Where Disruption and Opportunity Collide

For all of our children, it’s imperative that we understand what kind of world they will inherit. If we understand the world they’re entering into, we can better prepare them with the skills they’ll need for the future.

Young people today will be our future designers, craftsmen, engineers, architects, doctors, dentists, scientists, researchers, politicians, lawyers, retailers, and future business leaders. They will be inheriting a world filled with problems - aging infrastructure, crumbling systems, corrupt governments, radically disruptive technology, ethical dilemmas, and a host of seemingly impossible situations.

At the same time, they will be using tools, systems, and techniques that will enable them to be exponentially more capable, productive, and accomplished.

If we continue to insert a teacher between us and everything we need to learn, we can’t possibly keep up with the demands of the future!

Our education systems have been built around “just-in-case learning” which ends up being a poor fit for our “just-in-time business world” and daily reality.

Over time, using a conversational interface, AI’s will learn every student's interests, their proclivities, idiosyncrasies, preferred tools, personal reference points, and how to keep them engaged and learning even in the face of distractions.

We are on the verge of making the transition from the here-and-now to what-comes-next, and that’s where it gets interesting.

Join us as Futurist Thomas Frey takes us on an unforgettable journey into the future! Lemonade will be served.


Over the past decade, Futurist Thomas Frey has built an enormous following around the world based on his ability to develop accurate visions of the future and describe the opportunities ahead. Having started seventeen businesses himself and assisting on the development of hundreds more, the understanding he brings to his audiences is a rare blend of reality-based thinking coupled with a clear-headed visualization of the world ahead. Predicting the future has little value without understanding the driving forces behind the trends, subtle nuances that can be leveraged, and implications for both the people directly affected in the industry as well as others farther down the technological food chain. Before launching the DaVinci Institute, Thomas spent 15 years at IBM as an engineer and designer where he received over 270 awards, more than any other IBM engineer. He is also a past member of the Triple Nine Society (High I.Q. society over 99.9 percentile).


This event is free and will be presented in person and via Zoom.

Join the Zoom webinar here.

This event is sponsored by the Concordia Center for Bioethics, Rev. Dr. Kevin E. Voss, Director.