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Join us May 13th, 2021, 5pm CET for the first-ever edition of ForkTalks!


The Fork In The Road Project is growing quickly. We are now starting to create events that will further expand our audience, and as one of the initiators of this project, I am happy to announce our first ForkTalk!

The inaugural ForkTalk features Philip Kotler, Brenda Cooper, David Houle, Bronwyn Williams, hosted by Glen Hiemstra and myself. This free FORK-TALK event will feature the 3 initiators as hosts, and these 4 world-renowned keynote speakers presenting a short talk each, followed by Q&A: 

  1. Brenda Cooper on the Role of Science Fiction as a Visionary Tool
  2. David Houle on  Facing the Climate Crisis
  3. Bronwyn Williams on Re-Writing the Social Contract
  4. Philip Kotler on Is World Capitalism Ready for Nordic Capitalism?
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Brenda Cooper: Stories of the Future: Science Fiction as a Visionary Tool

Brenda will touch on the power of story as a way to spark interest in the future, to explore possible solutions, and to either warn or instill hope. 

Brenda Cooper is the award-winning author of twelve books and more than fifty stories. She is the Information Technology Director for a large construction company in Seattle. WA; Lease Crutcher Lewis. She occasionally gives talks on the future.

Brenda Cooper on an interview with one of our founders Glen Hiemstra

David Houle: Facing the Climate Crisis: Simplified

David Houle subject will touch on a high-level look at what needs to be done. The basics needed to change our trajectory at this fork in the road of the 2020s.

David Houle is a futurist, thinker and keynote speaker. He has keynoted numerous conferences across the country and internationally. In the last fourteen years he has delivered 1200+ presentations and keynotes on 6 continents and 16 countries.He is regularly invited to speak at corporate management retreats.

David Houle on his most recent TEDx talk

Bronwyn Williams: Re-Writing the Social Contract

In this short talk, Bronwyn will explain the undercurrents that have become cracks in our social contract and highlights the pitfalls we need to avoid if we wish to heal rather than widen those divides. She will be highlighting the importance of holding space for diversity and divergent ideas about the future without falling into the twin traps of discrimination or forced homogeneity.

Bronwyn Williams is a futurist, economist and trend analyst from Johannesburg South Africa. She is currently a Partner and foresight lead at Flux Trends and is the co-author of The Future Starts Now, published by Bloomsbury in 2021. She is a regular media commentator on socio-economic trends and has consulted to large company boards and public sector institutions alike on how to dream, design, and build better futures for all of us.

Bronwyn Williams on a recent interview by David Wood

Philip Kotler: Is the World Ready for Nordic Capitalism?

Philip Kotler will share how Nordic democracies consistently rank the highest in multiple categories. Might they be a model for global capitalism?

Philip Kotler is known around the world as the “father of modern marketing.” For over 50 years he has taught at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Kotler’s book Marketing Management is the most widely used textbook in marketing around the world. 

Philip Kotler on a rare live event in 2020

This FREE event will be held on Zoom, and will be live-streamed on Youtube as well. Links will be sent to all registered participants prior to the event. Please register on Eventbrite.

Keep up with the latest about The Fork In The Road Project through #theforkintheroad socials: Twitter and Medium.

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