2015/01/28

2015 01 28 LEARNING EXPEDITION DAY 5

MERCREDI 28 JANVIER 2015

07h00-08h30 Petit déjeuner à l'hotel Creekside Inn 3400 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, California 94306.

9h00-14h00  Institute for the Future (www.iftf.org) Institute for the Future, 201 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, California 94301 

Introduction of Lille Catholic University, Introduction of IFTF and  Silicon Valley Ecosystems Future of Education and Learning : San Jose Unified School District & University of California San Francisco 2025. IFTF is an independent, non-profit research organization with a 45-year track record of helping all kinds of organizations make the futures they want. Our core research staff and creative design studio work together to provide practical foresight for a world undergoing rapid change. Among our research staff are experienced forecasters representing a range of disciplines from the social sciences, public policy, and technical domains. They are joined by a creative design staff who render our research in accessible and innovative print and digital formats. Our network extends beyond our staff to include affiliates who bring a diversity of perspectives and experiences to our research and events. From university professors to independent thought leaders and hands-on innovators, they help us work at the forefront of new ideas and practices worldwide.


IFTF is an independent, non-profit research organization with a 45-year track record of helping all kinds of organizations make the futures they want. Our core research staff and creative design studio work together to provide practical foresight for a world undergoing rapid change. Among our research staff are experienced forecasters representing a range of disciplines from the social sciences, public policy, and technical domains. They are joined by a creative design staff who render our research in accessible and innovative print and digital formats. Our network extends beyond our staff to include affiliates who bring a diversity of perspectives and experiences to our research and events. From university professors to independent thought leaders and hands-on innovators, they help us work at the forefront of new ideas and practices worldwide. Our clients and program members extend this knowledge base still further, creating a foundation for sustained sharing and learning across organizations. IFTF brings people together to make the future—today. Whether you’re a strategic leader in a large organization or a community leader in a struggling neighborhood or a netizen who wants to mobilize global crowds, we have practical tools, research, and programs that turn foresight into the critical new insights that ultimately lead to action.



14h00-15h00  PANTAGONIA Patagonia, Inc. It was founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973. Patagonia is a major contributor to environmental groups. Patagonia commits 1% of their total sales or 10% of their profit, whichever is more, to environmental groups. Since 1985, when the program was first started, Patagonia has donated $46 million in cash and in-kind donations to domestic and international grassroots environmental groups making a difference in their local communities.[6] Patagonia co-founded 1% For the Planet, an alliance of businesses which, like Patagonia, commit at least 1% of their total sales to the environment. Patagonia often features their environmental campaigns in their catalogs and advertisements. Many of their recent campaigns include work with preventing oil drilling in the Alaska Wildlife Refuge, "Ocean As A Wilderness", and "Don't Dam Patagonia". In early 2008, Patagonia won the 'Eco Brand of the Year' award at the Volvo Ecodesign Forum during the ISPO Trade Show in Munich.[7] Patagonia also demonstrates their environmental consciousness in the design and construction of their facilities. An example is their Reno Nevada Service Center which employs green design and technologies to initially achieve a LEED Silver[8] and then later Gold certification.[6][9] Patagonia focuses on helping the environment.[10] Patagonia donates 1% of sales to environmental groups every year, and has encouraged other companies to do the same through its 1% For the Planet alliance.[6] In addition to large global initiatives, Patagonia also supports several smaller initiatives such as the World Trout Initiative,[11] Environmental Internships,[12] the Conservation Alliance,[13] and the Organic Exchange.[14][better source needed] Recently, Patagonia launched a worldwide recycling initiative called the Common Threads Recycling Program and has a site devoted to the explanation of their recycling process called The Footprint Chronicles.[6] 

15h00-16h00  WORLD INNOVATION LAB Un Incubateur Japonais dans la Silicon Valley.
With our platform and capital, World Innovation Lab (WiL) helps U.S. and Japanese startups grow into lasting global ventures. We nurture and harness the entrepreneurial spirit, and drive new business opportunities with Japan's top corporations. WiL invests in startups with global appeal and disruptive potential. We typically invest $5M to $30M in mid-to-late-stage startups in the U.S. and in multi-stage startups in Japan. Then we provide operational expertise and strategic partnerships to accelerate our portfolio companies' global expansion. – 

17h00-18h00 Débriefing de la journée, réponse aux questions et préparation opérationnelle du lendemain.


http://www.macarthurparkpaloalto.com/ Every month people who work in the environmental field meet up at informal sessions known as Green Drinks. We have a lively mixture of people from NGOs, academia, government and business. Come along and you'll be made welcome. Just say, "are you green?" and we will look after you and introduce you to whoever is there. It's a great way of catching up with people you know and also for making new contacts. Everyone invites someone else along, so there’s always a different crowd, making Green Drinks an organic, self-organising network.These events are very simple and unstructured, but many people have found employment, made friends, developed new ideas, done deals and had moments of serendipity. It's a force for the good and we'd like to help it spread to other cities. Contact your local node to get the latest info about coming along. http://www.greendrinks.org




Connect with IFTF 

IFTF library, blogs, artifacts and books

Foresight Engine Experiments/Forecasting games


Presentations

Projects
Tech Horizons Research & 2015 Agenda

Health Horizons Research & 2015 Agenda

Ten-Year Forecast Research & 2015 Agenda


Recent/public IFTF custom projects – (most of our custom projects never become known to the public)
  • Rockefeller Foundation:  Future of Youth Employment Report
  • Catalyzing Technology to Support Family Caregiving Report for National Alliance for Caregiving
  • 20 Combinatorial Forecast Map
  • Technology Catalysts for Human and Economic Vitality 2030 Map for Vitality Institute
  • UCSF Future Vision Overview & Map
  • Citizens Make the Future Map
  • Transformative Changes for Children at Play Report
  • The Future of California's Workforce Report
  • Innovations in Gaming:  Better Health and Health Care Report
  • After Broadband: Imagining Hyperconnected Futures Report
  • Zero1 Biennial Map of the Future
  • Catalysts for Change:  Paths out of Poverty Project for the Rockefeller Foundation
  • The Power of Snacking Report for Luna
  • Future Work Skills 2020 Report for University of Phoenix
  • NOVA Future Forces Shaping the Healthcare Workforce Report
  • Future of Cities, Information and Inclusion Map for the Rockefeller Foundation
  • California Dreaming Map
  • The Future of Real-Time Video Communication report for Skype
  • Sustainability Outlook Map with Business for Social Responsibility
  • From Caregiving to Caring:  A New Approach to Civic Engagement Report for United Cerebral Palsy
  • Future Knowledge Ecosystems Report for Research Triangle Foundation
  • The Future of Health Care Report for Deloitte
  • 2020 Forecast: Creating the Future of Learning Map for the KnowledgeWorks Foundation
  • Future of Faith Digital Stories for the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes
  • Map of Future Forces Affecting Sustainability Map for GEMI
  • The future for health and wellness in food retailing map for the Coca-Cola Retailing Research Council
  • map of the future of education for the KnowledgeWorks Foundation 
  • A future of small business report for Intuit 
  • map of the future of disabilities for the United Cerebral Palsy
  • Designing Business for an Open World report for Herman Miller
  • Science & Technology Outlook:  2005-2055
  • Signtific project  – The future of Science & Technology
  • A project on the future of cooperation:
    • Towards a New Literacy of Cooperation in Business report
    • Technologies of Cooperation report
    • New Strategic Pathways:  Leveraging Technologies of Cooperation report
    • Rapid Decision Making for Complex Issues report