The next 20 years will be looked back upon as one of the most historically important transits in human history, rivalling the beginning of the Industrial Age and the Renaissance. Practically every aspect of what we call “reality” today will change. We are seeing unprecedented transformation in energy, transportation, healthcare, intelligence, production, distribution and how we change the way we live in the age of climate change. This presentation will introduce you to what is rushing towards us. Hold on!
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
David Houle has spent more than 20 years in media and entertainment. He has worked at NBC, CBS and was part of the senior executive team that created and launched MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1 and CNN Headline News. Houle has won numerous awards, including two Emmys, the prestigious George Foster Peabody award and the Heartland award for “Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream.” He was also nominated for an Academy Award.Houle is consistently ranked as one of the top futurists and futurist keynote speakers on the major search engines and in the world today. In the last eight years, he has delivered 700+ keynotes and presentations on six continents and in 14 countries. He is often called “the CEOs’ Futurist,” having spoken to or advised 3,500+ CEOs and business owners in the past eight years.Houle writes the highly-regarded futurist blog www.evolutionshift.com with the tag line “A Future Look At Today.” His latest book, “This Spaceship Earth,” co-authored with Timothy Rumage, was published in December 2015. In April 2016, Houle launched a global non-profit, ThisSpaceshipEarth.org, to create “Crew Consciousness” to address climate change.
CHESS—Chief Housewares Executive SuperSession—is IHA’s annual senior-level conference for industry leaders. This strategic education and networking event of the year allows attendees to access high-profile industry experts directly and share information and ideas with other housewares and home goods decision-makers. Held every fall, CHESS attracts more than 150 chief officers of IHA’s most prominent member companies. The program includes Keynotes, panel discussions, general sessions and networking opportunities—the most valuable part of the 2-day event according to past participants.