Twitter Chat event by the Association of Professional Futurists

Join the fast-paced APF Twitter #futrchat.  AFP holds a monthly chat on the third Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00 ET (US) and draw a global participation of futurists and others. You don’t have to register for #futrchat. More information on the AFP website. http://profuturists.org/events?eventId=342490&EventViewMode=EventDetails […]

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PACITA Open House session

The Parliaments and Civil Society in Technology Assessment project (PACITA) is holding a two-hour Open House session on Wednesday September 7, 2011. This session will mostly be a networking activity with emphasis on possible collaboration within the PACITA project. The organizers do not target a large audience for this session, but rather a limited number of […]

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International Conference – Planning Research for the Future

The Center for Cluster Development(CCD) of Freie Universität Berlin organizes a conference on planning research for the future,  in cooperationwith Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft. This Conference will be held from 13 to 15 October 2011 at the Freie Universität Berlin. Description of the conference topic: “Research and science are the keys to our future. But how […]

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Dissemination Conference of COST Strategic Workshop series 2010-2011

The aim of the COST Strategic Workshop series 2010-2011 is to carry out a wide-angle foresight exercise on the future demand for multiple forest-based products and services. The project combines expert workshops and a collection of data and perceptions by means of internet-based tools. The final conference is an event held under the patronage of […]

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5-day short course: Foresight – Horizon-Scanning and Scenarios

The Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (Formerly PREST) are providing a 5-day short course for sponsors and practitioners in foresight called “Foresight – Horizon-Scanning and Scenarios” on 27 June to 1 July, 2011. Participants will learn how to recognise and interpret possible future changes involving, in particular, social, technological, and environmental changes and their interdependencies. […]

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Size Matters 2011: a “workshop of the future” of Human Enhancement.

The second round of the NanoBioNet Conference on the ethical challenges of nanotechnology is set to take place on 21st and 22nd September 2011 in Saarbrücken, Germany. The topic of this conference is “Human Enhancement”: “Human Enhancement” – the technologically and pharmacologically-induced advancement of human abilities beyond normal expectations is now within the realm of […]

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International Risk Assessment and Horizon Scanning Symposium 2011

The 4th International Risk Assessment and Horizon Scanning Symposium will be held from 18 to 19 October in Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore. The symposium is organized by the National Security Coordination Secretariat at the Prime Minister’s Office. About 300 international participants are expected for the by-invitation-only symposium, mainly from governments, think tanks and private […]

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First PRACTIS newsletter: Privacy – Appraising Challenges to Technologies and Ethics

The first PRACTIS newsletter: Privacy – Appraising Challenges to Technologies and Ethics has been released. The PRACTIS foresight study project has two main goals: 1. To identify and assess evolving impacts on privacy that might result from emerging technologies and new scientific knowledge, and to propose means to cope with potential future risks to privacy […]

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Yeditepe International Research Conference on Foresight and Futures

A review of journals in the field(s) of Foresight and Futures Studies point to a tension in the relationship between Foresight and Futures theory and practice. Whether to treat “Foresight studies” and “Futures studies” as two different fields, or to treat them as one field and write “Foresight and Futures Studies” is probably a matter […]

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