Christopher S. Rice, Ph.D.

Keynote Speaker, Futurist, Managing Partner

Christopher S. Rice, Ph.D. is the Founder and Managing Partner of Refuturing, where he leads foresight, strategy and research activities. As a futurist, Christopher has worked with leaders in business, community and government for over 25 years to rethink unspoken assumptions, reframe problems and challenges, reimagine possible futures and develop actionable strategies to achieve them. Christopher writes and speaks on a wide variety of topics at the intersections of strategic foresight, sustainable community development, education, culture and technology. He will also, if given the opportunity, talk your ear off about bourbon and the craft of songwriting. A Kentuckian born and raised, Christopher currently resides in the weirdly futuristic city of Austin, TX.

Refuturing is a strategic foresight consultancy based in Austin, TX. We focus on strategic advisory services, research, writing and speaking at the intersection of strategic foresight and experience design.

Our preferred clients are leaders within colleges and universities, community development organizations, urban/local governments, and mid-to large-size corporations looking for innovation opportunities. They work with us because:

WE ARE explorers of The New Weird, taking clients with us on a journey through the wilds of climate breakdown, ghost kitchens, autonomous vehicles, sustainable community development, circular economics, artificial intelligence, Augmented reality, mycelial construction and more. We draw the line, however, at “flying cars.”

WE ARE advisors to leaders looking to the futures to create greater organizational resilience, impact and success. Come with us if you want your community or business to live.

WE ARE clever and vicious Red Teamers who can help you to anticipate potential negative impacts of a service or product, allowing you to Fix the Future before it gets here. Think of it as de-risking your offering portfolio, futurist-style.

WE ARE researchers, speakers and teachers who share hard-won knowledge of possible futures and current trends, working with you to better understand strategic areas of high impact to your organization or business, sharing the harrowing tales of futures we’ve explored and building capacity within your team(s) to take those lessons and run with them.