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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 2023, 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.

Hero image: Photography by Cotton, Russia


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.



News Updates

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


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

Photography by Cotton, Russia (3)

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 in a 2022, inter-Covid context.’

Image: Photography by Cotton, Russia


Get access to the community

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.

Join the Community (£450/year)


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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.


Work States Futures Preview

We’re no longer talking about where we work, but about how and why we work. Here we explore the new states of work – and the spaces and mindsets needed to make them thrive.

Retail Futures 2023

The future of retail is hyper-personal. From Live Retailing to AI-boosted Personalisation, we track the trends gaining traction with consumers in a phygital retail world.

Beauty, Health & Wellness Futures 2023

Age takes a holiday, as health, beauty and wellbeing brands embrace longevity as a core pillar in selling and synthesising tomorrow’s category innovations.

Luxury & Hospitality Futures 2023

In an age of NFTs, Luxury Resale and the rise of Luxe-longevity Resorts and Cryo-boltholes, we examine the tropes and trends wooing tomorrow’s luxury customers.

Communities Futures 2023

As generations entwine and age-dominated attitudes collapse and merge, we look at the trends defining and driving different demographics, while outlining the rise of the Attitudinal Consumer.


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.  

Find out more about LS:N Global as well as our full range of strategic services today.