Education

The First Foresight Certificate Course of 2016 Done and Dusted

Posted by on 4:53 pm at 4:53 pm

Our bi-annual Foresight Certificate Course was presented from January 18-22 at the Hilton, University of Houston, Texas. After two other runs in May – one local and another in Belgium – the course will have completed its eighth year. We are glad to once again have attracted attendees from countries all over the globe such […]

New UH FAQs YouTube Videos

Posted by on 11:05 am at 11:05 am

The UH Foresight Program has just released our first YouTube playlist composed of 7 videos (which can also be watched individually, of course) responding to some of the most frequent questions we get from those who are interested in our program. These videos were created to respond to the questions we frequently get from those interested […]

Guest Lecture: Nick Price on Presencing

Posted by on 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm

It was great to have APF colleague Nick Price recently visit our class and lead us through Presencing exercise. Nick is a graduate of the Australian Foresight program and is doing his own thing these days with “Of Things Immaterial.” Our paths crossed in his former experiences as an organizational futurist with Philips Design and […]

Ideapod and ADC Forum Scholarship

Posted by on 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm

Together with ADC Forum, Ideapod is awarding a US$2000 scholarship for the best idea on the future of work. University students worldwide are invited to enter. To apply, just answer the following question on ideapod.com about the future of work, using the #futureofwork: “What will Artificial Intelligence mean for work?” The best response, made using Ideapod’s […]

Alum Jason Swanson: Four Scenarios on the Future of Credentials

Posted by on 11:36 am at 11:36 am

Alum Jason Swanson, Director of Strategic Foresight at KnowledgeWorks, invites our futurist community to explore four scenarios on the future of credentials: Certifying skills and Knowledge – Four Scenarios on the Future of Credentials. A baseline future, “All Roads Lead to Rome,” imagines a future in which degrees awarded by the K-12 and post-secondary sectors still serve as […]

Student Scanning: “Empowering Youth through E-books”

Posted by on 1:54 pm at 1:54 pm

[NOTE: We will occasionally be featuring some blog posts from student scanning hits in World futures class. This one is from Joe Murphy]. Partnerships are key in a future connected by ebooks. The White house unveiled a plan on April 30 to provide $250 million dollars worth of eBooks to the nation’s less affluent children […]

Next Foresight Certificate Course: May 11-15, 2015 in Houston

Posted by on 7:00 am at 7:00 am

Our next certificate course will be held at the UH Hilton in Houston, Texas from May 11-15th 2015. The UH certificate in Foresight is in its seventh year of twice-annual seminars held at the University of Houston in January and May each year. We are also offering the certificate course at the Destree Institute from […]

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

Posted by on 2:34 pm at 2:34 pm

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 […]

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

Posted by on 10:47 am at 10:47 am

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 […]

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

Posted by on 1:17 pm at 1:17 pm

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 […]