"In today's digital environment, we're facing an unprecedented rate of change," explained Face the Future event Co-Producer David Houle, also known as the CEO's futurist. "This event will take us into the future to get a look at the catalysts propelling us into a new age of accelerated transformation and what it all means in terms of visionary leadership, strategic planning and implementation."
In addition to Houle, other conference keynote speakers include Gerd Leonhard, Host of Switzerland's The Future Show; Edie Weiner, author of Future Think; J.O. McFalls, Cybersecurity Expert; and Ann Rhoades, President of People Ink, Jet Blue board member and former executive at Southwest Airlines.
• 28 national and global futurists and thought leaders will be participating in 12 main stage events and 16 breakout sessions.
• Four after-hour events include:
o FTF IgnitesTM - 12 presenters vie for cash prizes as they pitch their futuristic concepts in five minutes, with 20 slides that rotate every 15 seconds.
o Spark Tank - 8 entrepreneurs competing for $20,000 in funding with three-minute pitches to Venture Capitalists.
o Future Fest - An evening of New Mexican food and entertainment at downtown
Albuquerque's Civic Plaza.
o Future Crawl - An opportunity for attendees to visit several innovative downtown
Albuquerque businesses to meet with the principals and directors personally.
"What we're creating is an opportunity to create collisions," said Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry. "We want people to meet, exchange ideas and information, and create the next big idea or opportunity."
Why New Mexico
New Mexico is home to two of the nation's largest national laboratories, world-class universities and hundreds of successful start-ups and innovative companies. Albuquerque, which boasts over 300 days of sunshine annually, is rapidly becoming THE choice for businesses that want a great quality of life and competitive cost of living for their employees. The event is being produced with the support of the City of Albuquerque, the Visit Albuquerque and Heritage Hotels and Resorts. Sponsors to date include US Bank, Entrega, Blueliner Marketing, Soothe and Meddle.
Registration is now open at http://facethefuturenow.com/registration. Individual prices start at $595, and group discounts are available.
For organizations interested in sponsoring the conference, go to http://facethefuturenow.com /sponsorship-opportunities
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