David Beurle is a passionate speaker and presenter. He presents material in an easy to digest manner, and helps draw the links to the local context. His work spans the globe, and covers the spectrum from classrooms to boardrooms. Across this work, David brings an appetite to ask the hard questions, and explore future opportunities.
David Beurle presents key insights extracted from customised future trend analysis and research.
“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.”
Angie Gheesling, Executive Director, Houston Development Authority, Georgia, USA
Planning for the Future in a Time of Uncertainty Webinar, UK – 2020
David conducted the webinar ‘Planning for the Future in a Time of Uncertainty’ with the Institute of Directors – Scotland, UK. He discusses external trends with the webinar participants, exploring which trends are being amplified and accelerated in these Covid-19 times in relation to both individuals and UK businesses. He also asks where are the tipping points and which trends may be elastic, with the onset of working from home, home schooling and humans living in insular bubbles.
Thriving in a Future World, NEPIRC, USA – 2020
David conducted the webinar, ‘Thriving in a Future World’ as part of the North Eastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center’s (NEPRIC) Manufacturing Day 2020. He explored external trends and the elasticity of change in Covid-19 times and its relationship to Manufacturing.
“The New Business Climate – Impacts & Opportunities”, Greater Mankato Growth, Minnesota, USA – 2020
David spoke about “The New Business Climate – Impacts and Opportunities” in this keynote for Greater Mankato Growth, Minnesota. David explored the impacts of the global Covid-19 pandemic and how it will open the door to new opportunities and challenges for regional economies.
Thriving in a Future World, AdventureELEVATE USA – 2020
David presented the key note ‘Thriving in a Future World’ at the global Adventure Travel and Trade Association’s virtual AdventureELEVATE conference. David emphasised using future thinking as a way to deal with the uncertainty of our times. He emphasised that trends are being amplified and accelerated, however what becomes a new habit or new reality may depend on how long we have to adjust and conform to quarantines, border closures, and limitations on social gatherings.
New North Summit, Green Bay, Wisconsin – 2019
David’s ED Talk is “Navigating the Speed of Change – with a Future Lens”. David focuses on how the speed of change in the business landscape is accelerating, which demands that business strategy finds a balance between being deeply rooted in core strategic goals yet is able to be agile and able to respond to new opportunities and threats.
The Future of Urban Living Documentary, Windsor Castle, UK – 2019
David discusses the Future of Urban Living in the official Future of Urban Living consultation documentary.
Agricultural Symposium and Education Day Radio Interview, Emmetsburg, Iowa, USA – 2019
David discusses the Future of Midwest Agriculture in an interview with Algona Radio, following his key note address at the Agricultural Symposium and Education Day.
Agricultural Symposium and Education Day, Emmetsburg, Iowa, USA – 2019
David discusses the big ‘Future Splitting Questions’ facing Midwest Agriculture, after he delivered the keynote of The Future of Midwest Agriculture at this symposium.
Park City Visioning Process, Utah, USA – 2019
David introduces the Park City Visioning Process from the Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah.
The Future of Urban Living Consultation, Windsor Castle, UK – 2018
David discusses the Future of Urban Living consultation organised at St George’s House, Windsor Castle in December 2018. He describes why he wanted to hold a consultation on this important topic at Windsor Castle and his hopes for the consultation.
Being Human in 2040, Windsor Castle, UK – 2018
David is interviewed as host of the Future of Urban Living consultation at St George’s House, Windsor Castle about what he thinks it will mean to be human in 2040.
The Biggest Opportunities Facing Cities, Windsor Castle, UK – 2018
David is interviewed as host of the Future of Urban Living consultation at St George’s House, Windsor Castle about what he feels are the biggest opportunities facing cities.
Creating Future Intelligence, Windsor Castle, UK – 2018
David is interviewed as host of the Future of Urban Living consultation at St George’s House, Windsor Castle about what creating future intelligence means to him and how critical it is looking out to the future.
Rural Community Assistance Partnership National Conference, New Orleans, USA – 2018
David is interviewed as a key note speaker at The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) National Conference in New Orleans, LA, 2018.
Middle Georgia Charrette and Regional Planning Initiative – 2018
David introduces the Middle Georgia Charrette and Regional Planning initiative from the Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins, Georgia. This is a Dept. of Defence OEA funded project.
Hilton Head Island Vision Report Presentation – 2018
David presents the Vision Report for the Hilton Head Island – Our Future Project in South Carolina, USA.
Edinburgh, Scotland – 2018
David discusses his company Future iQ’s work in Scotland with researchers and industry contacts as the UK faces current challenges and uncertainly surrounding Brexit.
Future of Midwest Agriculture Think-Tank – 2017
David presents Scenario Planning and the use of this methodology within a Think Tank workshop.
SCEDC Aerospace and Aviation Forum – San Diego, USA – 2017
David presents the introduction to the Dept. of Defense OEA San Diego project.
Greater Lima Region, Ohio – 2016
David speaks about the Greater Lima Region project and talks about the ‘understanding, opportunity and appetite’ existing in the region in order to build economic prosperity.
Nodes and Modes, Edina, Minneapolis – 2017
David introduces the Nodes of Modes concept in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
North Tyrrhanean EU PORT Project, Liguria, Italy – 2015
David speaks about the work being carried out by his company, Future iQ, with the port cities of Italy, Corsica and Sardinia in this EU funded project.
Task Force Lima Defense Initiative, Ohio, USA – 2015
David introduces the Dept. of Defense OEA Lima, Ohio project.
Washington DC, USA – 2014
David discusses how America’s power in the world is evolving.
Snowy River, Australia – 2014
David introduces the Australian Grain Industry project and the role of network mapping within this project.
Future iQ’s work in Ireland – 2014
David outlines the work that Future iQ has carried out in Ireland.
Leon, Northern Spain – 2013
David talks about the Leon region and the work that Future iQ is carrying out with the local communities to shape the future vision of the region.
Tuscany, Italy – 2013
David discusses the Tuscany region and the work that Future iQ is carrying out with local food producers in the region.
Province of Alberta, Canada – 2013
David discusses the work that Future iQ has carried out in Alberta.
Mount Pierre Property Planning Project, Western Australia – 2013
David speaks about the Mount Pierre project located in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Global Consultation at Windsor Castle, UK – 2012
David introduced the Global Consultation that he organised and hosted at Windsor Castle.
An Introduction to Future iQ
David describes the work and global footprint of his company Future iQ.
About David Beurle
David discusses his background and what inspired him to be so interested in the future.