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About Compass

Compass magazine strives to be the global voice of futurists and foresight practitioners. As an official publication of the APF, our mission is to bring out the voices of foresight professionals of all ages and all backgrounds to create opportunities to advance the foresight profession and enhance the knowledge, wisdom and insight of our members, who serve as ambassadors for the profession wherever they are.


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Intelligent Insights Pool

A place for futurists at any stage in their career to share their insights.

Global Topics about Futures

Every issue includes a range of articles contributed by APF members about topics and issues of relevance to professional futurists worldwide.


All Association of Professional Futurist (APF) members are welcome to submit article ideas and written articles to the Compass editorial staff.


Compass is free for all members and the public who are interested in field.

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Stephen Dupont currently serves as editor of Compass. He is a Minneapolis-based communications and marketing consultant. Stephen speaks and writes frequently about the intersection between foresight and communications, counseling clients on communicating their visions for the future. He is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and a member of PRSA's College of Fellows. Stephen is pursuing his master's degree in foresight from the University of Houston, and earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of St. Thomas.

Stephen Dupont


Harmanjot Kaur is currently working as the design director for Compass. She is a multidisciplinary designer based in Toronto who has a diverse educational and cultural background. She has double master’s degrees in Design from the OCAD University in Toronto, and the National institute of Design in India. As a researcher, service designer, and an engineer, she believes that design should be holistic, well researched, and mindful of not creating additional problems while solving one. Her interests lie at the nexus of sustainability, community resilience, and women empowerment.

Harmanjot Kaur


Tracey Follows is the founder CEO of Futuremade, the futures consultancy, and Visiting Professor in Digital Futures and Identity at Staffordshire University.  She is the author of the book, The Future of You, and host of the podcast of the same name. 

Tracey Follows

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Richard A. Slaughter completed his Ph.D. in Futures Studies at Lancaster University in 1982. He later became internationally recognized as a futurist / foresight practitioner, author, editor, teacher and innovator. During the early 2000s he was Foundation Professor of Foresight at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. He currently works out of Foresight International, Brisbane, Australia and can be reached at: Readers may like to hear two episodes of FuturePod (113 & 116) on the skewed narratives of affluent nations and avoiding a Digital Dystopia, at His recent book, Deleting Dystopia, can be downloaded from:

Richard Slaughter


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