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Good Futures Work Agenda!

8:13 pm

Friday April 21  5-7pm Dinner    Goode’s Tacqueria   (4902 Kirby Drive; 713.520.9153) (link) 7pm-??? Drinks     Axelrad Beer Garden TBD    (1517 Alabama Street 713.597.8800) (link) Saturday April 22 8:30-5:00 University of Houston, Isabel Cameron Bldg, 4235 Cullen Blvd, 77204  (link) 8:30-9:00 Breakfast 9:00-12:0o Working with Systems Scenarios, Christian Crews & Laura Schlehuber, Kalypso Foresight 12-1:00 […]

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Spring Gathering 2017….More Details

5:12 pm

The details are rolling in for the Spring 2017 Gathering (here’s a flyer). First, let’s talk about the Saturday conference. I am very excited to announce that Christian Crews & Laura Schlehuber of Kalypso Foresight are going to take us through their Systems Scenarios approach. I have wanted to see this for years….finally! In the […]

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Foresight Student Bes Baldwin to intern at Evonik Creavis

3:35 pm

Foresight student Bes Baldwin will be doing an internship this summer and fall at Evonik Creavis in the Corporate Foresight group in Marl, Germany. Evonik is a globally active chemical company, with their Foresight team centralized in Germany. Creavis is the strategic innovation unit of Evonik, focusing on mid- to long-term innovation. There are five […]

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Student Craig Perry Describes the Field

9:20 am

When I tell people I’m pursuing a degree in “foresight” at the University of Houston, they often look at me funny. “Futures studies,” I add hopefully, knowing I’ve probably just confused them even further. Perhaps it’s the prospect of studying something that hasn’t happened yet, or the notion that there’s more than one possible future […]

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Reflecting on Futurists in Media 2016

2:54 pm

As futurists, we learn to be patient and take the long view. So, when something catches our attention, we catch our breath and compose. Because…..the 4th quarter tracking results of Futurists in Media reported 106 relevant hits, compared to 24 in the 4th quarter of 2015, which is a 341% increase if my math is […]

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Spring Gathering now April 21 and 22….and other news

4:23 pm

A quick update on what’s happening as begin the Spring 2017 semester! The Fall Newsletter  is out. Spring Gathering now April 21 and 22. We just updated the dates for our  Annual Spring Gathering to April 21 and 22 (previous dates were on Easter Weekend, oops). The theme is “Good Futures Work.” We are very […]

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UPDATED: 2017 Spring Gathering: Good futures work!

6:52 pm

When: Friday April 21 & Saturday April 22, 2017 Where: UH Campus (and other fun spots) Why: Learn, network, and have fun! The topic and dates are set for our 7th Annual Spring Gathering of students, alums, faculty, prospects, and friends (and do feel free to bring a guest). It’s a tradition that we do […]

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Congrats to Fall 2016 Graduates

10:20 pm

Congratulations to our Fall 2016 graduates: Gandhi Bhakthavachalam, Maria Romero, and  Johann Schutte. I am going to miss them, but happy to see them moving forward! Gandhi has an amazing array of talents and interests beyond the future, including being a professional tennis player. Nonetheless, he went through the program full-time, did outstanding in all […]

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Science Fiction Writing Contest

12:34 pm

A Certificate boot camp alum has alerted us to a science fiction writing competition seeking entries (yes, you!) Here’s the announcement: The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command is pleased to announce its first Mad Scientist Science Fiction Writing Contest and will accept submissions between November 22, 2016 and February 15, 2017. (Mad Scientist Writing Competition […]

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Alum Terry Collins “furthering” Integral Futures

9:04 am

I am Terry Collins, an alum of the foresight program, and I’m very excited to announce that the “father” of Integral Futures, Richard Slaughter, has transferred the Integral Futures domain www.integralfutures.com to me! Integral Theory is used as a method to explore the intention, behavior, culture and systems aspects of whatever is being investigated. Integral […]

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