2020 Schedule Complete

We’re just 1 week out from Futures Forum 2020 and with a packed schedule comprising 40+ speakers across a dozen sessions, the schedule is complete.

Highlights include a keynote interview with Team Mumford and Sons; Meet the New Bosses, in which four execs outline their trajectories to success, and Mental Health: Next steps for live for a look at how much more the industry can do to support its workforce. OK, Boomer: Closing the generation gap will see senior and junior execs get together to compare notes and leading execs will reflect on their own early career setbacks and discuss how they moved on to bigger-and-better things during Life After Your Star Act.

This year’s Soapbox Sessions – featuring eight 15-minute, TED-style talks by thought leaders – include Hello, Lagos! with host Chin Okeke, Eclipse Live; Being the boss sucks with Blackstar London‘s Olivia Hobbs; Getting your dream gig with Dave Brooks (Dice); The climate crisis and you with Host Helena Farstad from Extinction Rebellion; Finding balance with vibrational sound with Tracie Storey, Elemental Resonance; Programming Pride with host Dan Brown, Birmingham Pride; Show me the data! with Leon Neville (All Ears Group) and Leadership lessons in 15 minutes with Key Productions‘ Karen Emmanuel.

Other workshop sessions throughout the day include Ticket of the future, Getting smart about digital marketing, Assertiveness & effectiveness at work and an MMF workshop on actioning change in live music.

Confirmed chairs and speakers include:
Ben Lovett, Lucy Dickins & Adam Tudhope, Team Mumford & Sons; Anna-Sophie Mertens & Phil Bowdery, Live Nation; Bonita McKinney & Jo Young, Ticketmaster; Charly Beedell-Tuck, Solo Agency; Dan Brown, Birmingham Pride; Geoff Meall, Chin Okeke, Eclipse LiveParadigm Talent Agency; Helena Farstad, Extinction Rebellion; Jen Hammel & Maria May, CAA; Joe Hastings, Help Musicians; Richard Samuel, Orchard Live; Marc Saunders, The O2; Melanie Eselevsky, Move Concerts; Prince Laryea, Shift Coaching ,Stacey Pragnell, ATC Live and Adam Webb & Jayne Stynes, The MMF.

Click here to see the agenda in full, and here to view all the guest speakers across Futures Forum 2020.