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:

  • ITB Berlin Travel Trade Show – March 2022
  • The Mahoosuc Way Virtual Summit – February 2022
  • Aggregate Producers of Wisconsin Annual Convention, Wisconsin, USA (December 2021)
  • Town of Falmouth Vision and Values Project, Maine, USA (November 2021)
  • Middle Georgia Innovation Project, Georgia, USA (April 2021)
  • Through The Noise Podcast, Washington DC, USA (December 2020)
  • SEDA Future of Food Virtual Conference, Canada (December 2020)
  • Greater Mankato Growth Virtual Conference, USA (October 2020)
  • NERPIC Virtual Manufacturing Day 2020 (October 2020)
  • Greater Reading Chamber Alliance Virtual 2020 Manufacturing Conference, USA (October 2020)
  • ATTA Tourism Virtual 2020 Conference, USA (September 2020)
  • Institute of Directors (IoD) Planning for an Uncertain Future Virtual Webinar, UK (September 2020)
  • Greater Mankato Growth Annual Conference, ‘The Future of the Midwest USA’, Minnesota, USA (March, 2020)
  • Ohio Food Summit, Ohio, USA (March 2020)
  • New North Regional Summit, Wisconsin, USA (December 2019)
  • New Hampshire PTAC Conference, New Hampshire, USA (December 2019)
  • Vision 2020 Future Summit, Utah, USA (November 2019)
  • Institute of Directors (IoD) Annual Conference, Gleneagles, Scotland (October 2019)
  • E.P.I.R.C Manufacturing Conference, Pennsylvania, USA (October 2019)
  • City of Smithville Youth, Missouri, USA (September 2019)
  • E.P Manufacturing National Network Summit, Georgia, USA (September 2019)
  • AgFutures 2035 Conference, Perth, Australia (August 2019)
  • Forward 2040 Youth, South Dakota (April 2019)
  • E.E.R – Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina & Richfield Chambers of Commerce Conference, Minneapolis, USA (March 2019)
  • 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:

  • Adventure Travel: Thriving in a Future World
  • The World Ahead – A Decade of Turbulence and Triumph
  • Creating Future Intelligence
  • The Biggest Opportunities facing Cities
  • Being Human in 2040
  • Navigating the Speed of Change – with a Future Lens
  • Thriving a Future World
  • The New Business Climate – Impacts and Opportunities
  • Planning for the Future in a Time of Uncertainty
  • The Importance of Future Thinking
  • Economic Development and Resiliency
  • Future Trends and Implications
  • The Future Game
  • Implications of the Next Industrial Revolution
  • Industry 4.0
  • The Future of Urban Living
  • The Future of Agriculture
  • The Future of Food
  • Cities of the Future
  • The Future of Manufacturing
  • The Future of Tourism

“David Beurle carries a wealth of knowledge and experience he instinctively and appropriately shares with attendees. His expertise evokes natural participation and captivates the audience … thus always holding their attention. David’s company, Future iQ remained actively engaged throughout the planning process with check points along the way and a sincere willingness to add and adjust. Future iQ’s methodology is extremely thorough and effective without being too cumbersome. After participating in many planning exercises throughout my career, the Future iQ process is the most rewarding I’ve experienced.”

Angie Gheesling, Executive Director, Development Authority of Houston County, Georgia, USA

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.