The Brooklyn Futurist Meetup is where we  discuss what the world might look like in ten years or more. Speakers explore trends with transformative potential... or ones that are just simply fascinating.

Our events usually run in Brooklyn where most members work or live. Topics are not Brooklyn-focused. They are open to attendees and speakers from anywhere. This is America's largest future-focused meetup with 3,300+ members and the second largest globally.

We meet 4-6 times per year with presentations by guest speakers, followed by spirited, respectful discussion. We encourage you to mingle with fellow attendees before and afterwards. Review our member profiles - you'll find an amazing array of entrepreneurs, contrarians, tech visionaries, big thinkers, creative types and more.

Our topics are unlimited. Past events looked at music, chocolate, now futurism, women in innovation, sustainability, space commercialization, the Lowline, the Ocean, web privacy, 3D Printing and media. We're planning more exciting programs in culture, science, technology, education, entertainment, commerce and societal relations. Your suggestions for topics, speakers, event formats, partners, perks and sponsors are welcome.

Twitter: @BkFuturist

Media Coverage:

Bushwick Daily: (April 2015): Brooklyn:  (Feb 2015): 

The Brooklyn Paper (Feb 2015):   Forward-thinking Brooklynites gather to discuss the future


Our YouTube channel: 

(Thanks to Joly McFie - Internet Society NY Chapter):

The Future of the Brain with Dr. Gary Marcus: 

The Now Future with Dr. Amy Zalman, President of The World Future Society:


The Lowline with Daniel Barasch:


The Oceans with Aaron Hirsh:


Brain Science and the Military with Jonathan Moreno:


3D Printing & Manufacturing with Makerbot, Shapeways and D-Shape:


Web Privacy with Cole Stryker:


Mobile Technology – Member Presentations:


Women in Innovation - Part 1:
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Part 2: Password:meetup12

Articles About the Future:;

Stay tuned for more futurist resources - books, videos, events - check out the "pages" tab.

Want to be an assistant organizer of this fast growing influential group? Contact us to help with speaker recruiting, marketing/sponsorships/partnerships, audience experience roles and more.

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We welcome inquiries from sponsors for ongoing or one-time support of our meetups. Please contact the organizer. We are always looking to improve the turnout, content and networking aspects of our meetups, as well as ways to fund the highest visibility guest speakers possible.

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This is NOT a Professionally Organized Event and we are not professional organizers. You agree to participate in these events completely at your own risk and to take full responsibility for your own safety and well-being, including those of your guests. You agree not to hold the Meetup Organizer, Co-Organizer, Assistant Organizers, Event Hosts or any other members responsible for any injuries, mishaps, or any other situation that may happen at a planned event. Your attendance at the event signifies that you have read and accept the terms of this liability waiver.


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