Booking Nikolas Badminton, Futurist Speaker


Booking is easy. First, reach out to Nikolas by filling out the form and clicking on ‘Contact’. He will respond quickly (usually within 24 hours, or sooner) and then will discuss your objectives, who is attending, and what focused keynote you would like to have to ignite your conference.Nikolas Badminton is a top-rated Keynote Speaker and Futurist with over 35 years of experience building the future with exponential technology. He ignites curiosity, wonder, and action at your event talking about trends, innovation, and  solutions that positively change our lives for the better.

Keynote Speaker

Nikolas is a futurist speaker that engages and inspires people through energizing keynote speeches about: Exponential Technologies; The Future of Work; Sharing Economy; Mobility; Education; Smart Cities; Artificial Intelligence; Internet of Things; Renewable Energy; Internet of Things; Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies; the Automotive Industry and Self-driving Vehicles; Health and Medicine; Radical Creativity; Human-centred Design; Innovation; and Predictions for 2019, 2030, and beyond.

Watch this featured video of Nikolas’ opening keynote on how children are affected by capitalism, influence, and technology at the 3Questions Summit at Google:

More of his compelling futurist keynotes, VLOGs, and TV interviews can be seen here, and on his Youtube channel.

Executive Advice, and Media Production

Being a conference organizer and futurist keynote speaker is just one part of what Nikolas offers. He draws on over 35 years of experience to work closely with some of the world’s most innovative companies(from well-funded startups to those over $10 billion in size), financial institutions, and the largest investment / venture capital organizations ($190 billion in size and beyond).

Nikolas works with these organizations in a number of different ways:

Executive engagement – Keynote presentations for AGMs, board retreats, private forums, and direct one-on-one coaching, and strategic advisement on retainer.

Strategic planning – Planning for foresight and strategy functions, exploration of exponential technologies, building a culture of innovation, undertaking research, developing new business models, and planning for policy and ethics, and design.

Media production – Employee and customer engagement through podcasts, videos, social media, TV and radio, and film. Currently, Nikolas is working on two documentaries – one as the host of a feature-length documentary film for the CBC, and one as a Futurist Advisor for an eight-part series on Artificial Intelligence for a major network.


Nikolas’ clients include some of the world’s most prominent and impactful organizations, including United Nations, UK Home Office, Government of Canada, Government of the Cayman Islands, Google, HSBC, SAP, Dell, BMW, Telus, T-Mobile, O2 (UK and Ireland), Singularity University, PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Deloitte, Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, The Home Office (UK), Automotive Industries Association of Canada, Young Professionals Organization (YPO), Institute of Public Administration of Canada, University of British Columbia, University of Waterloo, and over 200 others.

Nikolas’ research and opinion has appeared in BBC, CBC, CTV, Global News, Fast Company, VICE, Globe & Mail, and The Atlantic. He has written for the Techcrunch, Huffington Post, Forbes, Venturebeat, and hosts high-profile documentaries on cultural changes relating to technology and our likely future.

Client Testimonials

Over the years Nikolas Badminton has become a sought-after futurist speaker. He has had the pleasure talking to 200,000+ people at over 300 events about the future of technology. He’s also had the opportunity to share his insights with millions through his insights on TV, film, documentaries, radio, podcasts, and leading online publications.

See what his clients have to say:

“I could not let the day go by without sending you a short note of great appreciation for your keynote yesterday. So many employees have shared with us how much they appreciated your insight and delivery. Thank you for helping SAP Montreal think forward.”

Cindy Fagen, SAP, Chief Operating Officer, Canada

“Thank you again for a terrific keynote and panel discussion yesterday. We’ve had a lot of great feedback about the calibre of the event, and the discussion, so a great success!”

Perry Quinton, Ontario Securities Commission

Nik did a great job – he brought high-energy to start the event. Members were definitely interested in what he was saying – you could tell by looking around the room that everyone was paying attention and not fussing with their smartphones!”

Lisa Barata, WESTAC

“Nikolas’ genuine enthusiasm and knowledge of technology and industry trends made for a thought-provoking keynote to kick-off our event.”

Jacquie Griffiths, Director, Labour Relations Services, Metro Vancouver

“Nikolas was the perfect start to the day!”

David Rodnitsky, CEO of 3Q talking about their Partner Summit at Google

“As the University of Waterloo launched its 60th anniversary year in 2017, we were eager to engage and energize our community with a high impact kick-off lecture. Nikolas served as a dynamic host for this provocative event which featured MIT robotics researcher, Kate Darling, and Edward Snowden via videoconference.

In addition to moderating question and answer sessions from the audience, Nikolas also facilitated a panel with University of Waterloo academics, world-renowned in areas of robotics, quantum computing, and big data.

While in Waterloo, Nikolas also offered to deliver an exclusive keynote for a group of our student leaders and entrepreneurs.  They were glued to their seats throughout the thought-provoking presentation, and embraced his engaging presentation style.

Nikolas worked hard to understand the University and our intended outcomes; as a result, we engaged Nik to work with us as our strategic curator for the Waterloo Innovation Summit.”

Kelly McManus, Senior Director Community Relations & Events, University of Waterloo

“Adding Nik’s insights and considerable expertise to our first ever FutureBiz Penticton: Economic Outlook Forum was an excellent choice for our event. Nik provided a comprehensive overview of the challenges and opportunities facing businesses in today’s age of accelerated change – both topics that are not easily condensed. Working with Nik was a pleasure and we would be happy to have him back again in future.”

Jennifer Vincent, Penticton Economic Development

“The entire AgEx presentation, absolutely brilliant. A jaw-dropping experience!” Heather Watson, Agricultural Excellence Conference

“Nik opened the conference with an energetic and fascinating presentation that set the stage and the enthusiasm for the rest of the conference. He was a subject matter expert on the topic of the future of innovation, technology and the workplace. His delivery captured the audience and generated a great deal of thought.

Ted Herman, Director of HR, FLUOR, and Director, Engineering Human Resources Association


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