Talks

Spring Gathering 2016 – What Happened

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Our annual Spring Gathering is always a great time for students, faculty, alumni and friends to get together and network, socialize and learn from one another. This past weekend was a grand experience! HAVING FUN IN KEMAH On Friday night we had dinner at the Cadillac Bar & Grill on the Kemah boardwalk and sat […]

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

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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 […]

Amir Bar Presentes at the Systems Thinking & Dynamic Modeling Conference for K-12 Education

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Amir Bar, an alumni of  the Human Resources Development program at UH developed a tool to help students learn concepts from the Systems Thinking course in the Foresight program. He recently had the opportunity to present the flashcards he developed at the Systems Thinking and Dynamic Modeling for K-12 conference in Boston, MA. In a recent correspondance, Amir […]

Live from Orlando….It’s the “Best of Houston”

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It’s nice to be able to share some video footage of our students (and profs) in action from the World Future Society Conference earlier this month in Orlando — thanks to student (now Adjunct Faculty) Jim Breaux! It’s a “pad” production but the quality is good enough to get a good feel for how our […]

Recapping Houston Foresight at WFS 2014

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The Houston Foresight Community was once again well-represented at the WFS/AFP annual summer meetings. This time it was Orlando on the perimeter of Disney from July 10-13. There is too much to include in one post, so we’ll start with the overview and fill in some details in upcoming posts. APF Pro Development The APF had […]

Futurists in the News – Lars Thomsen and the Collapse of the Gas Car

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Last September at the “Engine and Environment” conference in Graz, Austria, Futurist Lars Thomsen (founder and Chief Futurist of Future Matters) forecasted that starting 2016, electric cars will make gasoline cars obsolete.  He believes consumers will quickly change their car-buying behavior because electric cars will be such a disruptive and demanded technology. In Thomsen’s scenario, two […]

Millennials by Millennials Campfire Wednesday

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Brought to you by the APF, this Wednesday November 20th 4-6 pm EST is Millennials by Millennials, a digital campfire focusing on, what else, Millennials, the generation born roughly between the early 1980s to the early 2000s.  Houston Foresight’s own Emily Empel (grad program 2012)  will be co-hosting with Jason Swanson (current student), who will also be a […]

Dr. Bishop’s Brazilian Workshop – Now downloadable!

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You may remember a blog post awhile back about iG interviewing Dr. Bishop for the Brazilian workshop Strategies in Times of Uncertainty. Well now we’ve got links to the workshop held in Curitiba, Brazil. Peter Bishop – Strategic Foresight – Opening Peter Bishop – Strategic Foresight – Closing And let me tell you, they went […]

Alum Rachel Tubman to speak at FutureMed conference

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Congratulations to Rachel Tubman, a program alum, who was recently invited to speak at Singularity University’s conference FutureMed in San Diego, running from November 3rd-6th. From Rachel – “I’m going to be speaking on the future of music as medicine in light of an onslaught of new research which reveals that active music making can do […]

Dr. Bishop and San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts

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Last week, Dr. Bishop was invited to the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts as the first guest speaker for their Vision and Choices lecture series. His topic: Designing for a future of the invisible. He argues that the future of technology is moving from the macro to the micro. Petroleum was the innovation of […]