Next Big Design: Official Call for Presenters Now Open: World Future Trends Summit

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Official Call for Presenters Now Open: World Future Trends Summit

World Future Trends Summit
Event Date: October, 2012
Location: Miami, FL

INDUSTRY ALERT: OFFICIAL CALL FOR PRESENTERS

The Institute for International Research (IIR) presents:
World Future Trends Summit
A meeting of Styles: Where West Influences East, & East Influences West
October, 2012

Due to the high volume of submissions, we suggest you submit your proposal early and no later than Friday, May 4, 2012 to Stacy Levyn, Conference Producer at slevyn@iirusa.com or 646.895.7335.

It's time to create a place where thought leaders and influencers come together and share insights from around the world. It's time we break silos. It is time we take full advantage of the interconnectedness that is our world.

Welcome to the REVIVAL of Future Trends. Welcome to the World Future Trends Summit. Focusing on a meeting of styles: where west influences east & east influences west. The summit will consist of US and International content, recruiting speakers from the US, Brazil, Holland, China, Seoul Korea, Amsterdam, Australia, and other emerging countries.

A whole new format for a whole new event.

Day 1 - Business Cases
Day 1 of the World Future Trend Summit focuses on short 25-minute business case presentations from market research, insights, innovation, trends, design, marketing and product development executives. These cases present a realistic view of trends in action and reveal projects that worked, ones that didn’t, and what was learned along the way.

Day 2&3 - Global Keynotes
High-level Keynotes hit the stage to talk about the newest worldwide trends, insights and innovations.

Day 2&3 - Workshops
We have structured unique workshops with key advisors who are prepared to teach you the fundamental elements behind trend implementation and application. From rapid prototyping, to scenario testing and trend trekking we bring you the best in trend analysis and exploration.

The Audience
Attendees are passionate and ready to embrace opportunities. Join together with a community of trend spotters, corporate thinkers, marketers and news makers ready to embrace their future. So who will you meet? Executives responsible for:
• Marketing
• Brand/Product Management
• Market Research
• Consumer Insights
• Strategic Planning
• Business Development
• Product Development
• Innovation
• Design/Creativity
• Forecasting
• Future Strategy
• Trend Tracking

Speakers receive FREE admission to the conference.

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities
If you are interested in sponsorship or exhibit opportunities please contact Jon Saxe, Business Development Manager at jsaxe@iirusa.com or 646.895.7467.

Interested in Becoming a Media Partner?
Contact Sharon Tzuang, Marketing Manager, at stzuang@iirusa.com.

Call for Presenters:
For consideration, please email slevyn@iirusa.com with the following information by Friday, May 4, 2012.
• Proposed speaker name(s), job title(s), and company name(s)
• Contact information including address, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail
• Talk title
• The main theme you plan to address (Business Case, Workshop or Keynote)
• Summary of the presentation (3-5 sentences)
• Please indicate what is NEW about the presentation
• Previous conference experience

Due to the high volume of responses, we are unable to respond to each submission. All those selected to participate as speakers will be notified shortly after the deadline.

Thank you for your interest in the World Future Trends Summit. We look forward to receiving your proposal!

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