Rebecca Ryan


Foundress, NEXT Generation Consulting, Inc.

Rebecca Ryan is a futurist, an economist, and a gifted communicator and thought leader. She is the author of The Next Big Things: The Future of Local Government (2015), ReGENERATION: A Manifesto for America’s Future Leaders (2013), and Live First, Work Second: Getting Inside the Head of the Next Generation (2007). Her TEDx talk, Spring is Coming, was featured at the prestigious TEDxBeaconStreet in 2015. Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class, calls Rebecca “one of the most reliable sources for CEOs and Mayors who want to attract and keep the next generation of creative workers.” Rebecca is the founder of Futurist Camp, Inventor of Futures Labs, and owner of NEXT Generation Consulting, Inc. She is a faculty member and Board Chair at the Institute for Zen Leadership.