EXPLORING NEXT: Association of Professional Futurists' Global Conference

EXPLORING NEXT: Association of Professional Futurists' Global Conference

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𝐸𝑥𝑝𝑙𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑁𝑒𝑥𝑡. . . 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝐹𝑢𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑒𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝐻𝑢𝑚𝑎𝑛 𝐸𝑥𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒: 𝑃𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒, 𝑃𝑙𝑎𝑐𝑒𝑠, 𝑆𝑦𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑚𝑠, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑇ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑠

From how and where people are living to the systems and things that are shaping our modern world, Explore Next brings together top world-class futurists and industry leaders to explore experiences that you may expect in the near-term, mid-term, and long-term futures. With topics ranging from next-generation cities and the future of food to cyber security and transhumanism, this conference will feature keynotes, workshops, panel discussions, field trips, and networking events.

𝙎𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙀𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙏𝙞𝙢𝙚 𝙕𝙤𝙣𝙚

With speakers on 6 continents, this conference offers presentations for 3 regions over 8 non-consecutive days. Explore Next is one conference you will definitely not want to miss!

Session Recordings - REWATCH!

All sessions are recorded and can be re-watched at any-time until the 30th of June 2022, so sign up and watch your favorite speakers whenever you want

Parallel Streams

Select your favourits sessions out of three different streams, running in parallel:

  1. SAGE = Keynotes, Presentations,
  2. EXPLORER = Workshops, Interactive,
  3. REBEL = Get Suprised, Broaden your Mindset


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DAY 1 (13/14th June): PEOPLE

  • Keynote: Peter Schwartz | TraceSuzaan
  • Ivonne Lonna | Gen Alpha's Digital Culture
  • Clarice Carvalho Garcia | The power of imagery for co-creating future scenarios
  • Deepshikha Yadav | Designer Babies: How might Experience Change with Widespread Gene Editing
  • Fabian Buder | Human-Machine-Collaboration in Strategic Business Decisions
  • Tracey Follows | The Future of You
  • Alethia Montero Baena | Personal Futures
  • Amy Fletcher | The Future of Death
  • Jason Baerg | Creating a platform for collaboration between Natural Elements and A.I.
  • Lonny Avi Brooks & Tobias Van Veen | Afrofuturism 2.0 & Foresight (provisional)
  • Timothy E. Dolan | Optogenetics and the Manipulation of Memory

DAY 2 (15/16th June): PLACES

  • Luke Tay | Spectacular Speculations
  • Nihal Ahmed & Tamarah Usher | Experiential futures & games to build a better world
  • Anna Peplova | The City in 2050
  • Dr. Annah Kyoya | The future of the Informal Sector in Africa
  • Valentina Boschetto | The Impact of Hyperglobalization on Travel & Tourism
  • Stephanie Itimi | Security and Domestic Workers in Lagos, Nigeria
  • Carly Benson | Rethinking disasters: A systems analysis of disaster recovery in Canada
  • Denis Maksimov & Tanya Accone | Historical Futures and the Future of History
  • Alexis Tennent | Why is it so hard to think about the future?
  • Frank Spencer | Holoptic Foresight Dynamics

DAY 3 (20/21st June): SYSTEMS

  • Keynote: Dr. Rhodora V. Azanza
  • Kristine H. Harper | Anti-Trend
  • Riley McCullough | Creating A Humanitarian Nation
  • Luke Tay | The Futures of Food Geopolitics
  • Shermon Cruz + Nicole Kahn Parreno | Dreams and Disruptions: A Foresight Game
  • Alex Battison | The Future of Education
  • Wendy Schultz | Embracing the Systemic Futures
  • Raphaele Bidault-Waddington | The Future of Cities
  • Tanja Hichert and Andrew Curry | The Good Anthropocene
  • Joyce Gioia | How Experiences will Transform Organizations
  • Marcello Caldas Bressan | Metaverse and International Diplomacy
  • Zabrina Epps & M. Jayne Fleener | The Future of Education
  • Jordi Serra del Pino | The Three Tomorrows as an Analysis Approach
  • Sergio De Lara | Autonomous Vehicles and the City
  • Stephanie Kwan | Feminist Visions of the Future of Women's Work

DAY 4 (22/23rd June): THINGS

  • Sylvia Gallusser | Preparing for the Metaverse
  • University of Huston Foresight Students
  • Jean-Pierre Lacroix | The Future of Experiences: Measuring ROX (Return On Experience)
  • David Kalisz | Vectors of Imagination: Objects that become services?
  • Ross Dawson | Thriving on Overload for Futurists
  • Hannah Chafetz | Open Government Data
  • Patricia Lustig and Gill Ringland | Engaging others in Foresight
  • Arthur Shostak & Matt Carmichael | Memorialization and Identity
  • Suzanne Stein | The Future of Music

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