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After Brexit, Whither Europe?

Published on 1:30 pm By Craig Perry

After months of anticipation, the United Kingdom triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty this week, marking the beginning of the end of its membership in the European Union. As an aspiring futurist living in England, I had a front-row seat to last year’s “Brexit” referendum – and it’s unexpected outcome. Thankfully, I had already […]

Single Versus Alternative Futures

Published on 9:28 pm By Andy

As part of Futures Research class, we have a discussion forum on the following question: “Why do you think it has taken so long for people to accept that the future is a set of multiple possibilities? And why some of them still prefer to try to predict the future?” Below is what I thought was […]

Introducing Liah Johnson as the Fall 2016 Foresight GA

Published on 9:10 am By Andy

The baton has passed once again to a new GA this Fall – introducing Liah Johnson! Liah is a full-time student living in Houston. She began the program in Spring of 2015 and is getting close to graduation. She is doing an internship on our Forestry Horizon Scanning and Scenarios project, for which she’ll be […]

Kate Burgess-MacIntosh and Heather Schlegel in APF Compass

Published on 4:36 pm By April Koury

All you APFers out there must have seen the latest issue of Compass featuring our own Kate Burgess-MacIntosh and Heather Schlegel, right? And for those of you not in the APF, no worries; this blog has exclusive, illegal access (just kidding) to the articles! “The Role of Design in the Circular Economy” by Kate Burgess-MacIntosh […]

Wildcard Typology and Futures Qualifiers

Published on 2:26 pm By Jim Breaux

Is it Probable, Possible, Plausible, Credible? Wildcard Typology and Futures Qualifiers Jim Breaux Recent readings for the Alternative Futures Class of excellent works by Ruud van der Helm and Oliver Markley begged to be intersected in a table. Below I have quoted the definitions from Ruud’s work for the foresight journal “Towards a clarification…” (2006) […]


Published on 12:59 pm By 6osnZ

Journal of Futures Studies is calling for papers on the topic of ANTICIPATORY GOVERNANCE.  Abstracts Due Feb 1st, 2013!  Find future details within their official Invitation.  Best of luck! Tweet

Call for Papers! – European Journal of Futures Research

Published on 11:32 am By 6osnZ

The European Journal of Futures Research will be publishing their first journal in Feb. of 2013 and are currently seeking abstracts!  “The journal will address seven focal points: social developments; politics (supranational, governmental and non-governmental); the economy and business sectors; science and technology and cross-cutting issues; methodology and methods; epistemology and philosophy of science.” Timeline 22 Oct. […]

Dr. Bishop in Lithuania discussing the need for foresight

Published on 5:25 pm By 6osnZ

Dr. Bishop traveled to Vilnius, Lithuania last week as the Co-Supervisor of a doctoral dissertation at the ISM School of Management on the use of foresight in small- and medium-sized enterprises.  While he was there, he delivered the opening keynote address to new and continuing doctoral students on their first day of school.  After that, he […]

Megatrend Future Day!

Published on 10:33 pm By 6osnZ

Mark your calendars!  “Megatrend Future Day” is happening on November 9, 2012. The Bertlesmann Stiftung Foundation presents Megatrends in Global Interaction, an event aimed at bringing together cross-disciplined thinkers and professionals.  There will be discussions on the major challenges humanity is faced with in hopes of encouraging thoughts that might ignite solutions.  The event, hosted by the University of Houston Futures […]

Call For Papers!

Published on 9:20 am By 6osnZ

The Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies within the Department of Political Science at The University of Hawaii at Manoa is hosting the 2012 Manoa Futures Symposium – Emerging Futurists event on Friday, November 30, 2012.  The symposium is graduate student centric, they envision the “symposium as an opportunity for nascent futurists to share their work, discuss issues in the […]