Nikolas Badminton was\u00a0the keynote\u00a0speaker at the orientation for incoming UBC journalism students on Tuesday September 6, 2016.His talk is entitled:\u00a0The Future of Journalism: Empowered, Nonlinear, EssentialConversations, events and happenings surround us every minute of every day. And, over 6 billion of us have access to mobile connections which allow us to broadcast our thoughts and opinions of them to one or many people instantly. This means we often report the news and become the news simultaneously and mainstream media\u2019s role as the \u2018record\u2019 is being demoted to being just part of the overall story created by us all. This talk\u00a0will look at how the world is changing, what tensions are arising, what new tools will have a major impact on journalism, and some strong predictions on how we will need to operate in the future.***Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that researches, speaks, and writes about the future of work, how technology is affecting the workplace, how workers are adapting, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. He appears at conferences in Canada, USA, UK, and Europe.\u00a0Email him to book him for your radio, TV show, or conference.