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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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Invitation to Participate in the Education/Learning Work/Tech 2050 Real-Time Delphi


Invitation to Participate in the Education/Learning Work/Tech 2050 Real-Time Delphi



You are invited to share your insights about actions African governments can take and/or actions to improve governance that could make the transition to the changing work-technology dynamics by 2050 as beneficial for all as possible.


As you may know, The Millennium Project conducted extensive research and several international Real-Time Delphi’s to produce the three Work/Technology 2050 Global Scenarios. These scenarios were input to national workshops in 19 countries to identify strategies to address some of the issues raised. You are invited to share your views on these government/governance actions. Subsequent RTDelphi's will rate actions for business/labor, culture, and S&T communities. You will be notified about those Real-Time Delphi’s later.


For now, please go to https://themp.org/rtd/government_worktech_2050/ sign in and give yourself a password (unless you previously set up an account, then use your same password). You will be asked four demographic questions (and you will not be asked these again when you return the next time to this RTDelphi). Please do not feel pressure to rate all 22 items on your first visit. You can return as many times as you like before 20 August 2018. You can see what others have rated and read their reasons. Think of this as a global asynchronous discussion with your peers without attribution so that ideas are persuasive rather than personalities or status.


The results will be shared with all those who participate.


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