News and Events
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many foresight practitioners, think tanks, and academics have moved to an online format. The FFCOI leadership would like to highlight some of these events, if you have others you would like to share, please reach out.
Fast Futures – practical application of futures (various topics).
Middle East Institute – various Middle East topics (present & future)
Association of Professional Futurists – various foresight topics
Trendhunter – various innovation, foresight and trend topics
Gerd Leonhard – frontline futurist website
Toffler – COVID-19: What Now and What Next Blog Series
Futures Strategy Group – blog featuring various topics
Atlantic Council: Post COVID-19 Scenarios & analysis
THE FUTURES SCHOOL LIVE-ONLINE TRAINING:
The Applied Foresight Activator – Experiment program is a live-online, 6-month training occurring the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 9 am Eastern. Participants will also join the Human_AI scanning repository. The tool-based labs kick off June 4th. The program tuition is $1,500 (Kedge Forward Funding assistance available). For more information or to apply, please visit their website.
FORESIGHT IN ACTION:
In an article in Medium titled What 2035 Can Teach Us About Pandemic Management, retired Coast Guard CAPT and strategic futurist, Joe DuFresne provides his insights on how organizations can survive ‘game-changing’ events and emerge in a stronger position. Organizations can survive but it demands that they invest in the long game to build a culture and strategy that allows them to escape from the tyranny of the present.
THE FUTURE TODAY INSTITUTE'S 2020 TECH TRENDS REPORT
POC: Amy Webb
Be sure to check out an exclusive from the Future Today Institute. During these difficult times - be sure to read the 13th edition of the Future Today Institute's tech trends report which is now available and offers deep research into strategic forces that will influence business, government, and society in the coming years.
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: BUILDING A HEALTH COGNITIVE IMMUNE SYSTEM:
POC: Sean Ness
The Institute for the Future (IFTF) has released a new report on building a healthy cognitive immune system. In order to preserve democracy, IFTF wanted to know how to develop a new immune mechanism, a new immune system, suited to today’s realities. In this report, IFTF explores the need to upgrade our “cognitive immune systems” at individual and community levels.
MILLENNIUM PROJECT COVID-19 SCENARIOS:
POC: Jerome Glenn
The Millennium Project is working with American Red Cross are looking for individuals to help create a Second Wave of COVID-19 Scenarios. Although they will take global change into account, these scenarios will focus on the United States.
Toyota is building a 175-acre hydrogen-powered test city at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan. This project, “Woven City,” will be a fully connected ecosystem where approximately 2,000 residents and researchers will test and develop technologies, such as autonomous vehicles, robotics, and smart homes. This “living laboratory” will be the first of its kind, built from the ground up using an infrastructure of the future to support a real-life, multi-generational community. ”Woven City” is to be built in phases with the groundbreaking slated to start in 2021. For more information on this project visit Woven City.
PRESCIENT: STRATEGIC FORESIGHT TRAINING:
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 August 3-5, 2020, in Washington DC. Be sure to register soon.