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June 2017

Design – Develop – Transform: Explorations in Open Time

June 15 - June 17
Brussels, Belgium + Google Map

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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October 2017

Dag van de Orde

October 10 @ 09:30 - 18:00
Evoluon, Noord Brabantlaan 1A
Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant 5652 LA Netherlands
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Het is een scenario waar veel (science fiction)films zich helemaal op uitleven: robots die de menselijke beschaving op aarde bedreigen. Zo ‘ver van ons bed’ is dat niet, robots hebben inmiddels een belangrijke functie in onze maatschappij, in ons werk en ze worden ook steeds slimmer. De Ooa gaat daarom tijdens de Dag van de Orde in op de impact van artificiële intelligentie (AI). Nieuwsgierig wat AI betekent voor de maatschappij en wat de grote veranderingen gaan zijn voor jouw…

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November 2017

Tools for Hope: APF London Professional Development Seminar

November 7 @ 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

November 8 - November 10
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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