Design the Future

November 12, 2020
Live EST & On-Demand




Design The Future:

A half-day online event to inspire new possibilities for the future of travel

2020 has been a seminal year in travel, but not for reasons any would have anticipated.

The dual forces of a global pandemic and rising social justice movement have accelerated change like never before. On one side, an industry decimated by economic and public health challenges. On the other, an evolution of a more conscious consumer demanding transparency, trust, and accountability from brands and institutions.

What it means to work, live, and travel in 2020 and beyond is evolving in real time, right before our eyes. Business leaders across the industry know that now is the time to look beyond outdated methods, rethink their brand purpose, and create a new vision for the future.




What You’ll Learn

Learn from visionary innovators and creative leaders, with discussions centered around rethinking the traveler journey and creating the industry of the future.

Discover the best experiences, design projects, pivots, and breakthroughs of 2020 at the Skift IDEA Showcase.

Cultivate new ideas, inspiration, and tactics for 2021 and beyond.

IDEAs Paving the Way

The Skift IDEA Awards recognize companies defining the future of travel through innovation, design, and experiences across the consumer journey. The awards honor inspiring work from brands, agencies, and tech providers creating better ways to travel — from architecture to interiors, digital to events, tech to transportation, and everything in between.

Submissions are now closed and judging for the 2020 awards has begun. The winners will be announced and showcased at this event on November 12, 2020.

2020 Award Judges

Technical Matters

You will be able to access the watch the recording on Mac, PC, and Chromebook laptops and desktops as well as iOS and Android devices.


What Attendees Say About Skift Events

We asked participants of Skift Global Forum 2020 for one word to describe the event. Here’s what they said.