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Student Joe Murphy: A Description of the Field

Published on 2:25 pm By Joe Murphy

It is the task of the futurist is to inform decisions by critically studying the future, comparable to how historiographers examine and synthesize the past. Foresight is a science and an art but it is not clairvoyance. I am a futurist finishing a Master’s of Science degree in Foresight through the University of Houston. In […]

Houston Foresight at WFS/APF 2016

Published on 8:46 pm By Andy

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 […]

Save the Date: 2017 Foresight Certificate “Boot Camp”

Published on 1:00 pm By Andy

We need to confirm a few things, but almost surely these will by the 2017 dates! Tweet

Houston Foresight Students Win APF Student Recognition Awards

Published on 1:49 pm By Andy

I am so proud to share that Houston Foresight students won first, second, and third place of the Individual Graduate Student category of the APF Student Recognition program. Selecting the three entrants for this year was very tough as we had many excellent candidates. It was great to see the APF judges agreed with me […]

Coming Soon: Best of Houston Foresight 2015

Published on 9:59 pm By Andy

It just over a month away to this year’s Best of Houston Foresight session at the World Future Society. This year it’s in San Francisco on July 25th from 2:15-3:45. It is an annual event that gives us a chance to highlight some of the best work coming out of the Houston Foresight program. It is […]

New Framework Foresight Graphic

Published on 9:17 am By Andy

It’s been great to have a little design help in order to better communicate what we do at the Houston Foresight program. We published our Framework Foresight method in Futures back in 2013 and had been teaching it for several years before [download graphic] A key change in our approach was the evolution from the […]

Foresight Jeopardy 2015 Champ: Adam Cowart

Published on 8:22 pm By Andy

At the conclusion of  the Foresight “field” module in our capstone Professional Seminar class, we played our annual Foresight Jeopardy game. The module explores the field the students are about to enter. We have created lists over the years of practitioners, books, organizations, movies and the like, and we usually start with that material. The […]

Foresight Students Ideate with ExxonMobil and Imaginatik

Published on 8:26 am By Andy

As part of our continuing efforts to provide as much real-world experience as possible for Foresight students, students in World Futures class were visited by a team from ExxonMobil being guided through a futures-oriented ideation session by the innovation services firm Imaginatik. Imaginatik proposed the session to help the team from ExxonMobil open up their […]

Introducing Maria Romero as the New Foresight GA

Published on 4:50 pm By Andy

The baton has passed to a new GA this Spring – introducing Maria Romero! Maria is a full-time student living on campus in her first year in the Foresight program. She was able to step in on short notice, when Omar, the previous GA, had to pack up for Paris to do an internship with […]

Announcing the April 17-18 Spring Gathering Agenda for Technology Acceleration

Published on 7:41 pm By Andy

We’re getting excited about the Spring Gathering this year as alum John Smart, President of Acceleration Studies Foundation (Accelerating.org) is leading us through a day on “Technology Acceleration” on Saturday April 18. Of course, we’ll do dinner and margaritas at Goode’s Tacqueria, followed by a visit to a local Hookah place on Friday — and close […]