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Scenario Exploration System (SES)









The Scenario Exploration System (SES) is a board game to facilitate the practical use of scenarios from foresight studies.

The purpose of the SES is to have participants experience and act through plausible alternative futures, by thinking and conversing outside of their usual frame of reference. The aim is not to play a game and win, but rather to promote a constructive conversation amongst key actors, and to promote integrated long-term thinking in a spirit of collaboration.


Last Updated on Saturday, 31 July 2021 15:45

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Call for papers on Reconceptualising Foresight








Contribution to a Special Issue – Call for Papers: FR EN
Closing date (abstracts): 30 June 2021 (notification: 25 July)

Re-conceptualising Foresight and Its Impact: Experiences in Decolonising Futures from the Global South

We welcome publications in all languages, as long as an English translation is also made available. Please share it within your own networks: We look forward to reading your piece or the piece of any person you may have found relevant.

Guest Editors:
Geci Karuri-Sebina, University of Witwatersrand

Riel Miller, UNESCO

Kwamou Eva Feukeu, UNESCO and University of Lancaster

Closing date (abstracts): 30 June 2021 (notification: 25 July)

Submission portal opens: 1 July 2021

Author submission deadline: 30 October 2021

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2021 Institute for African Futures free printable calendar

  2021 Institute for African Futures free printable calendar

  Download the calendar

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 May 2021 16:01

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Next Generation Foresight Practitioners 2021








Next Generation Foresight Practitioners

The Joseph Jaworski Main Award is open to anyone between the ages of 18-35 or with less than five years' experience as a foresight practitioner. It will support one Winner and a cohort of Special Awardees to develop both personally and professionally. Enter as a team or individual.

Please don't forget to submit your application. You have until 23:59 GMT+1 on 31 May 2021 to enter


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The Future of Work Online event







The Future of Work, 18 May 2021, 10:00-14:00 SAST, Online event

University of Pretoria to host first Nobel Prize Dialogue to take place in Africa

The Nobel Prize Dialogue, with ‘The Future of Work’ as its theme, aims to bring science and society closer and stimulate creative thinking by gathering a unique constellation of Nobel Laureates, key opinion leaders, policy makers, students, researchers, and the general public. Many questions will be raised during the dialogue, such as: “What is the ‘new normal’ for working life?” “What benefits does diversity bring to the workplace?” “How does an ageing global population change the labour market?” “And how is the COVID-19 pandemic changing the nature of work?”


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World Future Day March 1, 2021







World Future Day March 1, 2021

Join the 24 Hour Round-the-World Conversation to Celebrate World Futures Day March 1, 2021 at 12 noon your time

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5221011954?pwd=UEg4TXhYMnU0TGxyNzNsUUd6dXQ4Zz09

Beginning March 1 in New Zealand at 12 noon NZ time, the open conversation on how to build a better future will move west each hour. Anyone can join in at 12 noon their time and join futurists and others to explore possibilities for our common future.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – World Futures Day is March 1. This will be the eighth year that futurists and the general public will conduct a 24-hour, round-the-world conversation on the future on March 1st at 12 noon in whatever time zone they are in. Each year, total strangers discuss ideas about possible worlds of tomorrow in a relaxed, open, no-agenda conversation. Futures research is shared, collaborations are created, and new friendships are made.


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