Youth & Media Futures 2021

Online Event - 2 December


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Overview

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 £75.  

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


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Decrypted Garments by Santa Kupča, Amsterdam

Why Join?

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.

If you like what you see at our Youth & Media Futures online event, you can go on to purchase the full Market Overview, Trends Rising and new macrotrend as virtual or in-house presentations.

Our presentations can be streamed across your entire business, making this our most affordable way to share our invaluable research with your teams.

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Agenda

‘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, The Future Laboratory

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.

Please complete your details on the following form to download the full agenda.

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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

 

Speakers

Kathryn Bishop
foresight editor, The Future Laboratory

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 Friend is a trend forecaster and futurist obsessed with consumer behaviour. As The Future Laboratory’s senior foresight writer and in-house Generation Z expert, her work shapes the trends intelligence platform LS:N Global, including micro and macro trend reports, renowned Trend Briefing events and Futures Forums. As well as being quoted by The Guardian, The Times and Dazed, Holly also consults on projects for some of the world’s leading brands – from Spotify to Vans – and presents insight-packed keynotes at industry events around the world.

Paul Hill
founder, Strada

Paul Hill is the 22yr-old founder of Strada, the Gen Z focused art marketplace attaching NFTs to physical artworks. Focused on cultural equity, Paul concentrates on highlighting BIPOC artists and those of marginalized genders. While the current art world is controlled by a select few, Strada is built by the community inspired by Decentralized Autonomous Organizations.

Jidi Guo
managing partner, Inner Chapter

As trusted partner of brands as Nike, Estee Lauder and Allbirds she drives cultural insight to strategic foresight and innovation workstreams to craft future-proof brand strategies – with a finger on the pulse of youth and their perceptions on beauty, fashion and lifestyle at large. Through her personal projects, she explores societal shifts and their impact on identity and mental health of youth today.

Akash Das
co-founder, MeWeStudioX

Akash is a former student at the National Institute of Fashion Design (NIFT), Delhi, with a decade of multi-disciplinary experience in lifestyle design, speculative and futures research, strategy development and visual communications. He specialises in foresight-led processes and cross-connecting sociocultural trends with potential innovations in order to generate industrially viable and human-centred holistic designs. Akash leads MeWeStudioX, a think tank and strategic design consultancy studio that provides holistic and glocal solutions.

Kathryn Bishop
foresight editor, The Future Laboratory

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 Friend is a trend forecaster and futurist obsessed with consumer behaviour. As The Future Laboratory’s senior foresight writer and in-house Generation Z expert, her work shapes the trends intelligence platform LS:N Global, including micro and macro trend reports, renowned Trend Briefing events and Futures Forums. As well as being quoted by The Guardian, The Times and Dazed, Holly also consults on projects for some of the world’s leading brands – from Spotify to Vans – and presents insight-packed keynotes at industry events around the world.

Paul Hill
founder, Strada

Paul Hill is the 22yr-old founder of Strada, the Gen Z focused art marketplace attaching NFTs to physical artworks. Focused on cultural equity, Paul concentrates on highlighting BIPOC artists and those of marginalized genders. While the current art world is controlled by a select few, Strada is built by the community inspired by Decentralized Autonomous Organizations.

Jidi Guo
managing partner, Inner Chapter

As trusted partner of brands as Nike, Estee Lauder and Allbirds she drives cultural insight to strategic foresight and innovation workstreams to craft future-proof brand strategies – with a finger on the pulse of youth and their perceptions on beauty, fashion and lifestyle at large. Through her personal projects, she explores societal shifts and their impact on identity and mental health of youth today.

Akash Das
co-founder, MeWeStudioX

Akash is a former student at the National Institute of Fashion Design (NIFT), Delhi, with a decade of multi-disciplinary experience in lifestyle design, speculative and futures research, strategy development and visual communications. He specialises in foresight-led processes and cross-connecting sociocultural trends with potential innovations in order to generate industrially viable and human-centred holistic designs. Akash leads MeWeStudioX, a think tank and strategic design consultancy studio that provides holistic and glocal solutions.