Date Location Sponsor Topic
April 24, 2017 Washington, D.C. Research to Prevent Blindness What’s Trending in PSAs?
April 6, 2017 Amsterdam, Netherlands Amsterdam Euroforum What’s Going on in [R]etailing?!
March 29, 2017 Montreal, Quebec Conférences Infopresse PR: New Challenges for the Industry
March 23, 2017 Syracuse, N.Y. Syracuse University “Agile PR”
March 20, 2017 New York City The City College of New York “Age of Agility”
March 4, 2017 Providence, R.I. Brown University, WomenEntrepreneurs@Brown “Making Headlines and Generating Buzz, Trendspotting and Surfing the Waves of Change”
Feb. 28, 2017 Atlanta Coca-Cola “2017 Trends”


Past Highlights

Date Location Sponsor Topic
Nov. 2, 2016 New York City Virago: The Scale Collective “Agile PR”
Oct. 18, 2016 New York City LIM College “Trends in Fashion Retail”
Sept. 26, 2016 Mexico City, Mexico Forbes Forum Mexico 2016 “Consumer Habits for the Near Future”
Sept. 22, 2016 Gothenburg, Sweden PostNord: E-handelsforum “The Future of Retail”
Aug. 18, 2016 Tucson Raytheon Tucson Networking Club “Lessons from a Life in Trendspotting”
June 9, 2016 New York City Brand Innovators Mega-Trends Summit Keynote: “The Millennials Have Arrived”
June 7, 2016 Mexico City Vector Pharma 2016 “Trends for the Near Future”
May 22, 2016 Las Vegas International Council of Shopping Centers RECon “10 Trends for 2016 and Their Retail Impact”
May 18, 2016 New York City The University of Scranton President’s Business Council Executive Forum Keynote: “Millennials: Trends for the Near Future”
May 3, 2016 Puerto Rico PRSA Counselors Academy Conference “11 Trends for 2016 and What They Mean for the Business of PR”
May 5, 2016 Providence, R.I. Brown University Trends for 2016
April 28, 2016 Norwalk, Conn. Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce “Trends for the Near Future”
April 20, 2016 London D&AD Festival Keynote speaker: “A Nose for News-fluence”
April 8, 2016 Newport, R.I. NASBITE International Annual Conference Keynote speaker: “13 Trends Shaping the Global Marketplace”
April 6, 2016 Tucson, Ariz. University of Arizona Eller College of Management Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity “How to Market Yourself as You Move into Your Professional Life”
March 29, 2016 New York City The Fashion Jewelry & Accessories Trade Association Annual Conference Panelist: “Real-World Retail: What’s Ahead in Store (and Online)?”
March 24, 2016 Webinar PR Newswire Redefining Newsworthiness: How Content Can Boost Your Brand and Gain Media Results
March 8, 2016 Tucson, Ariz. University of Arizona Eller College of Management Honors Entrepreneurship Class
Feb. 8, 2016 Washington, D.C. Colliers Americas Conference “Trendspotting and the News”
Jan. 25, 2016 New York City Drew University New York Semester on Communications and Media “11 Trends for 2016”
Jan. 20, 2016 New York City National Retail Federation Big Show “10 Trends for 2016”
Oct. 26, 2015 Miami Global PR Summit Panelist: “The Insight Imperative”
Sept. 15, 2015 Istanbul, Turkey Women to Watch 2015 Keynote speech: “Gender Next: 10 Trends”
July 9, 2015 Providence, R.I. Venture for America “Brand Me. Personal Branding Workshop for Entrepreneurs”
April 23, 2015 Medellín, Colombia Asomercadeo 7th Congreso Internacional de Mercadeo “Yin Meets Yang: Crafting Trendy News for the Near Future”
April 20, 2015 Madison, N.J. Drew University Agency Day 2015 Trends
April 13, 2015 Phoenix Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University Must See Mondays: “Trend Spotting as News Creation”
April 7, 2015 Webinar Council of Public Relations Firms “PR Today: Where Newscrafting Meets Trendspotting”
March 18, 2015 Zurich GfM (Swiss Marketing Society) 25th Annual Marketing Trends Conference Keynote speaker
March 17, 2015 Zurich Havas Trend Forum “The New Family”
Feb. 26, 2015 Online Council of Public Relations Firms Webinar: Futurecasting
Oct. 29, 2014 Hartford, Conn. Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame Induction
June 4, 2014 New York City 4A’s ADvocates Resolve ADvisor at a 12-hour ad industry brainstorm to solve hunger
May 15, 2014 Tucson, Ariz. Eller College of Management, the University of Arizona Keynote speaker: Marketing graduation luncheon
April 22, 2014 Madison, N.J. Drew University “Havas PR Around the World”
April 15, 2014 Providence, R.I. Brown University Newscrafting and Storytelling
March 5, 2014 New York City Israel Dealmakers Summit Panelist: “Driving Strategic Innovation in the Digital, Mobile and Media Sectors”
Feb. 13, 2014 Tempe, Ariz. Arizona State University PR innovation and entrepreneurship
Jan. 23, 2014 San Francisco In2 Innovation Summit Panel moderator: “Smash the Agrarian Clock and Other Innovation Mandates”
Nov. 16, 2013 Lima, Peru Bekaert Latin America CEOs “Generation Next in Latin America”
October 16, 2013 Warsaw, Poland Polish Associations of Public Relations PR Forum “CEOs and PR in the Age of Social Media”
October 3, 2013 Phoenix Advertising Educational Foundation Panelist: The importance of the audience in marketing communications
September 29, 2013 Palm Springs, Calif. California Grocers Association Strategic Conference “The Trends Shaping Today’s Major Changes for News, Brands, Retailers and Cultures”
September 17, 2013 São Paulo, Brazil Brazil Reputation Congress “The Future of Reputation”
August 21, 2013 Atlanta Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media Plenary speaker
July 12, 2013 Providence, R.I. Venture for America Training Camp Corporate Communications 101
July 2013 Auckland, New Zealand Mango “Creativity and Real Time”
June 2013 Providence, R.I. Venture for America Training Camp “PR 101”
April 2013 Tucson, Ariz. The University of Arizona Eller College of Management “What’s Next for Western Europe: Six Key Trends”
March 2013 Sao Paulo Abril “What’s Next?”
March 2013 Brooklyn, N.Y. Miami Ad School Workshop: “Putting Your Brand in the Middle of the Zeitgeist”
February 2013 Toronto Vitamints “What’s Next?”
February 2013 National audio conference Association of Strategic Marketing “Successful Trendspotting Strategies”
February 2013 Greenwich, Conn. Brava Awards, YWCA of Greenwich Keynote speaker
February 2013 Tucson, Ariz. The University of Arizona Eller College of Management Global business
February 2013 Los Angeles CEO Connection Personal Branding Forum Personal Branding Workshop
January 2013 New York City Starwood “Trends 2013”
January 2013 New York City National Retail Federation’s Big Show “Trends 2013”
October 2012 London MediaGuardian “Brand Me, Reputation and the World of Marcomms”
October 2012 New York City World Technology Summit “Trends for 2013”
October 2012 New York City Media Technology Summit 2012 “When We Forget It’s Technology”
October 2012 Atlanta CNN Panelist, “CNN Dialogues: The Millennial Generation—Changing the Way We Do Business”
September 2012 Boston World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship “Trends and Traditions of the Innovation Nation”
September 2012 Chicago International Retail Design Conference “Ages and Stages: Generational Trends and the Shopper Mindset”
July 2012 New York City Council of Public Relations Firms Intern Fest “Top Marketing Trends in 2012”
June 2012 Online PRWeek Virtual Conference Panel discussion: “The New Face of Social Communications—Being Agile in an Always-On World”
June 2012 Cannes, France Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity “Trends for the Near Future: Newscrafting Now and Next”
June 2012 Cincinnati International Retail Design Conference “Millennial Consumers: Who They Are, and How They Shop”
May 2012 Baltimore Johns Hopkins University Hospital Elite institutional brand trends
May 2012 Dubai, UAE Gulf Marketing Review‘s Marketing to Women Conference International keynote speaker
May 2012 New York City World 50 (two appearances: once at Brand 50 and once at Marketing 50) Major trends that affect the CMO and inform brand decisions
April 2012 Danbury, Conn. Women’s Business Council of the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce Panel: “Conversations with Extraordinary Women”
April 2012 New York City American Association of Advertising Agencies “From Madison Avenue to Mars: A Journey into Space (the PR Space)”
April 2012 Monterey, Calif. Interbike IBD Summit “The Next Cycle: 10 Trends for Riding into the Future”
April 2012 Tucson, Ariz. The University of Arizona Eller College of Management “What’s Next for Western Europe: Five Key Trends”
April 2012 Providence, R.I. Brown University Engineering 90 “Challenging the Future: Communicating Decisions in Real Time”
March 2012 East Lansing, Mich. Michigan State University “10 Trends in Advertising and PR”
March 2012 Miami Starwood Leadership Meeting “Trends for the Near Future”
February 2012 Phoenix Capgemini Leadership Meeting “Trends for the Near Future”
New York City Advertising Women of New York Panel: “What’s Hot in Public Relations: 2012”
New York City National Retail Federation Panel
New York City Starwood “30 Trends for 2012”
December 2011 New York City The Advertising Club of New York “Know the Trends for 2012”
December 2011 Online PRWeek “7 Trends to Tackle in the New Year”
November 2011 Providence, R.I. Brown University Entrepreneurship Program’s 15th Annual Entrepreneurship Forum Panel discussion on entrepreneurialism
November 2011 Chicago CEO Connection’s CEO Boot Camp “Communication: Taking Charge of Your Narrative”
October 2011 Long Beach, Calif. California Association of Realtors Young Professionals Network Keynote: “Thinking Real About the Near Future”
August 2011 Salt Lake City Outdoor Industry Association “Deciphering Consumer Trends and Their Impact on the Outdoor Industry”
May 2011 Ossining, N.Y. GE Leading and Learning “2020 Trends: What Will Affect Our World in the Next Decade?”
May 2011 Houston Houston Apartment Association “2020 Trends: What Will Affect Our World in the Next Decade?”
May 2011 The Netherlands Media Future Week “2020 Trends: What Will Affect Our World in the Next Decade?”
April 2011 Scottsdale, Ariz. Millward Brown “Trends Affecting the Consumer Landscape”
February 2011 St. Charles, Ill. True Blue “Trends for the Near Future”
February 2011 London TheStoneClub “#GenderReboot”
February 2011 Washington, D.C. National Association of Realtors “Strategic Thought Starters for the Near Future”
January 2011 Fairfield, Conn. Fairfield County Public Relations Association “Meet the New Social: Ten Trends and Beyond”
January 2011 Frankfurt German Media Conference 2011 Media trends
November 2010 Online Social media webinar, sponsored by the Direct Marketing Association and the ECHO Academy “How Social Is Redefining Business (in 140 Characters or Less)”
October 2010 San Francisco DMA2010 Member of keynote panel
July 2010 San Francisco Avon Women, markets and trends
June 2010 New York City Integrated Marketing Communications Program at New York University Global consumer insights, trends and social media tools
June 2010 Greenwich, Conn. Executive Forum “Snapshots of the Near Future”
May 2010 New York City AdweekMedia’s “What Teens Want” marketing conference “The Transformation of American Youth: From Teenager to Teenagent”
May 2010 New York City Philips Fashion People Light workshop “The Bright Future of Retail Shopping”
April 2010 New York City Bulldog Reporter Summit: Building Business and Leadership in the New Economy “New Attitudes, Hours, Tools and Tactics”
April 2010 Las Vegas American Express Publishing Luxury Summit Live Q&A with Travel + Leisure Editor Nancy Novogrod: “Luxury and the New Consumer”
April 2010 Madrid Telefonica Foundation Debate on today’s networking: “Ten Concepts That Are Changing the World”
April 2010 Omaha 17th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference, Institute for Career Advancement Needs Social networking/media
April 2010 Houston Texas Apartment Association “Top Trends for 2010”
January 2010 California National Geographic “Ten Trends for the Near Future”
January 2010 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh chapters of the American Advertising Federation, Business Marketing Association and International Association of Business Communicators “Top Trends for 2010”
October 2009 Massachusetts Private investors in the retail sector Fashion trends and forecasts for Baby Boomer women
October 2009 New York MPA “The Magazine Industry on the Verge”
August 2009 São Paulo Business Council of Belo Horizonte “Welcome to the New Normal”
May 2009 London Centaur Publishing, Marketing Week Keynote speech for the Marketing Week Trends Show
May 2009 Germany Belgian publishing group “Welcome to the New Normal”
April 2009 Twitterville PepsiCo Keynote address to 100 top marketing communications execs and a live Tweetup (#peptrends) open to the world
Spring 2009 Various, including New York City, Boston and Toronto Gillette “Men and the New Normal”
January 2009 Palm Beach Online Publishers Summit “Trends Impacting the New Consumer and News”
September 2008 Washington, D.C. Advertising Week D.C. “Prime Angst”
September 2008 Washington, D.C. Crowell & Moring “Becoming the Gold Standard”
April 2008 Kansas City, Mo. Sixth Annual Central Exchange Women’s Lyceum Consumer zeitgeist