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First impressions of futurists in the media

Published on October 7, 2017 By Lloyd Chesley

As the new Fall 2018 FIM researcher, I thought I would share some first impressions. Almost all the articles about futurists have been positive or neutral, with only a few truly negative. Even when used in a non-futurist context, however, the “borrowed” term has had a positive connotation. It seems to be OK – dare […]

Futurists in Media: Why your company needs a resident futurist

Published on November 15, 2015 By Will Williamson

Last month we turned up an interesting piece from EEO and Executive Consultant at Inquentia Group Elisabet Lagerstedt on “Why Your Company Needs a Resident Futurist.” It is refreshing to see someone blogging for a leading international business school to propose this, although it is clearly early in her discovery journey of our field. An enjoyable […]

Houston Foresight Students Win APF Student Recognition Awards

Published on July 27, 2015 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 June 22, 2015 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 […]

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

Published on July 30, 2014 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 […]

UH Foresight Community at WorldFuture 2014

Published on July 1, 2014 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 […]

More from the WFS Meeting!

Published on August 30, 2013 By April Koury

One more amazing presentation from the Best of Houston session at the WSF. Sean Daken, 2012 program grad, Founder & Chief Executive Officer at RefactorU and Interim Chief Executive Officer at KULA Causes, Inc., was kind enough to share both his final forecast and executive summary on the Future of Cause Marketing. Check them out! Tweet

UH at the WFS

Published on July 2, 2013 By April Koury

Thinking about attending this year’s World Future Society conference? Be sure to stop by and see the UH Foresight Community represent! With the lists below, we’ve made it simply to make sure that you know who’s speaking when. WFS Speakers List – By Date WFS Speakers List – By Name   Tweet

Alum Jim Lee on “Seven Themes for the Current Decade”

Published on August 29, 2012 By Andy

Houston Futures alum Jim Lee has an interesting post on his World Future Society blog called “Seven Themes for the Current Decade.” He identifies and describes the implications of seven themes of change: 1)  Go East!   2) Urbanize 3) Good to the Last Drop 4) Digitize Me 5) Smarter, Faster, Stronger 6) Stuck in […]

Houston Futures Certificate alums in The Futurist

Published on August 18, 2012 By Andy

Marta Keane (class of 2012) and Bob Moran (class of 201) contributed scenarios to a recent Special Report published in the Futurist: The 22nd Century at First Light: Envisioning Life in the Year 2100. Contributors were asked to share their “forecasts, scenarios, wild cards, dreams, and nightmares” on what various aspects of the world might […]