Joe Tankersley - Imagineering Better Tomorrows



Joe Tankersley - Unique Visions, Inc.

Imagineering Your Future


The future does not exist. It is not some destination out on the horizon waiting for you to show up. It is yours to create. The process of creating a better tomorrow begins with the stories we tell ourselves about what is possible. This presentation will show you how to use the tools of foresight and narrative to create your best tomorrow.


For more than two decades, Joe Tankersley has helped organizations imagine and realize their visions for better tomorrows. Combining his skills as a storyteller with the tools of strategic foresight he creates deeply immersive explorations of possible futures that broaden horizons and stimulate innovation. 

Joe developed his storytelling skills during a twenty-year career at Walt Disney Imagineering where he led creative teams on projects at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. His work has been recognized nationally and internationally.

As part of Walt Disney Imagineering’s elite Blue Sky Studio, Joe established the group’s first Strategic Foresight Program where he developed his narrative foresight process.

Today, Joe heads up Unique Visons, a strategic foresight consultancy. His international list of clients includes; Fortune 100 corporations, major foundations, and community-based organizations.  His recent projects have explored the future of the workforce, retail, sustainability, public health, creativity, and aging.

Joe served on the board of directors of the Association of Professional Futurists from 2010 to 2015 and helped found the Global Futures Forum. He currently serves on the advisory board of the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes and is a founding member of Conscious Capitalism Florida.

A dedicated optimist, Joe believes that tomorrow will be even better than today and that we have plenty of opportunities to create positive, sustainable, and abundant futures.