Future iQ Partners sponsored the 2016 Minnesota American Planning Association Upper Midwest Conference in St. Cloud, the theme being Bridging the Gaps: Building Our Future Together. Future iQ Partners met with many regional and economic development professionals and showcased their Future of Food and Future of Manufacturing thought pieces. In such a future orientated event, Future iQ Partners were popular with many planners attending the event.
The conference theme hosted speakers that highlighted ways in which planners can play a pivotal role in addressing inequities. Emphasis on collaboration, partnerships, community engagement and dedication were front and center of discussions. Future iQ Partners’ people-focused, future-oriented and data-driven engagement methods found receptive conversation and new connections.
Future iQ Partners looks forward to next year’s conference and aims to be both sponsor again and presenter of its newest foresight piece, Future of Regions.