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Oceania Fireside Chat #2- Putting Human behaviour at the Centre of the strategic Foresight with Dr. Trish Lavery

Zoom

6:30 AEST

July 3, 2024

The integration of behavioural science research into strategic foresight methodologies provides a multi-disciplinary perspective that allows for the development of robust public policy that is able to respond to the complexities of an increasingly uncertain world. Dr Lavery has pioneered a method of putting human behaviour at the centre of strategic foresight processes to bring a more nuanced understanding of how humans respond to societal disruptions. By drawing upon a rich body of behavioural scientific literature, Dr Lavery brings to light the complexities of human behaviour and provide examples of how people might respond to change in ways that may at first seem surprising, irrational or unexpected.
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First Friday: Codesigning Foresight Games

Zoom

10:00 a.m. PT

Jun 14, 2024

Games are a powerful medium for exploring possible futures but they can be intimidating to design. Randy has designed dozens of games, often in collaboration with large organizations like the UN or WEF. In this talk, he'll present the collaborative design process he uses for creating foresight games that are fun and effective. He'll walk through the steps of the design process, calling out how to derisk the game and keep the team aligned. Along the way, he'll share specific advice on when to use different design patterns; how to empower stakeholders to contribute, even if it's their first time designing a game; and how to help facilitators successfully run the game.
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Oceania Fireside Chat - Creating Better Extreme Heat Governance Futures by James Balzer

Zoom

6:30 AEST

June 5, 2024

James will discuss his recent workshop at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore, exploring the future of how Singapore can upgrade its heat governance capacity. James conducted the workshop using the 3 Horizons framework to assess how to achieve short term (1 year), medium term (3 year) and long term (5 year) preferred heat governance futures. James will share the lessons he learned from his workshop experience, and how this will inform his practice of futures and foresight moving forward.
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Annual Summit of the 2b AHEAD ThinkTank: 2034 - We are not alone

Spinnereistraße 7 04179 Leipzig, Hall 20

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June 12-13, 2024

The 23rd Annual Summit of the 2b AHEAD ThinkTank, which will take place from 12-13 June 2024 in Leipzig/Germany. As one of the leading and most traditional foresight events, they have been driving groundbreaking insights and innovation in the world since 2002. As a fellow contributor to this cause, they would like to extend a special offer to APF members so that you can be part of this year’s Annual Summit.
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Foresight & Futures Events

Futures Week 2024: Cultivating Futures

Online

TBD

May 7-9, 2024

Policy Horizons Canada is hosting Futures Week 2024 on May 7 – 9. This year’s theme is “Cultivating futures.” The event offers the opportunity to discover possible disruptions on the horizon, confront our ways of thinking about them, and learn how foresight can prepare us for the opportunities and challenges ahead.
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APF Member-only Events

First Friday: Tenkuä: Designing Joint Answers for Broken Cities

Zoom

5:00 p.m. CET

May 3, 2024

Tenkuä is a game of participatory futures and social imagination that uses discontent and friction as an engine for change. This working model combines university communities (students, faculty, administrators, and neighbors) to imagine alternative futures with a 4-step dynamic inspired by the generic Voros model. As part of the exhibition, we will present a list of more than 70 future games worldwide, discuss the importance of games for imagining the future, and refer to the most recent work we will publish in the Journal of Futures Studies.
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APF Member-only Events

Member Roulette

Zoom

4:00 pm CET

May 16, 2024

Member Roulette helps you meet other APF members around the world who share your commitment to brighter futures. In one hour, you’ll meet one-on-one with other professional futurists who can expand your network and broaden your perspective.
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APF Organizational Members Public Events

IFTF Foresight Talk: Immersive Storytelling for Future Scenarios

Zoom

12:00 p.m. PT

Apr 3, 2024

Step into the world of experiential futures with Daz Chandler, an acclaimed Interdisciplinary Storyteller, known for their innovative and immersive storytelling techniques. Daz has been at the forefront of using art and technology to create unique, thought-provoking experiences, and their latest project, The Parallel Effect, is a testament to their visionary approach. The Parallel Effect is more than just an art exhibit; it's an interactive, immersive journey that takes audiences on a fascinating exploration of the Many Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics. This journey, part artistic exploration, part futures scenarios, and part scientific inquiry, is designed to challenge perceptions and expand minds. Join us on April 3 at 12pm PT / 9pm CEST for an in-depth conversation with Daz Chandler, as we delve into the creative process behind The Parallel Effect and their other groundbreaking projects. We'll explore how Daz uses storytelling to engage with complex ideas like parallel universes and interdimensional communication, and how their work encourages audiences to think deeply about the nature of reality and our place in the universe. Daz's unique perspective on storytelling and their ability to blend art, technology, and science offer valuable insights into how we can use creativity to navigate and understand the rapidly changing world around us. Whether you're an artist, a technologist, a foresight professional, or simply someone fascinated by the potential of future worlds, this talk will provide a new lens through which to view our own reality.
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APF Organizational Members Public Events

IFTF Foresight Talk: Futuring with the Revolutionary Forces of Virtual Natives

Zoom

9:00 a.m. PT

Mar 28, 2024

The world of technology today would look almost alien compared to the world of technology from a few generations ago. We can create fantastical images with a skillfully written prompt, navigate through city streets in driverless cars, and university students are taking courses on the ethics of TikTok. Leslie Shannon, Head of Trend and Innovation Scouting at Nokia, has tracked tech innovations for so long while wielding the power of foresight that she has been able to carve herself a valuable role within her organization. Join us on Thursday, March 28 at 9am Pacific Time when Leslie talks to IFTF Emerging Media Lab Director Toshi Hoo about her process for keeping up with the rapid rate of technological change in order to provide strategic foresight at her workplace and the telecommunications industry at large. We’re excited to have her discuss her methods for arriving at the insightful content in her most recent book Virtual Natives: How a New Generation is Revolutionizing the Future of Work, Play, and Culture, a highly relevant work with implications on how all of us will live in the future. We’ll also dig into some of her thoughts on the Metaverse and the future of mixed reality with Gen AI. Come hear Leslie share her impressive journey to becoming a futurist at Nokia and how she develops deep insights by paying attention to the signals and forces around her.
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APF Member-only Events

Member Roulette

Zoom

10:00 a.m. PT

Apr 18, 2024

Member Roulette helps you meet other APF members around the world who share your commitment to brighter futures. In one hour, you’ll meet one-on-one with other professional futurists who can expand your network and broaden your perspective.
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APF Member-only Events

First Friday : A Case Study in Applying Foresight Methodologies to Tangible Infrastructure Planning

Zoom

2:00 p.m. CET

Apr 5, 2024

Engineering planning methods are relatively linear and predictive – it generally assumes similar conditions to the present, in the future. However, this is not reality. In this session we will look at a pilot project where we merged qualitative data (from using strategic foresight methods) into traditional engineering planning.
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