Future Crunch’s talk was the best presentation on the state of the world I have seen in years.
Molly Harriss Olson | CEO, Fair Trade Australia
While anyone who includes a quote from Carl Sagan in their presentation will get a thumbs up from me, I consider the offering from Future Crunch to be outstanding. Their presentation on the important role of science, the need for critical thinking and the optimism we should hold for our future is unique and probably needs to be delivered to everyone in Australia.
Before a recent development event for our attorneys, I was questioned on why we were having a scientist and an economist taking up the first 90 minutes. By the end of those 90 minutes in which everybody sat enthralled, our team was full of questions and asking for more. If you get the chance, go see them. You will be entertained, informed and feel so much better about the world and its prospects.
Brett Lunn | Managing Parner, FB Rice
Future Crunch delivered a mind-blowing keynote presentation at our inaugural tech event. We couldn’t have asked for a better opening act. Their collective knowledge of current and emerging technological trends and developments is truly inspiring. They are highly entertaining, engaging and thoughtful presenters. Smart organisations understand the need to embrace technology and there’s no better thought leader and educator than Future Crunch.
Antonia Mercorella | CEO, The Real Estate Institute of Queensland
Hundreds of speakers have taken the stage at REMIX Summits across the globe and I have been privileged to see some incredible talks over the years. Future Crunch are part of a rarified group that stand out from the rest.
They use vivid imagery, humour, statistics and soundscapes to convey powerful and important messages that challenge you to think again about the world. This magic combination of ingredients makes them compelling storytellers and guides to an age of fundamental change where everyone needs to understand the forces and trends that continue to reshape everything we know.
Peter Tullin | Co-Founder, REMIX Summits
Future Crunch have an incredible ability to put the biggest global challenges in perspective and create a sense of grounded hope that we can make the world a better place - mobilising changemakers from wherever they start to see they can, and are, participating as world shapers.
Claire Rogers | CEO, World Vision Australia
Future Crunch gave a thoroughly uplifting and entertaining closing keynote at our conference in Sydney. Their speaking scores were excellent and elicited such comments as ‘I am leaving the event feeling energetic and hopeful. A great way to conclude the event!’ and ‘Loved the positivity. So refreshing in this world of hyped up doom and gloom.’ Their talk gave our event a very strong finish and satisfied attendees.
Bill Swanton | Vice President & Distinguished Analyst, Gartner
The Future Crunch keynote address ‘the next economy’ certainly challenged the thinking of our delegates and staff at our recent BT Select Forum. Their content was fascinating, insightful and most importantly, thought-provoking. The audience engagement and entertaining style enabled the messages of embracing technology and keeping an open mind as the key takeaways. We now have many delegates now looking at part-time coding courses... thank you Gus and Tane for your willingness to share your knowledge and insights with us.
Kon Costas | Managing Director , BT Select
Future Crunch delivered an incredibly optimistic and empowering message of human potential as keynote speakers at our Domain Media conference. People were energised and inspired, creating a first-class environment for the rest of the event. I really enjoyed their take on the world.
Antony Catalano | CEO, Domain Group
Gus and Tane delivered a keynote speech like never before. Coming into a room full of pharmacists, they knew it would be a tough crowd but they didn’t disappoint – they shocked us and left us in awe about the way technology is changing the world – and not in the years to come, but in the days and weeks ahead. Working with them to pull together the content was a breeze and it was great that they tailored their presentation to be focused on what our audience wanted
Dan Hillier | Organisational Development Manager, TerryWhite Chemmart
Future Crunch are fantastic, they take a complicated subject and present it in a simple but fun positive way. They had the audience captivated from start to finish. If you want a clear vision of the future, and the rapid change technology is driving, these guys are perfect… an hour wasn’t long enough… 10 out of 10.
Daryl Buckingham | CEO, Mildura Development Corporation
To all those out there who feel overwhelmed by the scale of the environmental problems that need to be dealt with if humanity is to survive on this beautiful planet we call home, may I recommend a solid dose of Future Crunch. They were key-note speakers at the recent EIANZ conference in Wellington and they proved to be brilliant presenters with a well-researched, positive and energising message for environmental practitioners. There is hope, there is a way. Everyday we get better at saving ourselves by becoming a more benign species on planet earth. Future Crunch are helping us replace despair and complacency with motivation, knowledge and action.
Dianne Buchan | Vice-President, Environmental Institute of
Australia and New Zealand
We invited Future Crunch to come along and speak to 37 of our top talent individuals from across various business units at a recent development event. I’d seen their videos but nothing could prepare us for the download of data we received. The participants remained engaged for the whole session, including asking a LOT of questions at the end. Future Crunch was ranked as one of the top activities/speakers for our 3 day development event. I hope we get to work with them again in the future.
Alex Lewis | Global Learning, Telstra
I had seen Future Crunch speak at a conference and thought they were incredible commentators with a very interesting story to tell. When we began to organise APN’s 20th year anniversary, we wanted to cover not only the past and present of our company, but also look forward and see what the future could hold. Future Crunch were the first ones we thought of.
The guys provided a dynamic, progressive and fascinating talk on science, technology and a balanced view of humanity’s current and progressing achievements, presenting them in an attainable, easy to understand way. They created a piece that also incorporated technologies that would directly impact our area of business. It really resonated with our broad audience who were enthralled and engaged by this quick-witted, charismatic and abundantly knowledgeable duo. We couldn’t be more pleased and thank them enormously for adding considerable value to our event.
Tim Slattery | Executive Director, APN Property Group
Future Crunch were among the best speakers I’ve ever heard – hugely knowledgeable, credible, articulate and engaging – I could have listened to them all night. An absolute bargain for an hour of fascinating insights.
Prue Horne | HR Manager, Vantage Group
Future Crunch's performance at our inaugural World of Words Stage was a hugely successful, with feedback from our audience being overwhelmingly positive about the issues covered in the presentation and the very professional, entertaining and informative way it was delivered. We highly recommend them for inclusion in a festival or event that's looking to explain big world issues, with accurate information, while keeping it highly entertaining to boot.
Suzanne Porter | Chief Executive, WOMAD New Zealand
Future Crunch's message is very positive and up beat. We all receive so much negative press about the world, society and humanity. Their theme of having an opportunistic mindset sits really well with me as the principal of a boys' school. I loved the careful and yet thorough evidence that they put forward to build their premise that we can all look for and take opportunities that will contribute to building a better world.
Tony Duncan | Headmaster, Marist College North Shore
Future Crunch really captured our students' imaginations with their well-researched presentation, delivered with a style that connected superbly with the demographic. Remarkably, students were still talking about the insights they gained days later. Future Crunch have a great, positive message that deserves to be widely known.
Colin Jevons | Course Director, Monash Business School
Listening to the Future Crunch guys talk was exhilarating – they were our closing keynote and even though they were speaking on the graveyard shift (last session of the last day) they were so energetic and compelling that the delegates were left enthralled. We have had a number of speakers going through our conferences and there has never been a more inspiring pair.
Jenny Katrivesis | Conference Director, Chilli IQ
Future Crunch were speakers at the SW/TCH Festival in Sydney. In one word? Extraordinary! They were masterful storytellers, delivering superb content, had the audience captivated and had a certain gravitas on the stage seldom seen. I would unequivocally recommend them. Fantastic to work with, heaps of energy.
Mark Zawacki | Founder, 650 Labs
Brilliant. Restored my optimism and enthusiasm for what is to come in the future.
Articulate, funny and genuine. You have to hear these guys present. They are great.
Bruce Coudrey | Director, Benchmark Business Sales and Valuations
Future Crunch delivered a sensational opening keynote at the ANZ Innovate day. They provided engaging insights into an ever-changing world which enabled the team to think differently before the event kicked off. It was refreshing to see the passion, knowledge and thinking behind the team and we wouldn’t hesitate to engage them again.
Chris Donlon & Richard Busso | Innovation and Digital Engagement, ANZ
Future Crunch provided an excellent opening session at the Managing Partners Forum. It was fascinating, stimulating, uplifting and affirming in equal measure.
Michael Greene | Managing Partner, Henry David York
I can’t image any situation where Future Crunch couldn’t apply their extensive knowledge to create an impact on anyone. Their breadth of experience and their presentation style challenged our audience to think more holistically about their place in the world, their choices and the impact that they may have in shaping the future.
Jasmin Bishop | Senior Development Officer, Monash Business School
Future Crunch provided a dynamic, stimulating, professional and witty opening to our National Conference. Through clear and articulate communication, they showcased a diversity of possible alternative futures that fully engaged and challenged the audience. As a refreshing voice outside of our sector, they were the perfect scene setter for the a discussion about the disruptive challenges facing our globe and innovative pathways forward. Excellent and inspiring communicators, we highly recommend them.
Marc Purcell | CEO, Australian Council for International Development
Future Crunch delivered a powerful opening keynote for Link Festival. They set the scene by sharing both stories and current trends across politics, technology and social affairs. Their engaging keynote framed the context of how technology and innovation will shape our future. They were approachable while being rigorous and made a real impact on the attendees and were cited as one of the highlights of the event.
Julian O'Shea | Director, Engineers Without Borders, Australia
You know you’re on to something when the audience Q&A session after an hour-long presentation continues for another hour. The Future Crunch team fielded some fantastic and complicated questions from audiences in both Hobart and Launceston. The depth of their knowledge around these issues is remarkable and a testament to their passion for promoting science and technology in an accessible way.
One audience member commented, “I’m a scientist and I haven’t felt so inspired about my own profession for a long time. It’s nice to be reminded that the work we do is valuable and, in fact, vital to the future of humanity!
Sarah Bayne | Tasmania Director, Inspiring Australia
Future Crunch were instrumental in helping us set the scene and a positive tone for our opening plenary. Their breadth and depth of knowledge and insight was so impressive, and left the audience energised and keen for more with their excellent delivery. They are a pleasure to work with and we wouldn’t hesitate to engage them again.
Sally Hill & Yvonne Lee | Founders, Wildwon
“After a particularly awesome opening keynote by the ever inspiring Future Crunch, I walked away with a sense of hope and opportunity - all of which is largely dependent on how we shape the conversation from here. ”
Rebecca Lovitt | General Manager, Be Collective