Speaking Topics

Navigating the future


David Beurle regularly speaks at conferences and workshops, presenting on a range of future related topics, and produces customised think-tanks to fit specific client needs. Examples of presentations includes:

  • Agricultural Symposium keynote, Emmetsburg, Iowa, USA (March 2019)
  • Wisconsin Integrated Resource Management Conference, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA (Feb 2019)
  • Interview on the Bill Press Show, Washington DC, USA (Feb 2019)
  • Agricultural Symposium keynote, Mankato, Minnesota, USA (Jan 2019)
  • The Future of Urban Living Consultation, St George’s House, Windsor Castle, UK (Dec 2018)
  • New Mexico Infrastructure Finance Conference Keynote, Albquerque, New Mexico, USA (Oct 2018)
  • National Association of Development Organizations (NADO)
  • 2018 Annual Training Conference, North Carolina (Oct 2018)
  • North Coast Tourism Summit, Oregon, US (Oct 2018)
  • Scottish International Week, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (September 2018)
  • Coppell Vision 2040 Think Tank, Coppell, Texas, USA (June 2018)
  • Middle Georgia Regional Planning Think Tank. Warner Robins, Georgia, USA (June 2018)
  • Snohomish Destination Development Initiative, Snohomish, Washington, USA (June 2018)
  • National Association of Development Organizations Think Tank, La Jolla, California, USA (June 2018)
  • North Coast Oregon Tourism Destination Studios, Oregon, USA (May 2018)
  • Snohomish County, Washington State, USA Tourism Summit (May 2018)
  • Maine Woods Destination Rally Conference, Maine, USA (May 2018)
  • Tribal Research Future Game, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA (April 2018)
  • Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP), Annual Conference, New Orleans USA (April 2018)
  • Future of Southern Minnesota, MN, USA (April 2018)
  • Smart Ag for Smart Cities, Aglanta Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (March 2018)
  • Middle Cedar Catchment, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA (March 2018)
  • Rural Community Assistance Program Think Tank, Washington DC, USA (March 2018)
  • Manitowoc Vision 2022 Summit, Wisconsin, USA (Jan 2018)
  • Manufacturing Summit, Las Vegas, USA – Future of Work (Nov 2017)
  • Aggregate & Ready Mix Association of Minnesota (ARM), Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN (Nov 2017)
  • Kalamath Basin Rural Tourism Studio, Oregon – Future Tourism Trends (Oct 2017)
  • SWANA (Solid Waste Association of North America, Minnesota, USA – Future of Midwest USA, (Oct 2017)
  • Waseca Business Summit, MN, USA – Future of Waseca (Oct 2017)
  • 22nd Annual Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM) / Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Conference & Show, Keynote Speaker (October 2017)
  • Aggregate & Ready-Mix Association of Minnesota (ARM) Annual Convention, Minneapolis, USA (November 2017)
  • National Congress of American Indians – customised Future Game (October 2017)
  • Travel Oregon, Rural Tourism Studio, Klamath Basin, Oregon, USA (October 2017)
  • Future of Midwest Agriculture – 2-day think-tank workshop developing scenarios for the future (June 2017)
  • Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA – Community visioning think-tank and workshops (June 2017)
  • RK Mellon Foundation, Pittsburgh, USA – presentation to Board of Trustees (June 2017)
  • American Defence Communities Conference – Washington DC, Future of Defence Workforce (June 2017)
  • National Association of Workforce Development Professionals, New Orleans, USA (May 2017)
  • Aerospace and Aviation Forum – San Diego USA (May 2017)
  • Future of Food – International Restaurant Leadership Conference (in collaboration with Griffith Foods), Dubai (October 2016)
  • North Tyrranhean Sea – European Union Port Project, Italy and France (February 2015)
  • St George’s House, Windsor Castle, UK – Building Sustainable Regional Communities (2012)
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Speaking topics include themes such as:

  • The Future of Urban Living
  • Economic development and resiliency
  • Future Trends and Implications
  • Future of Agriculture
  • The Future Game
  • Implications of the Next Industrial Revolution
  • Cities of the Future
  • Future of Food
  • Future of Manufacturing

“David identified the issues we were facing and quickly recognised what the City was trying to accomplish. David’s company Future iQ is extremely organised and delivered in the public meetings. The presentation and exercises were very well done. We gathered a lot of information and ideas in a short amount of time. I would like to work with FiQ again in the future!”

Cary Teague, Community Development Director, City of Edina, Minnesota, US

Thought Provoking Think Tanks

This video presents a 10 minute summary of David Beurle presenting key sections of a recent Think Tank with regards to the Future of Midwest Agriculture. From watching this video, you will gain an insight into David’s presenting style and understand the challenge and breadth of one of his Think Tank sessions.