TFI Speakers

 

Lawrence Vanston, Ph.D., President, John Vanston, Ph.D., Chairman, Technology Futures, Inc.

John Vanston, Ph.D., Lawrence Vanston, Ph.D., and TFI's distinguised staff and associates are highly regarded as speakers and give prepared or tailored keynote, leadership, conference,and internal presentations, and conduct workshops and seminars all over the world.

Our speakers provide your audience with:

  • Thought-provoking presentations incorporating the vision of the futurist with the down-to-earth judgment of the analyst.
  • Descriptions of important emerging technology trends developed through our forecasting and analysis work influencing organizations now, in the near future, and in the distant future.
  • Relate these emerging technology trends directly to specific industries and organizations of individual audiences.
  • Provide suggestions on how the audience can best prepare and take advantage of these trends.
  • Present the forecasting techniques and applications that TFI has developed and uses in its forecasting and trend analysis work.

 



John Vanston, Author, Minitrends

 

JOHN H. VANSTON, Ph.D.

Focus Areas: Minitrends and Forecasting

Chairman, Technology Futures, Inc.

Award-Winning Author: MINITRENDS: How Innovators & Entrepreneurs Discover & Profit From Business & Technology Trends

Chair: MiniTrends 2012: A Conference on Translating Emerging Trends into Business Opportunities, Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, October 17-18, 2012, Austin, Texas.

Minitrends: Profiting from Business Opportunity Gems Book CoverDr. John Vanston is an internationally-renowned consultant, educator, speaker, and award-winning author in the fields of technology forecasting, emerging trends, technology/market integration, and technology management in uncertain environments. His new book MINITRENDS: How Entrepreneurs & Innovators Discover & Profit From Business & Technology Trends, written in collaboration with his daughter, Carrie Vanston, is the Pinnacle Book Achievement Best Business Book Winner, an Eric Hoffer Business Book Award Winner, and has received several finalist nods for best business book of the year. MINITRENDS has also received many excellent reviews and endorsements from prestigious publications and distinguished individuals.

Dr. Vanston's forecasting presentations and workshops provide audiences with an understanding of the technology development process, teaches participants to conduct valid technology/market forecasts, and shows how to utilize these forecasts to to identify and evaluate emerging market needs and improve organizational planning.

His Minitrends presentations provide an excellent concept for individuals and organizations to find and profit from emerging trends that will become significantly important in 2-5 years, but that are not yet widely recognized or appreciated. The presentations encourage the adoption of a mindset that opens our imagination, creativity, and curiosity in order to make the most of our circumstances and distinguish ourselves from others.

Full Speaker Bio

Sampling of Topics

  • MINITRENDS: How to Discover & Profit From Business & Technology Trends
  • Initiating a Minitrend Exploitation Program
  • The Five Views of the Future™
  • The Future as a Strategic Asset

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TFI President and Speaker Dr. Lawrence Vanston

LAWRENCE K. VANSTON, Ph.D.

President, Technology Futures, Inc.

Focus Areas: Telecommunications Trends and Forecasting

Dr. Vanston is a popular speaker on the subject of the future of telecommunications and its significance to organizations and people. He provides valid forecasts of future developments in the telecom industry and examines the driving forces behind these developments and their implications. As president of Technology Futures, Inc., Dr. Vanston has been monitoring, analyzing, and forecasting telecom technologies and services for more than 20 years.

Since 1985, Dr. Vanston has been the director and principal author of a number of ongoing reports commissioned by the Telecommunications Technology Forecasting Group (TTFG). Topics have included Internet access requirements, xDSL technologies, ATM switching, fiber optics, video services, and wireless communications. The flagship TFI/TTFG publication, Transforming the Local Exchange Network, is in its fifth edition. In 2013 the TTFG was expanded to the Communications Technology Forecasting Group to include cable television and wireless providers. Dr. Vanston is Editor of the CTFG blog and resource website. He is also frequently called to testify before state and federal regulatory commissions.

Dr. Vanston is a popular speaker on the future of telecommunications and its significance to organizations and people. Some of the prestigious programs he has spoken at include the IIR Telecom Market Forecasting Conference, Broadband Tax Institute Conference, iHollywood's Triple Play: Voice, Video, Data, Wichita Program for Appraisal for Ad Valorem Taxation, International Communications Forecasting Conference, and the Society of Depreciation Professionals Conference.

Dr. Vanston directs TFI’s popular TFI Asset Valuation Conference and TFI Technology Forecasting for Valuation Seminar—both now in their 9th year—for the telecommunications industry. He was honored as Outstanding Speaker of the Year by attendees of the 11th Annual International Communications Forecasting Conference.

Full Speaker Bio

Sampling of Topics

  • Telecom Technology Convergence
  • Telecom Trends You Can't Ignore
  • Today's Kids: A Window to the Telecom Future
  • Wireless Broadband: Big Loser, Niche Player, or Big Winner?
  • The Local Exchange Network in 2015: Step into the Future
  • Transforming the Local Exchange Network
  • Technology Forecasting for Telecom: An Overview for Everyone

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Other TFI Staff and Associate Speakers

We also have other distinguished TFI staff members and associates we work with who speak on a wide range of technology subjects.

 


Sampling of TFI's Presentations

Minitrends ConferenceMiniTrends 2013: The Integration of Profit & Social Responsibility
Sponsored by Technology Futures, Inc., Conference Chair, Dr. John H. Vanston, Keynotes, Jani Byrne, Dir., IBM, Gary Hoover, CEO, Bigwig Games, Inc.. Featured Speakers including Lawrence Vanston and many others. Holiday Inn Town Lake, Austin, Texas (October 2-3, 2012).

Appraisal for Ad Valorem Taxation Logo
Larry Vanston speaks on "Telecom Forecasting"
27th Annual Wichita Program, Appraisal for Ad Valorem Taxation of Communications, Energy and Transportation Properties in Wichita, Kansas (July 27-31, 2013).
World Future 2013, World Future Society Conference, Chicago, IL 2012 Master Course: ”"Succeeding in a New Normal World"
Dr. John Vanston, David Snyder, and Carrie Vanston, World Future 2013, World Future Society, Chicago, IL (July 19, 2013)
Military Officers Association of America Logo“MiniTrends: How Innovators and Entrepreneurs Discover and Profit from Business and Technology Trends”
Dr. John Vanston, Military Officers Association of America (April 17, 2013)
TFI conducts its Eighth Annual TFI Communications Technology Asset Valuation Conference and Pre-Conference Seminar: Technology Forecasting for Valuation in Austin, Texas.
Larry Vanston is Conference/Seminar Director, with Ray Hodges and invited speakers and panelists also presenting (January 24-25, 2013).
Minitrends ConferenceMinitrends 2012: Translating Emerging Trends Into Business Opportunities
Sponsored by Technology Futures, Inc., Conference Chair, Dr. John H. Vanston, Keynotes, David Pearce Snyder, The Futurist, Byron Reese. Featured Speakers including Lawrence Vanston and many others. Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, Austin, Texas (October 17-18, 2012).
John Vanston talks on “Minitrends: How Innovators and Entrepreneurs Discover and Profit from Business and Technology Trends”
International Foresight Forum, Helsinki, Finland (September 20, 2012).
John Vanston conducts “Succeeding in the InfoMagination Age Using Minitrends”
Product Camp, Austin, TX (August 11, 2012)
John Vanston conducts Master Course: Weak Signals and Minitrends: Foundations for Truly Innovative Organizations" and speaks at the conference on "Succeeding in the Age of Imagination."
World Future Society Annual Conference in Toronto, Canada (July 27 and July 29, 2012, respectively)
IFF LogoLarry Vanston speaks on "Broadband Traffic Forecasts and the Implications for Different Access Technologies."
The International Institute of Forecasters'32nd International Symposium on Forecasting, Boston, MA (June 25, 2012).
IFF LogoLarry Vanston speaks on "Forecasting Technology Change and its Impact on Asset Lives."
Institute for Professionals in Taxation 36th Annual Conference, Indian Wells, CA (June 24, 2012).
John Vanston speaks on "MINITRENDS: How to Find & Profit From Emerging Trends"
Metropolitan Breakfast Club in Austin, Texas (May 2, 2012).
John Vanston speaks on "MINITRENDS: How to Discover & Profit From Emerging Trends"
RISE Conference in Austin, Texas (March 27, 2012).
TFI conducts its Seventh Annual TFI Asset Valuation Conference and Pre-Conference Seminar: Technology Forecasting for Valuation in Austin, Texas.
Larry Vanston is Conference/Seminar Director, with Ray Hodges and invited panelists also presenting (January 18-20, 2012).
Beyond 50 Radio interviews Dr. John Vanston and Carrie Vanston on how individuals can find and profit from Minitrends.
"Minitrends: Finding and Profiting from Business & Technology Trends" (January 13, 2012).

2011

Larry Vanston speaks on "Set Top Boxes-Depreciation Forecasting ."
FCIAAO 2011 TPP Seminar sponsored by the Florida Chapter of IAAO, Lake Mary, Florida (December 6, 2011).
John Vanston speaks on "Minitrends: A Foundation For An Innovative Organization ."
Austin-Silicon Hills Rotary Club in Austin, Texas (October 26, 2011).
Society of Depreciation LogoLarry Vanston speaks on "Life Cycle Analysis /Technology Forecasting. "
The 24th 2011 Annual Conference and Training of The Society of Depreciation Professionals in Atlanta, Georgia (September 23, 2011).
Larry Vanston speaks on "Telecommunications Issues and Values" with Jerry Weinert of AUS.
New York State Assessors' Association 2011 Annual Meeting and Seminar in Buffalo, NY (September 13, 2011).
Beyond 50 Radio interviews Dr. John Vanston on the Minitrends concept and book.
"Minitrends: A Study on Tracking Emerging Trend" (July 21, 2011).
John Vanston speaks on "Minitrends: A New Concept for Translating Emerging Trends into Promising Opportunities."
World Future Society Annual Conference in Vancouver, Canada (July 8-10, 2011)
IFF LogoLarry Vanston speaks on "Forecasts of Wireless vs. Wireline Broadband Access" and "What to Look for in a Good Forecast."
The International Institute of Forecasters' 31st Annual International Symposium on Forecasting, Prague, Czech Republic (June 26-29, 2011).
John Vanston speaks on "Mentoring/Coaching New Consultant: Individual or Team."
IEEE Central Texas Consultants Network (June 15, 2011).

John Vanston speaks on "Minitrends: Establishing an Innovation Exploitation Program."
North Austin Rotary Club in Austin, Texas (June 6, 2012).
John Vanston speaks on "MINITRENDS: How to Discover & Profit From Emerging Trends"
RISE Conference in Austin, Texas (March 8, 2011).
John Vanston speaks on "Initiating a Minitrend Exploitation Program."
Creating High Performance Organizations for the New World Conference, Association of Strategic Planners in Dallas, Texas (February 28-March 2, 2011).
TFI conducts its Sixth Annual TFI Asset Valuation Conference and Pre-Conference Seminar: Technology Forecasting for Valuation in Austin, Texas.
Larry Vanston is Conference/Seminar Director, with Ray Hodges and invited panelists also presenting (January 12-14, 2011).

2010

Larry Vanston speaks on "Forecasting New Technologies in Telecommunications: Past Experience and Future Directions."
INFORMS' Energizing the Future Conferencein Austin, Texas (November 7, 2010).
Larry Vanston speaks on "Integration of Telecommunication Networks, Cable TV Networks and the Internet in the U.S.: Opportunities and Problems."
Columbia University Continuing Education Program in New York, New York (October 8, 2010).
John Vanston with Carrie Vanston presents series "MINITRENDS: Winning Big by Thinking Small."
University of Texas in Austin SAGE Group (Seminars for Adult Growth and Enrichment) (Fall Session, 2010).
John Vanston speaks on "MINITRENDS: Seizing the Future Before It's Defined."
Wilco Entrepreneurs Community in Austin, Texas (October 14, 2011).
John Vanston speaks on "Minitrends."
IEEE Central Texas Consultants Network (September 22, 2010).
International Symposium on Forecasting LogoTFI conducts 3-day Technology Forecasting Seminar in Kazakhstan.
Larry Vanston is Seminar Director. Sponsored by the U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF) for the Kazakhstan's Innovation Research Fund, Astana, Kazakhstan (July 21-23, 2010).
Larry Vanston speaks on "Telecom Forecasting for the 2010s".
The International Institute of Forecasters' 30th Annual International Symposium on Forecasting in San Diego, California (June 20-23, 2010).
John Vanston speaks on "Minitrends".
West Point Society in Austin, Texas (May 12, 2010).
John Vanston speaks on "Minitrends".
Northwest Austin Rotary Club in Austin, Texas (April 23, 2010).

John Vanston speaks on "Minitrends".

Joint Service Academy Network of Austin, Austin, TX, April 15, 2010
John Vanston speaks on "Minitrends".
Bradley-Morris, Inc., April 11, 2010, Austin, TX

John Vanston speaks on "Minitrends".
Austin University Area Rotary Club in Austin, Texas (March 15, 2010).
John Vanston speaks on "Minitrends".
World Future Society in Austin, Texas (February 16, 2010).
John Vanston speaks on "Minitrends".
Web Analytics Wednesday in Austin, Texas (February 10, 2010).
TFI conducts its Fifth Annual TFI Asset Valuation Conference and Pre-Conference Seminar: Technology Forecasting for Valuation in Austin, Texas.
Larry Vanston is Conference/Seminar Director, with John Vanston, Ray Hodges, and invited panelists also presenting (January 13-15, 2010).
John Vanston speaks on "Minitrends".
North Austin Rotary Club in Austin, Texas (March 15, 2010).
Austin, TX January 4, 2010

2009

 

TFI conducts its Fifth Annual TFI Asset Valuation Conference and Pre-Conference Seminar: Technology Forecasting for Valuation in Austin, Texas.
Larry Vanston is Conference/Seminar Director, with John Vanston, Ray Hodges, and invited panelists also presenting (January 13-15, 2010).
Larry Vanston speaks on "Hot Topics in Broadband and Telecommunications".
The 23rd Annual Meeting of The Society of Depreciation Professionals in Albuquerque, New Mexico (October 5, 2009).
Larry Vanston conducts one-day pre-conference on Convergence Within the Communications Industry—What Does It All Mean?
IIR Telecoms Market Forecasting 2009 in London, England (September 28, 2009).
Larry Vanston speaks on "Depreciation and Indexes: How do They ‘Factor’ In?"
39th Annual Wichita Program, Appraisal for Ad Valorem Taxation of Communications, Energy and Transportation Properties in Wichita, Kansas (July 28, 2009).
Larry Vanston speaks on "Technology Forecasting in the Telecommunications Industry."
The National Academies' Committee on Forecasting Future Disruptive Technologies in Washington, D.C. (March 3-4, 2009).
Henry Elliott speaks on "Mechatronics – Impacting and Changing Our Lives"
2009 Motor Drive and Automation Conference in Orlando, Florida (March 3, 2009).
TFI conducts fourth annual seminar/conference series: "Technology Forecasting for Depreciation and Valuation," "Broadband Futures Seminar," and "Technology Futures Asset Valuation Conference" in Austin, Texas.
Larry Vanston is Seminars/Conference Director, with John Vanston, Ray Hodges, and invited speakers and panelists also presenting (January 13-15, 2009).
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2008

 

 

Larry Vanston speaks on "Telecom Technology Convergence."
South Texas College's Information Technology Forum 2008 in Mission, Texas (November 14, 2008).
Larry Vanston speaks on "Communications."
The National Association of Property Tax Representatives--Transportation, Energy, & Communications Conference in Austin, Texas (October 28, 2008).
Larry Vanston speaks on "Telecom Technology Convergence."
Dallas Central Appraisal District's Management Retreat in Dallas, Texas (October 9, 2008).
Larry Vanston speaks on "Technology Forecasting—The Essential Ingredients."
The 22nd Annual Meeting of The Society of Depreciation Professionals in Greenville, South Carolina (September 23, 2008).
TFI partners with E-Solutions Caribbean in conducting TFI's Telecom Trends In-House Seminar.
The Telecommunications Company Suriname in Suriname (August 18-19, 2008).
John Vanston speaks on "Nuclear Genie Gnawing at Stopper."
Foreign Service Association in Austin, Texas (April 30, 2008).
Larry Vanston presents webinar on "Rational Exuberance: Forecasts for Broadband Bandwidth Demand."
The Fiber-to-the-Home Council's Industry Update Webinar Series (February 27, 2008).
TFI conducts third annual seminar/conference series: "Technology Forecasting Mini Seminar," "Broadband Futures Seminar," and "Technology Futures Asset Valuation Conference" in Austin, Texas.
Larry Vanston is Seminars/Conference Director, with John Vanston, David Smith, Ray Hodges, and invited speakers and panelists also presenting (February 6-8, 2008).

 

2007

 

John Vanston speaks on "Nuclear Weapons Experiences."
Central Texas West Point Society in Austin, Texas (December 5, 2007).
Larry Vanston speaks on "Meeting the Challenge of Accurately Forecasting New Service Opportunities in a Converging Telecoms and Media Market" and is Chair the final day of the conference on the subject of “Accurately Forecasting Take Up of New Technologies & Services.”
IIR Telecoms Market Forecasting 2007 in London, England (September 27, 2007).
Larry Vanston gives Keynote Speech on "Communications Convergence: Promises and Pitfalls Along the Way."
Converging Technology Seminar sponsored by the Washington State Department of Revenue in Olympia, Washington (September 25, 2007).
Larry Vanston speaks on "Broadband Convergence: Where We're Going and What it Means."
The 21th Annual Meeting of The Society of Depreciation Professionals in Rapid City, South Dakota (September 24, 2007).
Larry Vanston speaks on "Technological Change and Convergence in Telecommunications."
IAAO Councils and Sections Seminar sponsored by the International Association of Assessing Officers in Seattle, Washington (April 25, 2007).
TFI conducts second annual seminar series: "Technology Forecasting Mini Seminar," "Broadband Futures Seminar," and "Impacts of Broadband on Asset Valuation Symposium" in Austin, Texas.
Larry Vanston is Seminars/Symposium Director, with John Vanston, Ray Hodges, and invited panelists also presenting (February 5-7, 2007).

 


 

2006

Larry Vanston speaks at conference on "Examining the Impact of Price and Other Factors on Forecasting for Technology Adoption Rates" and conducts one-day TFI Post Conference Workshop entitled "Technology Adoption and Substitution Forecasting in Telecoms"
IIR Telecoms Market Forecasting 2006 in Lisbon, Portugal (September 28, 2006).
Larry Vanston speaking on "Convergence within the Communications Industry (Property Tax)."
2006 Broadband Tax Institute Conference in Chicago, Illinois (September 19, 2006).
Larry Vanston speaks on "Convergence Within the Communications Industry—What Does It All Mean?"
36th Annual Wichita Program, Appraisal for Ad Valorem Taxation of Communications, Energy and Transportation Properties in Wichita, Kansas (July 25, 2006).
John Vanston is Panel Chair for "Superpower Panel: Where Do Great Ideas Come From?" and speaks on "The Five Views of the Future™."
Emerging Technologies, New Product Development and Marketing Innovations 2006, sponsored by Frost & Sullivan in San Diego, California (June 19, 2006).
Larry Vanston gives Keynote Speech on "The 5 Technology Trends You Can't Ignore."
ITEC Dallas in Dallas, Texas (June 7, 2006).
Larry Vanston speaks on "Today's Kids: Telecom at 30."
PoliTech 2006 sponsored by the Telecommunications Association of Michigan in Lansing, Michigan (May 24, 2006).
Larry Vanston gives Keynote Speech on "The 5 Technology Trends You Can't Ignore."
ITEC Houston in Houston, Texas (May 17-18).
Larry Vanston gives Keynote Speech on "The Future Is Now."
National Telecommunications Cooperative Association's Telecom Executive Forum in Palm Springs, California (March 27, 2006).
John Vanston conducts executive symposium on "Technical Intelligence for Smarter Decision Making."
Medical Industry 2006 sponsored by Frost & Sullivan in San Francisco, California (March 16, 2006).
Larry Vanston speaks on "Wireless Trends: Promise of WiMax."
Fast Forward Wireless: Future Business Opportunities sponsored by MIT Enterprise Forum in Austin, Texas (March 8, 2006).
TFI conducts new seminar series: Technology Forecasting Mini Seminar, Broadband Futures Seminar, and Impacts of Broadband on Telecom Depreciation and Asset Valuation Seminar.
Larry Vanston (Seminar Director), John Vanston, David Smith are presenters. Austin, Texas. (February 6-8, 2006).

 


 

2005

TFI conducts new seminar series: Technology Forecasting Mini Seminar, Broadband Futures Seminar, and Impacts of Broadband on Telecom Depreciation and Asset Valuation Seminar.
Austin, Texas. Larry Vanston is Seminar Director. Also presenting: John Vanston (February 6-8, 2006).
Larry Vanston speaks on "So This Time Do the Telcos Have It Right?" and "Advanced Services, Beyond the Hype."
Dr. Vanston also writes analyst paper for "deluxe" attendees entitled "Forecasts for Broadband Communications." iHollywood's Triple Play: Voice, Video, Data at Telecom '05 in Las Vegas, Nevada (October 24, 2005). TFI is proud to be a Research Partner of this event.
John Vanston speaks on "The Role of Biotechnology in New Curricula Development."
Steering Committee of the Texas State Leadership Consortium for Curricula Development in Austin, Texas (September 13, 2005).
Larry Vanston speaks on "VoIP and Fixed Wireless."
The 19th Annual Meeting of The Society of Depreciation Professionals in San Antonio, Texas (September 13, 2005).
TFI conducts two-day public seminar Product and Technology Roadmapping: Linking Market, Products and Technology.
David Smith (Seminar Director), John Vanston, and Bill Kleinbecker are the presenters. Conducted in conjunction with The Management Roundtable in Chicago, Illinois (August 8-9, 2005). Seminar sells out!
John Vanston speaks on "Biotechnology: The Role of Community and Technical Colleges."
Texas Leadership Consortium for Curriculum Development in Austin, Texas (August 3, 2005).
Larry Vanston speaks on "Forecasts of Skyrocketing Bandwidth Needs"
Municipal Broadband Conference in Nashville, Tennessee (July 11, 2005).
John Vanston speaks on "The Future as YOU See It."
Austin Chapter of the World Future Society in Austin, Texas (June 16, 2005).

 


 

2004

Larry Vanston speaks on "Broadband Wireless Market Forecasts" and TFI is a Gold Sponsor.
2nd Annual Wireless Networking and Communications Group (WNCG) Symposium in Austin, Texas. TFI is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the event (October 20-22, 2004).
Larry Vanston speaks on "Technology Substitution and Competition on the U.S. Telecommunications Industry".
34th Annual Wichita Program: Appraisal for Ad Valorem Taxation of Communications, Energy, and Transportation Properties in Wichita, Kansas (July 27, 2004).
John Vanston speaks on "The Future & Its Impact On Small Cities."
Tyler Economic Development Council, Tyler, Texas (June 17, 2004).
John Vanston, TFI, presents insights on and results of TFI/TSTC's Programs for Emerging Technologies (PET).
Annual Conference of the National Institute for Staff & Organizational Development (NISOD), Austin, Texas (May 25, 2004).
John Vanston presents results of TFI authored reports on Nanotechnology, Fuel Cells, and Homeland Security.
Seamless Transition Conference in Dallas, Texas (March 9, 2004). Participants include 2-year college deans and other educational leaders.
John Vanston gives presentation reviewing recent studies by TFI in Homeland Security Technologies.
Homestarrs Society in Dallas, Texas (February 20, 2004). Studies include a technology forecast in the area conducted by TFI for the Texas State Technical College System. Contact info@tfi.com for more information.

 


 

2003

John Vanston presents award and reads winner's paper at the Writing Austin's Lives Awards Ceremony.
Sponsored by The University of Texas Humanities Institute in Austin, Texas (November 16, 2003).
John Vanston and Larry Vanston speak about the factors that have led to TFI’s long-term success.
TFI's 25th Anniversary Celebration (July 23, 2003).
John Vanston speaks on “Five Views of the Future™,” TFI's strategic analysis framework.
Creating Business Growth-Implementing the Plan Conference sponsored by the Industrial Research Institute (IRI). Colorado Springs, Colorado. (May 18-21, 2003)
John Vanston speaks on “Nanotechnology: A Technology Forecast.”
Nanotechnology Colloquium sponsored by Winstad Sechrest & Minick Law Firm in Austin, Texas and video-conferenced to several Texas cities. (April 28, 2003)

 


 

2002

John Vanston speaks on “The Five Views of the Future,” TFI's strategic analysis framework.
Futures Studies Group at the University of Houston at Clearlake in Clearlake, Texas. (October 14, 2002)
John Vanston speaks on “The Role of Technology Forecasting in New Curricula Development.”
Steering Committee of the Texas State Leadership Consortium for Curricula Development in Dallas, Texas. (July 23, 2002)
John Vanston speaks on “The Future as a Strategic Asset.”
Association of Strategic Planners in Los Angeles, California. (July 9, 2002)
Larry Vanston speaks on “The Local Exchange Network, 2015.”
20th Annual International Communications Forecasting Conference (ICFC) in San Francisco, California. (June 26, 2002)
TFI conducts two-day public seminar Technology Market Forecasting for Telecommunications: Quantitative Methods & Forecasts™.
In conjunction with the 20th Annual International Communications Forecasting Conference (ICFC) in San Francisco, California. (June 24-25, 2002)
Larry Vanston speaks on “The Future of the Local Exchange Network, 2015.”
NY State Telephone Association Conference in Syracuse, New York. (June 5, 2002)

 


 

2001

TFI conducts one-day public seminar Technology Market Forecasting for Telecommunications: Quantitative Methods & Forecasts™.
In conjunction with the Forecasting the Telecoms Market International Conference in London, England. (October 9, 2001)
Larry Vanston presents Keynote Speech on "Selecting the Optimum Forecasting Technique for a Specific Task" and Chairs the 1st day of conference.
Forecasting the Telecoms Market International Conference sponsored by the IBC Telecoms Division of Informa Group's Telecoms & Media Group, London, England. (October 8-9, 2001)
Larry Vanston speaks on “An Overview of Current Forecasts for Telecommunications Markets” and Ray Hodges speaking on “Forecasting the 3G Wireless Market.”
19th Annual International Communications Forecasting Conference (ICFC), Washington, D.C. (June 27-29, 2001)
TFI presents two-day seminar entitled Technology Market Forecasting for Telecommunications: Quantitative Methods & Forecasts™.
In conjunction with the International Communications Forecasting Conference (ICFC) in Washington, D.C. (June 25-26, 2001)
TFI presents three-day public seminar entitled Forecasting & Planning Technology™.
Washington, D.C. (June 18-20, 2001)
TFI conducts two-day seminar entitled Forecasting and Planning Technology™.
Executive MBA Program, Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. (June 1-2, 2001)
TFI conducts three-day seminar entitled "Forecasting & Planning Technology™" and two-day seminar entitled "Telecom Trends: Markets & Technologies™."
Austin, Texas (March 5-9, 2001).

 


 

2000

TFI conducts three-day seminar entitled Forecasting & Planning Technology™ and two-day seminar entitled Telecom Trends: Markets & Technologies™.
Austin, Texas. (November 13-17, 2000)
Larry Vanston speaks on "Competition for Local Telecommunications Services: Forecasts & Impacts" and Ray Hodges speaks on "Network Model for Fixed & Mobile Wireless."
18th Annual International Communications Forecasting Conference (ICFC), Seattle, Washington. (September 26-29, 2000)
TFI presents three-day seminar entitled Technology Forecasting, Planning, and Management Workshop.
National Imagery and Mapping Agency in St. Louis, Missouri. (September 25-27, 2000)
TFI presents 2-day seminar entitled Technology Market Forecasting for Telecommunications: Quantitative Methods & Forecasts™.
In conjunction with the International Communications Forecasting Conference in Seattle, Washington. (September 25-26, 2000)
Larry Vanston speaks on "Changes in Telecommunications Property, Wireline Technology."
30th Annual Wichita Program: Appraisal for Ad Valorem Taxation of Communications, Energy, and Transportation Properties, Wichita, Kansas. (July 31, 2000)
John Vanston speaks on "Enhancing Communications Between Technologies and Business Managers" ."
World Future Society Annual Conference, FutureFocus 2000: Changes, Challenges & Choices. Houston, Texas. (July 23-25, 2000)
TFI presents three-day seminar entitled Forecasting & Planning Technology™ and two-day seminars entitled Managing and Implementing Technology™ and Telecom Trends: Markets & Technologies™.
Austin, Texas. (May 8-12, 2000)
TFI presents three-day seminar entitled Forecasting & Planning Technology™ and two-day seminar entitled Telecom Trends: Markets & Technologies™.
Los Angeles, California. (January 24-28, 2000)

 


 

1999

Larry Vanston speaks on "The Future of Demand Telecommunications Analysis and Forecasting In the Information Age."
Third European Workshop on Techno-Economics For Multimedia Networks and Services in Aveiro, Portugal. (December 14, 1999)
Larry Vanston speaks on "Technology Forecasting Applications in Depreciation."
Property Accounting Conference sponsored by Edison Electric Institute/American Gas Association in Coronado, California. (December 6, 1999)
Larry Vanston gives Keynote Speech on "New Telecom Networks and Services."
The 5th Norwegian Telecommunications Conference in Oslo, Norway. (October 5, 1999)
TFI presents three-day seminar entitled Forecasting & Planning Technology™ and two-day seminar entitled Telecom Trends: Markets & Technologies™.
Austin, Texas. (September 13-17, 1999)
TFI presents three-day seminars entitled Quantitative Technology/Market Forecasting™ and Telecom Trends: Markets & Technologies™.
Denver, Colorado. (June 13-15, 1999)
TFI presents three-day seminar entitled Forecasting & Planning Technology™ and two-day seminar entitled Telecom Trends: Markets & Technologies™.
Austin, Texas. (April 12-16, 1999)
Larry Vanston speaks on "Emerging Access Markets & Technologies" and "Wireless vs. Wireline for Voice Services: Forecasts & Impacts."
WIK's Masterclass Program: Telecommunications Demand Analysis and Forecasting in the Information Age in Bad Honnef, Germany. (April 12-13, 1999)
Larry Vanston speaks on "Wireless vs. Wireline for Voice Services: Forecasts & Impacts."
Telecom Business '99 in Anaheim, California. (March 30, 1999)
TFI presents two-day seminar entitled Technology Forecasting for the Telecom Industry™.
Austin, Texas. (February 22-24, 1999)
Larry Vanston speaks on "The Future of Wireless Competition."
The 1999 Western Communications Forum in Dallas, Texas. (February 17, 1999)
TFI presents three-day seminar entitled Forecasting & Planning Technology™.
Austin, Texas. (January 25-27, 1999)

 


 

1998

Larry Vanston gives Keynote Speech entitled "Using Information and Communications Technology to Lead a Global Company."
The Global Business Forum, at the University of South Carolina at Charleston. (November 5, 1998)
TFI presents three-day seminar entitled Technology Forecasting for the Telecom Industry™.
Austin, Texas. (November 11-13, 1998)
TFI presents three-day seminar entitled Quantitative Technology/Market Forecasting™.
Austin, Texas. (October 26-28, 1998)
TFI presents three-day seminar entitled Forecasting, Planning, & Managing Technology™.
Austin, Texas. (September 14-16, 1998)
Larry Vanston & Ray Hodges conduct one-day seminar, "Technology Forecasting for the Telecom Industry."
Canadian Venture Capital Association's Venture Capital: Planning Today for Tomorrow Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (June 11, 1998)
TFI presents 3-day seminar, "Technology Forecasting for the Telecom Industry."
The International Communications Forecasting Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. (June 9-12, 1998)
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Speakers Contact

For more information and to book dates with TFI speakers, please contact Carrie Vanston at (800) TEK-FUTR, (512) 258-8898, info@tfi.com, or fill out contact TFI. We appreciate your interest and welcome your inquiries.

 

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Indian Wells, CA
June 24 - 27, 2012

FCIAAO 2011 TPP Seminar
Lake Mary, FL
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Atlanta, GA
September 23, 2011

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Buffalo, NY
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Prague, Czech Republic
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