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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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BIS Publishers presenteert: De (on)zin van toekomstdenken

May 31 @ 19:30 - 21:30
Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland 1019 HC Netherlands
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Afbeelding door Daniel Emma Is de toekomst ongrijpbaar of te onderzoeken? In gesprek over futurisme, trends en onderzoek. Het vakgebied van trend- en toekomstonderzoek is veelal omgeven door stereotype beelden van goeroes die claimen te kunnen voorspellen wat komen gaat. Maar klopt dat beeld wel? En hoe kun je iets onderzoeken dat er nog niet is? Als een risicomijdende soort willen mensen graag grip krijgen op de toekomst en de mogelijkheden en gevaren die deze met zich mee kan brengen.…

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June 2017

Robotics at TU Delft Research Exhibition

June 6 - June 8
TU Delft Library, Prometheusplein 1
Delft, Zuid-Holland 2628 ZC Netherlands
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RoboValley invites you to the largest science expo of the Netherlands: the TU Delft Research Exhibition, which will be held on 6, 7 and 8 June. During the exhibition, several projects from TU Delft Robotics Institute researchers will be on display. Amongst those projects are: Guido de Croon shows MAVLab's research about autonomous exploration with pocket drones. Heike Vallery presents her research on lightweight powered knee prostheses. Koen Hindriks brings his RoboTutor for a demo on interactive robots. The Zebro team…

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Design – Develop – Transform: Explorations in Open Time

June 15 - June 17
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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

June 20 - June 21
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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July 2017

Webinar – Navigating the future: Scenarios for Europe 2030

July 5 @ 17:00 - 18:00

You are invited to join Unlocking Foresight and Atkins Global in the third Insights Webinar Programme! In "Navigating the future Scenarios for Europe 2030" – Francesca Lagerberg will discuss how Grant Thornton uses horizon scanning and scenario planning to help their clients and themselves plan for uncertainty in Europe leading up to 2030. Francesca is a partner in Grant Thornton UK LLP and is seconded to Grant Thornton International Ltd, where she sits on the Global Leadership Team. She has worked…

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August 2017

Workshop Technologie en Arbeidsparticipatie

August 31 @ 12:30 - 17:00
Beatrixgebouw, Jaarbeursplein
Utrecht, Utrecht 3521 AL Netherlands
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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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APF V-Gathering Global Futures Festival

September 15 @ 18:00 - September 16 @ 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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Conferentie De Toekomst van Energie

September 18 @ 14:00 - 17:00
KIVI, Prinsessegracht 23
Den Haag, Zuid-Holland 2514 AP Netherlands
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Logo voor STT conferentie "De toekomst van energie"

De verkenning naar de toekomst van energie zit in een afrondende fase, hierbij hoort natuurlijk het verschijnen van een STT publicatie. De publicatie “En toen ging het licht aan…” wordt op maandag 18 september a.s. gepresenteerd  tijdens een eindbijeenkomst. Tijdens de conferentie worden de uitkomsten van de STT-verkenning naar de toekomst van energie toegelicht en kunt u meepraten over de kansen en mogelijkheden die we hebben om de toekomst vorm te geven. Het wordt een interactieve middag met lezingen, workshops…

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