Posts tagged "World Future Society"
'The future arrives at different speeds' – a presentation by Paul Saffo in San Francisco

‘The future arrives at different speeds’ – a presentation by Paul Saffo in San Francisco

At the 2015 annual conference of the World Future Society in San Francisco, Paul Saffo ran a session discussing pace layer thinking and its application to foresight. Paul Saffo is a forecaster with over two decades of experience exploring the dynamics of large-scale, long-term change. He is co-founder of Discern Investment Analytics, teaches forecasting at...
Think Piece 23 - Reflections from the World Future Society conference is now published

Think Piece 23 – Reflections from the World Future Society conference is now published

In July 2015 Wendy, Sun and I attended the World Future Society (WFS) conference in San Francisco. Think Piece 23: The Future of Talent: Reflections from the World Future Society Conference discusses the opportunities and challenges for New Zealand going forward, with a focus on the four major trends that were apparent at the World Future Society conference and...
TalentNZ promotional video published today!

TalentNZ promotional video published today!

This video was launched during our presentation at the World Future Society conference in July 2015. It showcases the journey the TalentNZ project has taken since Sir Paul Callaghan first shared his vision of New Zealand as ‘a place where talent wants to live’ at our StrategyNZ workshop in 2011. The video features individuals that we have met and filmed throughout...
World Future Society Conference – Sun's Reflections

World Future Society Conference – Sun’s Reflections

After the WFS conference in July we decided to each write blog posts describing the sessions we attended. You can read Hannah’s reflections and our observations from the master classes we attended here. To find out more about the conference see our website. Wendy is currently on her sabbatical and will prepare her contribution for the September issue...
World Future Society Conference Day Two – Hannah's Reflections

World Future Society Conference Day Two – Hannah’s Reflections

This post discusses the second day of the WFS conference, Sunday 26 July 2015. You can read about the sessions I attended on day one of the conference here and about the master classes we attended here. Sun will be publishing her blog post later this week. The morning of the second day was spent preparing for...
World Future Society Conference Day One – Hannah's Reflections

World Future Society Conference Day One – Hannah’s Reflections

After the WFS conference in July we decided to each write blog posts describing the sessions we attended. As I was writing, I found I was struggling to contain my learning from such interesting sessions into short summaries. So I decided to split my blog post in two, one for each day of the conference....
World Future Conference Master Classes

World Future Conference Master Classes

Two days prior to the annual conference, the World Future Society offer full-day master classes. These sessions are run by leading global experts in futurism and professional foresight and are designed to provide fundamental, contextual and interactive scenario-based learning. Wendy, Hannah and Sun all attended different classes over the two days. Read below to find out...
TalentNZ Newsletter Issue 6 out Today!

TalentNZ Newsletter Issue 6 out Today!

In this issue we discuss the launch of the TalentNZ sessions we are running at the New Zealand Community Boards Conference in May and the World Futures Societies Conference In July. We also discuss our upcoming TalentNZ work, including work contributing to our upcoming journal TalentNZ: Grow talent edition website and our search for individuals to interview for the...

Sustainable Future links with International Futurist Organisations

Earlier this month in Boston, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Millennium Project and the Sustainable Future Institute which establishes the Institute as the New Zealand Node of the Millennium Project. The Millennium Project is an independent, not-for-profit futures think tank, contributed to by futurists, scholars, business planners and policymakers. It is known...

One more day.

  Well it’s the last day, and I am sorry to see it come to the close. Today is what is called the Professional Members Forum, titled: Global Futures Projects: Innovations and Outcomes. Thankfully there were no more hard choices to make as the programme was set. Particpants had dropped down to about 50 and...

Monday: the last day of the formal proceedings, except …

  Today there were so many presentations I wanted to attend (9.00-10-30) and they were apparently all fabulous.  We all met up for coffee and the room was abuzz. People in particular to Google include: Medard Gabel (Big Picture Consulting); Jerome Glen and Theodore J Gordon (The State of the Future Report, The Millennium Project); Stacey Aldrich, Les...

Into the heavy stuff

  Today I attended a presentation by Dennis M. Bushnell, Chief Scientist from NASA, who was fascinating, but I was out of my depth. He is clearly a brilliant man who has an extremely good grasp of technology. Much of his thinking will feed into ‘7×7’ in August and the scenario work. After morning tea...