Event: 11 April Amsterdam – The World in 50 Years, a Foresight Exercise


An Interesting Afternoon – The world in 50 years and how do we get there?

April 11 @ 1:00 pm6:00 pm [Amsterdam]

We are happy to announce this event which is all about future studies. We bring together state-of-the-art future studies and projects, futurist thinkers and book authors. If you are into future studies, this event will help you absorbe all the latest knowledge of how futurists see the future. Also, the event is a great network opportunity to meet professionals of various backgrounds interested in future studies, strategy, scenario planning and trend research.

The afternoon starts by sharing state-of-the-art projects, including Horizonscan 2050 and the Harvard ‘World 50.0‘ Project. We have an interactive session on developing the practices of the futurist. And we will spent the second half of the event looking at how we can get to the future, using the lenses of culture, startegy and tactics.

An Interesting Afternoon is a unique conference format, designed by leading minds who demand more from the staid gatherings we experience at most events. Our goal is to provide you with insights and ideas that are professionally useful and personally intriguing. We break down the traditional speaker-audience model and ensure a very participative and engaging experience for the participants. We call our talk format 10+10 – 10 min TED-style talk, then 10 min rapid-fire Q & A to make sure the audience is really engaged. And we end the event with an open forum discussion, rather than a traditional panel, and make sure we have the final hour, plus drinks reception afterwards, to really get into the topic in the way that we all want.

The speakers are:

Read list and bios.

Phi Beta Iota: What we find utterly fascinating is that not a single one of these speakers offers any attention to holistic analytics, true cost economics, or the production of public intelligence in the public interest. All eight tribes — not just the government tribe — continue to do the wrong things righter instead of the right thing. They do not know now to arrive at “the right thing” and create the future with integrity rather than forecast it as the crap shoot that it is with virtually all organizations lacking both intelligence and integrity [or in the case of universities, lacking multidisciplinary coherence].

See Also:

Rob Dover & Robert Steele: Intelligence and National Strategy? Rethinking Intelligence – Seven Barriers to Reform


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