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Current Keynotes

Using "3A Thinking" to Be More Future-Resilient

Futurist Simon J. Anderson spent years developing his “3A Thinking” approach to recognizing and understanding significant emerging trends and technologies. In this keynote, he shares this powerful way of thinking about the future differently. Participants leave this presentation equipped to spot important trends, think about ways that these trends could impact the near future, and with actions that they can take that day to be better positioned to thrive in our fast-moving future.

Emerging Opportunities: Recognizing the Technologies and Trends Transforming Your Industry

This customized keynote takes a thought-provoking look into the near future of your industry. It helps leaders recognize important trends and technologies that are reshaping the industry, and provides new approaches to anticipating the opportunities and challenges that these advancements could create. Lastly, you will learn specific actions and next steps that you can take right away to make your organization more future-resilient.

Creating an Organizational Culture that Will Survive and Thrive in the Future

Are you experiencing difficulties attracting and retaining Millennial talent? If so, you’re not alone. Finding qualified workers who are going to stick around for a while is a chief concern among many executives today. This keynote helps leaders understand how trends and technologies are reshaping the workforce and workplace today. Topics include generational trends, automation, consumer trends, specific emerging technologies.

For Meeting Planners

Below is the information most requested by meeting planners, all in one place.

There are hundreds of excellent speakers presenting to organizations around the world today. With so many choices for your next event, how do you decide on the best speaker for your audience and event?

Top Five Reasons to Hire Simon:

  1. No “canned” speeches – Simon creates a message specifically for your event by applying his extensive research, experience, and abilities to create a message that is highly relevant and engaging to your audience.
  2. His unique generational perspective – Born in 1979, Simon is somewhere between an old “Digital Native” and a young “Digital Immigrant”. This gives him a unique understanding of generational trends and insights into both the Millennial Mindset and a more traditional view of the world.
  3. Easy to work with – Simon understands how demanding the responsibilities of organizing and running an event can be. He makes every effort to make your job just a little bit easier by responding quickly to any requests and by being “low maintenance” to work with. And he definitely won’t send you a long rider full of demands the week before your event!
  4. “Informed Outsider” – It’s important to bring in professionals from outside your organization, and even industry, to help you see what you’re not seeing, and to offer candid insights.
  5. The world is changing too quickly to not be thinking about the future. You don’t have to look far to spot the impacts of rapidly advancing technology on our personal lives and careers, or in your organization.

Additional Information for Meeting Planners


Domestic travel more than a four-hour drive from Minneapolis, MN requires airfare (to and from airport code MSP), one-night hotel accommodation, ground transportation, and meals.
International travel requires business-class airfare to and from airport code MSP and two-to-three nights hotel accommodation, cab/train fare, and meals.


Fees vary by presentation type and location of your event. Please use the contact form below to check availability or to request a price quote.


Corporate volume pricing is available on the purchase of the “Updated & Expanded” edition of Simon’s award-winning book “Foresight 20/20: A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow” – please contact us at least 45 days prior to event date for volume discount pricing.