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

Andy Hines: Futurist, Author

Andy Hines

Futurist Andy Hines 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.”

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.”

Watch Andy in action! Click here to view his Tedx Talk.

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 broadscale 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, are 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 of 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: Oct 11, 2013 Speaker: Andy Hines Topic: The Future of Credit Unions Organization: CUES Futures Summit Location: Detroit, MI
more Date: Oct 08, 2013 Speaker: Andy Hines Topic: The Future of the Economy + How We Can Prepare Organization: Northeast Oklahoma Regional Alliance Regional Summit Location: Tahlequah, OK
more Date: Sep 22, 2013 Speaker: Andy Hines Topic: Trends and Disruptors Influencing the Next Decade Organization: CP Kelco Leadership Development Conference Location: Dana Point, CA
more Date: Aug 13, 2013 Speaker: Andy Hines Topic: Principles of Futures Thinking, Introduction to Scenarios, From Scenarios to Strategy Organization: School of International Futures Location: Wilton Park, UK
more Date: Jul 18, 2013 Speaker: Andy Hines Topic: An Insider’s Guide to Foresight Consulting Organization: World Future Society Location: Chicago, ILlinois
more Date: Jul 16, 2013 Speaker: Andy Hines Topic: The Future of Law Librarians Organization: American Association of Law Libraries Location: Seattle, WA
more Date: Jun 26, 2013 Speaker: Andy Hines Topic: Diversity Beyond the 21st Century: Exploring Scenarios of the Future of Work Organization: MD Anderson Cancer Center Location: Houston, TX
more Date: Jun 24, 2013 Speaker: Andy Hines Topic: ConsumerShift: How Changing Values Are Reshaping the Consumer Landscape Organization: Georgia-Pacific Location: Atlanta, GA
more Date: Jun 09, 2013 Speaker: Andy Hines Topic: Four Scenarios for Credit Unions Organization: Volunteers Conference, Northwest Credit Union Association Location: Stevenson, WA
more Date: Jun 05, 2013 Speaker: Andy Hines Topic: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Foresight Organization: Clorox Location: Oakland, CA
more Date: May 09, 2013 Speaker: Andy Hines Topic: Integrating Foresight into Organizations Organization: Association of Professional Futures Location: Webinar
more Date: Apr 24, 2013 Speaker: Andy Hines Topic: Technology and the Future of Higher Education Organization: Technology Learning Conference Location: Houston, TX
more Date: Apr 22, 2013 Speaker: Andy Hines Topic: The Future of Knowledge Work and its Implications for Office Supply Organization: Nexus 2013 Location: Naples, FL
more Date: Apr 10, 2013 Speaker: Andy Hines Topic: How Thinking about the Future Can Benefit Your Organization Organization: Genesis Management & Insurance Location: Chicago, IL
more Date: Mar 18, 2013 Speaker: Andy Hines Topic: Strategic Foresight Live Organization: Global Marketing Conference Location: Hershey’s, Washington DC
more Date: Mar 15, 2013 Speaker: Andy Hines Topic: Four Scenarios for the Future of Credit Unions Organization: CUES Executive Retreat Location: Aspen, CO
more Date: Mar 02, 2013 Speaker: Andy Hines Topic: Emerging Needs States and New Business Development Opportunities for Delta Dental Organization: Delta Dental Location: Indianapolis, IN
more Date: Jan 30, 2013 Speaker: Andy Hines Topic: How Thinking about the Future Can Benefit Your Organization Organization: Groendyke Transport Location: Enid, OK
more Date: Jan 25, 2013 Speaker: Andy Hines Topic: Integrating Foresight into Organizations Organization: Corporate Foresight Network Location: Webinar
more Date: Nov 28, 2012 Speaker: Andy Hines Topic: ConsumerShift: How Changing Values Are Reshaping the Consumer Landscape Organization: Microsoft Location: Redmond, WA
more Date: Nov 03, 2012 Speaker: Andy Hines Topic: A Futurists Journey Organization: Tedx Houston Location: Houston, TX
more Date: Sep 27, 2012 Speaker: Andy Hines Topic: Better Thinking about the Future Organization: Toyota Location: Torrance, CA
more Date: Aug 10, 2012 Speaker: Andy Hines Topic: ConsumerShift: How Changing Values Are Reshaping the Consumer Landscape, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Organization: Centennial Session Location: Chicago, IL
more Date: May 24, 2012 Speaker: Andy Hines Topic: A Dozen Surprises about the Future of Work Organization: Office Products International Global Forum Location: Chicago, IL