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Foresight in Government - Joint Workshop

  • 27 Jul 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (CDT)
  • Arlington, VA, USA
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  • Standard registration for APF members who will attend this event in person as a face-to-face participant.
  • Virtual registration for APF members who will attend this event through internet web conferencing.

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Foresight in Government - Joint Workshop

Arlington, VA, USA

For APF Members Only

Date: Friday, July 27, 2018

The Public Sector Foresight Network (PSFN) led by Clem Bezold and Nancy Donovan, along with the Federal Foresight Community of Interest (FFCOI), led by Joe Moore and Eric Popiel, invite members of the Association of Professional Futurists (APF) to join them:

Friday, July 27th. 9 AM - 3 PM.
The workshop will be held in two parts - from 9AM to 11:45 Eastern Daylight Time (UTC -4) and from 12:45PM to 3PM. Participants are responsible for their own lunch arrangements. All participants should download "Poll Everywhere" app to participate in polls.

Veterans Health Administration National Conference Center, 2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 150, Arlington, VA 22202, USA

APF Members may register to participate at no-charge, as on-site or virtual participants. The on-site registration deadline is Saturday, July 21st. Virtual registration is open through Tuesday, July 24th. Registration for this event is now closed. 


9:00 Introduction & Welcome
-- Federal Foresight Community of Interest - Joseph Moore, Department of Veterans Affairs and Eric Popiel, U.S. Coast Guard
-- Public Sector Foresight Network - Nancy Donovan, GAO and Clem Bezold, Institute for Alternative Futures
-- Association of Professional Futurists - Jay Gary, Chair, Association of Professional Futurists

9:15 Foresight for Mayors and Local Government
-- Mayors as Futurists: A Civic Imagination Workshop at SXSW 2018 - Jake Dunagan, Institute for the Future
-- Alliance for Innovation's Foresight Tool for Local Governments - Rebecca Ryan, Next Generation Consulting
-- Human Services 2035 Scenarios - Clem Bezold, Institute for Alternative Futures

10:30 Break  - Sponsored by APF

10:45 - Foresight in and for Legislatures
-- The Korean National Assembly Futures Institute - Kyungmoo Heo, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
-- The Global Trends Unit of the European Parliament - Danièle Réchard, Global Trends Unit
-- GAO's Technology Assessment, Artificial Intelligence: Emerging Opportunities, Challenges, and Implications - Steve Sanford, GAO
-- Questions and discussion

12:00 - Lunch Break

1:00 - Black Swans, Scanning the Fringe
-- Introduction
-- University of Houston Foresight's Scanning the Fringe Meeting - Jennifer Jarratt, Leading Futurists
-- "What I fear we are missing" - Ruben Nelson, Foresight Canada
-- Group Discussion - what should our agencies/governments be doing about Scanning the Fringe?

2:00 Foresight Cases
-- U.S. National Academies of Science Forecast of Opportunities in Social & Behavioral Science for Security, for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence - Kent Myers
-- The OECD Digital Transformation Scenarios - Duncan Cass-Beggs, OECD
-- Questions/discussion

3:00 Meeting Ends

Previous meetings have hosted presentations from Peter Padbury on Policy Horizons Canada's review of national foresight units; Mike Jackson on Shaping Tomorrow's use of AI in Environmental Scanning; Joseph Greenblott on the US EPA's review of foresight in US civilian agencies; and Joseph Cyrulik's review of foresight across the US intelligence agencies. Archives can be found at:

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