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October 2016

Picturing the Future 2016 | Trends galore

6 October, 2016 @ 14:00 - 17:00
Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland 1019 HC Netherlands
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ROZENBROOD Trendacademy is proud to present the third edition of the trend event Picturing the Future. For the first time we will not only present the trend presentations produced by the Trendacademy in Class 2016, but also other trend talents. The trend talents performing in ‘Trends Galore’ are not necessarily trained by the Trendacademy. What they do have in common is that they approach trends in their own professional way. They are willing and able to inspire the international crowd…

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November 2016

Brave New World festival

2 November, 2016 - 3 November, 2016
Leiden Leiden, Zuid-Holland Netherlands + Google Map
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On November 2nd & 3rd, 2016 the worlds of culture, technology, and storytelling will collide. Brave New World will be a place for engineers, venture capitalists, innovation managers, government officials, hackers, futurists, gamers, artists, directors, the generally curious, and anyone who has a story to tell. Leiden University and the Leiden film festival are organising the Brave New World festival on the future of technology and societal impacts. It is a summit created to build an interdisciplinary platform for all of us working on…

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From overwhelm to opportunity: Trend-Driven Innovation from TrendWatching

11 November, 2016 @ 17:30 - 19:00
Rozenbrood Trendstudio, Warmoesstraat 155
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland 1012 JB Netherlands
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Trendacademy's In the Picture program gives trendprofessionals the stage to talk about their work. Whether it is to test a new presentation, present new research everything is possible. On November 11th,'s Victoria Foster presents the workings of this company. How did it come about? How do they work? And - often forgotten by trendprofessionals - where are they headed? A great opportunity to meet this inspiring trendwatcher who is now based in Amsterdam. And of course to meet other trendprofessionals during…

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Robots At Your Service

18 November, 2016 - 22 November, 2016
Marineterrein, Kattenburgerstraat 5
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland 1018 JA Netherlands
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Robots At Your Service was conceived over a year ago by the team at The Hackitarians in order tap into the latest technologies to tackle the serious problem we face in the future as our demographic makeup shifts and caring for our elderly will be more and more complicated and critical. And the result? Amsterdam will be the host city of this year’s European Robotics Week, with its central event “Robots at your Service”, focussed around the societal challenge of “Active & Healthy Ageing”.…

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An Interesting Day 2016: Transforming the Future

25 November, 2016 @ 10:00 - 17:00
AmsterdamConnected, Paasheuvelweg 25
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland 1105 BP Netherlands
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Tickets are now available! It is once again time for An Interesting Day! This annual DFS meeting will take place on the 25th of November in Amsterdam. This year’s theme will be about “Transforming the Future” and is especially for and by our members: Futurists for futurists. "An Interesting Day" is the event of the year where futurists meet and learn about transformative developments and new professional insights. This year's Interesting Day brings to the table some of the most transformative topics. A few highlights: Learn more about the transformative potential of gene…

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January 2017

Celebrate 2017 with DFS & Futureconsult!

January 10 @ 17:00 - 19:00
Futureconsult, Cruquiuskade 309
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland 1018 AM Netherlands
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We wish you a festive holiday season and look forward to seeing you in the new year! Celebrate 2017 with the Dutch Future Society and Futureconsult on Tuesday January 10th, 2017. We welcome you from 17.00 onwards to have a drink, to mark the start of a new year and to look ahead into the future! During our get-together Ellen Willemse, project-manager at ‎The Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends (STT), will take us on an inspiring journey to ‘Mankind in 2050’. Jan Nekkers, director of Futureconsult,…

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March 2017

Unlikely Allies: The Future of Our City

March 31 @ 11:00 - April 1 @ 00:00
Impact Hub Amsterdam, Linnaeusstraat 2C
Amsterdam, Noord Holland 1092CK Netherlands
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Co-creating tomorrow’s cities is one of the goals of Impact Hub, a global organization for entrepreneurs who seek to balance social, economic and environmental sustainability. Impact Hub Amsterdam recently moved to the Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen (KIT) and welcomes DFS Members for inspiring talks, debates, workshops and speed dates. Meet a community of 700+ impact makers and innovators and close the day with a party to remember! The day is packed with: inspiring talks and debates on the latest…

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April 2017

DFS Presents: Joyce Gioia – Celebrity Futurist

April 7 @ 16:00 - 17:30
Impact Hub Amsterdam, Linnaeusstraat 2C
Amsterdam, Noord Holland 1092CK Netherlands

What if you could learn the best-kept secrets of a world class speaker and author, without leaving Amsterdam? Celebrity Futurist Joyce Gioia is coming to Amsterdam and we will have an exclusive meeting on Friday the 7th of April. Our featured speaker travels the world, speaking and consulting. Our own Peter van der Wel will interview Joyce about developments in the field of foresight, how foresight can help reach the Sustainable Development Goals, and her own leading-edge work. You'll come away with…

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May 2017

The Futures School Spotlight: Discovering the Future of Talent

May 10 @ 09:00 - 19:30
NVO2, Groenekanseweg 82
Groenekan, Utrecht 3737 AC Netherlands
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Talent development strategies are crumbling under the weight of Industrial Age processes. If we stubbornly stick to these processes, our organisations will be fighting to survive as top talent and innovative thinkers flock to our competitors.  To succeed, we need to investigate how the employee lifecycle will evolve in the uncertain environment of the 21st century and beyond. For instance, how will we recruit, develop, and retain talent? And how can we create transformational compensation schemes in this emerging future? Strategic Foresight…

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September 2017

DFS Annual Event – Your Brain in 2030: Merging Man and Machine

September 5 @ 13:00 - 16:30

Tickets are now available! Some people dream of the ultimate merge of man and machine. Scientists are showing us the possibilities. Philosophers discuss the implications of these technologies with us. And artists make our emotions towards this issue explicit.  The creation of super humans with new sensory abilities, enhanced brain power, eternal memories and extreme physical strength. Body parts can be replaced by robotics, and ultimately, human enhancement could mean the end of aging. What will be the future of human…

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