Technology Futures, Inc. announces "MiniTrends 2012: A Conference on Translating Emerging Trends into Business Opportunities," October 17-18, 2012, Downtown Austin, TX

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Technology Futures, Inc. (TFI) announces "MiniTrends 2012: A Conference on Translating Emerging Trends into Business Opportunities" scheduled October 17-18, 2012, at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, in Austin, Texas. Set in the city Forbes calls the "Best Big City for Jobs," twenty business leaders and forward thinkers discuss how to start new ventures or grow established organizations through attention to MiniTrends--emerging trends that will soon become important, but are not yet widely recognized.

MINITRENDS 2012: A Conference on Translating Emerging Trends into Business Opportunities, Oct. 17-18, 2012, Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, Austin, Texas, USA

MINITRENDS 2012: A Conference on Translating Emerging Trends into Business Opportunities, Oct. 17-18, 2012, Downtown Austin, Texas, USA

Business leaders and forward thinkers discuss how to start new ventures or grow established organizations through attention to MiniTrends--emerging trends that will soon become important, but are not yet widely recognized.

Technology Futures, Inc. (TFI) announces "MiniTrends 2012: A Conference on Translating Emerging Trends into Business Opportunities" scheduled October 17-18, 2012, at the Omni Hotel Downtown, in Austin, Texas. Set in the city Forbes calls the "Best Big City for Jobs," business leaders and forward thinkers discuss how to start new ventures or grow established organizations through attention to MiniTrends--emerging trends that will soon become important, but are not yet widely recognized.

Achieving and sustaining success in the current environment of unprecedented marketplace innovation means being constantly alert to new and exciting MiniTrends that provide business and technological opportunities. Austin offers an exciting entrepreneurial culture built on collaboration, innovation, and creativity. The perfect place for entrepreneurs, decision makers, innovative thinkers, investors, and/or job seekers to find strategies and insights to create or grow their own organization or find new avenues for job skills.

Highlights of the schedule include:

--Dr. John Vanston, Chairman, Technology Futures, Inc., showing how to use MiniTrends to succeed in the "Age of Imagination."

--Futurist David Pearce Snyder introducing the “New Normal” and the opportunities and imperatives confronting America in the decade ahead.

--High-tech trailblazer Byron Reese, CIO at Demand Media, assuring us that emerging trends will bring a more perfect world and a coming "Golden Age of Humanity."

--Entrepreneur Andy Fish discussing how his new venture Formula Austin LLC, is taking Austin by storm by plugging visitors into Austin’s culture and business scene during the U.S. Formula One Grand Prix, now here in Austin.

--Lani Rosales, popular blogger and COO, of hit online magazine AGBeat.com sharing trends that offer great opportunities in the business and social media arenas.

--Rick Smyre discussing innovative new trends in governance, economic development, leadership, and education/learning inherent in his growing Communities of the Future program.

--David Smith, CEO of HBMG, outlining important technology trends of the future.

--Dr. Peter Zandan, Global Vice Chairman of Hill+Knowlton and Angel Investor, giving the ins and outs of investing from his perspective.

--Many more.inspiring speakers assisting attendees in launching their own innovative and profitable "Minitrend Adventure."

Please help spread the word about this important future trends conference:

"MINITRENDS 2012: A Conference on Translating Emerging Trends into Business Opportunities"
October 17-18, 2012
Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, Austin, Texas.
Early Registration: $395.00 until Oct. 3, then $495.

For 34 years TFI has provided top-quality custom studies and technology forecasts on key trends to a wide variety of commercial, government, and academic organizations. MiniTrends 2012 focuses on TFI's recent work with minitrends, as summarized in the award-winning book MINITRENDS: How Innovators & Entrpreneurs Discover & Profit From Business & Technology Trends and the GigaOM article In the Age of Imagination, Small Trends Have Big Impacts authored by TFI Chairman and Conference Chair Dr. John H. Vanston, in collaboration with Carrie Vanston, TFI Media/Mkt. Dir. and MiniTrends 2012 Conference Director.

Press Contact: Please contact Carrie Vanston, Conference Director by email or (512) 258-8898 with any questions and to inquire about press conference passes. Dr. John Vanston is also available and happy to be interviewed on MiniTrends 2012, the MiniTrends concept, and the MINITRENDS book.

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