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

Upcoming events

    • 22 Jun 2018
    • 4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Interval Bar, The Long Now, 2 Marina Blvd., Fort Mason Center, Bldg. A (Next to Greens Restaurant)

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    The APF will be co-hosting an informal happy hour with the Long Now Foundation at the Interval in San Francisco on Friday, June 22, beginning at 4:30pm.

    We are excited to see where the conversation takes us when smart people, who are working on the future and thinking about the long-term, connect with each other over great drinks. The Long Now’s Interval bar provides a unique environment for fostering stimulating conversations and meaningful connections. 

    APF's Vice Chair, Joyce Gioia will be on hand to talk with prospective and current members about the many new benefits that the association now offers, including basic membership in Shaping Tomorrow and access and new avenues we have for promoting members' successes.

    This gathering of thought-leaders, thinkers, and doers in orbit around all aspects of the future begins the opportunity for us to continue online conversations, network with designers, investors, artists, and technologists, and to foster elevated conversation and eclectic friendships. All members and friends of the APF and the Long Now and related fields/communities in the Bay Area and beyond are welcome. Bring old friends and make new ones.  

    The Long Now Foundation’s mission is to “foster long-term thinking and responsibility in the framework of the next 10,000 years.” The famous 10,000-year clock is one of its “projects aiming to inspire, educate, and challenge our concepts of the future.” 

    Stop in for a moment or stay the whole evening. 

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    Where: The Interval bar is both among the most inspiring bars and home to the Long Now Foundation and some of its projects. With a sunset view of the Golden Gate bridge, art by member Brian Eno that evolves before your eyes, mechanical prototypes, and a robotic chalkboard. We will enjoy critically acclaimed cocktails (“beverages through time” for around $12-$13) by an award-winning bartender, and cocktail napkins for brilliant insights. 

    San Francisco Fort Mason. 2 Marina Blvd. Fort Mason Center Bldg. A, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Next to Greens Restaurant). for details and directions.

    Food trucks will be just outside all evening.

    We look forward to your inspiring company. Join fellow APF and Long Now members and our communities at the Interval on Friday, June 22, from 4:30pm till closing.

    For more information, contact: Joe Murphy (Member of both the APF and the Long Now) 


    • 27 Jun 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • online

    APF Connect: New Members Meet Up 

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    Are you one of the 50+ New APF Members who recently joined APF, going back 8 months? Then register today for this orientation event.

    APF board members, Jay Gary and Richard Yonck will host a "Meetup" for new APF Members on June 27, 2018 at 4:00 pm EST, New York time (20:00 UTC/GMT)

    We will meet in ZOOM for 90 minutes, for introductions, for discussion on working as a foresight professional and for networking as emerging futurists. 

    Please join us for APF Connect and get ready to put the future to work. See Time Zone conversions below. 

    Topic: Foresight at Work
    How do you see yourself as a foresight professional? What type of work are you doing? Want to do? How can APF help you get there?

    Meeting Agenda:

    • APF background & member activities
    • New member introductions
    • Breakouts on foresight practices

    Time Zone:

    Time: 20:00 UTC (GMT) (-04:00)
    June 27th, Wednesday
    -Honolulu (U.S.A.) Wed: 10:00 AM  HAST
    -Mexico City (Mexico), Wed: 3:00 PM CDT
    -New York (U.S.A.) Wed: 4:00 PM EDT
    -London (UK) Wed, 9:00 PM BST
    -Cape Town (South Africa) Wed, 10:00 PM SAST

    June 28th, Thursday
    -Dubai (UAE) 12:00 AM midnight GST
    -New Delphi (India) Thurs. 1:30 AM IST
    -Sydney (Australia) Thurs. 6:00 AM AEST

    Access to the event will be supplied in your registration email. 

    • 27 Jul 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • Arlington, VA, USA
    • 18

    Joint Workshop on Government Foresight

    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. 

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

    APF Members may register to participate at no-charge, as on-site or virtual participants. The registration deadline for APF members is Tuesday, July 24th. 

    The workshop schedule, speakers and topics will be announced nearer the event. Previous meetings have hosted presentations from Peter Padbury on Policy Horizons Canada's review of national foresight units; Michael 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:

    • 04 Oct 2018
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • 06 Oct 2018
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Pittsburgh, PA USA


    The Resurgent City and the Future of Urban Environments

    Thursday October 4th to Saturday October 6th, 2018

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    WHAT: With the loss of the steel industry and manufacturing in the 1980s, many people wrote of Pittsburgh's demise. Over the last 35 years the city has experienced a renaissance and is now thriving thanks to a focus on higher education and medicine, cutting edge technology research (artificial intelligence, robotics, autonomous vehicles), radically rethinking K-12 education, and more. This gathering will use the changes that are taking place in the city of Pittsburgh as a springboard to think about how similar forces of change are shaping the future of urban environments and cities.

    AGENDA: Explore the forces of change that are shaping the future of urban environments and have helped rehape the city of Pittsburgh. 


    Thursday Evening 6:00pm to 9:00pm
      Registration & Reception

    Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm Site visits at various locations

    Saturday 8:30am to 4:30pm Carnegie Mellon University Entertainment Technology Center


    To be announced.

    CONFERENCE HOTEL: Hotel Monaco. Rooms are $209 for either 2 queen beds or 1 king bed. Room block reserved till September 12th. Rooms are limited so reserve early. 

    REGISTRATION is open. Early Bird rates will close September 1st. Hotel Monaco group rate ends September 12th. 

    Members, Early Bird $399

    Students, Emeritus, Early Bird $199

    Public, Non-members, Early Bird $599

    CONTACT:  Jason Swanson

Past events

18 Apr 2018 APF Connect: 11th New Members Meet-Up
13 Apr 2018 Houston Foresight Spring Gathering
14 Feb 2018 APF Connect: 10th New Members Meet-Up
07 Nov 2017 Tools for Hope: APF London Professional Development Seminar
01 Nov 2017 APF Connect: 9th New Members Meet-Up
27 Oct 2017 Block to the Future
26 Oct 2017 Teach the Future Meeting
27 Sep 2017 APF London Gathering - The Future of Trust Part 3 - 'Trust by Design'
15 Sep 2017 APF Global Futures Festival/ V-Gathering - September 2017
30 Aug 2017 APF Connect: 8th New Members Meet-Up
27 Jul 2017 Cape Town Gathering & Reception
27 Jul 2017 Global Health Futures: People, Planet & Beyond- Seattle Gathering
15 Jun 2017 Design - Develop - Transform
16 May 2017 APF Event in London - The Future of Trust (Part 2)
10 May 2017 APF Connect: 7th New Members Meet-Up
04 May 2017 Board Meeting
26 Apr 2017 Beyond Travel - APF London Event
20 Apr 2017 Third Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Futurists Network (APFN)
06 Apr 2017 Board Meeting
02 Mar 2017 Board Meeting
28 Feb 2017 APF London Gathering - The Future of Trust
15 Feb 2017 APF Connect: 6th New Members Meet-Up
02 Feb 2017 Board Meeting
05 Jan 2017 Catalyze APF at Reston Board Retreat
05 Jan 2017 Board Strategic Planning Retreat
02 Dec 2016 APF London Gathering - The Right to Communicate, The Right to Privacy
01 Dec 2016 Board Meeting
16 Nov 2016 APF Connect: 5th New Members Meet-Up
03 Nov 2016 Board Meeting
06 Oct 2016 Board Meeting
21 Sep 2016 APF Connect: 4th New Members Meet-Up
16 Sep 2016 APF Global Futures Festival / V-Gathering - September 2016
08 Sep 2016 Board Meeting
23 Jul 2016 APF Members Reception & Awards
23 Jul 2016 APF Town Hall & Lunch- Washington DC
22 Jul 2016 Professional Development Seminar Washington DC - SOLD OUT
07 Jul 2016 Board Meeting
29 Jun 2016 APF Connect: 3rd New Members Meet-Up
03 Jun 2016 APF London Gathering - Populism, Policy and Transparency
02 Jun 2016 Board Meeting
05 May 2016 Board Meeting
09 Apr 2016 APF London Gathering - From Tipping Site to Tipping Point: Making the Circular Economy Happen
07 Apr 2016 Board Meeting
30 Mar 2016 APF Connect: 2nd New Members Meet-Up
17 Mar 2016 Board Meeting
11 Feb 2016 Board Meeting
05 Feb 2016 APF Virtual Gathering - February 2016
02 Feb 2016 Advisory Council
21 Jan 2016 2016 Board Workshop 2
07 Jan 2016 2016 Board Workshop 1
03 Dec 2015 Board Meeting
20 Nov 2015 APF London Gathering: POST Horizon Scanning Trend Cards - Touch, Play and Shape
19 Nov 2015 Board Meeting
18 Nov 2015 APF New Members First Virtual Meet-Up
30 Oct 2015 APF London Gathering - The New Economic Tsunami
15 Oct 2015 Annual Gathering: 2015 Atlanta Gathering
08 Oct 2015 Board Meeting
02 Oct 2015 The Future of Energy – Using A New Futurist Tool
16 Sep 2015 Crafting the Art of Futures Thinking
03 Sep 2015 Board Meeting
06 Aug 2015 Board Meeting
25 Jul 2015 APF Members Reception & Awards
25 Jul 2015 APF Town Hall & Lunch
24 Jul 2015 Professional Development Seminar San Francisco
09 Jul 2015 Board Meeting
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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