2014/06/29

2014 07 11 to 13 - WorldFuture 2014: What If -

WorldFuture 2014 is shaping up to be another can't-miss experience. Building on the success of the 2013 conference, 2014 will offer interactive, participatory activities, fascinating speakers on cutting-edge topics, and a luxurious resort setting.

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WorldFuture 2014: What If

WorldFuture 2014 offered interactive, participatory activities, fascinating speakers on cutting-edge topics, and a luxurious resort setting.

Opening Keynote

Paul-Saffo_low.jpgPaul Saffo, co-founder and managing director of Foresight at DISCERN, delivered an address about making the long-term future matter.

Highlighted Sessions

Karen Moloney on The Future of Sex.
Joergen Oerstrom Moeller on The Geopolitical Future in 25 Years.
Jay Gary, Lane Jennings, Kate McCallum, and Alex McManus on The Religious Quest for Tomorrow
And many more!

Luncheon Keynotes

Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, delivered Saturday's luncheon address, on the Internet's upcoming decade of turmoil.
Artist-inventor and illustrator Steven M. Johnson delivered Sunday's luncheon address, on gazing at possible futures with recombinant versions of present ideas.

Sci-Fi Symposium

BrendaCooper.jpgWorldFuture 2014 hosted the first ever Science Fiction Futures Symposium. Authors, fans, and others in the sci-fi community came together to discuss how fiction can provide a vision of the future, and how it creates and is created by reality. Speakers included Ramez Naam, Brenda Cooper, Brad Aiken, and many others.

Special Events

Some of the many other special events included: the pre-conference Master Courses, Friday night's complimentary reception, Saturday night's author signing and poster presentations, and the Professional Members Forum on Monday.
SPECIAL ISSUES!
World Future Review's Summer 2014 issue covered the WorldFuture 2014 conference theme of “What If.” View the contents here.
THE FUTURIST's conference preview issue may be viewed here.