April 24, 2017Washington, D.C.Research to Prevent BlindnessWhat’s Trending in PSAs?
April 6, 2017Amsterdam, NetherlandsAmsterdam EuroforumWhat’s Going on in [R]etailing?!
March 29, 2017Montreal, QuebecConférences InfopressePR: New Challenges for the Industry
March 23, 2017Syracuse, N.Y.Syracuse University“Agile PR”
March 20, 2017New York CityThe City College of New York“Age of Agility”
March 4, 2017Providence, R.I.Brown University, WomenEntrepreneurs@Brown“Making Headlines and Generating Buzz, Trendspotting and Surfing the Waves of Change”
Feb. 28, 2017AtlantaCoca-Cola“2017 Trends”


Past Highlights

Nov. 2, 2016New York CityVirago: The Scale Collective“Agile PR”
Oct. 18, 2016New York CityLIM College“Trends in Fashion Retail”
Sept. 26, 2016Mexico City, MexicoForbes Forum Mexico 2016“Consumer Habits for the Near Future”
Sept. 22, 2016Gothenburg, SwedenPostNord: E-handelsforum“The Future of Retail”
Aug. 18, 2016TucsonRaytheon Tucson Networking Club“Lessons from a Life in Trendspotting”
June 9, 2016New York CityBrand Innovators Mega-Trends SummitKeynote: “The Millennials Have Arrived”
June 7, 2016Mexico CityVector Pharma 2016“Trends for the Near Future”
May 22, 2016Las VegasInternational Council of Shopping Centers RECon“10 Trends for 2016 and Their Retail Impact”
May 18, 2016New York CityThe University of Scranton President’s Business Council Executive ForumKeynote: “Millennials: Trends for the Near Future”
May 3, 2016Puerto RicoPRSA Counselors Academy Conference“11 Trends for 2016 and What They Mean for the Business of PR”
May 5, 2016Providence, R.I.Brown UniversityTrends for 2016
April 28, 2016Norwalk, Conn.Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce“Trends for the Near Future”
April 20, 2016LondonD&AD FestivalKeynote speaker: “A Nose for News-fluence”
April 8, 2016Newport, R.I.NASBITE International Annual ConferenceKeynote speaker: “13 Trends Shaping the Global Marketplace”
April 6, 2016Tucson, 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, 2016New York CityThe Fashion Jewelry & Accessories Trade Association Annual ConferencePanelist: “Real-World Retail: What’s Ahead in Store (and Online)?”
March 24, 2016WebinarPR NewswireRedefining Newsworthiness: How Content Can Boost Your Brand and Gain Media Results
March 8, 2016Tucson, Ariz.University of Arizona Eller College of ManagementHonors Entrepreneurship Class
Feb. 8, 2016Washington, D.C.Colliers Americas Conference“Trendspotting and the News”
Jan. 25, 2016New York CityDrew University New York Semester on Communications and Media“11 Trends for 2016”
Jan. 20, 2016New York CityNational Retail Federation Big Show“10 Trends for 2016”
Oct. 26, 2015MiamiGlobal PR SummitPanelist: “The Insight Imperative”
Sept. 15, 2015Istanbul, TurkeyWomen to Watch 2015Keynote speech: “Gender Next: 10 Trends”
July 9, 2015Providence, R.I.Venture for America“Brand Me. Personal Branding Workshop for Entrepreneurs”
April 23, 2015Medellín, ColombiaAsomercadeo 7th Congreso Internacional de Mercadeo“Yin Meets Yang: Crafting Trendy News for the Near Future”
April 20, 2015Madison, N.J.Drew University Agency Day2015 Trends
April 13, 2015PhoenixWalter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State UniversityMust See Mondays: “Trend Spotting as News Creation”
April 7, 2015WebinarCouncil of Public Relations Firms“PR Today: Where Newscrafting Meets Trendspotting”
March 18, 2015ZurichGfM (Swiss Marketing Society) 25th Annual Marketing Trends ConferenceKeynote speaker
March 17, 2015ZurichHavas Trend Forum“The New Family”
Feb. 26, 2015OnlineCouncil of Public Relations FirmsWebinar: Futurecasting
Oct. 29, 2014Hartford, Conn.Connecticut Women’s Hall of FameInduction
June 4, 2014New York City4A’s ADvocates ResolveADvisor at a 12-hour ad industry brainstorm to solve hunger
May 15, 2014Tucson, Ariz.Eller College of Management, the University of ArizonaKeynote speaker: Marketing graduation luncheon
April 22, 2014Madison, N.J.Drew University“Havas PR Around the World”
April 15, 2014Providence, R.I.Brown UniversityNewscrafting and Storytelling
March 5, 2014New York CityIsrael Dealmakers SummitPanelist: “Driving Strategic Innovation in the Digital, Mobile and Media Sectors”
Feb. 13, 2014Tempe, Ariz.Arizona State UniversityPR innovation and entrepreneurship
Jan. 23, 2014San FranciscoIn2 Innovation SummitPanel moderator: “Smash the Agrarian Clock and Other Innovation Mandates”
Nov. 16, 2013Lima, PeruBekaert Latin America CEOs“Generation Next in Latin America”
October 16, 2013Warsaw, PolandPolish Associations of Public Relations PR Forum“CEOs and PR in the Age of Social Media”
October 3, 2013PhoenixAdvertising Educational FoundationPanelist: The importance of the audience in marketing communications
September 29, 2013Palm Springs, Calif.California Grocers Association Strategic Conference“The Trends Shaping Today’s Major Changes for News, Brands, Retailers and Cultures”
September 17, 2013São Paulo, BrazilBrazil Reputation Congress“The Future of Reputation”
August 21, 2013AtlantaCenters for Disease Control and Prevention National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and MediaPlenary speaker
July 12, 2013Providence, R.I.Venture for America Training CampCorporate Communications 101
July 2013Auckland, New ZealandMango“Creativity and Real Time”
June 2013Providence, R.I.Venture for America Training Camp“PR 101”
April 2013Tucson, Ariz.The University of Arizona Eller College of Management“What’s Next for Western Europe: Six Key Trends”
March 2013Sao PauloAbril“What’s Next?”
March 2013Brooklyn, N.Y.Miami Ad SchoolWorkshop: “Putting Your Brand in the Middle of the Zeitgeist”
February 2013TorontoVitamints“What’s Next?”
February 2013National audio conferenceAssociation of Strategic Marketing“Successful Trendspotting Strategies”
February 2013Greenwich, Conn.Brava Awards, YWCA of GreenwichKeynote speaker
February 2013Tucson, Ariz.The University of Arizona Eller College of ManagementGlobal business
February 2013Los AngelesCEO Connection Personal Branding ForumPersonal Branding Workshop
January 2013New York CityStarwood“Trends 2013”
January 2013New York CityNational Retail Federation’s Big Show“Trends 2013”
October 2012LondonMediaGuardian“Brand Me, Reputation and the World of Marcomms”
October 2012New York CityWorld Technology Summit“Trends for 2013”
October 2012New York CityMedia Technology Summit 2012“When We Forget It’s Technology”
October 2012AtlantaCNNPanelist, “CNN Dialogues: The Millennial Generation—Changing the Way We Do Business”
September 2012BostonWorld Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship“Trends and Traditions of the Innovation Nation”
September 2012ChicagoInternational Retail Design Conference“Ages and Stages: Generational Trends and the Shopper Mindset”
July 2012New York CityCouncil of Public Relations Firms Intern Fest“Top Marketing Trends in 2012”
June 2012OnlinePRWeek Virtual ConferencePanel discussion: “The New Face of Social Communications—Being Agile in an Always-On World”
June 2012Cannes, FranceCannes Lions International Festival of Creativity“Trends for the Near Future: Newscrafting Now and Next”
June 2012CincinnatiInternational Retail Design Conference“Millennial Consumers: Who They Are, and How They Shop”
May 2012BaltimoreJohns Hopkins University HospitalElite institutional brand trends
May 2012Dubai, UAEGulf Marketing Review‘s Marketing to Women ConferenceInternational keynote speaker
May 2012New York CityWorld 50 (two appearances: once at Brand 50 and once at Marketing 50)Major trends that affect the CMO and inform brand decisions
April 2012Danbury, Conn.Women’s Business Council of the Greater Danbury Chamber of CommercePanel: “Conversations with Extraordinary Women”
April 2012New York CityAmerican Association of Advertising Agencies“From Madison Avenue to Mars: A Journey into Space (the PR Space)”
April 2012Monterey, Calif.Interbike IBD Summit“The Next Cycle: 10 Trends for Riding into the Future”
April 2012Tucson, Ariz.The University of Arizona Eller College of Management“What’s Next for Western Europe: Five Key Trends”
April 2012Providence, R.I.Brown University Engineering 90“Challenging the Future: Communicating Decisions in Real Time”
March 2012East Lansing, Mich.Michigan State University“10 Trends in Advertising and PR”
March 2012MiamiStarwood Leadership Meeting“Trends for the Near Future”
February 2012PhoenixCapgemini Leadership Meeting“Trends for the Near Future”
New York CityAdvertising Women of New YorkPanel: “What’s Hot in Public Relations: 2012”
New York CityNational Retail FederationPanel
New York CityStarwood“30 Trends for 2012”
December 2011New York CityThe Advertising Club of New York“Know the Trends for 2012”
December 2011OnlinePRWeek“7 Trends to Tackle in the New Year”
November 2011Providence, R.I.Brown University Entrepreneurship Program’s 15th Annual Entrepreneurship ForumPanel discussion on entrepreneurialism
November 2011ChicagoCEO Connection’s CEO Boot Camp“Communication: Taking Charge of Your Narrative”
October 2011Long Beach, Calif.California Association of Realtors Young Professionals NetworkKeynote: “Thinking Real About the Near Future”
August 2011Salt Lake CityOutdoor Industry Association“Deciphering Consumer Trends and Their Impact on the Outdoor Industry”
May 2011Ossining, N.Y.GE Leading and Learning“2020 Trends: What Will Affect Our World in the Next Decade?”
May 2011HoustonHouston Apartment Association“2020 Trends: What Will Affect Our World in the Next Decade?”
May 2011The NetherlandsMedia Future Week“2020 Trends: What Will Affect Our World in the Next Decade?”
April 2011Scottsdale, Ariz.Millward Brown“Trends Affecting the Consumer Landscape”
February 2011St. Charles, Ill.True Blue“Trends for the Near Future”
February 2011LondonTheStoneClub“#GenderReboot”
February 2011Washington, D.C.National Association of Realtors“Strategic Thought Starters for the Near Future”
January 2011Fairfield, Conn.Fairfield County Public Relations Association“Meet the New Social: Ten Trends and Beyond”
January 2011FrankfurtGerman Media Conference 2011Media trends
November 2010OnlineSocial media webinar, sponsored by the Direct Marketing Association and the ECHO Academy“How Social Is Redefining Business (in 140 Characters or Less)”
October 2010San FranciscoDMA2010Member of keynote panel
July 2010San FranciscoAvonWomen, markets and trends
June 2010New York CityIntegrated Marketing Communications Program at New York UniversityGlobal consumer insights, trends and social media tools
June 2010Greenwich, Conn.Executive Forum“Snapshots of the Near Future”
May 2010New York CityAdweekMedia’s “What Teens Want” marketing conference“The Transformation of American Youth: From Teenager to Teenagent”
May 2010New York CityPhilips Fashion People Light workshop“The Bright Future of Retail Shopping”
April 2010New York CityBulldog Reporter Summit: Building Business and Leadership in the New Economy“New Attitudes, Hours, Tools and Tactics”
April 2010Las VegasAmerican Express Publishing Luxury SummitLive Q&A with Travel + Leisure Editor Nancy Novogrod: “Luxury and the New Consumer”
April 2010MadridTelefonica FoundationDebate on today’s networking: “Ten Concepts That Are Changing the World”
April 2010Omaha17th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference, Institute for Career Advancement NeedsSocial networking/media
April 2010HoustonTexas Apartment Association“Top Trends for 2010”
January 2010CaliforniaNational Geographic“Ten Trends for the Near Future”
January 2010PittsburghPittsburgh chapters of the American Advertising Federation, Business Marketing Association and International Association of Business Communicators“Top Trends for 2010”
October 2009MassachusettsPrivate investors in the retail sectorFashion trends and forecasts for Baby Boomer women
October 2009New YorkMPA“The Magazine Industry on the Verge”
August 2009São PauloBusiness Council of Belo Horizonte“Welcome to the New Normal”
May 2009LondonCentaur Publishing, Marketing WeekKeynote speech for the Marketing Week Trends Show
May 2009GermanyBelgian publishing group“Welcome to the New Normal”
April 2009TwittervillePepsiCoKeynote address to 100 top marketing communications execs and a live Tweetup (#peptrends) open to the world
Spring 2009Various, including New York City, Boston and TorontoGillette“Men and the New Normal”
January 2009Palm BeachOnline Publishers Summit“Trends Impacting the New Consumer and News”
September 2008Washington, D.C.Advertising Week D.C.“Prime Angst”
September 2008Washington, D.C.Crowell & Moring“Becoming the Gold Standard”
April 2008Kansas City, Mo.Sixth Annual Central Exchange Women’s LyceumConsumer zeitgeist