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Futures Summit 2016

Futures Summit
15-16 August 2016
Hosted by NMMU Business School

NMMU Business School is proud to present the Futures Summit, featuring world renowned experts in futures, foresight and strategic thinking. As a first for Nelson Mandela Bay – don’t miss this unique opportunity.

15 August - Master Class – Future Scenarios for Business
16 August - Future Summit – Towards South African Futures: 25 years on



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Nigeria ICT Fest (NIF) 2016

The Future and Emerging Technologies
10 - 12 November 2016, Lagos Nigeria

Nigeria ICT Fest (NIF) is an initiative to engender economic development in Nigeria by leveraging Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Specifically, we hope to leverage emerging technologies – robotics, artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, bio-technology, nanotechnology, virtual reality, and 3D printing, among others.



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SA Innovation Summit - Accelerate-Innovate-Ignite!

SA Innovation Summit - Accelerate-Innovate-Ignite!

21-24 September 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa

The SA Innovation Summit is a platform for nurturing, developing and showcasing South African innovation. 2016 offers numerous opportunities for entrepreneurs, innovators, thought-leaders, policymakers, inventors and investors to drive innovation in South Africa and inspire sustained economic growth. There are various lead-up events from June until September, with the main event in September the highlight of the South African innovation calendar.


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Futures of a Complex World

Futures of a Complex World

12–13 June 2017, Turku, Finland

Futures conferences are an international forum for current and important issues. The next conference will be focusing on ‘the futures of a complex world’. To understand the pressing challenges of our time, we need systems thinking to grasp the evolving complexity of our world. At its core is seeing the inter-relationships rather than linear cause-and-effect chains, and seeing processes of change rather than snapshots.

Futures studies is ultimately connected to a systems approach. Since systems thinking is a way of interpreting the universe as a series of interconnected and inter-related wholes, it offers us the tools to manage the complexity we observe around us. Thus, to grasp the future predicaments of our time requires systematic futures thinking. What are the main challenges in an era of an uncertain world? How to create sustainable futures based on empathy? What is the role of futures research in identifying opportunities for action that are fair and resilient while remaining agile in a global and complex world?

Deadline for the abstracts: 2 December 2016
Notification of acceptance: 16 December 2016
Registration opens: January 2017
Early bird registration ends: 31 March 2017


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Africa Energy Forum (AEF) 2015

Africa Energy Forum (AEF) 2015
21-24th June 2015 - Intercontinental O2, London

The Africa Energy Forum (AEF) will come to London for the first time in its 18-year history in 2016, taking place at the InterContinental London O2 hotel from 21-24th June.


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North Africa Horizons October 2015

North Africa Horizons October 2015

A monitoring bulletin published by FSF (Futures Studies Forum for Africa and the Middle East)

Future of North Africa's Slums: "Slums of Hope" or "Slums of Despair"?


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