Rebecca Ryan

Futurist, Economist and Human Spark Plug. Buckle up buttercup, this isn't your average keynote.

Rebecca Ryan is a “human spark plug”, futurist and economist.

Rebecca is the Resident Futurist at the Alliance for Innovation, a Senior Advisor at the Governing Institute, a faculty member at the Institute for Zen Leadership, the founder of Futurist Camp, the inventor of Futures Labs, and the owner of NEXT Generation Consulting, Inc.

She is the author of The Next Big Things: The Future of Local Government (2015), ReGENERATION: A
Manifesto for America’s Future Leaders (2013), and Live First, Work Second: Getting Inside the Head of the Next Generation (2007). Her TEDx talk, Spring is Coming, was featured at the prestigious TEDxBeaconStreet in 2015. Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class, calls Rebecca “one of the most reliable sources for CEOs and Mayors who want to attract and keep the next generation of creative workers.”

8:00AM - 9:20AM

Wednesday 29th July

Opening Ceremonies, Award Presentations and Keynote

Opening Ceremonies, Award Presentations and Keynote

Sponsored by Telus