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Rebecca Ryan, APF

Next Generation Consulting, Inc.

Rebecca is a futurist, author, and entrepreneur. She is the founder of NEXT Generation Consulting and has held residencies at the Alliance for Innovation, the Governing Institute, and the Association of Government Risk Pools. She is the board chairperson and faculty member at the Institute for Zen Leadership.

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.


Thought Leader, CPA Practice Advisor
Top 100 Most Influential People, Accounting Today
Communicator of the Year, Women in Communication
Woman of Influence, Business Journal of Greater Milwaukee
Entrepreneur of the Year, U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Most Powerful Women in Public Accounting, CPA Practice Advisor


Graduate Certificate in Strategic Foresight, University of Houston
Bachelors of Arts in Economics, Drake University
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, Drake University
Közgâz University Budapest, Hungary
Institüt für European Studiern, Freiburg, Germany

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Past Talks

[Keynote] Snap Back or Something Else?
Tilt-Up Convention and Expo 2020 - Virtual - October 7, 2020