November 14, 2017
The Port Commission will have and evening lecture and workshop event facilitated by futurist Glen Heimstra beginning at 6:00PM (doors open at 5:30) at the Port conference room located at 1000 E. Port Marina Drive in Hood River.
Beyond 2030: The Shape of Things to Come:
On Tuesday evening November 14 Glen Hiemstra, Founder of Futurist.com in Seattle, will speak about longer-term trends shaping the future of cities, regions, and transportation and the role that transportation plays in the vitality of a region. Glen’s presentation will offer a sweeping and entertaining overview of the key trend areas shaping the next two decades and beyond: demographics, technology, the knowledge-based economy, environment, and the next energy revolution. The predictable but often surprising nature of the future will be explored and those who attend will be challenged to wake up to the future and to be proactive in the creation of a preferred future. Specific developments that are noted will include the Internet of things, driverless vehicles and drones, nanotechnology, 3D communication and entertainment, the disruptive future of energy, aging and youth demographic trends, confronting the great divides in society, environmental challenges and green business opportunities, and biotech advances that offer the hope of longer and healthier lives. Glen offers a hopeful vision for the rest of the 21st Century that, if anticipated and dealt with creatively, can create opportunity in our community for the longer term.