Mini Trip report: Mexico City, San Francisco, and Beijing
- Posted by JGlenn
- On 12 September 2015
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I am little behind in my mini Trip reports, but right on time with the 2015-16 State of the Future – hope you have read it and find it good enough to keep on your desk as a reference.
Mexico: Julio Millán, President of the World Future Society in Mexico brought me to Mexico City to speak about the next 100 years at a great conference on the future and on developing the Charter for the Obligations of Human Beings organized. Nice, the world has spent much time on human rights and should spend time too on obligations. Clem Bezold, José Cordeiro, and Bill Halal also spoke very well. Concepción Olavarrieta, chair of the Mexican Node of The Millennium Project organized excellent meetings with officials of government, universities, and the media.
San Francisco: The Millennium Project’s annual Planning Committee brought about 40 people from around the world to share their work and explore next steps on how we can collaborate and learn from each other to build a better future (many of ppts are available at millennium-pooject.org). Results of the Future Work/Technology 2050 Real-Time Delphi were reviewed and ideas for the construction of global work/tech 2050 scenarios and national planning workshops were explored. In addition to welcoming the New Node Chairs from Pakistan and Bulgaria, the Vice Chairman and President of the X-Prize presented ideas about collaborating with The Millennium Project on how to give a better international depth and futures analysis in developing and analyzing their roadmap on grand challenges. All in all an excellent meeting. The next two days many of us attended and spoke at the World Future Society Conference.
Beijing: The APEC China Business Council brought me to Beijing to give the opening address at the annual Global Innovator Conference http://www.y-int.com/speaker.html. I’ve just arrived so will let you know how it goes.
All the best,
Jerome C. Glenn, h.c. Dr. h.c. mult.
CEO, The Millennium Project