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Good Futures Work Agenda!

Posted by on 8:13 pm at 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 […]

Student Foresight Design Challenge

Posted by on 7:01 pm at 7:01 pm

Teach the Future and KnowledgeWorks are co-hosting a student foresight design competition through March 27. The competition is open to any U.S.-based, 13-18-year-old student interested in creating a scenario about the future of education with an optional artifact from the future (an illustration of an object or scene from a future world). See Competition details. Katherine […]

Spring Gathering 2017….More Details

Posted by on 5:12 pm at 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 […]

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

Posted by on 4:23 pm at 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 […]

UPDATED: 2017 Spring Gathering: Good futures work!

Posted by on 6:52 pm at 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 […]

Science Fiction Writing Contest

Posted by on 12:34 pm at 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 […]

Houston Foresight Scenario Workshop in Dubai

Posted by on 10:58 am at 10:58 am

Our research program continues to gain momentum. In November, on behalf of the Future Foresight Foundation, Dr. Hines led a team from the General Directorate of Residency & Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai through a scenario planning and implications workshop. The project is exploring how the work of the GDRFA will be different out to […]

Foresight Certificate Boot Camp Registration for 2017 now open

Posted by on 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm

We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2017 UH Foresight Certificate is now open. The five-day course will take place January 16-20 (and also May 1-5) at the Hilton hotel right on the campus of the University of Houston. Peter Bishop kicked off the first certificate back in 2009 and we’ve been running […]

APF Global Futures Festival Open to Public

Posted by on 10:01 am at 10:01 am

The APF is opening up the Sept 16 APF Global Futures Festival / V-Gathering to the general public free of charge. This gathering offers interactive presentations from leading futurists around the globe. Four different blocs of regional presentations are timed so that you can “follow the sun for 12 hours of hands-on content and discussion.” […]

Houston Foresight at WFS/APF 2016

Posted by on 8:46 pm at 8:46 pm

The Houston Foresight program was once again well represented at the WFS/APF annual conference held this year in Washington DC from July 22-24. Congratulations to Julie Steele and the new team at WFS for simply pulling this conference off, given that they took over only a few months before the conference. As usual, I spent […]