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January 2017

Celebrate 2017 with DFS & Futureconsult!

10 January, 2017 @ 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

31 March, 2017 @ 11:00 - 1 April, 2017 @ 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

7 April, 2017 @ 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

10 May, 2017 @ 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

5 September, 2017 @ 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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January 2018

DFS presents: Futurist Gerd Leonhard

10 January, 2018 @ 09:30 - 12:00
FreedomLab Campus, Plantage Middenlaan 62
Amsterdam, 1018 DH Netherlands
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DFS presents in collaboration with FreedomLab: Futurist Gerd Leonhard - The next 10 years of technology and humanity Gerd Leonhard is a renowned keynote speaker on the future of technology. He is a futurist, author, strategist and CEO of The Futures Agency. We are honored that Gerd is willing to share his ideas and insights on the future of humanity with members of the Dutch Future Society. He will provide a keynote to open the new year of 2018 with…

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The Next Nature Academy Workshops

17 January, 2018 @ 10:00 - 16:30
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Next Nature Academy Workshops Several dates, first is January 17 @ Amsterdam Next Nature Network is introducing their Academy. Their courses will introduce you to an inspiring new vision of a future in which biology and technology are merging. They offer you the special Next Nature philosophy, methods and tools and to better anticipate change, improve your future literacy and put this into practice. There is an 1-day crash course and a 3-day intermediate level course. Language: English Book the workshop For more…

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March 2018

DFS Toekomstcafé Maart

16 March, 2018 @ 16:00 - 18:00

A special edition! This March edition James Breaux will join us. He is from America and a dynamic speaker, futurist and foresight professional with experience in infrastructure and engineering management. He's on holiday in Holland and would like to meet up with other futurists!   Because the best part of the futurists operate mostly alone. As future minded entrepreneurs or specialists within an organization. That's exactly why we organize the DFS Future Cafes, especially for our DFS Members. Would you like…

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April 2018

DFS Toekomstcafé April

30 April, 2018 @ 16:00 - 18:00

A special edition! This April edition Dr Cindy Frewen, FAIA will join us. She is an urban futurist and architect, teaches the Design Futures Workshop and Social Change at the University of Houston graduate program in Strategic Foresight. She's in Holland and would like to meet up with other futurists!   Because the best part of the futurists operate mostly alone. As future minded entrepreneurs or specialists within an organization. That's exactly why we organize the DFS Future Cafes, especially for…

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October 2018

DFS Toekomstcafé Oktober

12 October, 2018 @ 16:00 - 18:00
Fontys Research Lab, Nieuwlandstraat 34
Tilburg, Netherlands
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Attention! We have communicated a wrong address. You can find the right address in this post at the bottom. DFS goes south! Sustainable Futures Methodology   The next DFS Future Café will be held in Fontys’ Trend Research Lab in the middle of the historic centre of Tilburg. The Trend Research Lab is a place for curiosity, experiment and research. The focus of the lab is on the city of the future. Sustainable Futures: how to use foresight, when you’re…

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