MiniTrends 2014: Thank You, Slides & More

October 29, 2014

Thank you to everyone who had a part in making MiniTrends 2014: Insight, Innovation & Strategy such a huge success! 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!

We want to give special thanks to our Keynotes David Pearce Snyder, Brett Hurt, and Dr. John Vanston. They brought to life our theme of the importance of foresight and culture for the success of organizations. Ditto to Dr. Jani Byrne, Joyce Gioia, and our distinguished panel.

We also greatly appreciate our wonderful Sponsors and Partners, as well as our Planning Committee and Advisory Board for their integral role in making this such a valuable and fun event.

Conference slides are up! We will post conference pictures of the sessions, meals, and reception on our MiniTrends Facebook soon. We are also preparing a video of the proceedings for purchase.

Thank you to those attendees who turned in an Evaluation Sheet. If you didn’t, please fill it our now by clicking here. We take your comments very seriously for future planning.

Join our LinkedIn MiniTrends Group and/or guest blog on our MiniTrends Blog to share thoughts about the conference and your own minitrends, experiences, and resources. Twitter is @MiniTrendsBook, #minitrends.

We welcome feedback on the book MINITRENDS: How Innovators & Entrepreneurs Discover & Profit From Business & Technology Trends that attendees 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.) MINITRENDS also available on Amazon.

Please keep us in the loop on your activities and how you are applying methods and ideas you picked up at the conference and in the book. We use examples in our talks, blogs, and/or they may be speaking subjects for you next year.

Also please let us know if we might bring a MiniTrends Mindset to your organization through a presentation, workshop, and/or other in-house services. We want to know the direction you are heading and how we and the MiniTrends Community can help you get to where you want to be. We look forward to continuing the conversation.

MiniTrends 2014 Conference – Just 5 Weeks Out! – Sept 26, Austin, TX

August 21, 2014

MiniTrends ConferenceWe’re only 5 weeks out from MiniTrends 2014: Insight, Innovation & Strategy scheduled Sept. 26, at the beautiful Holiday Inn Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin. The conference is really shaping up to be fantastic. Our Keynotes alone—Brett Hurt of Bazaarvoice, top Futurist David P. Snyder, award-winning Author Dr. John Vanston, and USA Today’s Road Warrior of the Year Joyce Gioia—make the conference worth its weight in gold!

If you are interested in staying ahead of the curve and turbo-charging your company’s profit and success by combining MiniTrends methodology with your innovation strategies, then you need to be at this event!

In addition to our Keynotes, a host of other visionaries and thought-leaders will be speaking. As a special bonus this year, time for direct interaction with the speakers by attendees about their special interests is provided in the schedule.

A full day conference of this caliber is usually $1000 or more! Register by September 5th to take advantage of the Early Bird rate for General Admission: $345, Non-Profit/Government/Small Business: $240, Student: $60.  

The breadth and depth of the speaking talent and schedule is exceptional. The content is invaluable and the event provides a great chance to meet futurists, innovators, and trendsetters. And fun and entrepreneurial-spirited Austin offers the ideal location!

BONUS!!  Receive a free copy of our award-winning book
How Innovators & Entrepreneurs Discover & Profit From Business & Technology Trends

We hope you will join us for this great event!
MiniTrends 2014: Insight, Innovation & Strategy

8:30 am – 5:30 pm followed by a Reception
Friday, September 26, 2014
Holiday Inn Lady Bird Lake, Austin, TX

Contact us now or call us at (512) 258-8898 or to become a Sponsor to this important event!

MiniTrends 2014 Conference – Call for Sponsors – Sep 26, Austin, TX

July 21, 2014

MiniTrends Conference

Increase your business and branding by becoming a Conference Sponsor of MiniTrends 2014: Insight, Innovation & Strategy on Sept. 26 in beautiful downtown Austin. The event provides a highly targeted group of decision makers focused on new business opportunities, new technologies, collaboration, innovation, and creativity. Contact us at 512-258-8898 or to discuss options.

There are a variety of sponsorship plans to fit your business and communication goals. If you’d like other options, please contact us at

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.

Special Limited Offer: Send two attendees and you will receive a FREE sponsorship.

Sponsorships Levels: $500 – $5,000. Contact us to customize.

Contact: Carrie Vanston,, (512) 258-8898

If you are not the appropriate person for discussing sponsorship, please let the  person who is know about this important conference. Thank you!

Why Be A Sponsor?

  • Establish valuable and profitable business relationships with attendees and their organizations.
  • Enhance your company’s image and brand to valuable new markets and clients
  • Grow your organizations reputation as a company that is on the cutting edge of business and technology.
  • Showcase your organization at the MiniTrends Conference and post-conference activities.
  • Empower your organization and stakeholders to combine MiniTrends methodologies with new innovation strategies.
  • Customize sponsorship opportunities based on your specific interests
Take advantage of this valuable opportunity and become a sponsor today.

Sponsorship Rates and Benefits*





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½ Day In-House Workshop by MiniTrends Team         X

* Sponsorship can be tailored to your individual needs

Contact us now or call us at (512) 258-8898 or to become a Sponsor to this important event!