About

Home of the Dutch Futurists

The Dutch Future Society has been established by and for futurists, trend watchers, strategy experts and all others with an (professional) interest in the future. We are the home of the Dutch Futurists in the broadest sense of the term, whether they be from the Netherlands, Flanders or expats.

Activities

The Dutch Future Society forms a community where futurists meet, learn and grow professionally, with an emphasis on interactive field trips (on site) and having fun. We host meetings from our members, and we organise a select number of meetings and fieldtrips ourselves too. Besides that our website contains lots of useful and interesting information and an up-to-date agenda with activities in the field of futurists. We invite other organisations to add foresight oriented meetings to our calendar (commercial meetings excluded) by sending us an email.

Board

As a Dutch “Stichting” we have a board. Our board is formed by six members of the Dutch Futurists community and consists of futurists, trend watchers and strategists, originating from the worlds of businesses, government and universities. In this way the board reflects the different kind of futurists working in the Netherlands. Visit the current board here.

World Future Society

As a local chapter of the World Future Society, we benefit from mutual connections and take advantage of opportunities with traveling futurists for sessions and events in the Netherlands.

Please note that there are currently no financial ties between the two organizations. WFS membership offers you benefits for their events and membership materials, but does not directly support our work nor is it in any way linked to DFS Membership. We continue our good relations with WFS, and joint opportunities or benefits may arise in the future.

Membership

Any futurist, trend watcher, or foresight strategist can join our community. Sign up here and become a member of the Dutch Future Community (DFC), with features such as:

 access¹ to events organised by us and some of our partners (coming up next: 50 jaar Wet van Moore @ Radion, Amsterdam)

– a personal profile page on our community page to present and share your expertise

highlighting of profiles or special achievements of our members online and through our newsletter

 online access to exclusive membership content, such as in-depth (video)interviews with global experts, pre-conference materials and more. Check out our YouTube-channel to meet some of the experts that we interviewed to pick their brains.

– the opportunity to take part in our online discussions

…and we are continuously adding more. Do you have an idea about how we could improve upon what we offer our community? Please let us know by sending an email to info@dutchfuturesociety.nl!

As an open community and a non-profit organisation (Stichting), we strive to do as much as possible for as little as possible. Our membership fee is therefore only €75,- for a full year, including access to our events (fulltime (PhD) students enjoy a 50% discount). We use these funds to cover the costs of our events and our offline and online presence. For more information about membership, click here.

Contacts

You can reach us by sending an email to info@dutchfuturesociety.nl or to one of our board members (click here for individual addresses). For press contacts and sponsoring please contact Peter van der Wel.

Donation and sponsoring

We are grateful for any and all extra support of our activities with free donations or by sponsoring. We invite institutional sponsors to contact us to discuss all further options for collaboration.