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Join APF in Mexico City as we host our first ProDev in Latin America, Sept 9-10th. Our theme is "The Praxis of Professional Futurists." This professional development workshop precedes the 23rd World Conference of WFSF. This gathering is hosted by WFSF and sponsored by APF. It will be the largest gathering of futurists from North and South America in this decade.

 Export to Your Calendar 9/9/2019 to 9/10/2019
When: 7:00 PM
Where: Hotel Royal Pedregal
Periférico Sur 4363 Col. Jardines en la Montaña Del. Tlalpan
Mexico City 14210
Mexico
Contact: Jay Gary
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APF Mexico City ProDev: September 9-10
"The Praxis of Professional Futurists": Models, Methods and Tools

WHAT: The Association of Professional Futurists will host its first ProDev in Latin America entitled, "The Praxis of Professional Futurists." The workshop will start on Monday the 9th at 7:00 pm and continue through Tuesday, September 10th until 4:30 pm. This ProDev precedes the first World Conference of the World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF) to be held in Latin America, starting 7:00 pm Tuesday the 10th, and concluding Friday the 13th at 2 pm.  https://www.wfsfconferencemexico.org

THEME: Our ProDev theme is "The Praxis of Professional Futurists: Models, Methods and Tools." Praxis refers to the process by which a theory, lesson or skill is enacted, practiced, embodied or realized. Through a combination of presentations, panels, sector networking and case studies, we will explore how foresight professionals practice their craft as both organizational and consulting futurists. 

SCHEDULE:
Monday: 9th Sept.
Location: Hotel Royal Pedregal (Map), Address: Periférico Sur 4363 Col. Jardines en la Montaña Del. Tlalpan México DF CP 14210

7:00 pm  Check-In - Name Tags
7:30    APF Reception: Welcome 
           Student Recognition Awards
           Most Significant Futures Work Awards
           "The Praxis of Professional Futurists"

Tuesday: 10th Sept.
Location: National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), FCPyS Building (Map), Mexico City.
Catch this 7-min. video tour of UNAM

7:45 am Shuttles Leave from Conference Hotels for UNAM
8:30   Welcome
9:00   Session 1: The Work of Professional Futurists
          Presentations & Panel: In government, education, healthcare and business
10:30  Break
11:00  Session 2: Networking by Sectors
11:50  Lunch (included)
1:30 pm Session 3: Strategic Foresight Solutions
           Participants will team up to work a real case study for a Mexican company
4:30   End
4:45   Shuttles Leave from UNAM for Conference Hotels

HOTEL/TRAVEL: 
Participants are responsible to make their own travel and hotel arrangements. See hotel list at: https://www.wfsfconferencemexico.org/where-to-stay
APF will provide land transportation from Mexico City International Airport (MEX) from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Monday, September 9th to WFSF conference hotels near UNAM. A valid passport is required for all participants entering Mexico.

APF at WFSF:
APF will also host "town hall" meetings for member networking during the WFSF Conference from 8:00 - 9:30 am, Thursday and Friday, September 12th and 13th. Members are welcome to bring WFSF guests.

REGISTRATION: 
Registration has now closed for APF's Mexico City ProDev, Sept 9-10.

 (U.S. Dollars) Aug 15th
APF Student Members &
WFSF Members - Lat.Am.
$160.00 
APF Full Members &
WFSF Members - Europe & USA
$210.00
 Non-APF Members & Public  $290.00

 

 

 

 

The prices above register you only for APF's pre-conference Workshop. APF members must register separately at WSFS to attend the 23rd World Conference, Sept. 10-13th. They may use the discounted "Members of WFSF and related institutions" price.  

CANCELLATIONS: 
Please inform us if your plans change.  After Aug 15th, no refunds will be given. Use APF's Contact Form.

REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS:
Thank you for registering for APF's historical ProDev in Mexico City, September 9-10th at UNAM-- the University of the Nations, that precedes the 23rd World Conference of the World Futures Studies Federation.

Please act now to:

  • Register for WFSF's 23rd World Conference, Sept 10-13th, at https://www.wfsfconferencemexico.org
    Use the discounted "Members of WFSF and related institutions" price.
  • Make your Hotel reservationshttps://www.wfsfconferencemexico.org/where-to-stay
    APF has a 20-room block at Hotel Royal Pedregal for ProDev participants who are checking out by noon, September 14, Saturday.  Request the Hotel Royal via WFSF registration.
  • Book your Travel reservations to Mexico City International Airport (MEX) to arrive by 3 pm on September 9th. The WFSF conference ends on Friday, Sept. 13 at 3 pm. One should plan at least 2 hours in getting to the airport by land transportation on weekdays (before rush hours), 1 hour on weekends. Most WFSF attendees will check out of their hotels on Saturday morning, and sight-see in Mexico City Friday afternoon and evening. 

If you have questions, use APF's Contact Form

Passport /Visas:
A valid passport is required for all U.S. citizens traveling to Mexico. Tourist Cards are required for those entering Mexico by air. Cards may be filled out in air transit or at Passport control upon landing, and then returned upon departure.  Canadian citizens with a valid passport are not required to obtain a Visa in tourism stays of less than 180 days. APF participants should declare themselves as tourists and attending a conference. Keep a photo copy of your passport on you. Keep your original at your hotel in a safety deposit box.

Embassies: In case of emergencies, here are websites of the embassies in Mexico City
U.S. Embassy, https://mx.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/embassy/
Canadian Embassy, https://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/mexico-mexique/index.aspx?lang=eng

Currency: WFSF is arranging land transportation from MEX to conference hotels, and shuttles to sessions at UNAM.  For transit beyond UNAM, we recommend an Uber app, with Uber Black cars. We recommend you use an ATM at the MEX airport or your Hotel's front desk for currency exchange to obtain small bills in pesos for incidentals, such as cabs. If you need to hail a taxi, ask your hotel concierge, as there is usually an authorized taxi outside the lobby and these cabs are more likely to have English speaking drivers. WFSF will provide lunches for participants. You are responsible for your evening and breakfast meals. You can pay directly with credit or debit cards in most hotels, restaurants and shopping malls.

Medical: Mexico City is located at 1.5 miles above sea level, 40 percent higher than Denver. You may experience side effects of high altitude: shortness of breath, slight headaches or dizziness (a coke or coffee may help with this last symptoms). Notify the Hotel front desk if you need a doctor. It is considered best practice to avoid the tap water and drink bottled instead. Stay hydrated at higher altitudes and dress in layers, with comfortable walking shoes. Make sure your health insurance plan provides coverage overseas. Most health care providers in Mexico City only accept cash payments. We recommend supplemental insurance to cover medical evacuation.

Dining/Shopping: Besides hotel restaurants, there are close dining options near the WFSF Conference Hotels, including Plaza Cuicuilco Inbursa,  http://www.plazainbursa.com/ for Mexican, Argentinian and Japanese cuisine. An adjacent shopping mall and movie theater is Perisur Centro Comercial, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perisur

Tourism: We encourage participants to stay over after the World Conference to sight see. Check with your hotel concierge desk for recommendations and see WFSF's page: https://www.wfsfconferencemexico.org/museums

For questions about APF's Mexico City ProDev please use APF's Contact Form