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Related to this recently posted podcast discussing youth vote engagement.


Leading up to the World Future Trends Summit, we’re catching up with some of our speakers for our Forward Focus podcast series to see what they’ve been working on and get a sneak peek of the event this October.

In our first episode, I spoke with David D. Burstein, author of the forthcoming book FAST FUTURE: HOW THE MILLLENNIALS ARE SHAPING OUR WORLD, released in February 2013 from Beacon Press.

David D. Burstein, 23, is a writer, filmmaker, and passionate believer in the millennial generation. Besides being an author and frequent contributor to Fast Company, The Huffington Post, CNN, ABC, NPR, the New York Times, USA Today, Boston Globe, and others; David is also the Executive Director of Generation18, which he founded in 2006. Generation18 is the nation’s largest youth run young voter engagement organization. It is nonpartisan and not-for-profit. It started as an outgrowth of the 2007 documentary film, 18 in ‘08, which David directed and produced.

One interesting takeaway from our conversation, for me, was the fact that Burstein noted “my core competency is telling stories about things that matter to me.” Storytelling seems to be an increasingly common thread amongst many smaller trends, listen to the podcast here for this and other millennial insights.

Interested in learning more? Join us for Burstein’s session Fast Future - The Rise of the Millennials at The World Future Trends Summit.

"Well, at least he’s going to get a job, you know," said the mayor’s mother.

- Meet the Millennial Mayors

"Well, at least he’s going to get a job, you know," said the mayor’s mother.

- Meet the Millennial Mayors

"Principled or calculating or a bit of both, President Obama’s choice on gay marriage is a bet on the political future — a wager on the views and values of the millennial generation making its long march through American institutions."

— Interesting, do you agree?

(Source: seattletimes.nwsource.com)




“I’m President Barack Obama. And I too want to slow-jam the news.”

this. is. my. president.

Re-blogging for the morning crowd because this is just too good.

Given research showing that 53.6%, of bachelor’s degree-holders under the age of 25 were jobless or underemployed last year, Obama’s proposal for lower-rate student loans (and method of delivery?) could go a long way with the millennial voter.

"Young people want solutions that create more economic opportunity for every American and view elected leaders who offer anything less as disingenuous and completely disconnected from the hardships they and their friends have already endured."

— Generation Opportunity

(Source: generationopportunity.org)