David Houle

Futurist & Global Trends Expert

David Houle is a futurist, strategist and keynote speaker. He has always been slightly ahead of the curve. Houle is consistently ranked as one of the top futurists and futurist keynote speakers on the major search engines. He has keynoted numerous conferences  across the country and internationally.  In 2011 alone he has delivered keynotes or 5 continents and 8 countries. He is regularly invited to speak at corporate management retreats. Houle won a Speaker of the Year award from Vistage International, the leading organization of CEOs in the world.  He is often called the "CEOs' futurist" having spoken to or advised 2,000+ CEOs and business owners in the past four years.

Houle spent more than 20 years in media and entertainment. He has worked at NBC, CBS and was part of the senior executive team that launched MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1 and CNN Headline News. He helped to create television series on A&E for his client Bill Kurtis, (Investigative Reports’ and American Justice), introducing single- subject documentaries and legal programming to prime time before those programming concepts became common place. Both series were award winning and ran for more than 10 years.

 Houle has won a number of awards. He won two Emmys as co-executive Producer for a nationally syndicated children's program, "Energy Express”. He won the prestigious George Foster Peabody award and the Heartland award for Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream and was nominated for an Academy Award.

He writes the highly regarded futurist blog www.evolutionshift.com with the tag line "A Future Look At Today."  For those of you on Twitter his user name is evolutionshift, which is also the name of his YouTube channel.  In February 2010 Houle became a featured contributor on Oprah.com, www.oprah.com/davidhoule

 He has been speaking about the future for 7 years and his influential first book The Shift Age was published in 2008. His second book. Shift Ed: A Call to Action for Transforming K-12 Education, written with Jeff Cobb was published in March 2011.  His new book, The New Health Age: the Future of Health Care in America, co-authored with Jonathan Fleece, was just published by Sourcebooks in January 2012..His next book, "Entering the Shift Age" will be published by Sourcebooks in the spring of 2012.

Houle is Futurist in Residence and Faculty member at the Ringling College of Art + Design in Sarasota, Florida

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Branding, Business Trends, Energy, Executive Speaker, Future, Futurist, Globalization, Healthcare, Media

  • Travels From:

    California

  • Price:

    $20,000 - $30,000

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David Houle is a futurist, strategist and keynote speaker. He has always been slightly ahead of the curve. Houle is consistently ranked as one of the top futurists and futurist keynote speakers on the major search engines. He has keynoted numerous conferences  across the country and internationally.  In 2011 alone he has delivered keynotes or 5 continents and 8 countries. He is regularly invited to speak at corporate management retreats. Houle won a Speaker of the Year award from Vistage International, the leading organization of CEOs in the world.  He is often called the "CEOs' futurist" having spoken to or advised 2,000+ CEOs and business owners in the past four years.

Houle spent more than 20 years in media and entertainment. He has worked at NBC, CBS and was part of the senior executive team that launched MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1 and CNN Headline News. He helped to create television series on A&E for his client Bill Kurtis, (Investigative Reports’ and American Justice), introducing single- subject documentaries and legal programming to prime time before those programming concepts became common place. Both series were award winning and ran for more than 10 years.

 Houle has won a number of awards. He won two Emmys as co-executive Producer for a nationally syndicated children's program, "Energy Express”. He won the prestigious George Foster Peabody award and the Heartland award for Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream and was nominated for an Academy Award.

He writes the highly regarded futurist blog www.evolutionshift.com with the tag line "A Future Look At Today."  For those of you on Twitter his user name is evolutionshift, which is also the name of his YouTube channel.  In February 2010 Houle became a featured contributor on Oprah.com, www.oprah.com/davidhoule

 He has been speaking about the future for 7 years and his influential first book The Shift Age was published in 2008. His second book. Shift Ed: A Call to Action for Transforming K-12 Education, written with Jeff Cobb was published in March 2011.  His new book, The New Health Age: the Future of Health Care in America, co-authored with Jonathan Fleece, was just published by Sourcebooks in January 2012..His next book, "Entering the Shift Age" will be published by Sourcebooks in the spring of 2012.

Houle is Futurist in Residence and Faculty member at the Ringling College of Art + Design in Sarasota, Florida

The Shift Age

In his most requested keynote speech, futurist Houle identifies and explains the new age we have entered. Providing a quick look back at the span of human history, Houle places special emphasis on the transformative changes over the past 20 years. He then identifies the dynamics shaping our world now and those that will shape it for the next 10-20 years, known as "The Shift Age." Houle leaves audiences with suggestions for how to prepare for and adapt to this new era. This is a "big picture" speech that is relevant to any group or organization.

Trends 2010-2020: The Transformation Decade
Houle has called 2010-2020 the "Transformation Decade." This stimulating presentation looks at the trends that are and will be affecting our world until the year 2020. Examining technology, the workplace, healthcare, energy, leadership and management, this forward-focused keynote highlights the incredible developments and innovations that will alter our lives and provides a timeline for the economic and political reorganization that lies ahead. A thought-provoking and mind-expanding keynote presentation, "Trends 2010-2010" will put into context all the disruptions and transformations we are experiencing.

Future Wow!
"Future Wow" is a brand-new presentation that offers a high-level look into the future from futurist and keynote speaker David Houle. In this talk, he answers questions like: Why is this time so disruptive? Why is this such a time of transformation? What lies ahead for humanity in the next 15-20 years? Why might we be moving toward the dawn of new age of transformation? After this presentation, audiences will walk away uttering a collective "wow!"


Future Energy Trends
Houle puts global warming in perspective as to how it should be viewed and the opportunity it represents. Having collaborated and interacted with some of the greatest energy scientists in the world today, Houle presents a vision of what the global and domestic future of energy can be and what it might look like. Predictions are augmented with timelines and discussions of the transformation of energy that is ahead. This presentation is high-level and informative, a visionary view of one of the most profound issues facing humanity.

Vistage International

David has recently won a "Speaker of the Year" award from Vistage International the worlds leading CEO organization. He has been called "the CEOs futurist" and "the emerging futurist in the world today"
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