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Overview

Discover The Future Laboratory Community, a space for us to make better futures happen – together.

As a strategic foresight consultancy, we couldn’t ignore the increasing importance of both digital and offline community networks as we wade through this inter-Covid period and learn how to connect with one another in meaningful ways again.

Kicking off the online events programme for 2024, and with a wide range of new microtrends and macrotrends, we wanted to ensure that our members and attendees are getting the most out of their experience, and that doesn’t just come from working with us but with each other too. 

Join today to access news updates, our full programme of online events, live Q&As and networking opportunities with other members as well as The Future Laboratory in-house team of experts. We hope to see you there.

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Benefits & Features

The Future Laboratory Community is a space for industry professionals to become even more proactive in building the future together as individuals, brands and communities.

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News Updates

Weekly updates on the latest cross-sector news and innovations offering digestible inspiration and talking points for you and your team

Networking

A networking space where you can connect with other community members and The Future Laboratory team

Online Events

Access to our full programme of online events throughout the year, including all sector-specific macrotrend forums

Live Chat

An online chat function to interact with other community members and The Future Laboratory in-house experts

Lunch & Learn

Quick-fire and interactive sessions, where you will spend 30 minutes with our sector experts unpacking our latest trends

Interactive Content

Take part in interactive and engaging community polls, Q&A sessions, video forums and conversation-starters

Physical Meet-and-greets

Access to exclusive in-person community-only events, meet-and-greets and breakfast briefings where you can network IRL with fellow members

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Why a community?

Currently, all conversations are about communities and how we define them – as places to think, to be, to share ideas and to tackle the many challenges a post-Covid landscape will throw at us.

Our new The Future Laboratory Community network launch reveals how communities are also about sharing knowledge, building relationships and discussing those very challenges we’ve identified – and with the help of fellow community members, turning them into viable and sustainable solutions.

As The Future Laboratory’s co-founder, Chris Sanderson puts it: ‘We’ve defined The Future Laboratory by its sense of community over the years – from the convivial nature of its briefings, forums and events, to the design of its Elder Street headquarters. As our many clients know, The Future Laboratory has always been about great networking opportunities in equally convivial gardens, roof terraces, and even beside bee apiaries.

But now, as The Future Laboratory moves to its new biophilic headquarters at 6 Orsman Road – by award winning architects, Waugh Thistleton – we’re upping the ante in terms of how we’d like to define our sense of community.

Image: Photography by Cotton, Russia


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You can now purchase membership to The Future Laboratory Community.

Payment will be taken on a yearly basis and can be cancelled at any time.

*Members of LS:N Global and The Future Laboratory's strategy clients get free access to our community network. If you are a member, please get in touch with a member of our team.

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Upcoming Events

Our full programme of online events is now exclusively available via The Future Laboratory Community. Browse our upcoming events below and sign up today.

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Generations: Now and Next 2024–2025

We look at the real differences defining and driving each generation, stepping beyond the stereotypes towards a more impactful understanding of consumer behaviour relevant to your business.

Food & Drink Futures

Discover the latest developments in the Food & Drink sector led by market-leading intelligence, an essential event to understand evolving consumer needs.  

Innovation Debrief Report 2024–2025

50 innovations broken down with accompanying case studies and brands to watch across multiple lifestyle sectors.

Sectors Overview: Trends Rising & Market Shifts

Uncover the rising trends and market shifts shaping 10 consumer lifestyle sectors, from Retail to Beauty, Health & Wellness. 

Future Five 2024–2025

Immerse yourself in key insights, opinions and future opportunities rooted in the most important themes of tomorrow, relevant for today, from Artificial Intelligence to Sustainability.

Trend Briefing 2024

Our in-person Trend Briefing is back. Meet the team and founders as we uncover the big ideas and thought-leadership shaping global macrotrends. Not in London? This year our event will also be available on demand. We recommend early booking for this sell-out event.

Travel & Hospitality Futures

A focus on the Travel, Hospitality and Leisure markets, offering in-depth viewpoints on each sector’s future. Essential for those looking to gain cross-sector insight.  

Future Forecast 2025

What does 2025 have in store for your sector? The most anticipated report of the year breaks down the 50 trends set to shape the coming year. 

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Free access for clients

Strategy clients and members of our trends intelligence platform LS:N Global get free access to our community network as part of their subscription.

LS:N Globalis a trends intelligence, consumer foresight and futures innovation service by The Future Laboratory. We provide original research, trends, analysis, market intelligence and qualitative insights to help industry professionals make informed decisions about the future.  

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