Speakers and Topics

Andy Hines' Speaking Topics

Futurist Forecasts

  • ConsumerShift: How Changing Values Are Reshaping the Consumer Landscape
  • A Dozen Surprises about the Future of Work
  • Which Energy Future? You Decide
  • How Thinking about the Future Can Benefit Your Organization
  • An Organizational Foresight Audit: 10 Questions for Building a Foresight Capability
  • The Future of Youth Happiness
  • Need Innovation? Try Foresight
  • On the Road to 2025: The Role of Forecasting in Understanding the Emerging Science and Technology Landscape

Inkandescent Speakers Bureau

The Future of Credit Unions

Andy Hines

Date: October 11, 2013 Time: 9 a.m. Speaker: Andy Hines Topic: The Future of Credit Unions Organization: CUES Futures Summit Location: Detroit, MI

In this speech: Andy Hines describes four scenarios influencing the future of credit unions and the implications and issues they raise.

About Futurist Andy Hines

Andy is a lecturer and executive-in-residence at the University of Houston’s Graduate Program in Futures Studies, bringing together the experience he earned as an organizational, consulting, and academic futurist.

He co-founded and is currently on the board of the Association of Professional Futurists and has co-authored five books:

Hines has also authored dozens of articles, speeches, and workshops, and won several awards, including the 2003 Emerald Literati Awards’ Outstanding Paper accolade for best article published in Foresight for “An Audit for Organizational Futurists,” and the 2008 award for “Scenarios: The State of the Art.”

Most recently, he has appeared on several radio and television programs, including KRIV-26 News to talk about the future of libraries, and the CBS “Early Show” to talk about the MTV-commissioned study: “The Future of Youth Happiness.”

Praise for Andy Hines

Roberta Shaffer, Law Librarian, Library of Congress
“Andy’s techniques are powerful and can be applied to so many sectors,” she says. “His presentation and delivery are so easy to understand and digest that I knew the audience would benefit. I have heard him speak several times before, and I never grow tired of what he has to say. His speech certainly helped us bring all of the issues facing our industry to the fore. His discussion regarding thinking about the future, and viewing the problem as a futurist would, enabled us to consider how we might position ourselves for continued success.”

Cathi McLain, Convener, Consumer Trends Forum
“Andy’s presentation was a perfect keynote, and set the tone for the rest of the conference. He offered so much information that related to our theme. I can’t thank him enough.”

Futurist Rules: Andy Hines’ Speaking Topics

ConsumerShift: How Changing Values Are Reshaping the Consumer Landscape

The old approaches to consumer understanding no longer work. This presentation explores broad-scale patterns in changing values that will reshape the consumer landscape over the next decade. It introduces the New Dimensions of Consumer Life model to help systematically sort out and categorize the myriad influences on consumer decision-making and behavior. It concludes that values, defined as an individual view about what is most important in life that in turn guides decision-making and behavior, is the single best predictor for gaining insight into how consumers may change in the future.

Learn more here about ConsumerShift.


A Dozen Surprises About the Future of Work

This presentation takes a provocative approach in suggesting potentially surprising outcomes regarding the future of work. It builds upon existing trends and covers a wide spectrum of topics that will stretch the audience’s thinking on how work might be different in the future. The session concludes with some strategic implications designed to encourage a lively Q&A and things audience members can do back at work.

Read more about Hines’ thoughts on this topic here.


How Thinking About the Future Can Benefit Your Organization

This presentation delivers concrete, practical suggestions on how applying foresight can add value to your organization. It is based on, “Thinking About the Future: Guidelines for Strategic Foresight,” a recently released book edited by Hines that draws on the collective wisdom of three dozen foresight professionals. Participants will learn about a framework for organizing foresight based on the six principal activities of strategic foresight: framing, scanning, forecasting, visioning, planning, and acting. They will also learn more than a dozen ways to apply selected guidelines to bring practical benefits to their organization in the years ahead.


Need Innovation? Try Foresight

Rarely does a discussion of business issues or a CEO speech take place without several mentions of the need for innovation. Equally rarely does the idea of foresight appear in the same context. That’s a shame — and an opportunity — because the two go together quite well. Hines will share his experiences and insights about applying foresight in support of innovation and discuss ways for audience members to apply it in their particular situations.


An Organizational Foresight Audit: 10 Questions for Building a Foresight Capability

What do you need to think about to create or build a foresight function inside today’s organization? It takes time and patience, but armed with a plan and strategy, it can be done. Hines will discuss a 10-question issue audit that gets at the key issues that need to be considered.


The Future of Youth Happiness

This presentation explores the pathways those ages 12 to 24 will be pursing in their quest for happiness. Like most people, they pursue happiness with a combination of three strategies: the pleasure of the moment, relationships with family and friends, and the long-term search for meaning and purpose. After probing more deeply, though, it turns out that more than any generation that has come before them, today’s youths recognize that happiness is something that can and should be achieved or worked toward, in essence, a practical approach to happiness. Hines will explore 13 forecasts about the future of happiness and bring these forecasts to life in the form of seven happiness personas, and share the overall findings he helped develop in partnership with project sponsor MTV.

Read more about Hines’ presentation here.


On the Road to 2025: The Role of Forecasting in Understanding the Emerging Science and Technology Landscape

This presentation explores the role of forecasting in understanding the emerging science and technology landscape. Hines will review how the forecasts he and his colleagues made in their 1996 book, “2025: Scenarios of US & Global Society as Reshaped by Science and Technology,” are tracking. He will then describe the lessons learned for forecasting and how he would adjust the forecast … if at all.


Which Energy Future? You Decide

Mini-scenarios of possible energy futures are introduced and outlined. Hines then explores the assumptions underlying each of them, so that participants can see “what would have to happen” in order for each scenario to occur. This approach will enable participants to see a provocative set of potential future outcomes and provide the opportunity for them to make their own assessment on which seems most likely to occur.


Hines has also presented on a wide range of other topics, including the future of libraries, beverages, food, credit unions, the environment, social media, work, and insurance.

Events

Speaking Events

more Date: May 13, 2016 Speaker: Leslie Russell Topic: Innovation and Creativity + Applied Positive Psychology = Laughter and Joy Organization: oung Leadership/Entrepreneur Seminar Location: Berlin, Germany
more Date: Apr 07, 2016 Speaker: Leslie Russell Topic: Salon for the Soul: Discover the language of the soul and excavate your deepest knowing Organization: Private event - call for details Location: Los Angeles, CA
more Date: Mar 09, 2016 Speaker: Leslie Russell Topic: Applied Positive Psychology: Find your hidden joy and inner laughter Organization: Women's Circle, Chabad of Wilkes Berre Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
more Date: Feb 18, 2016 Speaker: Leslie Russell Topic: Applied Positive Psychology, Laughter and Joy Organization: United States District Court, District of Connecticut Location: New Haven Courthouse: Support court for probation population
more Date: Jan 21, 2016 Speaker: Leslie Russell Topic: Keynote: Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Growing Business Acumen Organization: Dorian Drake International, Inc. Location: Westchester, NY
more Date: Oct 20, 2015 Speaker: Mary Foley Topic: How Savvy Women Thrive on Change, Increase Their Confidence and Power-Up Their Career Organization: Space Telescope Science Institute Location: Baltimore, MD
more Date: Oct 13, 2015 Speaker: Hope Katz Gibbs Topic: 8 Things Interns Should Not Do Organization: Virginia Commonwealth University, PR Program Location: Richmond, VA
more Date: Oct 06, 2015 Speaker: Hope Katz Gibbs Topic: Why Is PR Important? Organization: George Washington University, PR Graduate Program Location: Alexandria, VA
more Date: Oct 01, 2015 Speaker: Mary Foley Topic: Secrets to Thriving on Change in Stressful Times Organization: The Journal Record Location: Oklahoma City, OK
more Date: Oct 01, 2015 Speaker: Ann Butler Topic: “Chopped” Team-Building Competition Organization: The Steward School Location: Richmond, VA
more Date: Sep 30, 2015 Speaker: Michael Vidikan Topic: Technology Values Organization: Foresight & Trends conference Location: SLS Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
more Date: Sep 22, 2015 Speaker: Hope Katz Gibbs Topic: 2015 Annual "Woman 2 Woman" Extravaganza Organization: Network for Enterprising Women Location: Jefferson Lakeside Country Club, Richmond VA
more Date: Sep 15, 2015 Speaker: Mary Foley Topic: Engineering a Passion Organization: The Story Tellers Channel's "Stories that Matter!" Location: Richmond, VA
more Date: Sep 03, 2015 Speaker: Hope Katz Gibbs Topic: Facilitation: Extraordinary Women's Exchange Executive Committee Organization: Richmond Chamber of Commerce Location: Richmond, VA
more Date: Sep 03, 2015 Speaker: Hope Katz Gibbs Topic: Top 5 PR + Marketing Tips in 10 Minutes Organization: Network for Enterprising Women Location: Richmond, VA
more Date: Aug 28, 2015 Speaker: Ann Butler Topic: Creative Line Displays for Increasing Sales Organization: Richmond Public Schools Location: Henderson Middle School, Richmond VA
more Date: Aug 17, 2015 Speaker: Mary Foley Topic: Secrets to Thriving on Change in Stressful Times Organization: Virginia Society of Association Executives Location: Norfolk, VA
more Date: Aug 08, 2015 Speaker: Ann Butler Topic: Eating Healthy in a Hurry Organization: Genworth, Bring Your Chlid to Work Day Location: Genworth headquarters, Richmond VA
more Date: Jul 29, 2015 Speaker: Ann Butler Topic: How to Get Teachers to Think Like Business Owners Organization: Virginia Association of Family and Consumer Science Conference Location: Virginia Beach Hotel & Resort Conference Center
more Date: Jul 28, 2015 Speaker: Ann Butler Topic: Cauliflower is the New Kale Organization: Virginia Association of Family and Consumer Science Conference Location: Virginia Beach Hotel & Resort Conference Center
more Date: Jul 19, 2015 Speaker: Mary Foley Topic: Above and Beyond Panels: Creating Energizing Facilitated Conversations Your Clients Really Want Organization: Nationals Speakers Association Location: Washington, DC
more Date: Jun 27, 2015 Speaker: Sonya Gavankar Topic: Mentoring Millennials Organization: Women Leading the Future Conference 2015 Location: Washington, DC
more Date: Jun 09, 2015 Speaker: Sonya Gavankar Topic: Dressing for the Political Woman Organization: Women's Campaign School at Yale 2015 Location: New Haven, CT
more Date: Apr 24, 2015 Speaker: Mary Foley Topic: Grow Where You Are Planted: A Fun Panel with Award-Winning Administrative Professionals Organization: Lord Fairfax Community College Location: Watertown, VA
more Date: Apr 22, 2015 Speaker: Hope Katz Gibbs Topic: 8 Steps to PR Success for Entrepreneurs Organization: ENOVATE: Employing Northern VA Through Entrepreneurship Location: Annandale, VA
more Date: Apr 18, 2015 Speaker: Hope Katz Gibbs Topic: Leveraging Your Network to Build A Successful Career Organization: Ladies America Location: Washington, DC
more Date: Apr 01, 2015 Speaker: Hope Katz Gibbs Topic: PR 101: Why and How I started Inkandescent Public Relations Organization: PRSSA Location: Virginia Commonwealth University
more Date: Mar 24, 2015 Speaker: Mary Foley Topic: Keys to Being a Confident, Courageous, Career-Savvy Woman Organization: Bluefield Chamber of Commerce Location: Bluefield, WV
more Date: Feb 28, 2015 Speaker: Hope Katz Gibbs Topic: Women Entrepreneurs: Taking Your Business to the Next Level Organization: Prince William County Women Entrepreneurs Network Location: Old Hickory Gold Club in Woodbridge VA
more Date: Feb 20, 2015 Speaker: Ann Butler Topic: Dining Etiquette in a Business Setting for High School Students Organization: Dinwiddie Career and Technical Education Program Location: Dinwiddie Country Club, Richmond VA
more Date: Feb 18, 2015 Speaker: Ann Butler Topic: Heart-Healthy Cooking Organization: American Heart Association / Macy’s New York City Location: Macy’s, Short Pump, VA
more Date: Jan 31, 2015 Speaker: Hope Katz Gibbs Topic: Leveraging Your Network to Build A Successful Career Organization: Ladies DC Location: Washington, DC
more Date: Nov 24, 2014 Speaker: Ann Butler Topic: Low-Glycemic Cooking Organization: Greater Richmond Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Location: The Source Kitchen, Midlothian VA
more Date: Sep 24, 2014 Speaker: Gina Schaefer Topic: Gina Schaefer On the Art of Customer Service Organization: SOCAP Location: Arlington Heights, IL
more Date: Sep 15, 2014 Speaker: Gina Schaefer Topic: Gina Schaefer On the Art of Customer Service Organization: Ace Hardware—International Retailer Group Location: Orlando, FL
more Date: Sep 11, 2014 Speaker: Carol Kinsey Goman Topic: The Power of Collaboration Organization: Institute for Management Studies Location: Pittsburg, PA
more Date: Sep 09, 2014 Speaker: Carol Kinsey Goman Topic: The Power of Collaboration Organization: Institute for Management Studies Location: Atlanta, GA
more Date: Aug 08, 2014 Speaker: Ann Butler Topic: Chopped” Team-Building Competition Organization: GE Location: Richmond, VA
more Date: Jul 18, 2014 Speaker: Carol Kinsey Goman Topic: The Power of Collaborative Leadership Organization: Texas Municipal League Leadership Academy Location: Austin, TX
more Date: Jun 24, 2014 Speaker: Sonya Gavankar Topic: Dressing for the Political Woman Organization: Women's Campaign School at Yale 2014 Location: New Haven, CT
more Date: Jun 17, 2014 Speaker: Rita Cheng Topic: Reaching Generation X & Y clients Organization: The Client Connection! Location: Online
more Date: Jun 14, 2014 Speaker: Sonya Gavankar Topic: Mentoring Millennials Organization: Ladies America: Women Leading the Future Conference 2014 Location: Washington, DC
more Date: Jun 06, 2014 Speaker: Carol Kinsey Goman Topic: The Power of Collaboration Organization: Institute for Management Studies Location: London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Edinburgh
more Date: May 18, 2014 Speaker: Carol Kinsey Goman Topic: The Silent Language of Leaders Organization: Kaiser Permanente Location: Northern California
more Date: May 15, 2014 Speaker: Carol Kinsey Goman Topic: Body Language for Women Who Lead Organization: San Francisco Women's Exchange Location: San Francisco, CA
more Date: May 13, 2014 Speaker: Carol Kinsey Goman Topic: Body Language for Women Who Lead Organization: Professional BusinessWomen of California Location: San Francisco, CA
more Date: May 05, 2014 Speaker: Yvette Montero Salvatico Topic: Reframing Workforce Narratives Organization: Linkage’s Institute for Leading Diversity & Inclusion Location: Atlanta, GA
more Date: Apr 08, 2014 Speaker: Carol Kinsey Goman Topic: Body Language for Business Professionals Organization: California Institute of Technology Location: Pasadena, CA
more Date: Apr 01, 2014 Speaker: Carol Kinsey Goman Topic: The Power of Collaboration Organization: Petrofac Location: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
more Date: Apr 01, 2014 Speaker: Yvette Montero Salvatico Topic: Beyond Trends: Navigating the Changing World of Work Organization: Master Plan: The Strategic Workforce Planning Conference Location: Melbourne, Australia and Wellington, New Zealand