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FutureCast 2023

Forecasting the Future Through a Lens of Hope

October 20, 2023
New York | Hybrid
(In-Person & Virtual)

Location provided upon registering.

SPEAKERS
SPEAKERS & FIRESIDE CHATS
FUTURE OF TECH: 

Getting to the Roots of Tech’s Gender Imbalance - A Business Imperative

Presented by Critical Mass

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Ara Kurnit
Chief Innovation Officer 
Critical Mass
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Lori Rodriguez
President
Women in Tech US
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Wendy Hu
Founder
VISUAL CONDUCTOR (Moderator)
FUTURE OF MOVIES
Stacy Spikes
Co-founder and CEO
MoviePass
Julian S. Newman
Founder and CEO
The FutureCast Foundation

*Post fireside chat book signing with Stacy Spikes, Author, Black Founder
 
FUTURE OF BEAUTY: ACCESSIBILITY 
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Terri Bryant
Founder
GUIDE beauty
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Chloe Valentine Toscano
Writer (Allure, Glamour, Wired), Model, & Diversity and Inclusion Advocate
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Kara McGrath
Deputy Digital Director
Allure (Moderator)
FUTURE OF D&I: BELONGING

Evolution of D&I: Creation, Inclusivity, Belonging

Presented by Jackson Walker LLP

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Chad Cole
Social Impact & Sustainability Manager
Jackson Walker LLP
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Deborah Martin Owens
Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Talent Development, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
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Heather Reid
Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
L. Suzan Kedron
Partner Dallas
& Fort Worth
Jackson Walker LLP 
(Moderator)
FUTURE OF SPORTS:
INNOVATION & SOCIAL IMPACT
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Sam Stark
Executive Vice President
160/90
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Samuel Taylor
Founder/Creative Director
CoreImpact, Inc.
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Jason Teitler
Former Global Communications & Brand Lead, Special Olympics; Sports Marketing Influencer (Moderator)
FUTURE OF HIP HOP: 50 YEARS AND BEYOND
Surprise Short Film Screening Courtesy of Urbanworld Film Festival
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Benny Boom
Multi-Award-Wining Music Video & TV Director
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Julian S. Newman
Founder and CEO
The FutureCast Foundation
FUTURECAST AWARDS HOST
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DeMark Thompson
Actor
After Earth/Veep
SPECIAL GUEST
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Keivonn Woodard
Emmy-nominated Deaf Actor
The Last of Us
EMCEE
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Ramona Wright
Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

WrightOne Media Group

Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree

INAUGURAL FUTURECAST AWARD HONOREES
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TRAILBLAZER AWARD
SUBARU

Forester Wilderness Ad Showcases 'A Beautiful Silence' and Partnership with the National Park Foundation
Created in collaboration with agency partner Carmichael Lynch.

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COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD
Bryce Fluellen
President/Co-Founder
Arthur Lee Consulting & Advisory
THE CHAMPION AWARD
L. Suzan Kedron
Partner, Dallas & Fort Worth
Jackson Walker LLP
GLOBAL LEADER AWARD
Carlos Sanchez
VP, Groupe Media & Inclusive Buying Solutions, Publicis Media
CREATIVE VISIONARY AWARD
Emilee Syrewicze
Executive Director
Opera Grand Rapids 

FutureCast is an innovative and interactive experience

that brings together diverse thought leaders from around the world to showcase and strategize social impact solutions.

Featured speakers have included thought leaders from General Motors, Google, LinkedIn, Oxfam, UN Women, and New York Times bestselling authors.

Objectives

Hope

Strategy

Impact

A diverse group of people around a large table with notebooks. In conversation with each other.

Virtual & limited in-person tickets are available now.
Register today for early bird rates.

AGENDA

2023 AGENDA

Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
 
Registration / Check-in & Refresh Bar
9:30 am
Welcome
9:45 am
The Future of Movies
Fireside Chat & Book Signing
Post chat book signing with Stacy Spikes, Author, Black Founder
11:00 am
The Future of Tech:
Getting to the Roots of Tech's Gender Imbalance - A Business Imperative

Presented by Critical Mass

  • Ara Kurnit, Chief Innovation Officer, Critical Mass
  • Lori Rodriguez, President, Women in Tech US 
  • Wendy Hu, Founder, VISUAL CONDUCTOR (Moderator)
12:00 pm
Inaugural FutureCast Awards & Pizza Party
Honorees
1:30 pm
The Future of Beauty:
Accessibility 
2:30 pm
The Future of D&I: 
Belonging

Evolution of D&I: Creation, Inclusivity, Belonging

Presented by Jackson Walker LLP

  • Chad Cole, Social Impact & Sustainability Manager, Jackson Walker LLP

  • Deborah Martin Owens, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Talent Development, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

  • Heather Reid, Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

  • L. Suzan Kedron, Partner, Dallas & Fort Worth, Jackson Walker LLP (Moderator)

3:30 pm
The Future of Sports:
Innovation & Social Impact 
  • Sam Stark, Executive Vice President, 160/90
  • Samuel Taylor, Founder/Creative DirectorCoreImpact, Inc.
  • Jason Teitler, Former Global Communications & Brand Lead, Special Olympics; Sports Marketing Influencer (Moderator)
4:30 pm
The Future of Hip Hop: 
50 Years & Beyond
Surprise Short Film Screening Courtesy of Urbanworld Film Festival
5:30 pm
Closing Remarks and Ice Cream Social
Schedule subject to change.
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FUTURECAST 2023: FORECASTING A HOPEFUL FUTURE
Sponsors

Sponsors & Partners

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2021 ANTHEM AWARDS BRONZE HONOREE

Awareness Categories

Leader of the Year for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

FutureCast 2021

Inaugural Anthem

Award Winner

Julian S. Newman, Founder and CEO of Culture Creative, was recognized as a Diversity & Inclusion Leader of the Year at the Inaugural Anthem Awards for his visionary DEIB conference FutureCast 2021. He was presented with the Bronze Award on February 28, 2022, along with Trevor Noah and The Daily Show (Gold Award), as well as Dr. Candace Warner and People3, Inc. (Silver Award), who won for the same category.

 

All of them were honored for being an individual person who is an outstanding pioneer and/or innovator leading a team or organization to raise awareness on behalf of a Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion cause.

 

The Anthem Awards are presented by the Webby Awards and International Academy of Digital Arts and Science to recognize purpose & mission-driven work from people, companies, and organizations worldwide.

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