FUTURESHIFT Seminars Prepare Strategists for Evolving Landscapes with the Longboat Key Center Presenting David Houle - the “CEO’s Futurist” for Daylong Immersion Retreats

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The Longboat Key Center for the Arts (LBKCA), a division of Ringling College of Art and Design, presents FUTURESHIFT, a series of seminars led by renowned futurist, international keynote speaker, and best selling author David Houle. These workshops offer an intimate and highly interactive setting and networking with other executives and thinkers while exploring the rapidly changing industries of marketing and healthcare.

This February and March, the Longboat Key Center for the Arts (LBKCA), a division of Ringling College of Art and Design, will debut FUTURESHIFT, a series of seminars led by renowned futurist, international keynote speaker, and best selling author David Houle. These workshops will not only allow participants to engage with David in an intimate and highly interactive setting, but also network with other executives and thinkers throughout the day as they explore the rapidly changing industries of marketing and healthcare.

FUTURESHIFT will expose participants to the current and emerging trends in each industry, highlighting both the disruptive forces of change and the need-to-know opportunities and challenges to shape business strategy over the next decade.

According to David, “At a time of deep and rapid transformational change with both great opportunity and great risk for businesses we must face the future. As a business owner or leader, can you afford not to attend? I am confident that you will come away with a number of ideas on how to lead and live in the next 5-10 years.”

The first seminar in the new series, Brand Shift: The Future of Brands and Marketing, will unveil the forces and mega-trends that will shape the global future of marketing and inform brand managers and strategists how to most effectively market their brand between now and 2020. During a time of unprecedented change in technology and content sharing, David’s insights prove invaluable to business leaders, entrepreneurs, and brand managers looking to stay relevant. Participants will leave with a solid foundation upon which to build their strategy for the next decade. For more information, go to http://www.ringling.edu/lbkca.

The second seminar, The New Health Age: The Future of Health Care and Medicine, will educate the individual about the ever-changing trends that are reshaping the health care landscape and deliver strategies to keeping personal and business health care costs down. Attendees will enjoy a comprehensive overview of the recent changes and future trends to consider while making crucial decisions about health care. For more information, go to http://www.ringling.edu/lbkca.

David Houle is a futurist, thinker, and speaker who spent more than 20 years in media and entertainment. He is consistently ranked as one of the top futurist keynote speakers in the world today and has written six books, including the Amazon best seller Brand Shift, which was selected by an international marketing organization as one of the top 20 marketing books published worldwide in 2014. His book, The New Health Age was reviewed by Mehmet OZ, M.D. as a “succinct primer on how we got here and where we should be taking the health of the nation.”

In addition to his publications, David has delivered over 400 speeches on six continents in twelve countries. He coined the term “Shift Age” to aptly describe this period in time when rapidly changing rate of technology has disrupted the comfortable approaches to marketing and healthcare that we have relied on for years. David will be delivering the keynote speech at the upcoming Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Annual Kick-Off Breakfast at Polo Grill on Friday, February 13. He currently serves as the Futurist in Residence at Ringling College of Art and Design.

LBKCA Event Details:

Brand Shift: The Future of Brands and Marketing
February 27, 2015
8:30 – 3:30

  • Discover forces and mega trends that are and will shape our global future
  • Learn and understand the current and future forces and technologies that are shaping and disrupting the marketing of brands
  • Leave with a solid foundation for marketing your brand over the next 5-10 years

The New Health Age: The Future of Health Care and Medicine
March 24, 2015
8:30 – 3:30

  • Advance your understanding of the ever-changing trends that are reshaping the health care landscape
  • Identify strategies to keep your personal and company costs down
  • Get acquainted with some of the medical miracles just ahead that may impact your life

Tuition for each seminar is $500, which includes a continental breakfast, a networking lunch, and a copy of David’s book to guide you as you move your business or brand forward. These retreats are select, with a maximum of 20 attendees. Register at 941.383.2345 or lbkca(at)ringling(dot)edu.

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About LBKCA
Longboat Key Center for the Arts is a division of Ringling College of Art and Design that specializes in bringing top quality education, exhibitions, programs, and events to the community of Longboat Key and beyond. Acquired by the College in 2007, LBKCA has a 60+ year history located in the historic Longbeach Village of Longboat Key. As a member of the Ringling College community, LBKCA brings RCAD instructors, alumni, and students to deliver professional fine arts instruction through a series of MASTER classes, demos, workshops, and community art classes. Inspired exhibitions from regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized artists, along with visiting artist lectures and demos, create a platform for cultural conversation and community gathering. Community events include concerts, gallery openings, and select films to bring visitors from across the gulf coast of Florida to engage, create, collaborate, and experience the arts and culture.

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