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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 […]

Recent alum Omar Sahi joins The Futures Company

Published on 9:49 pm By Andy

Congratulations to recent alum Omar Sahi (scroll down to see his photo and bio) on being hired as an analyst at The Futures Company.  He was brought on board after serving as an intern for three months. The Futures Company is growing its foresight practice, and this is a really prime gig! Omar graduated last […]

University of Houston Foresight student work featured in Futurist magazine

Published on 1:02 pm By omar sahi

The World Future Society conference was in Orlando, Florida on July 10th and 11th this summer. The annual conference provides a “neutral forum for exploring possible, probable and preferable futures.” The WFS also produces and distributes a magazine publication titled THE FUTURIST, which covers events and trends that are relevant to thinking about the future. The latest issue […]

Announcing BONUS FALL FORESIGHT CERTIFICATE COURSE

Published on 10:39 am By Andy

The UH Foresight program is very happy to announce a “bonus” fall 2014 offering of the foresight certificate course.  Space is limited for this special seminar, which  coincides with the special issue of THE FUTURIST magazine (Sept./Oct. 2014) on Futures Education.  Houston faculty, alumni and  students are featured authors in the issue: Collaborative Futures Education, […]

Jason Swanson Appointed Director of Strategic Foresight at Knowledge Works

Published on 1:46 pm By Andy

We are so pleased to announce that recent grad Jason Swanson has been appointed the Director of Strategic Foresight at Knowledge Works in Cincinnati. Knowledge works is a “social enterprise focused on creating sustainable improvement in student readiness for college and careers.” The Senior Director of Strategic Foresight, Katherine Prince, attended the May 2013 Certificate in […]

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

Published on 12:45 pm By Andy

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

Published on 10:53 am By Andy

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 […]

UH Foresight Community at WorldFuture 2014

Published on 10:55 am By Andy

This year, around 22 current students, faculty, and alumni from the University of Houston’s Foresight community will be speaking at the World Future Society’s annual forum WorldFuture 2014: What If, which is just a few weeks away! Our speakers’ topics range from economics, leisure, learning, public health, to design and innovation. It’s great to see our […]

UH Students presenting at WFS

Published on 4:30 pm By April Koury

We are pleased as punch to announce that Jason Swanson, Kate Burgess-Macintosh and Laura Schlehuber (all current Foresight students) will be presenting at this year’s World Future Society’s annual gathering, WorldFuture 2014: What If. Description of their presentation follows: An Age of Stagnation? Much time and energy has been spent in an attempt to return the global […]

A Vision for the Houston Foresight Program and Students

Published on 11:18 am By Andy

I acknowledge that I feel like the guy who succeeded Steve Jobs – anyone remember who that was? Exactly! The good news is that I’ve been here for nine years working alongside Peter.  I intend to build on the foundation Peter and other faculty over the years have constructed. When I think about what the […]