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IFTF Scenario Building Course





IFTF Scenario Building Course
Upskill your foresight with scenario thinking

NOVEMBER 7-18, 2022 | Live-Online
APRIL 17-MAY 2, 2023 | Live-Online

In times of high uncertainty, one essential foresight method stands out—alternative scenarios.

If you want to add scenario thinking to your toolbox for foresight, design, strategic planning, or innovation leadership, this course will walk you step by step through the process of crafting visionary scenarios—one of the most rewarding, impactful, and challenging activities in a foresight practice.

This time-tested framework from world-renowned futurist Jim Dator helps sort through the chaos and complexity of world-changing moments like the Covid-19 pandemic. It provides us with the tools to organize overwhelming events, signals, and memes into four clear paths to the future—and to convert those paths to strategic action.


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2023 Foresight Fellowship










2023 Foresight Fellowship applications are open!

Are you working on a project that is too ambitious for legacy funders to support? Do you care about advancing technologies for beneficial long-term futures? Scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs in longevity, molecular machines, neurotech, computing, and space; we want to support you! Apply to become a 2023 Foresight Fellow: no mandatory activities; we work hand in hand with you to support you! Apply here.


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Gen4IR Global Summit 2022











Gen4IR Global Summit 2022

August 16-17 2022
Sun City Resort, South Africa

The Transdisciplinary Agora For Future Discussions (TAFFD's) will gather the leading futurists all over the world during the Gen4IR Global Summit in South Africa.

Currently, among the speakers of the Gen4IR conference are Ai Karaki, 4iAfrica; David Wood, futurists; Aubrey De Grey, PhD, Biomedical Gerontologist; Natasha Vita More, PhD; Jose Louis Codeiro, MIT Engineer, Immortalist; Edward Hudgins, Futurist, Human Achievement Alliance; Dr. Catherine Demetriades, Inventor of Cxai technologies and Actual Intelligence; Dr. Sarita Sharma, Author of Myriad Voices, Days V.; Ugo Chukwu, Futurist; and many more.


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Free self-paced course on Anticipatory Governance








Free self-paced course on Anticipatory Governance

The CST, in partnership with the USAID Resilient Waters Program and UNESCO Open Learning Platform, developed a free online self-paced training on “Anticipatory Governance: New ways of sense-making an navigating for uncertainty.”

Why take this online course?

  • Presented by experts in futures and foresight, resilience & complexity thinking.
  • Discover tools for exploring, envisioning, and planning for uncertainty.
  • Takes approximately 8 hours to complete.
  • Receive a certificate of completion from UNESCO and USAID.
  • It’s free and self-paced.

The course is available online until 31 March 2022.

Enroll here: https://openlearning.unesco.org/courses/course-v1:RWP+01+2021_01/about

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2022 World Futures Day








2022 World Futures Day

During the World Futures Day on March 1, the Millennium Project organizes a 24-hour around-the-world conversation for futurists and the public to discuss their views about challenges and opportunities for the futures of humanity for building a better future for all. Beginning March 1 in New Zealand at 12 noon NZ time, the open conversation about the future move west and last until 12 noon Hawaii time (GMT-10). Anyone can join the discussions at their noon time or when they can.

More information about how to join the 2022 WFD and other related activities will be released soon. Meantime, please feel free to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and for facilitating the conversation at your noon time zone.


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FLI Opens the Worldbuilding Contest








FLI Opens the Worldbuilding Contest

The Future of Life Institute has launched a Worldbuilding competition with a prize purse worth $100,000 plus. Individuals and teams are invited to design visions of a plausible, aspirational future which includes artificial general intelligence.

Worldbuilding is the art and science of constructing a coherent and relatively detailed fictitious world. It is frequently practised by creative writers and scriptwriters, providing the context and backdrop for stories that take place in future, fantasy or alternative realities. FLI's contest challenges entrants to use worldbuilding to explore possible futures for our own world.

The contest is designed to appeal broadly, with artistic components as well as more conceptual ones. Whether you're a writer, an economist, a scientist, an AI researcher, a student, a filmmaker, an expert in geopolitics or simply a Sci-Fi enthusiast, we believe there's something here for you.

FLI hopes to encourage people to start thinking about the future in more positive terms, particularly with regards to powerful new technologies. In order to steer the technology's trajectory in a positive direction, we need to know what we're aiming for. To know what future we would most like, we must first imagine the kinds of futures we could plausibly have. Unfortunately, not nearly enough effort goes into imagining what a good future might look like. Mainstream media tends to focus on the dystopias we could end up in. This contest seeks to change that.

Applications are due on 15th April 2022. For more information about the contest and to enter, visit: https://worldbuild.ai/

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