World Future Day: Round-the-World 24-Hour Conversation on the Future — March 1st to Celebrate World Future Day Hosted by the Millennium Project
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Futurists and the general public will discuss global challenges and prospects for the future of civilization. Beginning March 1st in New Zealand at 12 noon (February 28th 6 pm Washington, DC time) the global conversation will begin and move each hour to the next time zone, completing a 24-hour round the world conversation.
Washington, DC USA, February 25, 2019 (Newswire) - March 1, 2019 The Millennium Project the global participatory think tank will hold a conversation on the future that is open to the public in partnership with the Association of Professional Futurists (APF), the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS), the World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF), and Humanity+ (H+). This will be the sixth year for this annual world forum on the future. Anybody can pull up a chair at this global cyber table and join the discussion. If all the interactive video seats are filled, then you can still watch, listen, and type in comments in the chat or comment area while you wait for a seat to open up at the Google Hangout at
Each year, global thought leaders have shared their views with total strangers around the world about governing artificial intelligence, inventing future employment, building space elevators to orbital cities. reducing climate change, guaranteeing safe water and energy, fighting transnational organized crime, developing future forms of democracy, countering information warfare, incorporating global ethics in decisionmaking, enforcing safety standards for synthetic biology, and the future of humanity,
Members of the press are most welcome to join the conversation asking questions to this diverse group of future-oriented people. “Whatever time zone you are in, you are invited at 12:00 noon in your time zone March 1st to click on https://hangouts.google.com/call/act3g5fh6vd7deoxq3xvb7zylue,“ says Jerome Glenn, CEO of The Millennium Project. If the limit of the interactive video conference participation is reached, new arrivals will be able to see and hear, but not have their video seen and voice heard, but they can type in their questions and comments in the online chat box in the Google Hangout. The facilitators will read these live in the video conference. As people drop out, new video slots will open up. “This is an open, no-agenda discussion about the future, but in general people will be encouraged to share their ideas about how to build a better future, and if they can’t come online at 12 noon their time, they are welcome to come before or after that time as well. We will begin in New Zealand at 12 noon March 1, which is Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. in Washington, D.C., USA.”
Co-Sponsoring organization contacts:
Association of Professional Futurists: Jay Gary firstname.lastname@example.org
Humanity+: President Natasha Vita-More, email@example.com
The Millennium Project: CEO Jerome Glenn, Jerome.Glenn@Millennium-Project.org
World Academy of Art and Science: Chairman, Gary Jacobs firstname.lastname@example.org
World Futures Studies Federation: President, Erik Ferdinand Øverland, email@example.com
PRESS CONTACT: +1-202-669-4410 Jerome Glenn, The Millennium Project or email contacts for organizations above.