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Futurists in Media: Why your company needs a resident futurist

Published on 9:53 pm 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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

More from the WFS Meeting!

Published on 10:00 am 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 10:33 am 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 10:45 am 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 9:54 am 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 […]

Houston Futures Studies at the World Future Society General Assembly 2012

Published on 4:21 pm By Andy

The University of Houston’s Futures Studies program—as always–is well-represented at this year’s World Future Society General Assembly. The event is being held in Toronto from July 27-29 at the Sheraton Centre with over 1,000 participants expected. Futures Studies’ faculty, alums, and Advisory Board members are leading four one-day pre-conference courses. Introduction to Futures Studies, Peter […]