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Michell Zappa is a keynote speaker on the topic of emerging technologies through the lens of futurecasting trends and developments. He has presented in both corporate and public settings, and focusses on explaining how imminent technological advances are likely to affect organizations and what sort of impact these might have on society.

We are very keen on talking about the future of schools with educational institutions and are willing to waive our presenter fees whenever applicable.

For information on how to get him involved with your team or company, email directly on:


Many, many thanks for a most thought-provoking presentation which perfectly set the scene in terms of changing perspectives and opening minds for today. A. Pryce

Thank you so much again for your great talk and panel participation and the great "envisioning" vision and work. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I (and the audience) did. J. Clark

I have had very positive feedback from the students who enjoyed your wide-ranging approach and found the insights really fascinating. G. Gourlay

I really enjoyed your talk and I think I can safely say that the vast majority of people in attendance did as well. You showed some great examples of how tech can converge and primed the attendees to start thinking in that way for themselves. A. Cheever

Thank you so much for your perfect presentation. I think you are one of the rising stars of the GFF. P. Morrissey

The future of education (at LEGO)

Published on November 22, 2012 by mz

Annotated keynote presentation discussing the future of education technologies at LEGO. (Best viewed fullscreen)

September 2012 keynotes

Published on September 28, 2012 by mz

This has been a busy month, traveling to present in São Paulo, Berlin, Rome and Amsterdam. Below are the slides from my most recent talks.

Global Futures Forum (Rome)

PICNIC (Amsterdam)

The Next Web (São Paulo):

The Next Web (São Paulo) Video:

Keynote at Campus Party (Berlin)

Published on August 25, 2012 by mz

Here’s the full 40-minute talk from Campus Party in Berlin (30 minutes speaking + 10 minutes of questions from the audience). I go over a couple of technological imperatives, as well as describe three plausible sci-fi scaffolds, related to photography, surveillance and mobile connectivity. I hope you enjoy it.


Just the slides:

GFF Keynote + Video

Published on August 8, 2012 by mz

Video to accompany my slides from GFF earlier this year.

Jaguar Land Rover keynote

Published on June 1, 2012 by mz

A brief presentation for the technology people at Jaguar Land Rover. The core concept was to explain my view on technological imperatives, Sci-Fi Scaffolding, and attempt to extrapolate a couple of potential scenarios for their industry.

London Futurists keynote

Published on May 27, 2012 by mz

My keynote presentation for the London Futurists Meetup group. The theme of the talk was to explain my “Sci-Fi Scaffolding” methodology. The ideas herein will be fleshed out into long piece for the blog soon.

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GFF Keynote

Published on February 27, 2012 by mz

Keynote given at the Global Futures Forum in Washington, D.C.

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Northampton University

Published on January 27, 2012 by mz

Lecture about innovation given at The University of Northampton.

World Technology Network

Published on October 27, 2011 by mz

WTN video:

WTN slides:

The future of education

Published on September 27, 2011 by mz

Lecture given at the University of Northampton on the future of education.

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