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Global Health Futures: People, Planet & Beyond- Seattle Gathering

  • 27 Jul 2017
  • (PDT)
  • 29 Jul 2017
  • (PDT)
  • Seattle, WA USA


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Now closed
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  • Registration code required, contact conference organizers
  • After June 1, 2017
  • After June 1, 2017
  • Single Rate
  • For either Day 1 or Day 2
  • After June 1, 2017
  • World Futures Studies Federation members and APF Student Recognition Program advisors, same rate as APF full members

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Global Health Futures:
People, Planet,
 & Beyond

Thursday July 27th to Saturday July 29th, 2017

Seattle, Washington

WHAT: In honor of APF’s fifteenth anniversary, we are returning to the original gathering city to explore the future of health and well-being – of humans and of the planet that sustains us. 

AGENDA: Examining threats and opportunities facing global health of our bodies, minds, and environment, both natural and built. 


Thursday Evening 5:30 pm to 7:30pm
  Registration & Reception

Friday 8:30 am to 4:30pm Seattle Public Library
  Futures of Human Health
  Planetary Health: Cities, Oceans, Land
  7-8:30am P2P Mentoring/Coaching Circles at Breakfast
    5-7pm Evening Reception at Mithun Architects (Others welcome) 

Saturday 9am to 4:30pm Boeing Museum of Flight (buses to/from hotel 8:00 and 4:30) 
  New Space and Planets
  Science Fiction, New Media, and Futures 
  Tour Boeing Museum of Flight at lunch (Others welcome)
  Little Bigs members' presentations 
  Closing reflections

Pre-Event: Thursday, Orca Whale Watching, independently coordinated if enough register
CLOSED- Pre-Event: Thursday 3:00- 5:00 pm, Microsoft HoloLens Heads-On Experience, leave Hotel Andra at 2pm, limited spots, register by July 6 for lottery  
Post-Event: Sunday, Mount Rainier Hiking 7am-4pm (3 hour hike, plus driving)


  • Jason McLennan, founder of Living Future Institute, Living Building Challenge, McLennan Design, sustainable design architect, author of six books, Buckminster Fuller prize winner
  • Chris Lewicki, founder of Planetary Resources, developing asteroid prospecting technology, flight director for Spirit & Opportunity on Mars, two NASA Exceptional Achievement Medals
  • Ankur Vora, Gates Foundation, Director, Strategy, Innovation, & Impact, leads the Foundation's Strategy Team 
  • Sarah Chesemore, Gates Foundation, Senior Portfolio Officer, Vaccine Delivery, scenario planning 
  • Brian Arbogast, Gates Foundation, Director, innovations in sanitation technology and services to the developing world. 
  • John Delaney, Professor of Oceanography, University of Washington, Jerome M. Paros Endowed Chair in Sensor Networks, Director of Regional Scale Nodes
  • Michelle Connor, EVP Strategic Enterprises, Forterra Land Conservancy
  • Jan Flowers, University of Washington, Research Scientist & Clinical Faculty in health informatics, health policy & law, and global health
  • Marna Kagele, Associate Technical Fellow in Strategic Foresight and Technology Intelligence at Boeing
  • Brian Tillotson, Senior Technical Fellow, Chief Engineer Systems Technology at Boeing, over 70 patents 
  • Brenda Cooper, science fiction author, storyteller, futurist
  • Berit Anderson, co-founder & CEO, Scout
  • Brett Horvath, co-founder, writer, & editor, Scout

CONFERENCE HOTEL: Hotel Andra - Room block is now closed. Contact Joyce Gioia for possible accomodations.  Rooms are Studios ($299, 1 queen bed) or Superia ($329, 2 double, 1 queen, or 1 king bed). Room block reserved till July 6th. Rooms are limited so reserve early. 

REGISTRATION is open. Early Bird rates closed June 1. Hotel Andra group rate ends July 6th. 

Members, Standard $549

Members, Students, Emeritus $249

Public, Non-members $649

Single Day Rate (Day 1 or 2) $275

CONTACT: Glen Hiemstra or Cindy Frewen 

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Image: Howard Ignatius 2014, Golden Seattle, flickr cc

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