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Travel Back to the Future at PTK Catalyst

Travel Back to the Future at PTK Catalyst

Phi Theta Kappa will celebrate its centennial at PTK Catalyst 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. One hundred years have passed since those first students took the oath of membership, but what do the next hundred years have in store for the rest of us?

Futurist Chris Riddell hopes to answer that question when he explores emerging trends in today’s hyper-connected world during the First General Session on Thursday, April 19.

He believes the world in which we work, rest, and play has changed astronomically over the last 15 years. The future is a reinvention of everything we know and anything we have ever seen. We are all witness to high-speed change on a scale never experienced before, and in ways we never thought possible.

Riddell thinks being a futurist isn't simply about “putting your finger in the air, and saying what the future might be,” but about “authentically embedding yourself into the very space from where true innovation and disruption is taking place, analyzing future and emerging trends, and then distilling them into a clear and meaningful message.”

He advises businesses across multiple industries — including technology, transportation, manufacturing, healthcare, finance, and communications — on how to face the challenging times ahead.

Riddell has delivered his futuristic message to more than 230,000 people in over 27 countries around the world. He offers unique expertise and perspectives on the future and provides audiences with the tools, knowledge, and insights needed to turn their digital journey into a success story.

His presentation combines a unique blend of storytelling, immersive video, and thought-provoking dialogue to leave audiences inspired and energized for what lies ahead.

“The year 2050 is only 32 years away,” Riddell said. “But with the ever-accelerating rate of technological innovation and human expansion, we’re heading to a seriously brave new world at hyperspeed.”

Want to prep for his presentation at PTK Catalyst? Read his blog posts and view his recent media interviews online.

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