Events

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

    • 26 Oct 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Fishburners, Level 2, 155 Queen Street, Brisbane
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    As many of you know, Peter Bishop retired from the Foresight program at the University of Houston and established Teach the Future whose mission is to encourage and support educators to include futures thinking in their K-12 and college classes and schools. Peter is hosting a meeting to discuss that mission with foresight professionals who may be attending the APF event in Brisbane.  

    The meeting will take place at Fishburners -Level 2, 155 Queen St (The Capital Building) (entry is via the Regent Theatre/Brisbane Information Centre in the Queen Street Mall) from 2 to 5 pm on, Thu, Oct 26, the day before the APF meeting opens.  

    Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/WqdV6Vxkkqz

    The agenda will be quite informal, primarily to share what Teach the Future has been up to over the last few years and to discuss whether anyone is interested in pursuing its agenda in the region. 

     Refreshments will be served.  We hope you can join us.  

    • 27 Oct 2017
    • 28 Oct 2017
    • Brisbane, Australia
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    BLOCK TO THE FUTURE

    Friday 27 – Saturday 28 October 2017

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

    IN COLLABORATION WITH THE


    To see the latest info, please click here:
     
    https://apf.org/gatherings/block-to-the-future/

    Program Overview

    Friday 27 Oct - Day 1 is for strategic foresight practitioners and futurists, and those interested in becoming one.

    Saturday 28 Oct - Day 2 is for anyone interested in the emerging and future impacts of blockchain.

     Tickets

    Early bird discounts closed Aug 14th.

    Registration fees are in $USD. The equivalent $AUD amount is provided in the description for each registration type.

    Day tickets include breakfast for that day and the Conference Dinner on Friday, 27 October. Additional tickets for the Conference Dinner can be purchased when you register at a cost of $US76/AUD100.

     Location 

    Griffith University

    South Bank, Brisbane









    To see the more info, please click here:
     
    https://apf.org/gatherings/block-to-the-future/

    Questions on the Program: Contact Rob Hanson

    Questions on Registration: Contact Maree Conway 

    Proudly sponsored by


    • 01 Nov 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • online
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    APF Connect: New Members Meet Up 

    new members

    Are you one of the 90+ New APF Members who recently joined APF, going back 12 months? Then register today for this special event.

    APF board members, Jay Gary and Jason Swanson will host a "Meetup" for new APF Members on November 1, 2017 at 4:00 pm EDT, 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) (-05:00)
    November 1st, Wednesday
    -Honolulu (U.S.A.) Wed: 10:00 AM HAST
    -Mexico City (Mexico), Wed: 2:00 PM
    -New York (U.S.A.) Wed: 4:00 PM EST
    -London (UK) Wed, 8:00 PM BST
    -Cape Town (South Africa) Wed, 10:00 PM midnight SAST

    November 2nd, Thursday
    -Dubai (UAE) 12:00 midnight Thursday GST
    -New Delphi (India) Thurs. 1:30 AM IST
    -Melbourne (Australia) Thurs. 7:00 AM AEST

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

    • 07 Nov 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • London UK
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    APF London ProDev

    Tools for Hope

    7 November 2017 

     


    Theme: Tools for Hope

    Date: Tuesday 7 November 2017
    Time: 10:00 to 16:30 

    A hands-on workshop that applies futures methods to making positive change happen, being held on the day before the Anticipation Conference in London.

    Speakers include:

    • Bill Sharpe on using Three Horizons as a tool for building shared visions of the future
    • Tanja Hichert on finding and nurturing seeds of the Good Anthropocene 
    • Tricia Lustig on using appreciative inquiry as a futures practice
    • Wendy Schultz on what we can learn from the history of visioning.

    At Mary Ward House https://www.marywardhouse.com/ in London's Bloomsbury area, close to the Anticipation Conference venue | In a landmark building inspired by the novelist/social reformer Mary Ward.

    • APF early bird £62.50 / full £72.50 – equals $80/$95
    • Friends early bird £72.50 / full £85 - $95/$110 (The Friends' rate is for Anticipation attendees and WFSF members.)
    • Public early bird £85 / full £100 -- $95/$130 (for anybody who is interested)

    Early bird rate ends 25th September.

    A detailed programme with directions will follow, but sign up now for limited place to join fellow futurists for a day – lunch included – working with inspiring, hopeful and transformative futures.

    The 2017 London Pro Dev is adjacent to Anticipation 2017 conference 8 - 10 November hosted by UNESCO.  

    We look forward to seeing you at this favorite type of APF event. Registration will open soon for both APF members and other professional futurists and foresight practitioners. 

    Join your fellow colleagues for a deep look at how to improve your foresight work. 

    Please mark your calendar and register!

    Contact: Tanja Hichert info@hichert.co.za or Andrew Curry andrew.nextwave@eclipso.eu 

    Image: Sam Valadi flickr cc 

    • 08 Nov 2017
    • 10 Nov 2017
    • London, UK
    From 8th to 10th November 2017 the 2nd International Conference on Anticipation will provide an interdisciplinary meeting ground in which researchers, scholars and practitioners who are seeking to understand anticipation and anticipatory practices can come together to deepen their understanding and create productive new connections.

    The overarching aim of the conference and of the emerging field of Anticipation Studies is to create new understandings of how individuals, groups, institutions, systems and cultures use ideas of the future to act in the present. This conference will build on the 1st Conference of Anticipation, held in Trento, Italy in 2015 which saw over 350 delegates gather to explore topics ranging from design futures, to anticipatory economics and the philosophy of the present.


    Anticipation 2017 is a unique, radically interdisciplinary forum for exploring how ideas of the future inform action to the present. It brings together researchers, policy makers, scholars, and practitioners to push forward thinking on issues ranging from modeling, temporaility and the present to the design, ethics, and power of the future. 


    To register for Anticipation 2017, visit their website.

    APF is hosting a London Professional Development Day on 7 November, prior to the Anticipation 2017 conference. 



Past events

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
22 Mar 2017 DC APF MONTHLY LUNCH
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
30 Sep 2016 APF London Gathering - CAN TECHNOLOGY MAKE CAPITALISM MORE DEMOCRATIC
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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