The Association of Professional Futurists runs events for members and the public. On occasion, related non-APF futures events are included. All times are Eastern Time Zone/US. 

The APF also runs a site to support its monthly Twitter @futrchats. Details of the chat, and related blog posts are on this site at:

Upcoming events

    • 09 Jul 2015
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • online
    Monthly board meeting.  

    • 24 Jul 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • 225 Bush St. 5th floor, San Francisco CA
    • 40
    APF ProDev: Future of Work 

    It’s become an APF tradition! A key feature of our annual Professional Development seminar is its location. This year, on July 24th, we’ll be in General Assembly’s new facility at 225 Bush St. It’s a short walk along Market St. from the WFS hotel, the Hilton, Union Square (see attached pdf map)where we’ll meet and go together to breakfast en route to the General Assembly’s library.

    General Assembly’s business proposition:

    General Assembly transforms thinkers into creators through education and opportunities in technology, business, and design.

    Check them out at This link will take you to the GA in your area. You can look in on GA-SF at

    If you attend ProDev 2015 you will get to tour the new facility and learn about GA’s approach to learning and doing.

    ProDev’s 2015 theme is WORK: how we are experiencing its changes , projects on the future of work and the workforce, and APF’s own moves to establish a clear understanding of what “professional futurist” means to us and to the world. GA is an example of how workplace skills and needs are changing, particularly in technology.

    We look forward to seeing you at this favorite annual APF event. Please go to the website to sign up.

    Please note: ProDev’s hours this year are tighter than usual because the WFS’s first keynoter takes the podium at 4:30 pm! So we’ll set out at 8:00 am, begin our session at 9 AM at GA, and finish up around 3:30 pm. If you are in SF on Thursday the 23rd, we’re organizing an informal gathering for the Pro Dev group in late afternoon. (Place and time to be announced)

    And don’t forget! Register to attend the APF Town Hall at 12:30 and happy hour reception and awards presentation (bring a friend) on Saturday July 25th.  Registration now open!  

    Join APF members at this annual seminar. For questions, queries and to volunteer contact Jennifer Jarratt at jjarratt at 

    • 25 Jul 2015
    • 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM
    • venue near hotel TBA
    Join APF Board Chair Cindy Frewen and other APF committee chairs and leaders to discuss both the future of the field with the Professionalization Task Force and APF 3.0, the next phase of gatherings, global membership and the online presence starting with the website update. 

    In past town halls, we held lively conversations on the future of foresight and on APF strategic goals. 

    Where to we want to lead the practice of foresight? The Professionalization Task Force under the leadership of Andy Hines published their approach to addressing this subject and now have some components underway. The Marketing Survey by Mike Courtney, Aperio Insights, and the competency model are ready for your feedback. 

    Furthermore, the APF strategic plan is half way through it's cycle and there's progress on all three goals: growing a Global APF, enabling members globally to access f2f gatherings, and expanding the APF's digital presence, starting with the redesigned website.   

    There really is no substitute for face-to-face conversations. Your colleagues views may change your ideas and then your thoughts may influence others. In particular, we can further cultivate the APF's role as a leader and the place where important conversations about the practice of strategic foresight occur. 

    Join us Saturday for an open conversation in San Francisco. We will update you on the two topics before the meeting. Let the review and conversation continue from virtual to IRL.  

    Location: to be announced. 

    Registration: $10 for lunch. Sandwiches, soup/salad. Reserve your spot and come with ideas and open minds!   

    • 25 Jul 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • San Francisco, California
    Get together with fellow futurists for happy hour on Saturday evening in San Francisco! 

    Registration is now open and location will be announced shortly. 

    Enjoy light food, drinks, and all around charming group. Bring a friend, spouse or futurist, generally one guest each and contact us if you have more. Non-APF futurists welcome.

    We will be recognizing the Most Significant Futures Works winners, Student Recognition Project winners, and the Emerging Fellows. 

    If you are in or near San Francisco, plan on it! Questions, please contact Jennifer Jarratt, Mary Jane Naquin, or Verne Wheelwright. 

    Reception location to be provided soon.

    • 06 Aug 2015
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • online
    Monthly board meeting.  

    • 03 Sep 2015
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • online
    Monthly board meeting.  

    • 08 Oct 2015
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • online
    Monthly board meeting.  

    • 15 Oct 2015
    • 17 Oct 2015
    • Atlanta, GA
    APF Annual Gathering 2015
    October 15-17, 2015
    Atlanta, GA


    It’s time to register for the APF 2015 Annual Gathering in Atlanta on Oct 15-17.  This year’s event will be packed with guest speakers from the field of learning, along with sessions led by some of the APF’s leading learning and educational futures practitioners. There will be innovative workshops and plenty of opportunities to network and create with your peers as we explore the future of learning. 

    Special guests at this year’s Gathering will include: 

    Dr. Randy Swearer, Provost, Philadelphia University
    Dr. Stephen Harmon, Chair of the Learning Technologies Division, College of education, Georgia State University
    Elizabeth Strickler, Director Digital Arts and Entertainment Lab

    As always, the Gathering will bring together a unique group of international participants for a weekend that promises to be creative, educational and, yes, even fun.  

    Atlanta GA, Chuck Koehler flickrcc

    The Learning Remix
    The theme of the APF 2015 Annual Gathering will be the future of learning. The event will feature outstanding speakers, workshops, installations and play. We’ll explore the major forces that are aligned to disrupt the world of formal and informal learning over the coming decade. 

    Come join us as we deconstruct and remix these myriad challenges and opportunities and do what we do best; generate not just future scenarios, but ground-breaking concepts that could change the world.

    WFSF Members, please contact Joe Tankersley for access. 

    For those planning travel.  Check-in for the Gathering will begin around 5:00 PM on Thursday 10/15. The Gathering will conclude on Saturday night.


    The official venue for the Gathering will be the Artmore Hotel in Midtown Atlanta.  This intimate boutique hotel is housed in an historic 1924 apartment building, recently renovated, in the middle of Atlanta’s popular Midtown area. The hotel and its location will provide us an interesting glimpse into the innovative trends in urban redevelopment taking place in the city. PLUS, it will provide the perfect location for networking and gathering.

    Attendees to the Gathering can reserve their rooms at a special rate of $145.00, plus tax, per night. Wi-fi and breakfast are included. The telephone number for reservations is 404 876 6100. Special code will be on your registration email. 

    There are a limited number of rooms available so book early.

    Contact Joe Tankersley( with any questions.
    • 05 Nov 2015
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • online
    Monthly board meeting.  

    • 03 Dec 2015
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • online
    Monthly board meeting.  

Past events

04 Jun 2015 Board Meeting
02 Jun 2015 APF Virtual Gathering - June 2015
24 Apr 2015 The APF, the Club of Amsterdam and ARUP Foresight present a meeting on the future of Metro Vitality
24 Apr 2015 APF London Friday Gatherings: Extreme Cities - seen through the Manoa Scenarios Method
20 Mar 2015 APF London Friday Gatherings: The Future of Work
06 Mar 2015 APF Virtual Gathering - March 2015
20 Feb 2015 APF London Friday Gatherings: The Thing From The Future plus.
04 Dec 2014 Board Meeting
12 Nov 2014 APF Virtual Gathering - November 2014
06 Nov 2014 Board Meeting
02 Oct 2014 Board Meeting
02 Oct 2014 Board Meeting
26 Sep 2014 Last Friday London Gatherings: POST Horizon Scanning Trends Register - Looking Ahead, Influencing Government
11 Sep 2014 Board Meeting
26 Aug 2014 APF Virtual Gathering - August 2014
07 Aug 2014 Board Meeting
22 Jul 2014 Little Bigs - July 2014
12 Jul 2014 APF Members Reception & Awards
11 Jul 2014 Professional Development Seminar
03 Jul 2014 Board Meeting
27 Jun 2014 Last Friday London Gatherings: Cities Alive - The Future of Green Infrastructure in Cities
24 Jun 2014 APF Virtual Gathering - June 2014
05 Jun 2014 Board Meeting
30 May 2014 Last Friday London Gatherings: Arctic Futures and the Postnormal Perspective
08 May 2014 Board Meeting
16 Apr 2014 Board Meeting
31 Mar 2014 Annual Gathering: Convergence
18 Mar 2014 Regional Event: Stellenbosch South Africa
06 Mar 2014 Board Meeting
28 Feb 2014 Future Day
25 Feb 2014 Little Bigs - February 2014
04 Feb 2014 Strategic Planning Retreat
28 Jan 2014 Little Bigs - January 2014
09 Jan 2014 Board Meeting
07 Jan 2014 APF Virtual Gathering - January 2014
05 Dec 2013 Board Meeting
21 Nov 2013 #Futrchat APF Twitter Chat
20 Nov 2013 MbyM: Millennials by Millennials
14 Nov 2013 APF Virtual Gathering - November 2013
07 Nov 2013 Board Meeting
22 Oct 2013 Little Bigs - October 2013
17 Oct 2013 #Futrchat APF Twitter Chat
10 Oct 2013 Board Meeting
04 Oct 2013 APF Regional Gathering - Oxford
24 Sep 2013 Little Bigs - September 2013
19 Sep 2013 #Futrchat APF Twitter Chat
12 Sep 2013 APF Virtual Gathering - September 2013
27 Aug 2013 APF Little Bigs - August 2013
15 Aug 2013 #Futrchat APF Twitter Chat
30 Jul 2013 Little Bigs - July 2013
20 Jul 2013 APF Members Reception
20 Jul 2013 APF Town Hall & Lunch
19 Jul 2013 Professional Development Seminar
11 Jul 2013 APF Virtual Gathering - July 2013
27 Jun 2013 WFSF 21st World Conference
28 May 2013 Little Bigs - May 2013
23 May 2013 #Futrchat APF Twitter Chat
09 May 2013 APF Virtual Gathering - May 2013
02 May 2013 Annual Gathering: PLAY: Games, Simulations and The Future.
23 Apr 2013 APF Virtual Gathering #apfvg - April 2013
18 Apr 2013 #Futrchat APF Twitter Chat
26 Mar 2013 Little Bigs - March 2013
21 Mar 2013 #Futrchat APF Twitter Chat
14 Mar 2013 Virtual Gathering - March 2013: Oliver Markley -- To Be Rescheduled!
26 Feb 2013 Little Bigs - February 2013
21 Feb 2013 #Futrchat APF Twitter Chat - Future of Obesity
29 Jan 2013 Little Bigs - January 2013
24 Jan 2013 #Futrchat APF Twitter Chat
10 Jan 2013 Virtual Gathering - January 2013
20 Dec 2012 #Futrchat APF Twitter Chat
30 Nov 2012 Manoa Futures Symposium: Emerging Futures & Futurists
29 Nov 2012 #Futrchat APF Twitter Chat Future of Conferences (w/ Manoa Emerging Futurists Symposium)
18 Oct 2012 #Futrchat APF Twitter Chat
27 Sep 2012 #Futrchat APF Twitter Chat - Future of Tech for Kids cohost Jake Dunagan IFTF
10 Sep 2012 APF EU Annual Gathering: Emergence: The Future of New Government and Economic Models
16 Aug 2012 #Futrchat APF Twitter Chat
28 Jul 2012 APF Members Reception + APF Ten Year Anniversary
28 Jul 2012 APF Town Hall Meeting
27 Jul 2012 Professional Development Seminar
19 Jul 2012 #Futrchat APF Twitter Chat
21 Jun 2012 #Futrchat APF Twitter Chat - Future of Higher Education
17 May 2012 #Futrchat APF Twitter Chat
19 Apr 2012 #Futrchat APF Twitter Chat
22 Mar 2012 #Futrchat APF Twitter Chat "Identity & the Future of I"
16 Feb 2012 #Futrchat APF Twitter Chat
19 Jan 2012 #Futrchat APF Twitter Chat
15 Dec 2011 #Futrchat APF Twitter Chat
17 Nov 2011 #Futrchat APF Twitter Chat
20 Oct 2011 #Futrchat APF Twitter Chat
15 Sep 2011 #Futrchat APF Twitter Chat
18 Aug 2011 #Futrchat APF Twitter Chat: The Future of Human Rights
21 Jul 2011 #Futrchat APF Twitter Chat: The Future of Design
09 Jul 2011 APF Members Reception
08 Jul 2011 Professional Development Seminar: What is the Pro Futurist’s Value Proposition?
16 Jun 2011 #Futrchat APF Twitter Chat: The Future of Limited Resources
19 May 2011 #Futrchat APF Twitter Chat: The Future of Power: Personal, Social, Political
10 May 2011 Profutures: Future Insights presented by the Association of Professional Futurists

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