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APF Quarterly News: January 2020

Monday, December 30, 2019   (0 Comments)
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Dear Website Visitor,

As a friend and contact of APF, please find our "We Work the Future" quarterly newsletter for January. 2019 was a productive year for the Association of Professional Futurists as we: 

Futures Festival Replay: Look for a release of our Futures Festival 2019 videos during the first quarter of 2020. Our theme was "Radical Transformations," featuring diverse speakers from around the world.

Toronto 2020: Save the date, Oct 1-3 in Toronto for APF's next global gathering on the "Future of Experience." Registration will open in 45 days, with a mailing to all our members. 

Join APF: We welcome all emerging futurists as members who want to build their practice, both within organizations as analysts or managers, or as external consultants or futurist speakers. APF is proud to represent professional futurists as they help stakeholders anticipate and influence the future. Since 2002, APF has served as the leading global community of credentialed professional futurists, who advance professional foresight through their work with both public and private institutions. If interested, please read our Membership Benefits and Membership Levels and Apply Online to become an APF member. Members enjoy exclusive access to each other's Profiles, work samples, and interact through topic and regional Forums in our common mission to "work the future," for everyone, everywhere.
--Jay Gary, PhD, APF, Board Chair

Please find a sample of our Foresight Weekly News below, regularly available to both APF members and non-member subscribers for free.

Transport of the future

The future of transportation is simultaneously terrific and terrifying, with ‘road transport’ having the most potential for change as a rapidly increasing number of vehicles compete for limited road space. Read more

Multimodal learning and the future of AI

The online journalist, Marcel Deer explores big data’s role in the future of Artificial Intelligence. Read more

Exploring the science fiction future of corporate learning

Darlene Damm, Vice Chair and Principal Faculty of Global Grand Challenges at Singularity University digs deeper into the future of corporate learning, building off the vision shared in a graphic novel. Read more

Can innovation be taught?

Rather than only hiring outside experts or partnering with startups, fashion brands are training employees to develop technology skills and innovative mindsets. Read more

Ten predictions for 2020

Every year Nesta predicts the trends, social movements and technological breakthroughs that they think will shape the world in the coming year, and our predictions for 2020 aim to tease out some of the shifts that could lie ahead.  Read more

Brain boosts and blockchain: 31 trends for the future of work

Jessica Thornton and Heather Russek from the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship have made an attempt to capture a sample of the vast range of changes impacting employment in Canada. Read more

Will the 'store of the future' really look much different than it does today?

The convenience of online shopping has simply compelled retailers to set and strive for new customer experience, operating efficiency and inventory efficiency standards to appease 21st century shoppers.

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Fast forward: three change makers reveal their vision of a positive future

The march of technology continues apace – but what are we actually striving towards? Abi Smith, a columnist at The Guardian takes a moment to imagine a better future, from three very different perspectives. Read more


Personalized professional learning for future ready leaders

The Future Ready Leaders project provides a systematic review of research and a personalized playlist for district leaders generated from 50 short, high production quality videos. Learn more


What if we lived up to 150 years?

This podcast approaches the concept of increased life expectancy in terms of increased adult life years, and discusses some hypothetical impacts and anticipatory policy issues. Listen to the podcast