Future Crunch are a group of scientists, artists, technologists and entrepreneurs who believe that science and technology are creating a world that is more peaceful, connected and abundant. Founded in 2014 by political economist Dr Angus Hervey, and cancer researcher Tane Hunter, Future Crunch was born out of mission to foster intelligent, optimistic thinking about the future, and to empower people to contribute to a 21st century we can all be proud of. The duo started delivering uplifting, mind-blowing presentations to generate optimism and shift perceptions. Between them, they have now spoken at more than 200 events on five different continents, telling the story of how millions of people around the world are coming up with solutions to the big challenges of our time.

In 2018, due to unprecedented demand, and in an effort to expand the message to more audiences, Future Crunch welcomed four new facilitators to the team, each with their own area of expertise. These facilitators deliver the same, world-class content, but with their own unique interpretation and style.



Future Crunch specialises in dynamic, uplifting, visually spectacular keynote presentations. We have a number of set topics, which you can explore in detail below. They are able to pair these keynotes with more intimate workshops for smaller groups.

In addition to being able to present on the set topics, each facilitator has keynotes in their key area of expertise. The topics can be booked as individual keynotes and workshops, or they can be paired with complimentary topics from our range of products in order infuse your entire conference program with a dose of optimistic intelligence. They can deliver each presentation as solo keynotes, or as a duo.

With regard to delivery they are happy to create a standard business presentation, however we would also be delighted to work with your events team to create unique and creative conference experience. This includes integrating poetry, music and theatre as a fresh innovative way to integrate both the heads and the hearts of the audiences.

At the core of every Future Crunch presentation is an exploration of what’s happening on the frontiers of science and technology, and an intelligent, courageous optimism about the future. You will never see the same presentation twice. We pride ourselves on ensuring the stories we tell are current, and tailored to your specific audience or industry.



The Next Economy

A roller-coaster tour across the frontiers of technological disruption.

The Adaptability Quotient

The most important skill for the 21st century, and how to start cultivating it right now.

The World Is Not On Fire

Why we’re completely wrong about how bad things really are.

The Robot Rule of Thumb

The future of work, and how to prepare yourself for it.

The Optimism Experience

A musical show about human progress.

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Our facilitators are selected based on earned expertise and lived experience in their area of influence, an alignment in values, and an ability to translate complicated information into actionable insights. We keep the facts sacred, and real world stories are at the heart of everything we do. We are science communicators, combining charisma and credibility in the delivery of compelling experiences.


Dr Angus Hervey

Political Economist


The Next Economy | The Adaptability Quotient | The World Is Not On Fire | The Robot Rule of Thumb | The Optimism Experience

Demo: Million Dollar Round Table 2018

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Tane Hunter

Cancer Scientist


The Next Economy | The Adaptability Quotient | The World Is Not On Fire | The Robot Rule of Thumb | The Optimism Experience

Demo: Million Dollar Round Table 2018

travels from Melbourne

Shasta Henry



The World Is Not On Fire | The Next Economy

Demo: Business Blue Print 2018

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Will Tait

Musical Philosopher and MC


Future Crunch MC | The Optimism Experience

Demo: Community Energy Congress 2017

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Melissa Neighbour

Urban Planner


The Next Economy | The Robot Rule of Thumb

Demo: Business Blue Print 2018

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Dr Steven Manos

Digital Technologist


The Next Economy | The Robot Rule of Thumb

Demo: Wired for Wonder 2018

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What is the fee schedule?

Future Crunch donates a portion of all speaking fees to small charities around the world using science and technology to make a real difference. You can find out more about these charities here.

If you or your clients would like to profile or mention these as part of your event, please let us know and would be happy to provide you with more details.


50 minutes

2 x Co-Founders: $11,000.00 + GST

1 Co-Founder + 1 Facilitator: $8,500.00 + GST

2 x Facilitators: $6,500.00 + GST

1 x Facilitator: $5,000.00 + GST

The Optimism Experience

60 minutes

3 x Performers + 1 Producer: $12,000 + GST

Master of Ceremonies

Half day/evening: $5,000

Full day: $8,000

Full conference: $10,000

FC Interactive

2 hours

Add $2,500.00 to any of the fees above

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What do people think about us?

We pride ourselves on delivering the best quality experiences for our clients and audiences. We live and die on word of mouth, which is why testimonials matter so much to us. For the full list, please visit our testimonials page.

“They took 30 minutes to explain what would have taken us a year to change manage across the business. Their insight, wit and down to earth style was on point and the feedback on their presentation has been amazing. People felt optimistic and empowered ready to embrace a new economy.”

— Amy Childs | Director, Momentum Energy

At the 87th INTERPOL General Assembly in Dubai, Future Crunch really set the tone in their session on innovation, and gave us a glimpse of policing possibilities. Great job. The Australian Federal Police are proud to partner with them in exploring how to tackle emerging crimes.

Andrew Colvin | Commissioner, Australian Federal Police

“Future Crunch were a great and sensational eye opener for me and my team at Hyundai. Without them, it would have been difficult to think clearly about the massive changes happening all around us. The future has come right in front of our noses while we do not realise it. ”

— JW Lee | CEO, Hyundai Australia

“Leveraging a powerful but positive narrative, blended with moments of humour, they managed to entertain, enlighten, excite and amaze; all while keeping their story relevant and impactful to a very diverse audience. It was an absolute pleasure to work with them; and the feedback we’ve had from our clients has been extremely positive.”

— Tim Reed | CEO, MYOB

“The best presentation on the state of the world that I’ve seen in years.”

— Molly Harriss Olson | CEO, Fair Trade Australia

“To all those out there who feel overwhelmed, may I recommend a solid dose of Future Crunch. They were keynote speakers at our recent conference in Wellington and they proved to be brilliant presenters with a well-researched, positive and energising message for environmental practitioners. ”

— Dianne Buchan | Vice-President, Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand

“Future Crunch delivered a brilliantly positive message. They are passionate and knowledgeable, and leave their audience filled with hope for an exciting future of what is possible. ”

— Kylie Donovan | Convener, NSW Primary Principals' Association

“Their session was fantastic and their ability to not only capture the attention of over 2,000 doctors, but also speak to them on a peer to peer basis made the session an enriching and enjoyable experience for them. ”

— Zena Burgess | CEO, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

“These guys delivered in spades. Their data and insight-driven content is compelling and informative, and their method of delivery is warm and highly engaging. If you think it’s ‘good to be accurate,’ believe that ‘human skills are the ones that really matter’ and want to know how to ‘burst your filter bubbles,’ do yourself a favour and book Future Crunch. Cool jackets too!”

— Peter Godfrey | Director, Bupa, Australia and New Zealand

“Delivering facts and perspectives for the future of work, busting the myths, providing evidence of how technology is paving the way for new opportunities, new jobs as well as growth in traditional markets. Their talk inspired optimism and opened the conversation for views on managing change to embrace the new. These guys rock. ”

— Debbie Paylor | GM, Industry Skills Advisory Council, Northern Territory


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