future explorers event

Future Explorers Event

The Future Explorers Event (Fx), co-curated by Benjamin Butler and Marcelo Garcia, kicks off with Asian pilot event in Singapore on the 26 to 28 Jul 2019.

Future Explorers (Fx) is a new “unconference” event series nurtured by the pioneering spirit of the Explorer and the intrinsic curiosity of visionary thinkers called Futurists. It aims to provide a learning journey with experts and Futurists considering our future.

And, that future is approaching faster than ever and humanity is experiencing accelerated evolution one million times quicker than Nature’s pace. Most leaders are becoming aware that a convergence of exponential technologies is bringing more and more disruption to our environments, thus our societies and economies must unavoidably transition to a Post-Industrial World. What is called for at this time of human history is a new type of champion – who can leverage imagination to perceive scenarios ahead, remaining steadfast navigating uncertainty and serendipity.

What is Future Explorers (Fx)?

Future Explorers brings together top notch visionaries from multiple regions of the planet, areas of expertise and industrial sectors. Fx is above all a community of deeply curious individuals who wish to continuously and progressively understand their surroundings and enhance their personal state of readiness to proactively improve the state of society in the future. They come from several countries and from a huge variety of backgrounds –  some of those being very unexpected, as they tend to reflect combined areas of human knowledge necessary to brave the frontiers of what will become possible in the decades ahead. We hope you too can come and join us in this transformative emergent journey.

Future Explorers participants are driven to cultivate their inner resilience and refine their response levels to the significant randomness of life which many strategists synthesize as VUCA (= Volatility + Uncertainty + Complexity + Ambiguity). Above all Fx  participants are people who ask many questions, comprehending that the journey’s goal is to garner profound insights which stem from an emergent and chaotic learning path.

Some goals of Future Explorers (Fx)

Where are we heading? Forecasts and predictions by global visionaries about future trends and events – including Blockchain, 4th Industrial Revolution Technologies, Geopolitics, Economics and much much more. Our combined imagination of what’s possible is the only true limit.

How to approach the future? How do cultivate the psychological mindset which thrives in change? Approaching the future requires creativity, imagination, purpose, resilience and collective intelligence.

How to become a Future Explorer? Beyond the multiple talks you will explore the future using Singapore as your playground in smaller groups – with the goal to overcome petty fears, bond with peers and gain insight to evolve into a community strongly united by common passions.

Confirmed Futurist Speakers

Nikolas Badminton* ≫ Toronto-based Futurist who explores the implications of Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (ioT), Big Data, Privacy and Surveillance, Renewable Energy, Blockchain, Biohacking and many other innovations

Benjamin J Butler ≫ Speaker and Writer based in Asia, Global Future Council on Computing at the World Economic Forum (WEF), Faculty of European Institute of Exponential Technologies and Desirable Futures, UN Resilience Frontiers Keynote Futurist

Christian Citu ≫ Digital Transformation Lead at the World Economic Forum, hosting the Global Futures Council on Computing. Christian has previously designed the Digital Transformation framework at DHL and is a frequent international speaker

Marcelo Garcia ≫ During the European Refugee Crisis, soldiers near the Syrian border misidentified him as a smuggler and opened fire with assault rifles (they missed). He has been to 2/3 of all UN countries and has a few more stories to share

Dan Jeffries* ≫ Sci-fi Author and Futurist. His popular blog and podcast covers a wide range of future tech from Artificial Intelligence to Cryptocurrency. He is the number one writer at the popular magazine Hacker Noon (hackernoon.com)

Vikal Kapoor ≫ Blockchain leader behind Dapps Inc. – a Silicon-Valley based B2B tech company that is leading and defining the Enterprise Blockchain Computing (EBC) industry for Strategic CRM

Ben Khoo ≫ Founder and CTO of Elion House, with over ten years’ experience across all clean technology sectors. Nominated by Bloomberg as one of their “New Energy Pioneers”

Dan Mapes* ≫ Founder of Verses Foundation, which is pioneering the development of the Spatial Internet. Founder and CEO of Cyberlab – a Global Deep Tech Lab. Dan was a Technical Advisor to the Obama Presidential Campaign

Jeremy O’Brien ≫ One of the top names in Quantum Computing today, Jeremy is the CEO of PsiQuantum Corp and Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the Future of Computing

Yuri Van Geest ≫ Author, Speaker, Visionary and Founder of Singularity University Benelux. Co-author of the highly acclaimed best selling business book “Exponential Organizations”, which sold more than 300’000 copies in 20 languages

Anthony Willoughby* ≫ Co-Founder of the Nomadic School of Business, organizing experiences taking selected groups of executives to immerse themselves in nomadic communities in East Africa and Mongolia

* Speakers marked with an asterisk will most likely be joining us via video conference this time.


Nikolas Badminton is the CEO of EXPONENTIAL MINDS and an award-winning Futurist Keynote Speaker, researcher and author. His expertise and thought leadership will guide you from complacency to thinking exponentially, planning for longevity, and encouraging a culture of innovation. You will then establish resiliency and abundance in your organization. Please reach out to discuss how he can help you, and read on to see what is happening in the world this week.

Please SUBSCRIBE to Nikolas’ Youtube channel so that you don’t miss any as they come up. You can see more of his thoughts on Linkedin and Twitter.

future explorers event

Future Explorers Event

The Future Explorers Event (Fx), co-curated by Benjamin Butler and Marcelo Garcia, kicks off with Asian pilot event in Singapore on the 26 to 28 Jul 2019.

Future Explorers (Fx) is a new “unconference” event series nurtured by the pioneering spirit of the Explorer and the intrinsic curiosity of visionary thinkers called Futurists. It aims to provide a learning journey with experts and Futurists considering our future.

And, that future is approaching faster than ever and humanity is experiencing accelerated evolution one million times quicker than Nature’s pace. Most leaders are becoming aware that a convergence of exponential technologies is bringing more and more disruption to our environments, thus our societies and economies must unavoidably transition to a Post-Industrial World. What is called for at this time of human history is a new type of champion – who can leverage imagination to perceive scenarios ahead, remaining steadfast navigating uncertainty and serendipity.

What is Future Explorers (Fx)?

Future Explorers brings together top notch visionaries from multiple regions of the planet, areas of expertise and industrial sectors. Fx is above all a community of deeply curious individuals who wish to continuously and progressively understand their surroundings and enhance their personal state of readiness to proactively improve the state of society in the future. They come from several countries and from a huge variety of backgrounds –  some of those being very unexpected, as they tend to reflect combined areas of human knowledge necessary to brave the frontiers of what will become possible in the decades ahead. We hope you too can come and join us in this transformative emergent journey.

Future Explorers participants are driven to cultivate their inner resilience and refine their response levels to the significant randomness of life which many strategists synthesize as VUCA (= Volatility + Uncertainty + Complexity + Ambiguity). Above all Fx  participants are people who ask many questions, comprehending that the journey’s goal is to garner profound insights which stem from an emergent and chaotic learning path.

Some goals of Future Explorers (Fx)

Where are we heading? Forecasts and predictions by global visionaries about future trends and events – including Blockchain, 4th Industrial Revolution Technologies, Geopolitics, Economics and much much more. Our combined imagination of what’s possible is the only true limit.

How to approach the future? How do cultivate the psychological mindset which thrives in change? Approaching the future requires creativity, imagination, purpose, resilience and collective intelligence.

How to become a Future Explorer? Beyond the multiple talks you will explore the future using Singapore as your playground in smaller groups – with the goal to overcome petty fears, bond with peers and gain insight to evolve into a community strongly united by common passions.

Confirmed Futurist Speakers

Nikolas Badminton* ≫ Toronto-based Futurist who explores the implications of Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (ioT), Big Data, Privacy and Surveillance, Renewable Energy, Blockchain, Biohacking and many other innovations

Benjamin J Butler ≫ Speaker and Writer based in Asia, Global Future Council on Computing at the World Economic Forum (WEF), Faculty of European Institute of Exponential Technologies and Desirable Futures, UN Resilience Frontiers Keynote Futurist

Christian Citu ≫ Digital Transformation Lead at the World Economic Forum, hosting the Global Futures Council on Computing. Christian has previously designed the Digital Transformation framework at DHL and is a frequent international speaker

Marcelo Garcia ≫ During the European Refugee Crisis, soldiers near the Syrian border misidentified him as a smuggler and opened fire with assault rifles (they missed). He has been to 2/3 of all UN countries and has a few more stories to share

Dan Jeffries* ≫ Sci-fi Author and Futurist. His popular blog and podcast covers a wide range of future tech from Artificial Intelligence to Cryptocurrency. He is the number one writer at the popular magazine Hacker Noon (hackernoon.com)

Vikal Kapoor ≫ Blockchain leader behind Dapps Inc. – a Silicon-Valley based B2B tech company that is leading and defining the Enterprise Blockchain Computing (EBC) industry for Strategic CRM

Ben Khoo ≫ Founder and CTO of Elion House, with over ten years’ experience across all clean technology sectors. Nominated by Bloomberg as one of their “New Energy Pioneers”

Dan Mapes* ≫ Founder of Verses Foundation, which is pioneering the development of the Spatial Internet. Founder and CEO of Cyberlab – a Global Deep Tech Lab. Dan was a Technical Advisor to the Obama Presidential Campaign

Jeremy O’Brien ≫ One of the top names in Quantum Computing today, Jeremy is the CEO of PsiQuantum Corp and Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the Future of Computing

Yuri Van Geest ≫ Author, Speaker, Visionary and Founder of Singularity University Benelux. Co-author of the highly acclaimed best selling business book “Exponential Organizations”, which sold more than 300’000 copies in 20 languages

Anthony Willoughby* ≫ Co-Founder of the Nomadic School of Business, organizing experiences taking selected groups of executives to immerse themselves in nomadic communities in East Africa and Mongolia

* Speakers marked with an asterisk will most likely be joining us via video conference this time.


Nikolas Badminton is the CEO of EXPONENTIAL MINDS and an award-winning Futurist Keynote Speaker, researcher and author. His expertise and thought leadership will guide you from complacency to thinking exponentially, planning for longevity, and encouraging a culture of innovation. You will then establish resiliency and abundance in your organization. Please reach out to discuss how he can help you, and read on to see what is happening in the world this week.

Please SUBSCRIBE to Nikolas’ Youtube channel so that you don’t miss any as they come up. You can see more of his thoughts on Linkedin and Twitter.