As a valued Next Big Design reader, we’re pleased to offer you a $400 price break for you to join us this November 2-4 for the 2009 Future Trends Conference when you register by 9/14. We encourage you to grab this temporary offer and give yourself the gift of provocative thought, unmatched networking and exclusive case studies with trend leaders and future thinkers.
If you can't sign up by Monday, you can still save 20% off the standard rate by mentioning priority code LINKEDINFT.
These offers cannot be combined.
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Marketing guru Seth Godin has recently touted the book, No Impact Man by Future Trends 2009 keynote speaker Colin Beavan. Beavan and his family lived no-impact for one year, and in doing this he discovered for himself how the future of green is the future of being happy. Now he writes and administers the provocative environmental blog No Impact Man, which has become a meeting point for discussion of environmental issues from a “deep green” perspective.
Beavan was named one of MSN’s Ten Most Influential Men of 2007 and was named an Eco-Illuminator in Elle Magazine’s 2008 Green Awards. His blog No Impact Man was named one of the world’s top 15 environmental websites by Time Magazine. He was named a 2008 Eco-Star by New York City’s Lower East Side Ecology Center.
Beavan’s Blog: http://bit.ly/R9JuG
Excerpt from the book: http://bit.ly/TOVUb
Americans flocked to the government program, Cash for Clunkers this year helping the automotive industry see a glimmer of hope during this rough economic climate. Topping the list of success stories from the program was Toyota who will be present at this year’s conference. Join us at 2:35 on Tuesday November 3 for a presentation with Toyota Motor Sales product planning executive, Todd David Blickenstaff.
Within large organizations such as Toyota, numerous departments identify and monitor trends that will have serious consequences for the business. Blickenstaff’s presentation will cover:
• How the Cross Car Line team follows technology and pricing trends to make planning decisions for multimedia
• How Product Planning identifies social trends in support of developing vehicles such as Prius and iQ
• Methods and resources for identifying significant trends
• The importance of monitoring a trend and distinguishing from a fad
• How to take action to capitalize on trends