Rethink Next

2024 to 2030

Our programs help creative leaders, innovators, and tech users embrace a bigger/better/smarter connected life with connected technology.

Collaborative Futuring ProgramsFuturing Careers

Adventure and Innovation Podcasts

Creative Innovators

Saraswathi “Vani” Balgam | CEO/Creative Director, Dancing Atoms; Creative producer, Creator, and Consultant; Head of the Women in Animation (WIA) India Collective, President of ASIFA India, and founder of Epic’s Women Creators Program

Innovating Music

Jordy Freed | Head of Partner Marketing & Strategy, Brand & Business Development, Video & Sound Products, Sony Corporation of America

Amplify Music

  • Larry Miller | NYU Steinhardt; Musonomics
  • Jim Griffin | Digital Rights, Pex
  • Lena Ingwersen | Music Cities Network; Hamburg Music Business Association
  • Meng Ru Kuok | BandLab Technologies
  • Michelle McKenzie | Urban Inclusion Community

Audio recorded from Session 21 of our 2021 Amplify Music Virtual Conference

Events, Sessions, and Programs

Music Futures Barcelona

The Music Futures Barcelona program, which took place in November 2023, brought together a diverse group of industry executives and graduate students. The program featured a workshop where participants engaged in brainstorming sessions, fostering collaboration and the exchange of ideas. Additionally, there was a keynote presentation that delved into the future trends not only in music but also across various sectors in Barcelona. The discussions extended beyond the realm of music, touching on topics like immigration, gentrification, and climate change, highlighting the interconnectedness of these issues within the city.

Co-Futuring Education, UIC, Barcelona

With Anima and UIC Barcelona Rethink Next ran 3 days of keynotes and workshops on "Co-Futuring Education" in November 2023.

Music Futures Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

With Anima and the Navarra Music Commission, Rethink Next ran "Music Futures Navarra" in November 2023.

Amplify Music Virtual Conferences, 2020-2021


Career Adventure Guide

As futures of work become less stable, the opportunity is growing to expand your career in nonlinear directions.  Check out our Career Adventure Guide to experiment and explore.

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