News and Events
Joint Meeting (July 31)
On July 31, FFCoI will hold a joint meeting with the Public Sector Foresight Network and the Association of Professional Futurists. The groups have been busy finalizing the agenda. Confirmed speakers include the Kedge Foundation; James Dator Director of the Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies; and SOFWERX. RSVPs are required as the event will be held at the CENTRA venue in Virginia. Be sure to visit the FFCoI website, and RSVP by July 22, 2019.
TFS 3-DAY APPLIED FORESIGHT ACCELERATOR – APPLICATIONS OPEN:
POC: The Futures School
The Futures School (TFS) flagship offering, the Applied Foresight Accelerator, is a three –day, immersive, hands-on projects-based program that exists to democratize foresight across disciplines and domains. The curriculum, which showcases trademarked Natural Foresight approach has been delivered to hundreds of leaders in over 25 countries, and has been repeatedly hailed as one of the most exciting, thought-provoking, and actionable programs available. The next Applied Foresight Accelerator programs will be in Portland, OR October 21-23, 2019. Apply online or check out their website for more information.
STUDY: PROFESSIONAL LIFE IN 2040:
POC: Denise Sughrue and Robert Wagner
While the Toffler Associates don’t have a crystal ball, it is fair to bet that change is not slowing down and will impact how we work and live in 2040. This study begins to understand and then prepare our organizations and ourselves for these changes. For example, we are seeing an increasing pay to play scheme with digital channels requiring we relinquish our own data. There is a shift occurring away from traditional education models to more modular, just in time solutions. Income inequality is driving difference in life expectancy which will be further compounded as precision medicine becomes more pervasive. Additional reading on the study can be found on their website.