What we do

“I am interested in the place, the places, where history is met by the hope of the human soul, life’s longing for itself. I am interested in hope on this side of the grave — for me there is no other kind — and in that tidal wave of justice that could rise up if only we would let it.”

Victoria Stafford

We are an international organization that has events across the globe that enables conversations for proactive change. We offer insights and research to share knowledge and ideas around key challenges from leading innovators, thought leaders and creatives through our media platform. We have impact-focused initiatives and investments that drive sustainable results.

We organize events across 8 cities – Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santiago de Chile and Seoul – that enable conversations for proactive change. We offer insights and research to share knowledge and ideas around key challenges from leading innovators, thought leaders and creatives through our media platform. We offer services to organizations and partners through workshops, research, strategy and curated events. We have impact-focused projects and investments that drive sustainable results. 

Our mission

At Defining the Next Decade our mission is to design values-based conversations, committed community and culture to act on the future of humanity.

Our vision

We envision a future where strong communities in cities support the thriving of humankind through the exchange of thoughts and ideas toward sustainable solutions, taking action and generating insights. We have designed and developed tools which make people, communities and organizations into adaptive, creative and critical thinkers with the intention of creating an equitable planet and thriving society.

What we offer

We work with our collaborators and partners to find solutions for a changing world. We believe in the need to be future proof, have a culture of creativity and empathy in order to create a vision for the future.

Workshops

We offer a uniquely designed structure and framework for having difficult and nuanced conversations. We live in a society with people that have a variety of perspectives, which often leads to conflict. Our workshop will teach leaders and organization on how to:

  • Employ critical thinking
  • Diffuse conflict resolution
  • Integrate diverse opinions and perspectives
  • Learn from outside their comfort zone
  • Active Listening
  • Empathy
  • Principles for Mutual Respect
  • Pathway to Organization Curiosity

Research & strategy

We have a network of creatives, thought leaders, designers and entrepreneurs. We leverage our resources to share, create and deliver solutions to key challenges for organizations in the fields of technology, politics, culture, business, health and science. 

Organization are just ideas that people believe in. For them to have relevancy, establish trusted and remain innovative a dynamic strategy needs to be in place externally and internally. We work together to develop adaptive plans for an imaginative, creative and ambitious future. 

Curated events

We create conversations on topics by bringing together diverse perspectives, delivering insights and expand an organizations’ network. We partner with organizational partners to think critically, be more imaginative and engage the community in the topics of technology, politics, culture, business, health and science.

Our Partners