Youth & Media Futures 2021

Online Event - 2 December



Join our Youth & Media Futures online event for a packed programme of practical insights, exclusive debates and discussions, and an executive summary of our latest macrotrend.

As the world’s youth cautiously return to real-life experiences and nurture the social lives that had been stunted by the pandemic, we take a closer look at what these offline behaviours mean for the online media and technology sectors.

It’s no longer just Generation Z who are defining the youth culture landscape. Brands which thought they knew their next-generation consumers will need to prepare for a period of great transition. In 2022 and beyond, one generation will pass on their wisdom to the next, as Gen Alpha – who today are no older than 12 – rapidly rise to prominence as the consumers of tomorrow. From shopping coteries to a new class of crypto-investors, join us to uncover the truth behind a generation impossible to ignore.

You can buy tickets for this event for just £55.  

Top: Finger Feet by Avavav, Florence
Right: Decrypted Garments by Santa Kupča, Amsterdam

Decrypted Garments by Santa Kupča, Amsterdam

Why Join?

‘Youth culture brands have just got their heads around the contradictory behaviours of Gen Z, who have navigated issues such as identity, mental health and activism with an undercurrent of irony. At this event, we’ll turn our gaze to what – or who – is coming next: Gen Alpha.’

Holly Friend, senior foresight writer, LS:N Global

This online event will take place from 2:00pm to 3:00pm GMT. Join us for a global overview of the youth and media landscape, an executive summary of our new macrotrend, and exposure to the minds and experts behind the trends. 

There will also be a live Q&A session hosted by our experts and opportunities to network with other attendees.

If you want to access our new macrotrend content, you can purchase the full presentations, which are available virtually or in-house.

: Group Think by Khôi Phạm, New York City

Group Think by Khôi Phạm, New York City


Join us for our final online Futures event of the year, which will take on a shorter and sharper  format, giving you a taster of the trends and exclusive insights from this year’s Youth & Media Futures research carried out by our team of sector experts.
Please complete your details on the following form to download the full agenda once it has been released.

Book your tickets now

You can now book tickets to our online event.

Members of LS:N Global get discounted access to this event. You can register for your discount by logging in to the platform here.

Members can also access the new report when it launches on LS:N Global.

Online event:
£55 until 18 October
£75 thereafter



Kathryn Bishop
foresight editor

Kathryn joined LS:N Global in the spring of 2018 as its deputy editor of content, having originally worked as a senior writer within The Future Laboratory’s strategy team. As well as being our resident luxury specialist,  she also works on LS:N’s fashion content and leads its Opinion section, commissioning both internal and external viewpoints.

Holly Friend
senior foresight writer, The Future Laboratory

Holly joined LS:N Global in late 2016 and writes across the website, including the daily Need to Know. As well as working with brands such as Vans, Spotify and Lacoste, she’s the go-to expert on emerging consumer trends in Youth and Travel & Hospitality, and is always looking for what’s next in the entertainment industry.