ 2nd annual MiniTrends 2013: The Integration of Profit & Social Responsibility. She will be speaking on ”The Next Generation IT Innovations and What’s in it For You.”
Dr. Byrne is a visionary who marries deep technological innovations and insights with a profound understanding of human and market psychology. She is an extraordinarily passionate thought leader who can also simply “get stuff done.”
In her present position, Dr. Byrne is responsible for end-to-end marketing strategies and plans for Mid-Market and Large Enterprise clients, across IBMs hardware / software / services portfolio, leading IBMs focus on Managed Service Providers worldwide. Previous positions have included Director of Strategy, where she created industry-leading strategies impacting IBM STG’s direction and activity, and Director of the IBM Venture Capital Group, where she was strategic liaison to the global Venture Community resulting in significant net profit to IBM.
In addition to her long distinguished career at IBM, Dr. Byrne is a Board Member of The Seton Fund at the Seton Family of Hospitals and Board Member of Austin Chamber of Commerce Technology Partnership.
Conference Chair Dr. John Vanston, Chairman of Technology Futures and author of the award-winning book, MINITRENDS, notes “With Dr. Byrne’s broad knowledge and experience relating to past, current, and future trends, she brings a great deal of value to conference attendees looking for practical ideas and opportunities relating to their areas of interests. We are excited to learn more about ways we can find and take advantage of MiniTrends she sees on the horizon.”
Dr. Byrne, entrepreneur whiz Gary Hoover, and 19 other visionaries & thought-leaders will share leading-edge business ideas and what they see as MiniTrends–big opportunities not yet widely recognized–at MiniTrends 2013 on October 2-3 at the Holiday Inn Town Lake in Austin, TX. Please join us!
Austin-based Technology Futures, Inc. is celebrating its 35th year of providing top-quality custom studies and technology forecasts on key trends to a wide variety of commercial, government, and academic organizations since 1978.
September 3, 2013
We are thrilled to have Gary Hoover as our Keynote speaker at our 2nd annual MiniTrends 2013: The Integration of Profit & Social Responsibility. He will be guiding us on “Making a Difference Through Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Leadership.”
Gary is a serial entrepreneur renowned for his founding of the first large scale retail bookstore, BOOKSTOP, and the business information products firm Hoover’s, Inc. He recently incorporated his fifth startup, Bigwig Games, to produce business and social science strategic simulation games for the iPad and other tablet devices. He is presently Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin.
Gary travels the world speaking about how enterprises are built and how they stand the test of time. He is the founder of Hoover Academy where he teaches hundreds of students how to be successful entrepreneurs and he is author of “The Art of Enterprise.” In 2009, he was the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.
He is the epitome of entrepreneurial spirit, forecasting and optimizing marketplace trends with successful, revolutionary businesses both for himself and for budding entrepreneurs to follow in his footsteps.
His formal and on-the-job education includes studying economics under the tutelage of three Nobel Prize winners, serving as a securities analyst for Citibank on Wall Street, being a buyer for Federated Department Stores and leading acquisitions and strategic planning for the May Department Stores Company.
He created BOOKSTOP, the leading-edge book superstore that helped revolutionize the nature of book shopping in America. After just seven years, Gary and his partners sold it to Barnes & Noble for $41.5 million cash when it became a cornerstone for their industry-dominating superstore chain.
Subsequently, Gary created what is now known as Hoover’s, the world’s largest Internet-based provider of information about enterprises. In 1999, Hoover’s went public and, in 2003, the company was purchased by Dun & Bradstreet for $117 million.
In 2009 he launched www.hooversworld.com, a blog which includes reviews of books, ideas, and places from Gary’s iconoclastic angle. He continues to add new ideas to his list of business ideas, now numbering over 230.
In 2010, Gary began teaching students of all ages Entrepreneurial Thinking through his own Hoover Academy; more than 300 people have since graduated from his programs and benefited from his online video courses.
Takeaway: See a sample of Gary’s inspirational presentations at “Hoover’s Keys to Successful Enterprise: #7 Unique Vision and #8 Passion,” given while he was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship at UT Austin.
Then join us at MiniTrends 2013 as Gary and 18 other visionaries and entrepreneurial thought-leaders share leading-edge business ideas and what they see as MiniTrends–those big opportunities not yet widely recognized.
Plus network, learn, and trade ideas during meals, networking and break-out sessions, and the conference reception. Invite friends and increase the network of those of us making a positive difference in this world.
MiniTrends is Event Partner for July Green Drinks Event, July 30, 6-8 pm, Austin, TX – Free MiniTrends 2013 Registration Drawing
July 28, 2013
We are excited to be Event Partner for July Green Drinks Event, 6-8 pm, July 30, at the Rattle Inn, 610 Nueces Street, Austin, TX. The event is hosted by our friends at Net Impact Austin and Austin Green Drinks.
We are providing a FREE registration to our 2nd Annual MiniTrends 2013: The Integration of Profit & Social Responsibility (Oct. 2-3) and a copy of our award-winning MINITRENDS book for a drawing at the event!!
The event will celebrate the Green Workforce in Austin. Everyone is welcome, especially those interested in all things green and sustainable wanting to meet others with similar interests to meet the challenges of a sustainable future.
Employers, employees, summer interns and fellows can have fun while reflecting on current and future projects and discussing potential opportunities. This event provides an opportunity to welcome summer interns to Austin, appreciate their great contributions and maybe even tell them why you love working in sustainability in our fine city.
The following are promotional partners that extended invitations to their employees, interns, fellows, and students:
City of Austin, Office of Sustainability
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Public Citizen of Texas
Austin Community College, Environmental Stewardship Program
Environmental Defense Fund
The Sierra Club, Lone Star Chapter
Where: Rattle Inn, 610 Nueces Street, Austin, TX 78701 (map)
When: Tuesday, July 30th 6pm -8 pm. Come at 6pm for mingling, networking and happy hour specials.
The Austin Green Drinks Happy Hour series creates opportunities to meet with other accomplished environmental, sustainability, and clean tech professionals in an informal atmosphere; after all, that’s how the greatest ideas are born. Austin Green Drinks attract professionals who routinely initiate innovative ways to meet the challenges of a sustainable future.
July 12, 2013
The World Future Society’s annual conference WorldFuture 2013: Exploring the Next Horizon brings together the world’s premier minds to discuss the long-range future of science, technology, humanity, government, religion and many other topics.
MiniTrends’ leaders Dr. John Vanston and Carrie Vanston are co-presenting with top futurist David Snyder at the Pre-Conference Master Course: Succeeding in a New Normal World on July 19, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 pm. (The additional fee is $245.)
This session describes the New Normal, the forces driving it, and how you can use the MiniTrends Concept to discover and profit from emerging trends within these forces. These minitrends offer opportunities to be successful personally and professionally, while making a postive difference in this changing world.
The session increases understanding of the principles and practices covered and allows participants to take advantage of the experiences and insights of the group.
Highlights: What Attendees Will Learn from this Session:
- How forces are predictably reshaping our demography, economic structure, technology advances, and decision-making processes.
- How these forces can assist participants in identifying and taking advantage of emerging trends and attractive business opportunities.
- How participants can apply the information, ideas, and insights presented in the class as guidance for business, personal career, and investment decisions.
The Snyder Family Enterprise
Contributing Editor, The Futurist
Chairman, Technology Futures, Inc.
Conference Chair, MiniTrends 2013: The Integration of Profit & Social Responsibility
Media & Mktg Director, Technology Futures, Inc.
Conference Director: MiniTrends 2013: The Integration of Profit & Social Responsibility
Co-Author, MINITRENDS: How Innovators & Entrepreneurs Discover & Profit From Business & Technology Trends
We hope you will join us in attending WorldFuture 2013: Exploring the Next Horizon and signing up for our Pre-Conference Master Course: Succeeding in a New Normal World.