Our Future begins by Catalyzing a Global Conversation

The human crisis, triggered by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and intensified by societal unrest, uncertainty, and conflicting information, has not only forced us to reexamine the myth of “normal,” but has also ushered in a 21st century renaissance.

We stand and reflect at a fundamental inflection point in human history.

This free global virtual event happened on Wednesday, 30th September, 2020. Watch the replay of the sessions below.

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However, we must appreciate and not linger in the historical moment. In order to transcend the crisis, in order to survive and thrive, we must actively imagine better futures, future that are:

  • Technology enabled: Technology pervades every aspect of our lives. If it does not enable us, it disables us.

  • Business focused: Business is the instrument through which we shape society. If we do not intentionally leverage it, society will be shaped by happenstance.

  • Human powered: Humans “power” everything. We must recognize people are the source of all energy and lifeblood of business and society rather than targets to exploit.

  • Society embracing: The only way to survive our present crisis and thrive in the future is to embrace everyone in our global community. If we don’t we will not survive our future.

... To Catalyzing the Future

As we ponder and explore these concepts, we must recognize a continuously emerging “absence-of-a-normal.” We must seize the opportunity of Catalyzing the Future — Foresight, Agility, Resilience, Antifragility, and Humanity.

Meet the Keynote Contributors

Amanda Setili

Amanda is the author of THE AGILITY ADVANTAGE: How to Identify and Act On Opportunities in a Fast-Changing World and FEARLESS GROWTH: The New Rules to Stay Competitive, Foster Innovation, and Dominate Your Markets. Read more

Michele Wucker

Michele got tired of hearing people insist they “never saw it coming” when so many often do see dangers and sound the alarm. So she coined the term “gray rhino” to draw attention to the highly probable, high-impact, risks that everyone hates to admit we neglect. She introduced the concept at the World Economic Forum’s 2013 Annual Meeting in Davos, then developed gray rhino theory into the influential international bestseller THE GRAY RHINO: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore. Read more

Alison Knox

Alison is a an independent civil celebrant, an artist, and an author. She is the creator of the  EVeRYDaY ANGeLS website. Read more

Gunther Sonnenfeld

Gunther is a new economy architect and the creator of the Smart Ecologies economic framework. His current venture is RAIR, a content + revenue sharing platform alternative to YouTube, Apple iTunes and Kindle Direct Publishing. Read more

Maha Hosain Aziz

Maha is a professor, author and cartoonist focused on global risk & prediction in NYU‘s MA International Relations Program. Her 2016 political comic book, The Global Kid, won five awards (all profits to charity) and is being developed as a VR/AR comic for kids and political comic for adults.  Read more

Micro-Workshops | From Insight to Action

From transcending to catalyzing. From the crisis to the future.
From perspectives, insights, and guidance to techniques/tools, practices/rituals, and habits.

To continue to respond to the human crisis and determine relevant future solutions together, we have designed Catalyzing the Future so that you can shift from actionable know-how to practical impact.

Attend the virtual conference to gain practical wisdom, share perspectives, explore insights, and discover guidance for confronting changes in business models, human behaviors, societal challenges, and continuously emerging technology.

After the conference sign up and attend a variety of micro-workshops that provide specific, practical, immediately actionable, and experiential techniques for transforming practical wisdom into practice to best achieve impact.