Future State

Future State

Future State is a live symposium programmed by Semi Permanent, where some of the world's sharpest companies — like SONOS, The New York Times and Vice — will convene for a day of thought leadership and smart discussion. It’s our ideal setting to design a blueprint for the future of business (and whatever the hell comes next). 

For access, buy a 1-day Future State ticket (thu 23 May) or a 3-day Semi Permanent ticket


Panel 1: Evolving business
Companies are no longer afforded the luxury of being good at just one thing, so how might you diversify without tearing your business (or yourself) apart? This session is geared towards entrepreneurs, CEOs, strategists, and anyone who wants to learn tangible strategies from some of the world’s sharpest minds. 

Michael Kobori — Levi's 
Michael Leon — SONOS 
Tom Armstrong — The New York Times 

Panel 2: Managing Success
Everyone wants to tell you how to reach the top, but no one tells you what to do once you have. We’ve invited some of the world’s most powerful leaders in business to put your success into perspective. Here, we’re going to teach you how not just to push the envelope, but stay relevant while you’re doing it; to invest the future, while keeping eyes in the back of your head. Or simply just make more money. Whatever suits.

Carby Tuckwell — Deux Ex Machina 
Royce Akers — VICE
Beth O'Brien — Colenso BBDO
Edwina Throsby — Sydney Opera House

Your ticket gets you:

• 5 detailed presentations
• 2 panel discussions
• Multiple networking opportunities
• Event pack including the 2019 Semi Permanent Book
• Insights Report.

Purchase your tickets here. Group and student discounts available. 

Speakers and Artists

Michael Leon
Michael Leon Global Creative Director, Sonos Los Angeles, United States
Carby Tuckwell
Carby Tuckwell Creative Director and Founder, Deus Ex Machina Sydney, Australia
Royce Akers
Royce Akers Creative Director - Vice Melbourne, Australia
Tom Armstrong
Tom Armstrong VP, New York Times Singapore, Singapore
Michael Kobori
Michael Kobori Vice-President, Sustainability Levi Strauss & Co. San Francisco, United States
Tim Devine
Tim Devine Executive Creative Director AKQA Melbourne, Australia

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