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Webinar on Human Services 2035









National Leaders Collaborate to Offer Scenario Planning Webinar Series on Future of Human Services


To offer insights into what progress humans have made, what needs we will have and what human services will be in the United States in 2035 , leading national human services organizations are offering a three-part webinar series to help public and private human services providers and community partners respond to and prepare for major uncertainties in the state of the economy and employment, technology, policy, equity and inclusion. 


The Institute for Alternative Futures (IAF), funded by the Kresge Foundation, developed the Human Progress and Human Services 2035 project, which considered alternate futures for the nation and with eight state and local areas.  Now, IAF and Kresge are partnering with American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) and the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities to expand the reach and use of these scenarios through this webinar series.  


Webinar #1 – Introducing Scenario Planning and the Human Services 2035 Effort

Wednesday, Feb. 20 from Noon to 1 pm (Central Time)




In the first webinar, we’ll introduce the power of futures thinking and how this can benefit your    community and organization. The presentation team for this session features:


• Tracy Wareing Evans, President and CEO of APHSA, who will be introducing the webinar series 

• David Fukuzawa, Managing Director of the Kresge Foundation’s Health Program, on why Kresge supports this scenario effort

• Susan Dreyfus, CEO and President at the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, on what scenario planning is and why it is a valuable tool for the human services community

• Clem Bezold, Chairman and Senior Futurist at IAF, on the process and input for this project, including forecasts for some of the key forces that moved the scenarios toward different futures


Webinar #2 – City, County and State Lessons from the Human Services 2035 Effort

Wednesday, March 6 from Noon to 1 pm (Central Time)




Hear from users of Human Services 2035 Scenarios as they describe their experience and insights; how the effort related to their planning and decision making; key learning; and results from the effort. Presenters will share their perspectives from the city, county and state level. 


• Richmond VA, Reginald Gordon, Director, Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

• Connecticut, Kathy Brennan, Deputy Commissioner at State Connecticut Department of Social Services

• San Antonio TX, Molly Cox, President and CEO, SA2020


Webinar #3 – Stepping into the Human Services 2035 Scenarios

Wednesday, March 27 from Noon to 1 pm (Central Time)




During the third Webinar, we will “step into” the futures of human services and human progress in the year 2035, exploring the four national scenarios. This session will train participants to think like a futurist and to use the scenarios in their organization or community to enhance their strategic planning, review their vision, and better create their preferred future.    


• Thinking like a Futurist – Clem Bezold, Institute for Alternative Futures  

• The Human Services 2035 Scenarios – Clem Bezold and Mary Carenbauer, Futurist, Institute for Alternative Futures 

• Insights and recommendations from the Human Services 2035 Project – Tracy Wareing Evans, APHSA and Raquel Hatter, managing director of The Kresge Foundation’s Human Services program  


NOTE:  Each of the three webinars will include time for questions and answers, as well as discussion.  


If you have questions about this webinar series or about the Human Process and Human  Services 2035 effort, please contact Mary Carenbauer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Anticipation 2019









Anticipation 2019

Call for Contributions, 3rd International Conference on Anticipation, AHO, Oslo, 10-12 October 2019

Call for Participation - http://anticipationconference.org/call-for-participation/

Anticipation 2019 is a unique, radically interdisciplinary forum for exploring how ideas of the future inform action in the present. It brings together researchers, policy makers, scholars and practitioners to push forward thinking on issues ranging from modelling, temporality and the present to the design, ethics and power of the future. This conference includes attention to design amongst other domains.


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SAVE THE DATE - “2050 Global Work/Technology Scenarios” Workshops and Conference










SAVE THE DATE - “2050 Global Work/Technology Scenarios” Workshops and Conference


New Date: December 4th , 2018  7:00 am - 6:00 pm – Conference and Workshops


                  December 4th , 2018  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm – Networking Cocktail Dinner


Location: The Innovation Hub, 1 Mark Shuttleworth Street, Lynwood, Pretoria 0081


Registration: Required – Registration link : https://www.quicket.co.za/events/58846-global-work-tech-scenarios-2050-south-africa-conference/


The Southern Africa Node of the Millennium Project (www.sampnode.org.za) acknowledges the many pieces of work, workshops and conferences held in South Africa and globally addressing the theme of the ‘2050 Global Work/Technology Scenarios’. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and the Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven, both former trade unionists, were appointed in May 2018 to co-chair the 28-member ILO Commission to oversee the preparation of a major report on the 2050 Global Work/Technology Scenarios to be published in early 2019.


During his maiden state of the nation address, President Ramaphosa stated that: “Government would soon establish a Digital Industrial Revolution Commission, which will include the private sector and civil society, to ensure that our country is in a position to seize the opportunities and manage the challenge of rapid advances in information and communication technology”.


The Southern Africa Node of the Millennium Project plans to host one-day workshops and national conference on 16 November 2018, addressing the ‘2050 Global Work/Technology Scenarios: 2050 Scenarios’.  The workshops and conference for 200 – 250 attendees will include influential and informed members of South African society from different spheres, who will share the insights and actively input to the final outcomes, focusing on:


Education, Training, and Learning


How should education, training, and learning systems change? And what strategies will make that happen?


Governance and Governments


Will a guaranteed income programme become necessary? What kind? When?  We need cash flow projections to show what is possible.


Science, Technology, and Innovation


AI/Robotics/synthetic biology/nanotech changes affecting work by 2025, 2035, 2050?


Society, Culture, and the Arts


What changes in culture will be needed?  Can a culture of self-employment for self-respect and self-actualisation be possible? If so, how to change culture that says jobs/employment is the source of self-respect?


Labour and Business


What are the impacts of changes in access to incomes, wages and jobs? What should be the roles of business in a national long-range strategy? Reducing income gaps and redressing wealth concentrations?


The Millennium Project (www.millennium-project.org) of which the Southern Africa Node of the Millennium Project  is part,  is an independent non-profit global participatory futures research agency with nodes located in several countries and regions across the world. Whilst each node is largely autonomous, nodes collectively share resources and collaborate on topics of international importance, which benefit from broader global association.


For general information on the Southern Africa Node of the Millennium Project’s 2050 Global Work/Technology Scenarios workshops and Conference please contact; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Event Co-ordinator: Ms Jean Chawapiwa, MD & Founder, Win Win Solutions 4 Africa (Pty) Ltd on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Futures Festival 2018







Futures Festival 2018
Diverse Futures: A virtual conference that's open to everyone
Saturday, October 27, 2018, 12 hours of interactive sessions, 0700 to 1900 GMT-4 (EDT)

Diverse Futures is for you. You are a futurist, foresighter, strategist, changemaker, academic, activist, community builder, corporate leader, policymaker, human resources professional, mindful citizen, human, or AI that is seeking human understanding.


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Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowships for Women






Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowships for Women

The Faculty for the Future programme, launched in 2004, awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or Post-doctorate studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at leading universities worldwide. The grants are based on actual costs up to a maximum of $ 50,000 per year. The deadline for application is 18 November.

Further information on eligibility criteria are available here: https://graduatewomen.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4f440ac475f57015275a1f6eb&id=312f738e04&e=6a660a2541


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SA Innovation Summit 2018

SA Innovation Summit

12-14 September 2018
Cape Town Stadium

Innovators, Technology Transfer Offices, Corporates Launching New Products, App Developers, Universities, Students, Research Institutes!

This year, they are declaring to the world that Africa’s Time has Come! Apart from their core Summit programme, they want to showcase the coolest and most innovative technologies from South Africa, the region, the continent and the world and they invite you to participate!

The SA Innovation Summit provides a fantastic opportunity for national and international technology-based companies, technology entrepreneurs, investors, financiers and other technology commercialisation partners to access the latest and best technology offerings from South Africa’s universities, science councils, companies supported by the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and other government and private sector commercialisation support organisations.


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