Author Archive

Alumni Emily Empel joins Idea Couture as Co-Head of Strategic Foresight

December 15, 2014

We just heard some exciting news from  recent alumnus Emily Empel. Emily is now the  Co-Head of Strategic Foresight for Idea Couture, a strategic innovation and design firm in Toronto, Canada. Emily leaves her Workforce Futurist position at the Walt Disney Company, where she had been actively involved in expanding the company’s foresight and trends practice.  Emily is particularly excited […]

Posted in Alumni Highlight, Forecasting, Foresight | No Comments »

Foresight Certificate Course will be offered January 12-16, 2015 in Houston, Texas

November 14, 2014

The UH certificate in Foresight is now in its seventh year of twice-annual seminars held at the University of Houston in January and May each year. We have also offered the certificate at the Destree Institute in Brussels, Belgium every June since 2012. The number of professional certificate graduates has reached nearly 400 individuals and […]

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Libraries and the Rebirth of Civic Culture, an interview with UH Foresight Alum Garry Golden

November 13, 2014

Eric Garland, a managing director at Competitive Futures Inc hosts a blog, and a web-only interview program called the Garland Report. The show is a means to deliver research and analysis on how the world is changing, from macroeconomics down to individual companies. Garry Golden is a futurist and consultant that graduated from the University of Houston program. His […]

Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Alumni Thomas Hoffman published in The Journal of the British Interplanetary Society

November 6, 2014

Thomas Hoffman graduated from the UH Foresight program in 2004 and has been active in the futures space since. While a student in the program, Thomas began exploring ideas that became a paper recently published in the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society. The paper, titled “Sacred Space: A Beginning Framework for Off-Planet Church” imagines the role of […]

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Alumni Highlight, Houston Futures News, Talks | No Comments »

Wendy Schultz visits Intro to Foresight class to discuss images of the future

October 30, 2014

Wendy Schultz is futurist at Infinite Futures and former professor of Foresight at UH. She was a guest lecturer in the Intro to Foresight class this week where she presented on images of the future. Wendy cited the foundational text, The Image of the Future by Fred Polak as key influence for understanding the role images play in understanding […]

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Alumni Highlight, Courses, Education, Forecasting, Foresight, Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

University of Houston Foresight student work featured in Futurist magazine

October 29, 2014

The World Future Society conference was in Orlando, Florida on July 10th and 11th this summer. The annual conference provides a “neutral forum for exploring possible, probable and preferable futures.” The WFS also produces and distributes a magazine publication titled THE FUTURIST, which covers events and trends that are relevant to thinking about the future. The latest issue […]

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Foresight, Houston Futures News, Student Work | No Comments »

SingFit Wins Skullcandy Body Computing Challenge

October 22, 2014

Rachel Francine, co-founder and CEO of Musical Health Technologies, is a UH Foresight Alum. She believes that the Future of Medicine might be… Music! Music Health Technologies recently presented their first-of-its kind mobile application titled SingFit at the eighth annual University of Southern California Body Computing Conference. The conference was designed to discover how new advances in sensing technologies […]

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Alumni Highlight, Foresight, Houston Futures News, Scanning | No Comments »

Ross Schott’s work with Singularity University featured in The Telegraph

October 16, 2014

Ross Shott, managing director of the graduate studies program at Singularity University is an alumni of the Houston Foresight program. Singularity University, a small unaccredited institute in northern California, is a Futures education initiative co-founded by futurist Ray Kurzweil. Its mission is to help solve some of the planet’s greatest humanitarian problems, such as famine and climate change. The […]

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Alumni Highlight, Courses, Education, Foresight | No Comments »

Laura, Jim, Katie, Omar and Andy travel to Indianapolis to present Student Needs project

October 13, 2014

On September 26th, Foresight students Laura Schlehuber, Katie King, Omar Sahi, and Jim Breaux (now also a faculty member in the program) along with Professor Andy Hines travelled to Indianapolis, Indiana to present the Student Needs project to the Lumina Foundation. The presentation included key findings from the two dozen strong group of faculty, alums, and students who gathered […]

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Alumni Highlight, Education, Forecasting, Foresight, Scanning, Student Needs 2025, Student Work | 1 Comment »

Heather Schlegel’s work on the reputation economy featured on CNN

October 1, 2014

Heather Schlegel, a student of the Foresight program has been busy speaking, producing a TV series, and hosting a Podcast on the future of money, identity, relationships and humanity. She recently completed a report on reputation currencies commissioned by the Institute of Customer Experience. An excerpt from the report was featured in the Future Finance section of CNN. Heather […]

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Alumni Highlight, Forecasting, Foresight, Houston Futures News | 2 Comments »