Future of Youth : In-house presentation
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The Future of Youth:
Anxiety Rebellion

The next generation of disruptors

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Generation Z are showing up their forebears with their activist and conscious attitudes towards each other and to the world at large. They are fighting back against social injustices in order to address the causes of their anxiety. Learning from the mistakes of Millennials, they are making more informed lifestyle choices in terms of work, finances, alcohol and drug use.

This presentation focuses on the next generation of disruptors, premiering our latest youth macrotrend. Part two promotes a deeper understanding of the truly global future consumer by studying Generation Z in five emerging markets.

Top: Nikita Iziev for The Future Laboratory
Right: Doyenne summer 2018 collection. Photography by Serena Brown

Doyenne Summer 2018 collection. Photography by Serena Brown

In this presentation we examine:

: Anxiety Rebellion

‘Generation Sensible’ exhibits a cautious attitude that is closely linked to anxiety. But today’s teenagers are taking a pro-active approach to their mental health and turning their worries into productivity. As they establish their place in the world, Generation Z are demonstrating radically new attitudes that help them to better deal with their fears. 

This presentation reveals how these behaviours are manifesting themselves through trends including News Reclaimed, Alternative Spirituality, Internet Diet and Controlled Stimulants.

: Emerging Youth

Youth in developing countries are bearing the brunt of financial insecurity and job market instability. But these nations are more optimistic about social progress than their Western counterparts. Presenting unique research from LS:N Global, we chart the rise of The Chinese Dream; India’s youth driving a movement away from national chauvinism; and Mexico’s Generation Z channeling anger through creativity.

We examine Nigerian diaspora’s skill injection into the workplace and show how the country’s traditionally narrow version of masculinity is being challenged; as well as the ways South Korean youth are tackling misogyny and choosing not to conform to a homogenised version of beauty.

The Future of Youth can be booked along with our presentations on The Future of Brand Purpose, The Future of Wellbeing and The Future of Gender, at a discounted rate.

: Boys of Seoul by Lindsay Ryklief

Boys of Seoul by Lindsay Ryklief


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 ‘The Future Laboratory’s presentation did exactly what we wanted it to – offer a glimpse of even further ahead in a compelling and engaging way to prepare for what brands need next’ 

Maya Draisin, associate publisher and head of marketing, Wired

Our Future of Youth in-house presentation connects your team with key rising trends, value shifts and case studies that will help your brand to connect with the new youth consumer. Our expert researchers and analysts foster an interactive environment to help you achieve your desired outcomes.

The presentation can be tailored to suit a range of formats. Perhaps you want to have a workshop to explore a new product concept, or you have an event that requires a thought-leading keynote? Our in-house presentation can inspire ideas and provide a practical guide to strategies for success in the years to come.

For more information about the themes we presented at Global Futures Forum 2018, download the event summary PDF here.

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Chris Sanderson, Co-Founder, The Future Laboratory

Christopher Sanderson is co-founder of The Future Laboratory, where he is responsible for delivering the company’s extensive global roster of conferences, media events and LS:N Global Trend Briefings, which he co-presents with the team in London, New York, Sydney, Melbourne, Stockholm and Helsinki. Clients who have booked one of his inspirational keynotes include Gucci Group, the European Travel Commission, Retail Week, Selfridges, M&S, Chanel, Harrods, Aldo and H&M.

Tom Savigar, Senior Partner, The Future Laboratory

Tom has guided many of The Future Laboratory’s clients through some of the most challenging market shifts and global recessions of the past 10 years. With a much-expanded team, and offices in the US and Australia, he continues to do this, working with clients as diverse as Absolut, Cadillac, The Body Shop, Lamborghini, HSBC, Courvoisier, UBS, BMW, British Gas and Marks & Spencer.

Alekandra Szymanska, Art Director, The Future Laboratory

Aleksandra leads the creative team at the Future Laboratory, which translates insights into immersive experiences on and offline and brings to life speculative visions of the future. With a background in critical design, she is an expert in developing far future scenarios that consider long-term implications of today’s trends. Since joining The Future Laboratory in 2014, she has worked with brands including UBS, Diageo, Google, LVMH and Design Hotels.

Barry Mowszowski, strategy director Asia-Pacific, The Future Laboratory

Barry has worked with The Future Laboratory since 2015 to deliver strategic foresight to clients across Asia-Pacific as well as in global markets. He has worked with a range of clients and industries to use strategic trends to navigate category futures, and to drive commercial and cultural outcomes for business, government and cultural institutions. Barry is an experienced industry speaker and has presented at Apple, Creative Sydney, Westpac leadership forums and Vivid among others.

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