Events

Fast Future speakers participate in events all around the world. Many are private / corporate events but many are also open to the public.

Here, we list a selection of events featuring Fast Future Speakers and a selection of events that we think you might be interested in attending featuring other speakers.

We can create bespoke briefings, seminars and creative, dynamic, and participatory workshops to provide you or your organisation with an interactive and informative view on future trends and scenarios that are pertinent to your industry sector. If you would like more information or to discuss your private, corporate, or public event, please email Rohit on rohit@fastfuture.com.

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Upcoming events

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    Fast Future Keynote Theatre: Sex Robots & Vegan Meat – A Presentation and Q&A with Jenny Kleeman

    August 20, 2020

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    Thursday August 20th, 2020 18.00-19.30 UK / 19.00-20.30 CET / 13.00-14.30 ET The central premise of Jenny Kleeman’s new book Sex Robots and Vegan Meat is that “if we can have babies without having to bear children, eat meat without killing animals, have the ideal sexual relationship without compromise, have the perfect death without suffering, how else will human nature be changed forever?” Join this highly interactive keynote session to hear Jenny present ideas from the book, discuss the implications for society, and respond to participant questions. Jenny Kleeman is a journalist, broadcaster, and documentary-maker who has traveled the world finding extraordinary characters to turn into film, print, and audio. She writes for the Guardian, The Times, the Sunday Times, and Tortoise. She has reported for BBC One's Panorama, Channel 4's Dispatches, and VICE News Tonight on HBO, as well as making 13 films from across the globe for Channel 4's Unreported World. She is the host of the Immaculate Deception podcast, and the weekend Breakfast show on Times Radio. Sex Robots & Vegan Meat is her first book. www.jennykleeman.com Twitter: @jennykleeman Facebook: www.facebook.com/jennykleemanUK The book is available from all good bookstores. More details here: www.jennykleeman.com/sexrobotsveganmeat

    August 18th-20th - The Business Beyond COVID Summit

    August 18, 2020

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    The world has changed fundamentally since the start of 2020, the path to recovery from COVID-19 remains unclear as businesses frantically work to adapt to the new realities driven by the pandemic. Adaptability, resilience, and innovation are three critical words for these unprecedented times. More than ever, business leaders and decision-makers have to take critical decisions and make strategic choices. The Business Beyond COVID Summit is one of the biggest virtual summits in South Asia focusing on mission-critical business insights to survive and thrive in the post-pandemic world. A panel of 30+ world-class experts will share their insights to help business leaders to navigate in an uncertain post-COVID world. See the full program here

    Fast Future Keynote Theatre - Navigating Deep Disruption

    August 12, 2020

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    How can we navigate through and beyond the pandemic when the world around us seems so uncertain and fragile? How can we take control of the agenda to help our businesses and our people thrive in a fast changing landscape? How can we take control of the innovation agenda to make sure we can take advantage of developments in everything from AI to brain and body enhancements? Rohit Talwar's presentation on Aftershocks and Opportunities at the recent five day Global Recovery Summit was by far the most popular talk from a panel of 80+ international business authorities, sectors experts, and thought leaders. In this session, Rohit will draw on insights from Aftershocks and Opportunities and his current work helping organizations around the world to navigate a rapidly changing reality. He will focus on: - Planning scenarios for 2020-2023 - Navigating deep disruption - Identifying potential for growth - The new innovation agenda - Learning as the fuel for continuous change - Rethinking government development strategies - Personal transformation and resilience Rohit Talwar is a global futurist, award winning speaker, strategic advisor, and entrepreneur. He works with global companies, entrepreneurs, investors, and governments to help the anticipate and respond to the forces and ideas shaping the future. His clients include American Express, Emaar, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Novartis, PwC, Shell, Tata, and the governments of the UAE, Singapore, the UK, and USA. His new book Aftershocks and Opportunities – Scenarios for a Post-Pandemic Future was published on June 1st, 2020.

    FREE WEBINAR: Aftershocks and Opportunities - The Future of Financial Services, Banking, and Insurance

    July 30, 2020

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    In this cutting edge insights session, a panel of industry experts will go beyond the excitement and noise around Fintech, to explore the future of financial services, banking, and insurance over the next five years. They will explore the emerging societal and customer shifts and needs, potential evolution paths, technology developments, the possible impacts of process automation and digital transformation, new market opportunities, impacts of digital currencies, regulatory considerations, ethical factors, business models, and challenges that could shape the scenarios that could emerge. They will discuss how the pandemic is impacting current and future activity and R&D plans in the sector, and how we can lay the foundations for the adoption of exponentially advancing technologies such as artificial intelligence. The panel will also explore what our world could look like when customers can design and customize their own products, and financial services becomes an invisible layer in every activity we undertake.   See full details below.

    FREE London Futurists Webinar Monday July 13th 18.00-19.30 UK (19.00-20.30 CET / 13.00-14.30 EST)

    July 13, 2020

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    Adventures at the Frontier of Birth, Food, Sex & Death
    A fascinating new book by Jenny Kleeman, Sex Robots & Vegan Meat: Adventures at the Frontier of Birth, Food, Sex & Death explores the following notion: "What if we could have babies without having to bear children, eat meat without killing animals, have the perfect sexual relationship without compromise, or choose the time of our painless death?"   Jenny will introduce the book and discuss it with Technology and Science Writer Gemma Milne, Chair of London Futurists David Wood, and Global Futurist Rohit Talwar, CEO of Fast Future.   Register for the event here 

    FREE WEBINAR: Aftershocks and Opportunities - Xponential Talks, Monday July 13th 08.00 EST / 13.00 UK / 14.00 CET / 16.00 Dubai

    July 13, 2020

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    Aftershocks and Opportunities – Scenarios for a Post-Pandemic Future Hosted by XPONENTIAL TALKS In this fast paced and inspiring session, global futurist, award winning speaker, writer, and entrepreneur Rohit Talwar will share and discuss some of the critical shifts and scenarios and resulting opportunities and risks presented in the new book Aftershocks and Opportunities published on June 1st. See full details below.  

    FREE WEBINAR: Aftershocks and Opportunities - The Future of Artificial Intelligence

    July 09, 2020

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    In this cutting edge insights session, a panel of leading AI authorities and practitioners will explore the potential development paths, application opportunities, implications, ethical choices, and challenges that could shape the future of artificial intelligence.
    They will discuss how the pandemic is impacting current and future activity and R&D plans, how we can lay the foundations for more advanced forms of AI such as Artificial General Intelligence, its role in digital transformation, and how we prepare individuals, society, business, and governments for the impacts of widespread adoption of AI.
    Panel Members
    Patrick Bangert - VP of Artificial Intelligence, Samsung SDS America Julia Mossbridge - Executive Director at The Institute for Love and Time, USA
    Maria Eira - Research Analyst, Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, UN ICIRI, Netherlands David Wood - Chair, London Futurists, UK Rohit Talwar - CEO, Fast Future, UK (Moderator)
    See full details below.

    FREE Webinar: Scenarios for a Post-Pandemic Future – Business and Technology 2

    July 05, 2020

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    Webinar Topics and Panel: Snapback — Don’t Expect a Post-Pandemic Remote Working Boom - Tom Cheesewright, UK The Rise of Personal Digital Twins - Roberto Saracco, Italy The Next Futures of Organizations, Work, and the Workplace - Rohit Talwar, UK Moderator: Steve Wells, UK

    Jul 5, 2020 06:30 PM London
    In this fast paced and interactive session, contributing authors will share and discuss the critical shifts and scenarios presented in their chapters in our new book: Aftershocks and Opportunities – Scenarios for a Post-Pandemic Future - published on June 1st, 2020 The Book: The world has been disrupted beyond all expectations - healthcare, social, and economic systems are under strain and many are arguing that this marks a point of departure to a radically different future. To explore these issues, 25 future thinkers from around the world have collaborated to set out the possible challenges, shifts, and scenarios that could emerge. The book covers four broad themes - critical shifts and scenarios, society and social policy, government and economy, and business and technology. See full details of the book here

    Fast Future Keynote Theatre - Launch of New Report on The Future of Meetings, Events, Travel, Tourism, Hotels, and Hospitality

    July 02, 2020

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    FREE Webinar Thursday July 2nd, 2020 18.00 - 19.00 UK BST (13.00-14.00 EST) Fast Future is Delighted to announce the launch of our new series of keynotes from members of the Fast Future team and inspiring future thinkers from around the world. In this first, fast paced, insightful, and inspiring keynote session, Fast Future CEO Rohit Talwar will launch the results of the first phase of our latest research on these key sectors and share the insights from our new book Aftershocks and Opportunities. He will present scenarios of what the future might hold for meetings, events, travel, tourism, hotels, and hospitality and outline inspiring response strategies. He will provide practical advice on how players in these sectors can take control of their own future and adapt their approaches in the face of mounting uncertainty. Rohit's talk will cover the following:

    • Four Scenarios - Introduction of four scenarios for how the future of these sectors might play out from 2020 to 2023
    • Preparedness - Planning for the least attractive scenarios
    • Ten Strategies - How to anticipate, understand, and respond to the critical shifts shaping these markets
    • Enabling Action - building flexibility, adaptability, and experimentation as core skills.

    FREE WEBINAR: Scenarios for a Post-Pandemic Future – Business and Technology

    June 28, 2020

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    Webinar Topics and Panel: Transformative Re-Structuring - Alida Draudt, USA Navigating the Post-Pandemic Economy—Doing Business at the Speed of Change - Rob Caldera, USA The Next Futures of Organizations, Work, and the Workplace - Steve Wells, UK Moderator: Rohit Talwar, UK Jun 28, 2020 06:30 PM London In this fast paced and interactive session, contributing authors will share and discuss the critical shifts and scenarios presented in their chapters in our new book: Aftershocks and Opportunities – Scenarios for a Post-Pandemic Future - published on June 1st, 2020 The Book: The world has been disrupted beyond all expectations - healthcare, social, and economic systems are under strain and many are arguing that this marks a point of departure to a radically different future. To explore these issues, 25 future thinkers from around the world have collaborated to set out the possible challenges, shifts, and scenarios that could emerge. The book covers four broad themes - critical shifts and scenarios, society and social policy, government and economy, and business and technology. See full details of the book here: https://fastfuture.com/shop/aftershocks-and-opportunities-scenarios-for-a-post-pandemic-future/

    FREE webinar: Scenarios for a Post-Pandemic Future – Government and Economy

    June 21, 2020

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    Webinar Topics and Panel: More Aware, More Agile, More Alive - David W. Wood Using the Crisis to Remake Government for the Future - Geoff Mulgan The Great Separation - Bronwyn Williams Post-Pandemic Government and the Economic Recovery Agenda — A Futurist Perspective - Rohit Talwar Moderator – Steve Wells Jun 21, 2020 06:00 PM London In this fast paced and interactive session, contributing authors will share and discuss the critical shifts and scenarios presented in their chapters in our new book: Aftershocks and Opportunities – Scenarios for a Post-Pandemic Future - published on June 1st, 2020 The Book: The world has been disrupted beyond all expectations - healthcare, social, and economic systems are under strain and many are arguing that this marks a point of departure to a radically different future. To explore these issues, 25 future thinkers from around the world have collaborated to set out the possible challenges, shifts, and scenarios that could emerge. The book covers four broad themes - critical shifts and scenarios, society and social policy, government and economy, and business and technology. See full details of the book here.

    FREE WEBINAR: Scenarios for a Post-Pandemic Future - Society and Social Policy - Part 2

    June 14, 2020

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    The Generation Zoom Classroom - Sylvia Gallusser When the Future was Bright - Joe Tankersley The Post Pandemic Home - Alexandra Whittington Which Way America? Four Alternative Futures - Leland Shupp Rohit Talwar, CEO - Fast Future, UK (Moderator)

    In this fast paced and interactive session, contributing authors will share and discuss the critical shifts and scenarios presented in their chapters in the forthcoming book: Aftershocks and Opportunities – Scenarios for a Post-Pandemic Future - published on June 1st, 2020 The Book: The world has been disrupted beyond all expectations - healthcare, social, and economic systems are under strain and many are arguing that this marks a point of departure to a radically different future. To explore these issues, 25 future thinkers from around the world have collaborated to set out the possible challenges, shifts, and scenarios that could emerge. The book covers four broad themes - critical shifts and scenarios, society and social policy, government and governance, and business and technology. See full details of the book here: https://fastfuture.com/shop/aftershocks-and-opportunities-scenarios-for-a-post-pandemic-future/ The session will include a full participant Q&A.

    FREE WEBINAR: Scenarios for a Post-Pandemic Future - Society and Social Policy - Part 1

    June 07, 2020

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    Webinar Topics and Panel: Retroshock: A Return to Roots - Eleanor “Nell” Watson Preparing for a New Way of Being - Julia Paulette Hollenbery This IS a Drill—Preparing for the Next Pandemic - Morgan Kauffman Navigating A New Landscape - Steve Wells Moderator: Rohit Talwar In this fast paced and interactive session, contributing authors will share and discuss the critical shifts and scenarios presented in their chapters in the forthcoming book: Aftershocks and Opportunities – Scenarios for a Post-Pandemic Future - published on June 1st, 2020 The Book: The world has been disrupted beyond all expectations - healthcare, social, and economic systems are under strain and many are arguing that this marks a point of departure to a radically different future. To explore these issues, 25 future thinkers from around the world have collaborated to set out the possible challenges, shifts, and scenarios that could emerge. The book covers four broad themes - critical shifts and scenarios, society and social policy, government and governance, and business and technology. See full details of the book and the panel profiles here: https://fastfuture.com/shop/aftershocks-and-opportunities-scenarios-for-a-post-pandemic-future/ The session will include a participant Q&A and polling running throughout the event.

    Launch Summit for Aftershocks and Opportunities - Scenarios for a Post Pandemic Future

    June 01, 2020

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    Take a deep dive into the ideas, developments, and possibilities shaping the scenarios for our post-pandemic future. Devour the entire menu of powerful future insights or sample the topics that most intrigue and interest you. A single registration gives you access for the entire summit. This summit will see 21 of the contributors to the book share and discuss the key ideas from their chapters.

    Scenarios for a Post-Pandemic Future – Critical Shifts and Scenarios – Part 2

    May 31, 2020

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    Webinar Topics and Panel: The Case for New Progressive, Socially Focused Economic Initiatives - Dr Bruce Lloyd World War Contagion—Strategies in the Fight Against Our Common Enemy - Miranda Mantey The Pandemic and the Medical Enlightenment—The View from 2035 - Jerry Edling Navigating a New Landscape - Rohit Talwar, CEO - Fast Future, UK (Moderator) In this fast paced and interactive session, contributing authors will share and discuss the critical shifts and scenarios presented in their chapters in the forthcoming book: Aftershocks and Opportunities – Scenarios for a Post-Pandemic Future - published on June 1st, 2020

    Fast Future / FTE Report Launch - The Impacts of COVID-19 on Innovation and Digital Transformation in Air Transport

    May 28, 2020

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    You are invited to this report launch event where a panel of industry experts will share and discuss our latest Fast Future / Future Travel Experience Report on The Impacts of COVID-19 on Innovation and Digital Transformation in Air Transport.

    Scenarios for a Post-Pandemic Future – Critical Shifts and Scenarios- Part 1

    May 24, 2020

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    In this fast paced and interactive session, contributing authors will share and discuss the critical shifts and scenarios presented in their chapters in the forthcoming book: Aftershocks and Opportunities – Scenarios for a Post-Pandemic Future - published on June 1st, 2020 June 21st, 2020 The Book: The world has been disrupted beyond all expectations - healthcare, social, and economic systems are under strain and many are arguing that this marks a point of departure to a radically different future. To explore these issues, 25 future thinkers from around the world have collaborated to set out the possible challenges, shifts, and scenarios that could emerge. The book covers four broad themes - critical shifts and scenarios, society and social policy, government and governance, and business and technology. Webinar Topics and Panel: Scenarios for a Post-Pandemic Future - Rohit Talwar, CEO - Fast Future, UK (Moderator) Five Ways Our Post-Lockdown World Could Change for the Better - Sheila Moorcroft, Director - Realising Your Future, UK Does the Proverbial Cloud Created by the Pandemic of 2020 Have a Silver Lining? - Paul Plant, Chief Listening Officer - Radicle Consulting, UK A Laboratory for the Future - Liselotte Lyngsø, Managing Partner - Future Navigator, Denmark

    Scenarios for a Post-Pandemic Future

    May 18, 2020

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    Hear about emerging scenarios and share your views in the first of a series of webinars over the coming weeks with authors from our forthcoming book Aftershocks and Opportunities – Scenarios for a Post-Pandemic Future - published on June 1st, 2020 The Book: The world has been disrupted beyond all expectations - healthcare, social, and economic systems are under strain and many are arguing that this marks a point of departure to a radically different future. To explore these issues, 25 future thinkers from around the world have collaborated to set out the possible challenges, shifts, and scenarios that could emerge. The Webinar: The opening scenarios from the book will be shared by lead editor and contributing author Rohit Talwar, CEO of Fast Future. He will also provide an overview of the other chapters which cover the four broad themes - critical shifts and scenarios, society and social policy, government and governance, and business and technology. The session will include a full participant Q&A.

    Webinar: Post-Pandemic Government and Governance

    April 30, 2020

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    Amid the pandemic disruption, critical questions arise on the implications for government and governance. Questions also arise over global institutions’ scope and capacity to act and whether a new digital era ones requires new structures and mechansisms. Nationally, democracies question whether unity governments should replace party divides. Others face choices emergency powers, when to relinquish them, and ensuring oversight. Operationally, many are learning how to run parliaments, government, and governance remotely. Finally, with electronic mechanisms introduced to tag, track, and trace, civil liberties issues also arise over state surveillance. Secondary questions also emerge over regulation of private sector operators of such services.

    Post-Pandemic Scenarios for Air Transport - April 23rd 15.00 -17.00 BST (FREE)

    April 23, 2020

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    Aftershocks and Opportunities Webinar 3 Post-Pandemic Scenarios for Air Transport – Study Launch Thursday April 23rd 15.00 - 17.00 BST (Free) Air Transport has been heavily disrupted by COVID-19. So, how might the aviation ecosystem evolve amid the turbulence and future uncertainties? In this session, Rohit Talwar will launch new research by Fast Future and Future Travel Experience. He will present findings on COVID-19 Air Transport impacts, explore the near-term outlook and scenarios, and discuss implications and priorities with industry leaders.

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