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What do we call it?

Published on April 12, 2013 By Andy

It’s been great to hear growing interest in developing the field and profession of _______, um, what do you call it? I looked at this question in my dissertation and found it has received intermittent attention over the years (Cornish, 1977; Horton, 1999; Becker, 2002; Schwarz, 2005; Amsteus, 2008; Sardar, 2010; Masini, 2010; Marien, 2010; Tonn, 2010; […]


Published on October 26, 2012 By Jim Breaux

“If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.” – Abraham Maslow [1] NEW STEEP – Jim Breaux In Alternative Futures this semester we are finishing up our deep dive into integral theory. One of the tables we reviewed is the basic 4 quadrant (Wilber). A quick survey of […]

Ethics for Futurists

Published on October 24, 2012 By Jim Breaux

Ethics for futurists is in the air right now. It pops up in the various listserv conversations and is (part of) the subject of an upcoming white paper being co-authored by several APF members. As a professional engineer in the state of Texas I am subject to ethics that are codified in law. The general […]


Published on October 13, 2012 By 6osnZ

Journal of Futures Studies is calling for papers on the topic of ANTICIPATORY GOVERNANCE.  Abstracts Due Feb 1st, 2013!  Find future details within their official Invitation.  Best of luck! Tweet

“Forecast it, Maybe?”

Published on September 6, 2012 By 6osnZ

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

Houston Futures Studies at the World Future Society General Assembly 2012

Published on June 16, 2012 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 […]

Environmental Scanning

Published on April 12, 2012 By Jim Breaux

Maree Conway ( http://thinkingfutures.net/about/maree-conway/ ) is offering a FREE Webinair on the topic of environmental scanning! The contact and sign up information are below: Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/820468360 Right now – today – the amount of change people in organisations need to work through and respond to is…well, ridiculous. You know you need to understand this […]

Teaching about the Future….is on its way!

Published on October 17, 2011 By Andy

I’m pleased to say that Peter Bishop and I are about to submit the first draft of our second book together to Palgrave Macmillan Publishing: Teaching about the Future: The Basics of Foresight Education. The University of Houston Futures Studies program has been teaching and preparing professional futurists for decades Now it is time to […]

University of Hawaii Futures Studies Center Seeking Submissions for Student Journal

Published on September 21, 2011 By Christopher Manfredi

Our sister Master’s and PhD program, the University of Hawaii’s Hawaii Reserach Center for Future Studies (HRCFS) is calling for submissions for their student journal, The Manoa Journal, a student-run, peer-reviewed journal published with support from the HRCFS and the Political Science Department at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Originally published from 1993-1998, the Journal “offered […]

World Future Society Awards UH’s Advisory Board Member Lifetime Achievement Award in Future Studies

Published on September 20, 2011 By Christopher Manfredi

On July 10, 2011, the World Future Society (WFS) honored founder and chairman Clem Bezold with a Lifetime Achievement Award during the Society’s annual meeting, held this year in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Accepting the award, Bezold acknowledged author Alvin Toffler and scholar Jim Dator as among the “advocates and diplomats for our field”. He also […]