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The World After Corona – Globalisation, Risk and the Future

The World After Corona – Globalisation, Risk and the Future



"Globalisation, Risk and the Future" - free webinar 23 Apr featuring economist Ian Goldin (founding Director of the Oxford Martin School, and formerly Vice President of the World Bank) who predicted in 2014 that a global pandemic would cause the next financial crisis


Last Updated on Sunday, 05 April 2020 13:43

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Next Generation Foresight Practitioners Awards 2020

Next Generation Foresight Practitioners Awards - Recognising the next generations' endeavours in shaping the future.



When we look at the world, we see new foresight practitioners enabling their communities to collectively imagine and create their own futures. They are diverse voices that are effectively democratising the futures field.

The NGFP awards recognise those helping to shape the future and improve lives through innovative strategic foresight. They aim to showcase stories of accelerating and scaling change in their communities towards a positive future. Through the awards we are seeking to identify change that is coming from a new generation — millennials, with new aspirations and values — from new geographies, with a growing foresight practice in Africa and Asia, and from second and third career practitioners entering the field from other domains, with fresh ideas and approaches.


Last Updated on Sunday, 05 April 2020 13:41

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Call For Papers in Futures Journal on “Futures Literacy; character, capabilities and significance”

Call For Papers in Futures Journal on “Futures Literacy; character, capabilities and significance”


Open for submissions February 2020

Closing date for submissions June 30th 2020




This special issue of Futures Journal invites papers that contribute knowledge to develop the idea of ‘Futures Literacy’ and its significance for the futures of humanity.


Literacy is a powerful human capability, a tool of freedom. Literacy is much more than simply learning to read and write a language, but involves deep meaning and fluency. Literacy is emancipatory, enabling people to make sense of information, to comprehend, to interpret, to create, to relate. Literacy implies a level of mastery of knowledge through language, bringing power to shape identity and purpose. Literacy is a requisite for human flourishing and grows through human flourishing.


The challenge to current conceptions of literacy is whether the plethora of ‘literacies’ (technical literacy, information literacy, medical literacy and etc.), however indispensable, are sufficient to prepare for and to improve the future of humanity. In particular, whether such ‘literacies’ enable fluency in situations of uncertainty, complexity and accelerating expansion of knowledge and practices that characterise present times.


What is the nature of such literal fluency in relation to being in everyday life? What does Futures Literacy mean in relation to forward looking activities in personal and social life and in professional spheres, such as innovation, strategy development and policy-making?


See the full call: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/futures/call-for-papers/futures-literacy-character-capabilities-and-significance

Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2020 08:49

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World Future Day 2020

World Future Day

Sunday March 1, 2020

12 noon in YOUR time zone

ZOOM Link: https://zoom.us/j/9795262723


Join the 24-hour Round-the-World conversation to celebrate World Future Day beginning March 1st in New Zealand at 12 noon NZ time and moving West each hour ending up at 12 noon in Hawaii.

This is an open conversation on how to build a better future.

You can join in at 12 noon your time and join futurists and others to explore possibilities for our common future.





Last Updated on Friday, 28 February 2020 14:47

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Master’s Degree Programme in Future Studies

Master’s Degree Programme in Future Studies

University of Turku

The Master’s Degree Programme in Futures Studies provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary and practical education in the field of futures studies. It is designed to educate foresight experts who help organisations to harness future opportunities and avoid unnecessary risks.

The Programme includes plenty of rehearsal, case-studies and real-life experiences on using foresight methodology. These range from quantitative and qualitative methods to innovative and creative futures design techniques.


Last Updated on Monday, 10 February 2020 12:10

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The Future of Communities - Call for Papers

The Future of Communities - Call for Papers

The aim of this special issue of Futures is to publish articles proposing:

- critical assessment of future-oriented decision and policy-making processes involving communities at various levels (local, national or global communities, online communities);

- novel methodological approaches introducing the concept of community in foresight and scenario design;

- discussions of the future temporalities and of the transformations of communities over time, including scenarios on the futures of specific communities (including transnational, professional, artistic and scientific communities);

- analyses of the role of communities in the anticipation and the management of sustainability issues such as the ruling of global commons in a long-range and future-oriented perspective.

Closing date for new submissions: March 31, 2020


Last Updated on Monday, 03 February 2020 08:14

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