There is no one way to build content and create an agenda. It must feature a diverse speaking faculty, facilitate many voices, invoke conversation and inspire action and change. The key element to any great agenda are the formats.
For 2022, Future Proof left no stone unturned: We talked to hundreds of influential voices, industry experts and newsmakers and scoured the globe for the brightest minds—all in an effort to provide you with a buffet of topics and formats to fill your day. As we continue down the path of blending our personal and professional lives, it’s imperative our formats aid in your efforts to better understand the confluence of forces changing the landscape for all.
Future Proof Taste Makers – Our impressive lineup of industry innovators, style makers and cultural influencers who have something real to say get on the Future Proof taste makers’ stage. Be sure to check out our speaker lineup and see who’ll be driving tomorrow’s changes.
Just Enough to Be Dangerous (fast-paced pitches) – Just give me the key points, and I’ll take it from there. Basically, the “Just Enough to Be Dangerous” series is built to give you a taste of the latest in tech, investment ideas, personal development tools and more. These fast-paced sessions will inspire you to dig deep into any given topic and leave you with a priceless nugget.
“Inside the Mind of” Series (interview) – The “Inside the Mind of” sessions go down the rabbit hole with the brightest minds and innovators shaping our industry. These sessions are not for the faint of heart. Come prepared to get lost in the weeds but come out the other side as an expert.
Social Audio Experiment (panels) – Podcasts have exploded, drawing audiences into a world that was once thought to be lost to television. Our Podcast live stage allows you to participate in your favorite industry podcast in real-time.
Working Groups (meetups) – Ever learn a lot just listening to others, sharing your thoughts and having a nice conversation? Our working group sessions do just that. Join a group of your peers for an interactive session of problem solving and idea creation.
Battle of the Voices (debate-style) – Everyone loves a good food fight, but there needs to be order. Future Proof brings in experienced moderators to lead our series of debates that take on all topics and ideas. Our big personalities and big opinions will leave you with plenty to talk about.
Niches & Nuances (roundtables) – We are all here to learn from each other. Our Niches & Nuances roundtables facilitate interactions between thought leaders and those looking to learn from them. Each table will feature a host and thought leader ready to answer your pressing questions.
Office Hours – All Future Proof speakers will be required to hold office hours. These 30-minute mini sessions will allow you to ask your questions and get some personal facetime with your favorite speakers. Preregistration is required, and space is severely limited.
On the Water – Our On the Water sessions are built to be the best of the rest, presenting forward-thinking ideas and technologies that are not yet ready for prime time but are on the rise. Future Proof’s On the Water sessions will leave you with a sense of what technology and big ideas are in the pipeline.
Hot Seat – We do away with the softball questions and get right to the point, asking the tough questions of the brightest minds. These quick-moving interviews will span the gamut of topics and ideas.
Future Proof’s Wheel of Impact promotes the power of giving in a fun, dynamic and social way. With a donation of any size, attendees can have the ability to spin the wheel, determining where the donation will go and how it will be used. Land on the “mystery” selection and have a chance to win items, trips and other experiences.
We love some fun at Future Proof, but we know not everything can be fun and games. Stop by booth 405 for a one-on-one consultation with the FP transitions team on all things advisor related. Don’t be shy if you have questions or want to know more about any aspect of running your practice; the Advisor Accelerator has you covered.
Join your fellow peers for an all access experience with indie pop sentation Fitz and the Tantrums. This excluisve event is a can’t miss experience for any music fan.
Future Proof does nothing small. Join us on Monday morning for the grand unveiling of our half-mile beachfront boardwalk complete with activations, meeting areas, multiple stages, and everything else you need to make your Future Proof experience truly one of a kind.
The popularity of fine dining has exploded with the rise of celebrity chefs, Instagram, and popular TV shows. But there is more to food than pretty Instagram posts and fancy brunches. Join Morningstar and celebrity chef Charlotte Langley as she explores and educates us on the value of sustainable food. Located on the Surf City Stage, pre-registration is required.
Climb up to the top of Vanguard’s observation deck and take in the aerial view of the Future Proof Boardwalk. The observation deck is not the only thing you will find at booth 1108, stop by the lounge to take a meeting or spend some time with Vanguard’s team and learn more about the value of ownership.
We have all been to countless industry events and seen hundreds of half-drank water bottles left just about everywhere people sit down to connect. Future Proof is doing away with the plastic bottle altogether. In partnership with SSGA, we are giving every attendee an insulated reusable water bottle that can be refilled at our hydration station. Visit the Hydration Station next to the Hyatt footbridge to refill and reuse.
Are you like the rest of us and cringe at your headshot? Cringe no more. We have partnered with LinkedIn to create a professional headshot studio. Stop by booth 302 to get your next favorite profile photo and don’t forget to enter into the free premium membership draw.
One of the best things about attending the Future Proof festival is all the different settings and venues to connect and network with peers and colleagues. Logicly’s Tiki Hut is a must-see, serving up vacation vibes and craft cocktails for you to sit back, soak up the scene as you relax, and take a moment to chat with your friends at booth 307
If you don’t post to social media, did you really attend Future Proof? Bust out your phone and snap a selfie or group shot in front of the Motley Fool ETFs Wall of Influence and let the community know you the world’s first wealth festival #FutureProofAC
We could all use a little peace and quiet in our lives. Join renowned mediation expert Mona Sharma for a guided meditation and breathwork session to train the mind and body to optimize health and happiness. Join us on Tuesday morning at the Surf City Stage to start your day peacefully. *RSVP is not required; however, those that RSVP will be entered to win a giveaway.
Link to RSVP: www.vrglwealth.com/futureproof-2022
The world of sports is more than just the games. In this unique session, Bloomberg Chief Corresponded Jason Kelly hosts financial advisorJoe Mclean and his superstar sports clients for an in-depth look at the changing world of sports and why more athletes are embracing investing and building wealth beyond the court.
What is the old saying, dance as if no one is watching? That could not be more true at Future Proof. Relax and lose yourself as you vibe out at the silent disco. Located at booth 402, USCF provides the tunes, and you provide the grooves.
No festival is complete without an art exhibit. Future Proof is no different. Watch as Future Proof artist Tony Concep’ genius brings the living mural to life over the 3-day festival. Be sure to stop by booth 400 and tell Tony and Reggie how much you appreciate the art.
Join 30+ executives from the country’s top-ranked RIA firms for a VIP evening reception.
If you are an executive leader (or owner) of a fast-growing RIA firm and are interested in participating get in touch with us today. Space is extremely limited.
The Future Proof Festival experience roles on as we host our annual music festival. This year’s lineup features an array of artists and musicians covering everything from rock classics to hip hop. Come early and stay late sampling the numerous food trucks and bars. Don’t miss headliners rap legend Big Boi and indie pop sensation Fitz and the Tantrums showcase their talents.* * admission is included with your Future Proof Pass.
Relax and unwind as you connect with the Future Proof community, as you enjoy and evening of tasty bites, and delicious cocktails as celebrity DJ, DJ Mick sets the vibe as the sunsets on the beautiful Pacific Ocean.
Future Proof is all about experiences. Rub shoulders with Big Boi in this invite-only meet & greet in the Future Proof green room.
Recgonized as one of if not the most influential podcasts Invest Like the Best records live from Future Proof. Join host Patrick O’Shanunessy and his guest for indepth look at the markets, investing and the world of business.
The Pacific Highway stage is the most versatile stage at Future Proof. With countless setup options, the PCH Stage is your go-to spot for industry insight and innovation, all while staying current with the latest trends in money, culture, tech and impact.
As the beating heart of the boardwalk, the Ocean stage will feature seating for over 500 and have the look and feel of a concert venue on the beach. The ocean stage will host a range of exciting content from industry-changing keynotes to the closing concert featuring today’s biggest musical acts.
Podcasts are all the rage, as they excite and entertain audiences from afar. Future Proof changes the game, as we invite your favorite podcasters to host their shows live from the festival. Forget passive listening. Future Proof’s Live Podcast sessions allow you to interact directly with your favorite podcast creators as they record live episodes just feet from the Pacific Ocean.
You’ve got questions and e we have a dedicated team of helpful staff walking the grounds, and an attendee concierge desk stationed on the boardwalk to help get you answers. Don’t be shy. We are happy to help.
Perhaps no sport combines art, culture, and athletics more than skateboarding. These all collide at booth 102, where you can watch street artists design custom skateboard decks. Check in with the team from Morningstar, and you might find yourself taking one home.
We all know coffee is the fuel that helps us survive the day, and we all know there is nothing worse than stale coffee in a hotel banquet room that has sat for hours. Grab a cup of freshly brewed coffee throughout the day at any of our high-end coffee carts located throughout the Boardwalk.
Ready to mingle with fellow female financial advisors? The Female Advisor Network Happy Hour is where you’ll want to be!
Held at X BAR, this is a great opportunity to network with other women during Future Proof.
Future Proof brings together the best and brightest advisors from across the country. This invite-only exclusive event allows the Investopedia Top 100 advisors to reconnect, share insights and celebrate their achievement of being named to this prestigious list.
Join 25+ key financial media, industry reporters, and other press for a media-only evening reception.
If you are a member of the press and are interested in participating get in touch with us today. Space is extremely limited.
As a member of the press, you will have the opportunity to RSVP for both receptions on Sunday and Monday.
Hear podcast legend and host of Masters In Business Barry Ritholtz for a can’t miss live recording of the most influential podcast covering the world of business.
Maximize your time at Future Proof by participating in a 10-person advisor networking dinner organized by us and industry partners. Held at popular downtown Huntington Beach restaurants, our organized Advisor Networking Dinners will provide you with a one-of-a-kind culinary experience while making new friends and catching up with old ones. Space is extremely limited. Must RSVP.
Just because you are away from home it does not mean you need to miss your workout. Start each day with a HIIT beach workout hosted by the Future Proof communities Jess Bost. * space is limited, preregisteration required
Future Proof puts a value on your health and ability to decompress from the grind of festival life. Begin your day with a focus on centering body and mind for a day of meetings, networking, and more.
Your mental health is as important as your physical health. Set the tone for each day as you take the time to relax your mind, center your thoughts and prepare yourself for the day ahead.
We are in Surf City U.S.A – of course we are going to have surf lessions. Whether you are catching barrels are just learning to stand come out be part of the community and tick learning to surf off your bucket list.
Investing has become mainstream and nowhere is this better encompassed than in the new documentary film This is Not Financial Advice. Join us as we invite the cast and crew for an open conversation on the mindset of today’s investors, and take a closer look at investing as a cultural phenomenon and show clips from the movie.
Cultural icons and financial influencers Earn Your Lesuire host their wildly popular Market Mondays Show live from the Future Proof stage. This can’t miss sessions ties together market events and education to help investors be better invested.