The Federal Foresight Community of Interest (FFCOI) is a forum based on the discipline and application of foresight. It provides an opportunity for federal employees, think tanks, and industry to network, learn, analyze, develop, and communicate foresight methods and best practices to decision-makers and strategic planners. The FFCOI is a centralized connection point for agencies to share best practices, foster cross-agency support, and develop new and innovative ways to apply and improve the use of Strategic Foresight within the Federal Government. The FFCOI does not attempt to predict the future but seeks to understand the implications of various scenarios their agencies might reasonably face in a longer time frame.


Mission: FFCoI is an interagency group of foresight and strategy practitioners that provides expertise and information sharing in order to educate and enable better decision-making across the Federal Government.


Vision: FFCoI makes foresight an essential element of leadership to drive change in the US Government.


QUARTERLY MEETING DATES: Save the date for the 2020 Quarterly Meetings- RSVPs are required for each meeting. Thanks for your patience. Future meeting dates are as followed: - July 23, 2020 - October 22, 2020


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April 30, 2020 RSVP

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**ATTENTION** - APRIL 30 MEETING STATUS**:

POC: FFCOI

Dear FFCOI members,

FFCOI leadership is monitoring the COVID19 virus situation closely. Currently and until otherwise noted - the meeting scheduled for April 30th will still be held. Safety is our primary concern and we will continue to monitor and update the meeting status as necessary. Please continue to check out this webpage and monitor Twitter and LinkedIn for the latest updates. Thank you for your understanding.


WORKSHOP: GOOD JUDGEMENT FORECASTING - MARCH 19th 

POC: Marc Koehler

Using the research findings of Phil Tetlock's "Superforecasting" work with Intelligence Community, this full-day workshop provides participants with tools to improve forecasting accuracy, decision making, and ultimately their assessments. The workshop will take place March 19, 2020 - be sure to register or inquire about additional details.


BOOK: AFTER SHOCK  - 50 YEARS OF FUTURE SHOCK AND LOOK AHEAD TO THE NEXT 50:

POC: Maria Bothwell

Marking the 50-year anniversary of the Future Shock’s first publication, After Shock brings together the world’s foremost futurist and thought leaders in a compendium of diverse essays that spark imagination, rally important causes, and inspire solutions to the many challenges we face. The book is a collection of perspectives, conversations, and debates that cross a myriad of topics about what we are doing to create a better future for the world.


REPORT - IFTF: THE FUTURE OF IMMIGRATION:

POC: Jean Hagan

The Institute for the Future (IFTF) presents The Future of Immigration: 4 Paths. IFTF’s report explores how immigration reached deep into who we are as a society. Providing a map that offers a guide of four different opening lines for a multitude of future stories for Americans. It is also an invitation to think beyond today to craft stories that will bring 21st century America to life.


UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON FORESIGHT ANNUAL SPRING GATHERING:

POC: Laura Schlehuber

Please join the University of Houston - Andy Hines in the Annual Spring Gathering. This event  is an opportunity for the extended futures family to come together and socialize and dig a little deeper into new, emerging, or even neglected topics. The event will be held on April 17-18 in Houston. The focus will be on the influence of science fiction on future. There is a great line-up of presenters and topics to include hands on tools and techniques.


PRESCIENT: STRATEGIC FORESIGHT TRAINING:

POC: Prescient Foresight Sandbox

The Foresight Sandbox is a multi-day, in-person learning experience where participants learn the tools of strategic foresight and use the tools right away to prototype and stress test an emerging technology strategy for their organization or firm. Training takes place June 15-16, 2020, in Washington DC. Be sure to register soon.