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May 2016

Campus Party Europe 2016

25 May, 2016 - 29 May, 2016
Jaarbeurs Hallencomplex, Jaarbeursplein
Utrecht, Utrecht 3521 AL Netherlands
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Campus Party is the greatest technological experience of the world which brings together young geeks & aspiring entrepreneurs in a festival of innovation, creativity, science, digital entertainment & entrepreneurship. After watching a documentary about demo parties that had just been starting to take place in Northern Europe, four friends wanted to create a similar place in Spain where others geeks with the same passion and interest for new technologies could come together. Not long after, Campus Party was founded by…

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June 2016

Everyday Futures Workshop

14 June, 2016 - 15 June, 2016
Institute for Social Futures, Bailrigg
Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 4YW United Kingdom
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14th-15th July 2016, Institute for Social Futures, Lancaster University, UK Future everyday life is certain to be different from today. But how is future everyday life shaped in the present? How can such processes and their implications be captured and analysed? Why might we want to intervene in and shape futures differently? and what new theories, methods and kinds of data would we need to achieve this? This workshop, to be held in Lancaster in July 2016 aims to establish a…

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Mastering Strategic Foresight programme: Strategies for Success in Unpredictable Times

27 June, 2016 - 29 June, 2016
Cercle des Bains, rue des Vieux-Grenadiers 10
Geneva, Switzerland
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The Mastering Strategic Foresight programme provides a unique opportunity for experienced professionals to extend their impact and hone their skills for strategic action and thought leadership. This intensive, interactive and practical 2.5 day programme is coached and mentored by two world class and leading foresight experts, Kristel Van der Elst and Angela Wilkinson. You will learn how you can achieve high value impact in areas such as strategic intelligence, vision alignment, strategy and policy design, risk assessment, collaborative strategy and innovation, adaptive leadership…

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September 2016

APF Global V-Gathering Futures Festival

16 September, 2016 @ 18:00 - 17 September, 2016 @ 06:00

Please join the APF for a 12 hour Futures Festival exploring a broad range of issues and methods. September 16th Friday 18:00 CEST till 17th Saturday 06:00 CEST (Amsterdam). This gathering offers interactive presentations from leading futurists around the globe. Follow the sun for 12 hours of hands-on content and discussion with leading thinkers from across the globe to share insights, experiences and ideas. You'll hear from: Marsha Rhea, My Favorite Futures Tools for Volunteer Boards Karen Woodman, Learning Ecosystems: Changing Inside Out…

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November 2016

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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June 2017

Design – Develop – Transform: Explorations in Open Time

15 June, 2017 - 17 June, 2017
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The centre of expertise Open Time and M HKA (Museum for Contemporary Art Antwerp) are collaborating on an exceptional three day conference linked to M HKA's 2017 summer exhibition ‘A Temporary Futures Institute’.   Taking cues from futurists and artist from different local and global contexts, DDT looks at how futures are designed, developed and transformed. The event will host academic and professional futurists from the global North and South as well as artists and designers, professionals from development (cooperation),…

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2b AHEAD ThinkTank

20 June, 2017 - 21 June, 2017
Schloss Wolfsburg, Schloßstraße 8
Wolfsburg, 38448 Germany
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For the sixteenth time now, the 2b AHEAD ThinkTank’s annual Future Congress will be held again in June in Wolfsburg, Germany. In 2017, the 2b AHEAD Future Congress will again rank among the most attractive business events of the European innovation scene. For the last 16 years, 300 top personalities have gathered each year at our invitation to discuss the future of business. Our guests include national and international CEOs and innovation leaders from a wide range of industries, as…

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September 2017

APF V-Gathering Global Futures Festival

15 September, 2017 @ 18:00 - 16 September, 2017 @ 06:00

Kicking off from Europe and Africa, to the Americas, and ending in Australasia, this festival of learning will “follow the sun" for 12 hours of hands-on content and discussion (noon to midnight, EDT/NYC). The presentations are organized on three foresight themes: Mixed Realities - Virtual Realities, Augmented Realities, Mixed Realities and other digital technologies Rise of Populism - New nationalism, anti-globalism, income inequality, post capitalism and threats to democracy Teaching Futures - Methods and case studies to educate clients, the public, adolescents, students,…

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November 2017

Tools for Hope: APF London Professional Development Seminar

7 November, 2017 @ 09:00 - 17:00
Mary Ward House, 7 Tavistock Place
London, WC1H 9SN United Kingdom
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An all day workshop on using futures methods to create change Pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will, said the Italian radical Gramsci in a famous phrase. It is easy to overdose on the pessimism as we look at the overlapping crises that threaten to engulf us. But if we are going to create real change—enough to overcome these crises—we will need tools that give people back their sense of agency. Hence, Tools for Hope. Futures tools that help…

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2nd International Conference on Anticipation

8 November, 2017 - 10 November, 2017
Senate House, School of Advanced Study, Malet St
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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The Second International Conference on Anticipation (November 8-10, 2017 - London) provides an interdisciplinary meeting ground in which researchers, scholars and practitioners who are seeking to understand anticipation and anticipatory practices can come together to deepen their understanding and create productive new connections. To that purpose a call for papers has now been opened. Another great opportunity to share your ideas, visions and techniques with fellow futurists. Here are some of the suggested subjects: How do we understand anticipatory differences?…

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