Events

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: http://profuturists.posterous.com/

Upcoming events

    • 24 Apr 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • ARUP, 8 Fitzroy Street, London W1T4BQ United Kingdom
    • 30
    Extreme Cities - Seen through the Manoa Scenario Planning Method

    There are two events on the 24th April, both linked by the theme of the future of the city. One in the morning and one in the afternoon. The first event in the morning (09:30 for a 10:00 start) will expose participants to a structured method of thinking ahead. The Manoa Scenario Planning methodology.

    The Manoa method is designed to stretch thinking about the future by allowing participants to understand "the turbulent intersection of multiple trends, and the interplay of their cascading impacts." In this session we're going to use it to generate some more "extreme scenarios" about the future city, in keeping with the theme of the day.

    For those familiar with Futures Thinking this session will also be a hands-on opportunity to learn this scenario building method.

    The session will be led by Wendy Schultz, with support from Andrew Curry, from the Association of Professional Futurists.

    For questions, contact Andrew Curry of the APF   

    The event is hosted by ARUP Foresight + Research + Innovation at ARUP 8 Fitzroy Street, London W1T4BQ United Kingdom.  Directions


    ARUP Foresight + Research + Innovation. Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. ARUP Foresight is Arup’s internal think-tank and consultancy which deals with the future of the built environment and society at large.
    • 24 Apr 2015
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • ARUP, 8 Fitzroy Street, London W1T4BQ United Kingdom
    • 28


    the future of Metro Vitality

    There is a second - related - APF event on the 24th April. The second event (13:30 for a 14:00 start) is a collaboration between the Club of Amsterdam and the Association of Professional Futurists.

    This session will focus on the human aspect of the Future of cities. The soft architecture of cities.

    There are many conversations on the technology and infrastructure of our cities of the future. But on the social and cultural side there is less depth. Extrapolations from generational models derived from a pre-digital world seem archaic. Personas based on smart consumer electronics seem limited. Yet much of the value created by cities comes from culture and people, not from hard structures.

    And a whole cluster of trends means that people in cities seem to have more in common with each other than with people living in their own country outside of the city. Are we watching a deep global change in values and understanding - led by the boom in city living?

    This collaborative gathering with the Club of Amsterdam uses their approach of a short set of talks then a facilitated across floor dialogue.

    The speakers for the event are
    • Josef Hargrave  Associate, ARUP Foresight 
    • Dan Hill Executive Director, Futures and Best Practice, Future Cities Catapult
    • Charles Landry international authority on the use of imagination and creativity in urban change
    The Club of Amsterdam is an independent, international, future-oriented think tank involved in channeling preferred futures. It involves those who dare to think out of the box and those who don't just talk about the future but actively participate in shaping outcomes.
    Club of Amsterdam Website          

    For questions, contact Nick Price of the APF   

    The event is hosted by ARUP Foresight + Research + Innovation at ARUP 8 Fitzroy Street, London W1T4BQ United Kingdom.  Directions


    ARUP Foresight + Research + Innovation. Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. ARUP Foresight is Arup’s internal think-tank and consultancy which deals with the future of the built environment and society at large.
     
    • 15 Oct 2015
    • 17 Oct 2015
    • Atlanta, GA
    APF Annual Gathering 2015
    October 15-17, 2015
    Atlanta, GA

    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.

    EARLY REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN


    Schedule
    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.

    Accommodations
    Lodging details will be forthcoming in the next few weeks.

    Contact Joe Tankersley(joe@uniquevisions.net) with any questions.

Past events

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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