Archive for September, 2012

Futurists’ focus on the outside neglects its own inside

September 27, 2012

Futurists routinely make the point to clients that they are so focused on their own industry and its trends and developments, that they miss important developments from the “outside.” We are the champions for bringing the outside in. It is one of our core competences as futurists. Let’s reverse the spotlight for a minute and […]

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Certificate in Strategic Foresight – Early Registration Savings!

September 20, 2012

Save during Early Registration to the next round of Strategic Foresight Certifications. For more information on the certification program please review: Strategic Foresight Jan 2013 Location: Houston, Texas Date: January 7th – 11th, 2013     Tweet

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Megatrend Future Day!

September 19, 2012

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 […]

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Mapping the Future of Locative Media

September 17, 2012

About a month ago, I had the privilege to present some of the work from my University of Houston project on the future of locative media (implications of location-aware mobile devices, etc.) as part of the “Best of Houston Futures” panel at the World Future Society’s annual conference. The panel was great, and I can’t […]

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Call For Papers!

September 14, 2012

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 […]

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Alum Adam Gordon appointed Director of Executive Education & Professional Development, Wits Business School, Johannesburg

September 13, 2012

Houston Futures alum Adam Gordon has just been appointed the Director of Executive Education and Professional Development at the Wits Business School in Johannesburg. He observes that this is a natural segway from his work in developing and running graduate and executive education courses in strategic foresight and scenario planning around the world. Now, he will […]

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Houston Futures Community at APF “Emergence” Gathering

September 8, 2012

Several members of the Houston Futures Community are participating in this year’s APF Gathering: Emergence: The Future of New Government and Economic Models. This is the first APF annual gathering being held in Europe The Gathering has its home base at Wolfson College at the University of Oxford, where residential accommodation is also located. The program includes a visit […]

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Best of Houston Futures @ World Future 2012

September 6, 2012

Every year at the annual conference of the World Future Society, the University of Houston’s Futures Studies graduate program puts together a panel of students and recent alumni to share some of the best work from the past year. At WorldFuture 2012 in Toronto, three other up-and-coming futurists and I presented some very varied work on […]

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“Forecast it, Maybe?”

September 6, 2012

Introduction to Futures Studies class is officially full on!  Professor Terry Grim has again requested her students to submit an introduction video and Kate Burgess Laurel-Mac Intosh has me cracking up.  Thank you for allowing us to share your video Kate and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did! Tweet

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Houston Futures of…

September 4, 2012

Work:  Humanity needs to come first when it comes to the future of work.  We owe it to ourselves to with a sense of what we can be.  Here’s a new work manifesto that expresses those ideals. Search:  Can the future of be more implicit?  Taking searching to exactly how you feel about something you’re […]

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