Archive for April, 2015

Recapping the 2015 Houston Foresight Spring Gathering

April 28, 2015

The annual Houston Foresight Spring Gathering On April 17 and 18 was the perfect mix of fun, networking and learning — our brains hurt, but in a good way! (See flyer for overview and agenda for the weekend.) We started out Friday evening at Goode’s Taqueria for some food and margaritas and then band of hearty souls braved a […]

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The Futures Company is hiring!

April 23, 2015

It’s always good to know the organizations are looking for futurists! A few of my former colleagues are at The Futures Company now and they are working on building up the foresight practice. The asked me to make sure the Houston foresight community was aware of the positions. There positions can be found by following […]

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Alum Anne Boysen on Generations and Research

April 21, 2015

Alum Anne Boysen recently talked to student in the World Futures class on the topic of Generational Foresight: Sifting our Way to Generational Insights (Presentation Generations lecture UH). She notes that this was her sixth presentation on the topic in the last month – a very popular theme these days. Her message to students was, […]

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Faculty Jim Breaux the New Chair of APF Student Recognition Program

April 10, 2015

As many of you know the APF runs a very successful Student Recognition Program to recognize the work of students from PhD, undergraduate and graduate programs around the world. This program was originally started by Houston Foresight alum Verne Wheelwright several years ago.  For the last three years Elizabeth Rudd has been Chairperson of the program, assisted by alum […]

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Foresight Students Ideate with ExxonMobil and Imaginatik

April 8, 2015

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 […]

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Sara Robinson: “All politics is about the future”

April 1, 2015

On March 12th, Sara Robinson, Futurist and journalist focused on the American political and cultural landscape, visited World Futures students to talk about those things she’s learned to look at when she looks at politics. She started the lecture with a revealing truth: All politics is about the future She explained that all politics end up […]

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