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Longevity Summit Dublin – June 13-16, 2024

The Longevity Summit Dublin returns in 2024 on June 13-16, for four days of mid-summer, in-person networking and talks about rejuvenation biotechnology and longevity. Speakers will include several well-known luminaries of the longevity world. José Luis Cordeiro, member of the board of directors of The Millennium Project and Chair of RIBER and the Venezuela Node, […]

Voices of the Future interviews

Voices of the Future is an online multimedia platform (Podcast, Book, AI, Events and digital assets), conceptualized by Tariq Qureishy that features conversations with prominent future-oriented thought leaders who are involved in helping to create a more positive, just, sustainable, regenerative, and enlightened society. The project interviews experts and leaders on futures topics, and includes […]

The Millennium Project Newsletter – April, 2024

A new issue of our newsletter is out! Discover what happened during the recent OECD’s Government Foresight Community Conference and on some interviews to Jerome Glenn on Artificial General Intelligence. Don’t miss the next meetings with us, such as the upcoming WAAS conference, Mothers who future(s), and Prospecta Argentina and América Latina. Reserve a slot […]

WAAS@64 Conference – May 15-16 & June 26-27, 2024

The WAAS@64 Conference is organized online by the World Academy of Art and Sciences (WAAS) on May 15 & 16 and June 26 & 27. A principle objective of WAAS@64 is to provide opportunities for WAAS and its members to identify and explore high-priority areas for future WAAS programming and to discuss organizational enhancements designed […]

OECD’s Government Foresight Community Conference – April 25, 2024

The OECD’s Government Foresight Community Conference was held online on April 25, 2024. This OECD initiative is improving government foresight capacity by sharing key insights, methods, and issues. The conference brought together 140 online participants, including several from The Millennium Project, Representatives from Japan’s NISTEP, Singapore’s PMO, Finland’s Innovation Fund Sitra, South Africa’s Institute for […]

Mothers who future(s) – May 8, 2024

To celebrate Mother’s Day in Latin American countries, Rosa Alegria, Co-Chair of the Brazil Node of the Millennium Project, will join an emotional conversation with her daughter, Aline Alegria, on May 8, 2024 during the online event called “Mothers who future(s)“, organized by Women Who Future(s). The conversation will revolve around the following topics: How […]

The Millennium Project on Human Futures – March, 2024

The new issue of Human Futures – March 2024, the World Futures Studies Federation magazine, is out. Among the various interesting contents of this issue published on April 19, 2024, contributions from The Millennium Project team have been also published. Rosa Alegria, Co-Chair of the Brazil Node of The Millennium Project, discusses what the future of work […]

Transformational Creativity – Publication

“Transformational Creativy. Learning for a Better Future” is a new publication edited by Robert J. Sternberg and Sareh Karami with contribution from features leading scholars and perspectives on creativity in Education. The book, published by Springer, discusses transformational creativity, creativity deployed to make a positive, meaningful, and potentially enduring difference to the world Among the […]

Prospecta Argentina and América Latina 2024 Call for abstracts – June 1, 2024

The Center for Foresight Studies of Cuyo, hosting the Mendoza Subnode of The Millennium Project, in collaboration with the Facultad de Agronomia, Universidad de La Pampa and others, launched the call for abstracts for the V Congreso Nacional de Prospectiva, Prospecta Argentina 2024, and VII Congreso Latinoamericano de Prospectiva y Estudios de Futuro, Prospecta América […]

Delphi Economic Forum – April 10-12, 2024

The Delphi Economic Forum, the annual conference engaging business, political, academic, and other top experts to address emerging challenges and promote sustainabile, is ongoing in the ancient city of Delphi (April 10-12, 2024). Epaminondas Christofilopoulos, Chair of the Greece Node of The Millennium Project, will join the Forum again this year on April 13, as […]

Latin America by 2050 book presentation – April 12, 2024

On April 12, 2024, the Centro de Estudio Prospectivos de Cuyo, member of the Argentina Node of The Millennium Project and World Futures Studies Federation chapter, in collaboration with The Millennium Project, the RIBER Network and many others, organizes an online event to present “Latin America by 2050. Challenges, Scenarios and Actions“ (Latinoamérica 2050. Retos, […]

Seeking Delphi™ on AI implications and regulation – April 9, 2024

In episode #59 of Seeking Delphi™, a podcast devoted to everything and anything relating to the future of humanity, the host Mark Sackler interviews Jerome Glenn, CEO of The Millennium Project, on the right questions to ask when talking about Artificial Intelligence. Sackler and Glenn discuss what Artificial General Intelligence will likely be in the […]

Visions of tomorrow webinar – April 13, 2024

The Pinoy Speculative Fiction Groups organizes a free webinar called “Visions of Tomorrow: Science Fiction as a Tool for Foresighting the Future Philippines” on April 13, Saturday, at 4 PM CST. The webinar wants to explore the intersection of sci-fi and existing technologies in envisioning the future of the country. Guest speaker of the webinar […]

AI and You podcast with Jerome Glenn – April 8-15, 2024

Jerome Glenn, executive director of The Millennium Project, will be guest speaker in two episodes of the “Artificial Intelligence & You” podcast series, where Peter Scott discusses what AI is and how it will it affect our life, work, and world with many expert guests. April 8, 2024: In this first half of the interview, […]

Foresight Europe Network Demo Hour – playlist & slots available

Demo Hour, a format created by FEN – Foresight Europe Network, regional Network of The Millennium Project, is a space where FEN members and Europe’s foresight community share and learn from each other’s approaches to foresight. The first year of the format in 2023 hosted discussions of diverse, kind, and truly valuable, with more than […]

Seatrade Cruise Global – April 8-11, 2024

Nicolas Balcom Raleigh, current President of the Foresight Europe Network – regional Network of The Millennium Project, will be one of the guest speakers of Seatrade Cruise Global, one of the World’s Largest Cruise Event taking place in Miami Beach (USA) in April 8-11, 2024. Nicolas Balcom Raleigh will join the session on “Cruising off […]

TechFuse Ioannina, Bridging Technology, Innovation + Culture – April 5-6, 2024

Erica Bol, Founder of the Netherlands Node of The Millennium Project, and Epaminondas Christofilopoulos, Chair of the Greece Node of The Millennium Project, will be joining TechFuse Ioannina – Bridging Technology, Innovation + Culture, the first annual conference in Greece that bridges technology and innovation with culture, through a diverse agenda, where its esteemed speakers […]

New Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Tad Davis joins The Millennium Project

Tad Davis joins The Millennium Project staff as new Chief Technology Officer. Tad was with Sun Microsystems for 14 years, then Areva, Alstrom, and his own company demenTad in Tbilisi, George. He brings a host of software and marking experience to MP. In addition to his updates and improvements of our website, he is working […]

The Millennium Project Newsletter – March, 2024

A new issue of our newsletter is out! Discover what happened during our 11th edition of World Futures Day on March 1 and a recent meeting of Jerome Glenn with the the Science Councilor of the Embassy of China to the USA. Read updates on Phase 2 of The Millennium Project’s AGI study, Requirements for […]

Round table on Futures Studies and Statistics – March 25. 2024

Within the framework of the 4th International Conference on “Data Science & Social Research – DSSR 2024″ taking place in Naples, March 25-27, 2024, Simone Di Zio, Co-Chair of the Italy Node of The Millennium Project, organizes a round table on “Futures Studies and Statistics: a possible and desirable marriage” moderated by Roberto Paura. Speakers for the round […]

Testing Urban Resilience with Immersive CLA and What If? – publication

“Testing Urban Resilience with immersive CLA and What If? Three Cases: Rovaniemi, Kotka and Tripla” is a new publication by the Finland Futures Research Center, hosting the Helsinki Node of The Millennium Project, published within the RESCUE project (FFRC eBook 1/2024). The work by Sirkka Heinonen, Co-Chair of the Helsinki Node, Risto Sivonen, Joni Karjalainen, […]

Meeting with the Science Councilor of the Embassy of China to the USA and update on AGI – March 8, 2024

The Science Councilor of the Embassy of China to the USA called for a meeting with Jerome Glenn on March 8, 2024, executive director of The Millennium Project, about the Artificial General Intelligence Study and other works of The Millennium Project. This photo was taken after the 2-hour very positive meeting in which Jerome Glenn […]

Diamond crystal recognition to Concepción Olavarrieta – March 1, 2024

Within he framework of World Futures Day on March 1, 2024, the Tecnológico de Monterrey institute, through his constellation of Futurists, gave the Diamond Shaped Crystal Recognition to Concepción Olavarrieta Rodríguez, Mexico Node Chair and founder, as a tribute to her invaluable professional career in foresight and the construction of Futures in México and the […]

New AI-Augmented Futures Wheel

On the perfect occasion of World Futures Day 2024, a new AI-Augmented Futures Wheel tool, developed by The Millennium Project, and specifically by Rosa Alegria, Co-Chair of the Brazil Node of The Millennium Project, Gustavo Machado, and Diego Maffazzioli, members of the Node, was launched and tested on March 1. The Futures Wheel (for more […]

Colombia National Development Plan and Vision to 2050 – March 11, 2024

Ibon Zugasti, Deputy Director of The Millennium Project and Chair of the Spain Node, will be speaker for the round table on “El Plan Nacional de Desarrollo 2022-2026 Colombia” on March 11, 2024 at 11 am GTM-5, together with Diego Otero and Yezid Soler Barbosa and moderated by Francisco José Mojica, Co-Chair of the Colombia […]

Europe perspective with Ibon Zugasti – March 12, 2024

Ibon Zugasti, Deputy Director of The Millennium Project and Spain Node Chair, will be speaking at the “Desayuno con el experto internacional en prospectiva: la perspectiva Europea” event, organized by Oportunidad Estratégica on March 12, 2024 in Colombia. The event, moderated by Cristina Aristizabal, is an enriching space to investigate topics related to science, technology […]

Taraggi Medal awarded to Reyhan Huseynova – March 7, 2024

On March 7, 2024, Reyhan Huseynova, Chair of the Azerbaijan Node of The Millennium Project and of the Azerbaijan Future Studies Society hosting the Node, was awarded the Taraggi Medal (Progress Medal) for her effective activity in the public life of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The Taraggi Medal is the state award of Azerbaijan Republic. […]

El camino hacia la Inteligencia Artificial General – March 8, 2024

Ibon Zugasti, Deputy Director and Spain Node Chair of The Millennium Project, will be the main speaker of the webinar on “El camino hacia la Inteligencia Artificial General y la visiób de Futuros estratégico” organized on March 8, 2024, 6.00 pm, by the Universidad Externado de Colombia. Register at https://inscripciones.uexternado.edu.co/registro/FormularioRegistro/Formulario/1Sz8v (limited seats).

Women who futures – March, 2024

Women Who Future(s) emerged from the desire to create safe spaces that promote and celebrate the work of women engaged in thought-provoking discussions in the future(s) and foresight field. Diversity, inclusion, and intersectionality take center stage. The group will run events on March with to advocates for transforming the field to be more inclusive and […]

World Futures Day 2024 – thank you!

For the eleventh consecutive time, The Millennium Project, in collaboration with Association of Professional Futurists (APF), Humanity+, Lifeboat Foundation, World Academy of Art and Science, and World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF), hosted World Futures Day, a global and open conversation on March 1st to discuss common challenges and possibilities for the futures. The WFD Organizing […]

The Millennium Project Newsletter – February

A new issue of our newsletter is out! Discover more about World Futures Day events on March 1 around the world, about all the tributes we received for Ted Gordon, about new publications and upcoming conferences and activities! A new issue of our newsletter is out! Discover more about World Futures Day events on March […]

El trabajo del Futuro – new publication

The Node de prospectiva Costa Rica – Costa Rica Node of The Millennium Project, recently published a new publication on the future of work, “El trabajo del futuro: una mirada para el desarrollo del país” within the current activities of the The Ministerio de Planificación Nacional y Política Económica (Mideplan) and with contributions from members […]

FEN Demo Hour on Processes of Spatial Justice and Political Urbanism – March 21, 2024

The next Demo Hour by FEN will take place on Thursday, 4:00-5:30 PM CET on March 21, 2024. The meeting will be focused on “Processes of spatial justice and political urbanism” and will host our FEN member Ana Povoas, researcher at Université libre de Bruxelles. Emerging from more than a decade of research in geography […]

World Futures Day 2024 – March 1

Join the Global Conversation on Building a Better Tomorrow March 1st The Millennium Project and five other international futurist organizations will host the 11th annual World Futures Day – a unique 24-hour online conversation around the world exploring possibilities for our shared future. WASHINGTON, D.C., February 27, 2024 – World Futures Day begins at 12 […]

Flash Survey on The Future Leisure Traveller – March 11, 2024

The UK Node of The Millennium Project –  Fast Future, launched a new flash survey on the Future Leisure Traveller. This flash survey is designed to explore your views on how you see your personal leisure travel evolving over the next two years. The survey is sponsored by utc.travel – a leading travel subscription club. […]

Aligning Visions for a Sustainable Future

From Email by Victor V. Motti: The United Nations Foundation, headquartered in Washington D.C., has conducted an analysis of submissions to the Zero Draft of the Pact for the Future from over 170 organizations focused on children, youth, and future generations. These recommendations, including some from The Millennium Project. The UN Foundation is distributing “Aligning […]

Social Foresight for Social Science – online course

Adrian Pop, Chair of the Romania Node of The Millennium Project, will be running an online course on “Strategic Foresight for Social Sciences: Concepts, Methods, and Case Studies”, from February 23 to May 31, 2024, at CIVICA – European University of Social Sciences. The course is addressed to graduate and doctoral students in social sciences […]

A day in the Life of an Enhanced Human in 2050 – Mini-Pod

Human enhancements can cover a wide range of capabilities, from increased strength, endurance, and speed to enhanced memory, focus, and emotional control. They may also extend to more sophisticated modifications such as the integration of digital interfaces directly with the human brain, allowing for direct communication with computers and other digital devices, or the augmentation […]

Ted Gordon in Memoriam by CEP CUYO – Feb. 9, 2024

On Feb. 9, 2024, the Centro de Estudio Prospectivos de Cuyo, member of the Argentina Node of The Millennium Project, in collaboration with The Millennium Project and its RIBER Node among others, organizes a tribute to Ted Gordon within their international videoconferences cycle for the 50th anniversary of the World Futures Studies Federation and the […]

Inspire project – publication of artworks and results

A new publication including the process and results of the Inspire 2023 project at MOMus is now available online for free. Inspire was launched in 2023 by the Museum of Contemporary Art-Collections of Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and State Museum of Contemporary Art (MOMus) and organized by the UNESCO Chair on Futures Research in […]

A great gentle Giant has left us

By Jerome C. Glenn, Executive Director, The Millennium Project(Spanish and Italian translations available at the bottom of the page) Ted Gordon contributed more to futures research methodology than any other in history. Delphi, Cross-Impact Analysis, Trend Impact Analysis, Technology Sequence Analysis, Interactive Scenario software, Decision Modelling, Substitution Analysis, State of the Future Index, What/If data […]

In loving memory of Ted Gordon

It is with extreme sadness that we announce that our beloved friend and colleague Theodore J. Gordon, one of the most respected futurists and methodologists around the world, co-founder of The Millennium Project and previously Chief Engineer of the McDonnell Douglas Saturn S-IV space vehicle among other things, passed away today. We are all so […]

The Millennium Project Newsletter – January, 2024

A new issue of our Newsletter is out! Discover FUTURES version 2.0, our World Foresight Encyclopedic Dictionary, and the Chinese and Spanish versions of our report on “International Governance Issues of the Transition from Artificial Narrow Intelligence to Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) – First phase”. Join World Futures Day 2024 on March 1st and support […]

International Governance of the transition from ANI to AGI – Spanish and Chinese versions

The Millennium Project is currently running a study on International Governance Issues of the Transition from Artificial Narrow Intelligence to Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). The first phase of the study, concluded in August 2023, produced a report including a distillation of interviews and collected insights from 55 AI experts from the United States, China, the […]

World Futures Day 2024 Call for facilitators

March 1st will be the 11th anniversary of World Futures Day:  a 24-hour open conversation around the world sponsored by The Millennium Project in cooperation with the Association of Professional Futurists, Humanity+, Lifeboat Foundation, World Academy of Art and Science, and the World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF). World Futures Day begins at 12 noon in […]

World Futures Day Young Voices – March 1, 2024

The Millennium Project and Teach the Future collaborate again to organize the youth version of World Futures Day, together with other intergenerational facilitators and bodies from around the world. World Futures Day 2024 – Young Voices will take place on March 1 concurrently with the original WFD organized by The Millennium Project but with a […]

RIBER Virtual Meeting – Jan. 30, 2024

RIBER, the Ibero-American regional Node of The Millennium Project, run a virtual meeting on January 30, 2024, from 8:00 am to 9:00 am, México time. The objective of the meeting was to define upcoming work and changes in the network. The day was organized into working committees for the different tasks. The meeting was open […]

Speculative Pasts & Futures – New Game

Designed by the Greece Node of The Millennium Project, the Speculative Pasts & Futures game is an exploratory tool designed to engage participants in the process of re-envisioning the present and future by contemplating alternative historical narratives. In this interactive game, participants are presented with short scenarios describing ‘alternative pasts’ — hypothetical variations of critical […]

Meta Shapers Global Summit – Feb. 21-22, 2024

Rohit Talwar, Co-Chair of the UK Node of The Millennium Project, will be one of the invited speakers for the “The Meta Shapers Global Summit. Web3 & AI Unplugged“, to discuss “Positive, Sustainable Futures: Envisioning Humanity with and Beyond Technology”. The Summit is free and will take place online on February 21 and 22, 2024. […]

Futures 2.0 – World Foresight Encyclopedic Dictionary

FUTURES 2.0 – World Foresight Encyclopedic Dictionary, by Concepcion Olavarreita, Mexico Node Chair, Jerome Glenn, and Ted Gordon, is one of the most comprehensive futures studies Encyclopedic-Dictionary to date. This digital book comprises over 1,200 terms and methods used in futures studies. Version 2.0 revised all the terms included in the first edition of the […]

Getting to Know Futures Studies – new online course from Finland

“Getting to Know Futures Studies” (1 ECTS) is a new free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that provides an easily accessible peek into futures studies. The course, organized by the Finland Futures Academy and the Finland Futures Research Centre hosting the Helsinki Node of The Millennium Project, has been created with experts of the field […]

The Rose of the World awarded to Reyhan Huseynova – January 14, 2024

On January 14, 2024, The President of Azerbaijan Future Studies Society, Reyhan Huseynova, Chair of the Azerbaijan Node of The Millennium Project hosted by the Society, was awarded the Gold medal “The Rose of the World” in nomination of «PEACEMAKER OF THE PLANET» by the International Humanitarian Academy «Europe-Asia» for the many years of contribution […]

Season’s greetings and Happy New Year!

May 2024 find you brilliant happy and sharing your best to help build a better future! Futuristically yours, Jerome Glenn, Ted Gordon, Elizabeth Florescu, Ibon Zugasti, Mara Di Berardo, and The Millennium Project Nodes

The Millennium Project Newsletter – December, 2023

A new issue of our Newsletter is out! Share your views or update your answers in our Real-Time Delphi on the global governance of AGI by Dec. 31. Discover our new Deputy Director, Ibon Zugasti, and how The Millennium Project contributed to the UN Pact for the Future. Learn what happened during our recent Planning […]

FEN Demo Hour on Applied Futures – Jan. 25, 2024

The next Demo Hour by our FEN – Foresight Europe Network, will take place on Thursday, 17:00-18:30 CET on Jan. 25th 2024.  FEN member Jacob Langvad Nilsson will present his newly developed futures method Applied Futures. Applied Futures is a framework for integrating strategic foresight into immediate practice. The framework combines the best of futures […]

2023 Year in Review

The annual 2023 Year in Review is not listed in any priority. It is a non-scientific, subjective review by Jerome C. Glenn (Jerome.Glenn@Millennium-Project.org and jglenn@igc.org) Compare with 2022 Year in Review back to 2010 for comparison (.pdf)

Digintelles 2.0 by Millennia2025 – collective intelligence and digital skills for empowerment

Millennia2025, Women & Innovation Foundation, is a think and action tank for women’s empowerment and equality since 2007. Launched by Marie-Anne Delhaut, Co-Chair of the Brussels Area Node of The Millennium Project, in 2014 within the The Destree Institute, hosting the Node, the foundation is supported by many members from The Millennium Project, such as […]

Contributions to the UN Pact for the Future by The Millennium Project

Many from The Millennium Project attendend the recent virtual consultation on the Summit of the Future organized by the Co-Facilitators of the Intergovernmental Preparatory Process of the Summit and held on December 13, 2023. Jerome Glenn, executive director and co-founder of The Millennium Project, and Ambassador Héctor Casanueva, Founding Chair of the Chile Node of […]

Towards Twin Transformations and Spaces – New eBook

A new publication on “Towards Twin Transformations and Spaces – Convoluted Conversations on the Green and Digital Futures of Work” by the Finland Futures Research Center, hosting the Helsinki Node of The Millennium Project, is now available online. The eBook by Sirkka Heinonen, Co-Chair of the Helsinki Node of The Millennium Project, Burgert Maree, Risto […]

Prospectiva del siglo XXI – training course, Jan. 15-19, 2024

Our Chile Node Chair, Héctor Casanueva, is coordinating and organizing an online training course on “Prospectiva del siglo XXI: Megatendencias y escenarios futuros” on from January 15, 2024 to January 19, 2024 for the Instituto de Estudios Internacionales. Foresights on the 21st century show that the world is experiencing macro-transitions that will affect the future: […]

Ibon Zugasti has been appointed as The Millennium Project’s Deputy Director

The Millennium Project announces the appointment of Ibon Zugasti, M.S., as new Deputy Director. The decision was taken during the recent Board Meeting of The Millennium Project in Dubai, November 26th, by an absolute majority of the members of the Board. Since 1999, Ibon has led several consultancy and research projects in the fields of […]

Beneficial AGI Summit & Unconference – Feb. 27/March 1, 2024

The “Beneficial AGI Summit & Unconference” is a new event organized by SingularityNet and TrueAGI in collaboration with others. The Millennium Project is one of the sponsors of the event and our Jerome Glenn, Executive Director and co-founder of The Millennium Project, and José Cordeiro, MP Board member and RIBER and Venezuela Nodes Chair, are […]

Mini Trip Report: Dubai, Nov., 2023

By Jerome Glenn Wow! What an intensively rich futures feast for four days in Dubai! Countless conversations increasing our futures intelligence, collaborations, and dedication to build a better future – mindful of the very serious threats as well as the brilliant opportunities. November 25 & 26 was The Millennium Project Planning Committee Meeting and then […]

From Insight to Foresight – new publication on World Futures Review

“From Insight to Foresight: The Transformative Potentials of the Futures Triangle” is a recent publication by Shermon Cruz (Philippines Node and APF Chair) on World Futures Review (Volume 15, Issue 2-4), in collaboration with Nicole Anne Moura, Joanna Marie Lim, Michael Niel Angelo Bulatao, Ghelvin Auriele Aguirre, and Joel Dela Paz, Jr., https://doi.org/10.1177/1946756723121512. Abstract: The […]

Futures of Natural Resources – June 13-14, 2024

“Future of Natural Resources” is the 24th international Futures Conference – Futures Conference 2024 – organized by the Finland Futures Research Centre and the Finland Futures Academy, University of Turku, Finland, hosting the Helsinki Node of The Millennium Project, in collaboration this year with the Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE). The conference will take place in Turku, Finland, on June […]

The landscape of foresight networks in the Asia-Pacific

A new publication on “The landscape of Foresight Networks in the Asia-Pacific” by Shermon Cruz, Chair of the Philippines Node of The Millennium Project, and Nicole Anne K. Moura is now available on “Transactions, the National Academy of Science and Technology Philippines” and includes references to The Millennium Project’s key activities. Abstract: How do futurists […]

A conversation with four futurists – Dec. 19, 2023

On December 19, 2023, at 8 am ET, the Chairs of the UK Node of The Millennium Project, Rohit Talwar and David Wood, will be joining the panelist of the online event called “A conversation with four futurists“, together with Alexandra Whittington, Perello Laurent, and Sharad Agarwal as host of the session. As 2023 comes […]

The Millennium Project Newsletter – November, 2023

A new issue of our Newsletter is out! Read more about our new Real-Time Delphi on the elements necessary for safe and productive global governance of AGI, our upcoming Planning Committee meeting in Dubai, the new publication on “Latinoamérica 2050” by the Mexico and Bolivia Nodes, who will be speaking at the Dubai Future Forum […]

AGI global governance Real-Time Delphi – deadline Dec. 31, 2023

The Millennium Project invites all those studying or working on the future issues of global governance of Artificial General Intelligence – AGI to share their judgements on the elements necessary for safe and productive global governance of AGI in our new online Real-Time Delphi. This study does not focus on artificial narrow intelligence (ANI) that […]

Dubai Future Forum – Nov. 27-28, 2023

The Dubai Future Forum, the second edition of one of the world’s largest gathering of Futurists, will take place in November 27-28, 2023 at the Museum of the Future in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The event is hosted by the Dubai Future Foundation an the 2022 inaugural event brought together over 1000 such individuals and close […]

The Millennium Project Planning Committee meeting in Dubai – Nov. 25-26, 2023

The Millennium Project will run its next Planning Committee meeting on November 25-26, 2023 in Dubai at Emirate Towers area 2071 main room, from 10,00 am to 5,00 pm. During the meeting, updates on the most recent activities run by The Millennium Project and its Nodes and next steps will be discussed. A draft agenda […]

Virtual Consultation on the Summit of the Future – Dec. 13, 2023

by Jerome C. Glenn The Co-Facilitators of the Intergovernmental Preparatory Process of the Summit of the Future have invited major groups and other stakeholders (MGoS) and civil society representatives to a virtual consultation on the Summit of the Future, to be held on December 13, 2023, from 10 am to 1 pm and from 3 […]

FEN Demo Hour on FutureGov game – Dec. 7, 2023

The next Demo Hour by our FEN – Foresight Europe Network will be held on December 7, 2023, from 16:00 – 17:30 CET. The meeting will be focused on Experience FuturGov Game, a speculative policy dialogue tool, developed at the EU Policy Lab. Meet the game authors and explore new government models, power relations and […]

Education of the Future series in Brazil – Nov. 29, 2023

In November 29, 2023 the Brazilian Futures Group of the Sao Paulo Catholic University will organize the last interactive online seminar of the year for the “Education of the Future” Series, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Education for the Future Conference that was a cornestone in the education sector of Brazil.  NEF Futures Studies Group […]

Anprotec 2023 Conference – Nov. 6-8, 2023

Anprotec is an annual meeting on innovation and society that brings together participants from different sectors of the innovation ecosystem to promote in-depth discussions on innovative entrepreneurship. The goal is to discuss the role and perspectives of innovation environments and ecosystems, share practices, strategies, tools and trends. This year, the event, organized by Anprotec, the […]

Delphi-based visual scenarios – new publication on Futures

A new publication by Simone Di Zio, Italy Node Co-Chair, Yuri Calleo, and Mario Bolzan, Italy Node member, on “Delphi-based visual scenarios: An innovative use of generative adversarial networks” is now available on Futures, Vol. 154, December 2023, 103280 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2023.103280). Abstract: In the Futures Studies context, the Delphi-based scenario (DBS) is a valuable method for […]

Futuuri newsletter on the 2023 Futures Conference

A new special issue of the of the newsletter Futuuri by the Finland Futures Research Centre, hosting the Helnsiki Node of The Millennium Project, has just been published and focuses on the Futures Conference 2023 on “Empowering Futures”. This special issue includes articles giving insight to the keynote speakers based on their speeches as well […]

Future of Democracy Conference in Iceland – February 21-23, 2024

The Chair of the Iceland Node of The Millennium Project (hosted by The Icelandic Centre for Future studies), Karl Friðriksson, the Chair of the Denmark Node of The Millennium Project Node (hosted by the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies), Martin Kruse, and one of the Co-Chairs of the Finland Node (hosted by the Finland Futures […]

LATINOAMÉRICA 2050. Retos, escenarios y acciones.

The Mexico and the Bolivia Nodes of The Millennium Project recently published a new book on “Latin America by 2050. Challenges, Scenarios and Actions“ (Latinoamérica 2050. Retos, escenarios y acciones), launched the publication during the Futures Week event. Coordinators and authors of the book are Concepcion Olavarrieta, Chair of the Mexico Node, Guillermo Gándara and […]

The Millennium Project Newsletter – October, 2023

A new issue of our Newsletter is out! Read more about what happened in the recent II summit on Parliamentary Committees for the Future, the final results of World Futures Day 2022 analysis, new courses by the Dubai Future Academy, the next FEN Demo Hour meeting, publications from many of our Node Chairs and their […]

FEN Demo Hour on Imagination & Feminist Futures – Nov. 16, 2023

The next Demo Hour by our FEN – Foresight Europe Network will be held on November 16, 2023, from 16:00 – 17:30 CET. FEN member Thays Prado is professional storyteller, documentary filmmaker, and gender expert and invites the FEN community to expand our imagination beyond what we already know to co-create stories from feminist futures. To join […]

Mexico 2050. Challenges, Scenarios & Actions.

“Futuros México hacia 2050”, a study by Concepción Olavarrieta (Mexico Node Chair), Guillermo Gándara, and Jorge Máttar (Mexico Node members) is now available in English as “Mexico 2050. Challenges, Scenarios & Actions“. In the first chapter of the book, each author (or authors) formulates a diagnosis, a trend prognosis, raises visions for change and culminates […]

European Commission – New publications

New publications by the Europen Commission, with contributions from our Node Chairs, were recently published. “R&I foresight in government: a handbook for Policymakers” by Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (European Commission) with contributions from Cornelia Daheim (Germany Node Co-Chair), Philippe Destatte (Brussels Node Co-Chair) and others. This Final Report outlines the current state of the […]

Prospectiva del Siglo XXI – Oct. 18, 2023

Double appointment to get to know more about about “Prospectiva del Siglo XXI: Entender las mega-tendencias y la nueva globalización, para construir futuros desde la Prospectiva Estratégica”, a recent publication by Héctor Casanueva (Chile Node) with contributions from Rafael Sabat, Miguel Gutiérrez (Argentina Node), María Pía Aqueveque, and Ibon Zugasti (Spain and RIBER Nodes). On […]

I Congreso Nacional Sobre Estudios de Futuros en Costa Rica – Oct. 11-12, 2023

The Vicerectoría de Investigación y Escuela de Planificación y Promocion Social, in collaboration with The Millennium Project Costa Rica Node among others, organizes the first national congress on futures studies in Costa Rica, “I Congreso Nacional Sobre Estudios de Futuros en Costa Rica: experiencias teóricas, metodológicas y pràcticas” on October 11-12, 2023, at UNA – […]

The Millennium Project on Human Futures – Sept., 2023

The new issue of Human Futures, the World Futures Studies Federation magazine, is out. Among the various interesting contents of this May issue, contributions from The Millennium Project team have been also published. Leopold Mureithi, Kenya and East Africa Nodes Chair, reviews the “Dictionary of the Possible (DOP)” by Avi Alpert (2016) and The Palgrave Encyclopedia of […]

Mini Trip Report: Uruguay – II Summit on Parliamentary Committees for the Future

By Jerome C. Glenn Creating and enforcing the regulations for the transition from Artificial Narrow Intelligence (ANI) to Artificial General intelligence (AGI) could be the most difficult challenge humanity has ever faced. National Assemblies/Parliaments/Congresses will determine the success or failure of this challenge. Over 50 countries sent national Parliamentary delegations to Montevideo, Uruguay, to explore […]

World Futures Day 2022 – final results published on Futures

A new paper on “World Futures Day 2022: A mixed method approach to identify topics of a global futures agenda” by Mara Di Berardo, MP Comms Director and Italy Node Co-Chair, Simone Di Zio, Italy Node Co-Chair, and Lara Fontanella, has been published on Futures (Volume 154, 2023, 103244). Abstract: World Futures Day (WFD) 2022 was the ninth […]

The Millennium Project Newsletter – September, 2023

A new issue of our Newsletter is out! Read more about the results of phase 1 of our study on International Governance Issues on the Transition from Artificial Narrow Intelligence to Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), The Millennium Project receiving the CogX 2023 “Recognising Leadership – Grand Jury Prize, reports on meetings and events by Jerome […]

AI Horizon Sense Making Hybrid meeting mini report

by Sirkka Heinonen (Helsinki Node Co-Chair) On September 19, 2023, the Finland Futures Research Centre (FFRC), hosting the Helsinki Node of The Millennium Project, organized an AI Horizons sense-making  discussion group in the form of a hybrid meetings. The event was facilitated by Maria Höyssä, senior specialist at the Committee for the Future of in Finnish […]

The 2050 Horizon on The Innovation Room Geeks podcast – Sept. 19, 2023

Our CEO Jerome Glenn was recently invited to explore “The 2050 Horizon” and how AI will transform life and business in the next 10-15 years in Episode 41 of The Innovation Room podcast by Geeks with Somayeh Aghnia. Jerome Glenn draws on decades of futures research to provide a mind-expanding look at how artificial general […]

New courses by the Dubai Future Academy – Oct./Nov., 2023

The Dubai Future Academy by the Dubai Future Foundation launched news courses on Foresight in October and November 2023. Our CEO Jerome C. Glenn will facilitate a course on “Methods to Develop Scenario Content” in October 25-26, 2023. In this course, participants will go through a logical sequence to develop content for scenarios using tools […]

IFTF Foresight Talk with Ibon Zugasti – Sept. 26, 2023

Ibon Zugasti, The Millennium Project Board Director and Spain Node Chair, will be keynote speaker for the next IFTF, Institute for the Future, Foresight Talk. The online webinar will focus on “Innovating Global Social Enterprise Through Foresight” and will take place on Sept. 26, 2023, 9 am Pacific Time. Ibon Zugasti will discuss how he […]

APFN conference and 2022 Award to Puruesh Chaudhary – Sept. 18-19, 2023

Congratulations to Puruesh Chaudhary, Chair of our Pakistan Node, for winning the Asia-Pacific Futures Network 2022 award for the best article enhancing futures thinking in the Asia-Pacific community! The APFN award ceremony for the winners announced on March 1, 2023 took place during the 9th Asia Pacific Futures Network Conference (APFN9) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, […]

Bletchley Park AI Safety Summit: A preview – Sept. 23, 2023

Jerome C. Glenn will be one of the panellists in an online event on “Bletchley Park AI Safety Summit: A preview” organized by David Wood, Co-Chair of the UK Node with the London Futurists, on Sept. 23, 2023. The event is a preview for the AI Safety Summit, organized by the Department for Science, Innovation […]

Mini Trip report: New York, UNGA side meetings

By Jerome C. Glenn During the UN General Assembly every September, New York turns into a massive traffic grid lock. My visit began with the Global Futures 23 side meeting led by Arizona State University where Ketan Panel spoke about moving financial management firms toward sustainable development. Next, I attended the meeting on UN AI […]

“Futuri (Im)possibili” Italian Conference – Sept. 28-30, 2023

The Italian Institute for the Future will host a national Italian Congress on “(Im)possible Futures” (a.t. “Futuri (im)possibilI”) in Naples, Italy, from September 28 to September 30, 2023, in partnership with the Italy Node of The Millennium Project and others.The title recalls the ever-increasing difficulty of imagining futures other than those closely linked to the […]

Future Black America Conference – Sept. 18-20

The Future Black America conference is an online event by the African American Future Society, Temple University Department of Africology and African American Studies, and Black Speculaticve Arts. This year’ conference will be focused on “Building a Black Futures Community/Ecosystem Methods, Scenario Development, and Trends” and will take place in September 18-20, 2023. Jerome C. […]

WFSF XXV World Conference – October 25-26, 2023

The World Futures Studies Federation XXV World Conference on “Exploring Liminalities. Creating Spaces for Unlimited Futures” will take place in Paris October, 25-26, 2023 at the École des Ponts Business School, Paris, France. Two full days, two days of pre-conference activities, five separate halls of programming involving world-leading thinkers, ground-breaking keynotes, scientific papers, panels, workshops, […]

The Millennium Project receives the CogX 2023 “Recognising Leadership – Grand Jury Prize”

On September 12, in the spectacular site of the Millennium Dome (now called the O2 Arena), The Millennium Project riceiveid the CogX’ “Recognising Leadership – Grand Jury Prize” 2023 during the gala dinner in London. The CogX Awards celebrates innovators and change makers impacting our world in the last 12 months and it’s at its […]

II World Summit of Parliamentary Committees of the Future – Sept. 25-27, 2023

On September 25-27, The Parliament of Uruguay, in collaboration with the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), will host the Second World Summit of the Committees of the Future in Montevideo, Uruguay, from 25 to 27 September 2023. The Summit aims to build upon the first World Summit held in Helsinki in October 2022, which recognized the fundamental […]

Zero-Sum Power Politics vs. Synergetic Politics – New Publication

“Zero-Sum Power Politics vs. Synergetic Politics for Human Security” is a new publication on Cadmus (Volume 5, Issue 2, August 2023) by Jerome C. Glenn exploring zero-sum power politics as a fundamental threat to human security and proposing synergetic relations among nations to improve human security. Among existential threats to humanity, the most immediate and […]

Futures Studies. Contributions and Sources – New Ap-FI publication

A new free publication on “Futures Studies. Contributions and Sources” has been recently released by the Alternative Planetary Futures Institute (Ap-Fi), founded by Victor V. Motti, Director of the World Futures Studies Federation, and with many experts from The Millennium Project members of its Scientific Council. This comprehensive work delves into the diverse facets of futures […]

FEN Demo Hour on DATTOPIAS – Sept. 14, 2023

On September 14th, 2023, from 16:00 to 17:30 CEST, our regional Node FEN – Foresight Europe Network, will be hosting its monthly Demo Hour on DATTOPIAS. FEN member Jocelyn Ibarra, founder and design lead at The Time Travel Agency, will take us to DATTOPIAS which are uncommon alternative narratives that are realistic and optimistic; that […]

Global cooperation urgently needed to govern risks of advanced AI

A new report by The Millennium Project warns that advanced artificial intelligence systems could emerge sooner than expected, posing unprecedented risks unless prudent governance frameworks are rapidly put in place. Download the report. The report titled International Governance Issues of the Transition from Artificial Narrow Intelligence to Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) is a distillation of […]

Exploring the research dynamics of futures studies – New publication on Futures

A new publication on Futures, Volume 153, on “Exploring the research dynamics of futures studies: An analysis of six top journals” by Simone Di Zio, Italy Node Co-Chair, together with Alice Tontodimamma, Emiliano del Gobbo, and Lara Fontanella, is now available on line. The paper focuses on the global literature on Futures Studies and foresight […]

FEN DEMO HOUR on Scalable Fruit Workshops – August 17, 2023

On August 17th, 2023, from 16:00 to 17:30 CEST, our regional Node FEN – Foresight Europe Network, will be hosting its monthly Demo Hour on Scalable Fruit Workshops, This time the session will take place in collaboration with the network JFS Futures Community. In the spirit of Demo Hour’s first network collaboration effort, FEN member […]

The Millennium Project Newsletter – July/August 2023

A new issue of our Newsletter is out! Read more about considerations on Artificial General Intelligence #AGI discussed on journals and institutions, recent events, such as the Association of Professional Futurists – APF 20th anniversary, and upcoming ones, such as the United Nations Summit for the #Future, the #FuturesWeek in Bolivias, and new publications by […]

Futures Week and “Latin America by 2050” launch – Bolivia, Sept. 25-29, 2023

Futures Week, hosted in La Paz and Santa Cruz, Bolivia, on September 25-29, 2023, is a week of co-creation of futures to discover the potential of different realities that will help us build the world that we all dream of. The event, organized by the Franz Tamayo University, UNIFRANZ, chairing the Bolivia Node of The […]

The need for AGI regulation – 2nd US Senate Judiciary Sub-Committee on AI

by Jerome Glenn The US Senate Judiciary Subcommittee held a second hearing on oversight and regulation of AI, during which the need for AGI regulation was stressed. The first hearing was carried out on May 2023. In this session, carried out on July 25, 2023, witnesses testifying included Stuart Russell, professor of computer science at […]

Suggestions for the UN Summit for the Future

Futurists contact your Ministry of Foreign Affairs! There will be a Ministerial Meeting for the UN Summit for the Future September 18th this year for input planning for the following year’s Summit on the Future 2024. The Millennium Project suggests that Futurists in each country contact their Ministry of Foreign Affairs and find out their […]

Indicatores Internacionales para la toma de decisiones en Costa Rica 2022

The Ministerio de Planificación Nacional y Política Económica (Mideplan), hosting the Costa Rica Node of The Millennium Project, recently published the fifth report on “Indicadores Internacionales para la toma de decisiones 2022“, edited, among others, by Carlos Alonso Marschall Murillo, Chair of the Costa Rica Node. This report on Costa Rica in the light of […]

The Discovery of the Future – June 6-8, 2024

The Department of Sociology and Social Sciences of the University of Trento organizes, under the patronage of the UNESCO Chair in Anticipatory Systems, the international conference on “The Discovery of the Future in the Social and Human Sciences: Changing science from a primarily past-oriented effort to a primarily future-oriented effort”, 6-8 June 2024. Among the […]

UN Security Council meeting on Artificial Intelligence on July 18, 2023 – intake

by Jerome Glenn The UN Security Council first ever meeting on AI opened with briefings from Jack Clark of Anthropic (developer of Claude 2 recent competitor with ChatGPT) and Yi Zeng, Cognitive Intelligence Lab, Instituted of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Jack Clark said governments should come together to create safe AI and not let […]

Industry 5.0 and the future of work – ESIR Focus Paper

A new Focus Paper on “Industry 5.0 and the future of work. Making Europe the centre of gravity for future good-quality jobs” by ESIR group (European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Directorate RTD — G, Unit G.1 — Common R&I Strategy & Foresight Service) is now available. The ESIR group has on several occasions […]

Letter on AGI by Jerome Glenn – Washington Post

A letter by Jerome Glenn to the editor of the Washington Post about AGI and the UN Security Council was recently published on line and in print. Read online: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2023/07/14/security-council-address-broadness-ai/

APF 20th anniversary in Washington – July 13-16, 2023

A gathering on the 20th anniversary of the Association of Professional Futurists is taking place in Washington DC from July 13 to July 16. The gathering is focusing on how to lean into the resources of the Washington DC Metro area (the “DMV”) to explore how the forces of inclusion and decentralization will impact decisions […]

Citizens’ engagement approaches and methods in R&I foresight

Philippe Destatte, Co-Chair of the Brussels Node of The Millennium Project and President of The Destree Institute hosting the Node, has just released a report on “Citizens’ engagement approaches and methods in R&I foresight” written in the framework of Horizon Europe, Policy Support Facility, European Commission, DG Research and Innovation, 2023. The report focuses on […]

FEN Demo Hour on Design Futures – July 20, 2023

FEN Demo Hours, the online monthly series organized by the Foresight Europe Network, regional Node of The Millennium Project, is at its 3rd meeting and will present the work of a new FEN member on Thursday 20th July 2023, from 15.00 to 16.30 UTC+1. Tobias Revell is Design Futures Lead at Arup University‘s Foresight faculty where he leads on innovative […]

The Millennium Project Newsletter – June, 2023

A new issue of our Newsletter is out! Read more about the advancements in our Study on International Governance Issue for Artificial General Intelligence, what happened in recent meetings in Spain and in the Futures Conference in Finland, and recent activities on our 15 global challenges, news survey in UK, futures lab in Argentina, website […]

The Millennium Project receives the 2023’s Award for Excellence in Innovation – USA

The winners of the Non-Profit Organisation Awards 2023 by Acquisition International have just been announced and The Millennium Project has been awarded for Excellence in Innovation – USA! The Non-Profit Organisation Awards aim to reward Non-profit organizations that globaly that play a monumental role in solving some of our biggest global challenges. The awards reward […]

Transition to Artificial General Intelligence study update

The Millennium Project is collecting the views from over 50 AGI experts in US, China, Europe, and Russia. About half have been interviewed, the rest have their views included from their recent online interviews and comments. A list of 22 questions were used. We are currently distilling the answers. The idea is the get ‘all’ […]

Empowering Futures Conference Mini Report

By Sirkka Heinonen, Helsinki Node Chair “Empowering Futures – Long-term Governance, Democracy and Futures Research” was the 23rd international Futures Conference – Futures Conference 2023 – organized by the Finland Futures Research Centre and the Finland Futures Academy, University of Turku, Finland, hosting the Helsinki Node of The Millennium Project. The Millennium Project featured a Special Session at the conference […]

Europe perspective on 15 Global Challenges – Deadline July 3, 2023

During the latest FEN annual meeting on June 16, the FEN leadership launched group workshops to support the updating of The Millennium Project’s Global Challenges from a Europe perspective. The 15 global challenges were Identified through a series of global futures research studies (beginning in 1997) and global scanning systems, created through the SOFI method. […]

Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence – Paris, June 27, 2023

Virtual reality and generative artificial intelligences represent exceptional creative tools in our personal and professional lives. To harness the potential of these new technologies, it is necessary to better understand them, especially their connection with psychology. The France Node of The Millennium Project, hosted by the Prospective Foresight Network, invites you to discover their research […]

Argentina Futures Lab – June 21-28 and July 12, 2023

The Centro Latinoamericano de Globalización y Prospectiva, Argentina Node of The Millennium Project, will launch a new series of Future Lab with conversations on “Emerging Futures: Re-Imagining the future”. The first meeting will take place on June 21: “DESCENTRALIZACIÓN Y FUTURO: ¿Cómo podemos reimaginar la sociedad y la estructura del poder en un futuro impulsado por […]

UNESCO-PMU Symposium 2023 – June 21-22, 2023

The UNESCO-PMU Symposium 2023, “Towards Evaluation Frameworks for Futures Literacy and Foresight”, will take place in Paris on June 21-22, 2023. The UNESCO-PMU Symposium 2023 serves as a platform of exchange to explore possible processes for review and evaluation, map current evaluation practices, and discuss effective evaluation approaches, both quantitative and qualitative, fit for different […]

Survey on key open questions about AGI – deadline June 30, 2023

While The Millennium Project team is interviewing a number of recognised experts in the future of AI, to help to unearth the most important considerations about the governance of the transition from ANI (Artificial Narrow Intelligence) to AGI (Artificial General Intelligence), David Wood, Co-Chair of the UK Node of the Millennium Project with London Futurists […]

Mini Trip to Spain report: Madrid, Bilbao, and Malaga – June 7-15, 2023

by Jerome C. Glenn This trip furthered The Millennium Project’s work and communications to improve the understanding of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) issues as distinct from more arrow AI. Jose Cordero, Chair of The Millennium Project’s Venezuela Node now living in Spain, got major business conferences in Madrid (South Summit) and Malaga (Digital Enterprise Show) […]

Foresight Europe Network Meeting – June 16, 2023

Open invitation to Foresight Europe Network (FEN) Meeting on 16 June. 2023, organized as a parallel online session of the upcoming conference on “Empowering Futures – Long-term Governance, Democracy and Futures Research“, hosted by Finland Node of The Millennium Project. The meeting starts 30 minutes after the closing of Futures Conference 2023, The meeting is open […]

SAFN Website Launch

The Sout Asia Foresight Network – SAFN, the most recent regional Node of The Millennium Project, is delighted to announce the official launch of its new website! The launch took place on June 6, 2023. with contributors from Jerome Glenn, Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, SAFN President, Puruesh Chaudhary, SAFN member and Chair of the Pakistan Node of […]

The Millennium Project Newsletter – May, 2023

A new issue of our Newsletter is out! Read more about how our Study on International Governance Issue for Artificial General Intelligence is progressing, our speakers in upcoming events and conferences such as Empowering Futures, South Summit, INSPIRE talk, RIBER, and Summer School on Futures Studies, recording of conferences and podcasts on AI risks, Real-Time […]

Italian Summer School in Futures Studies – July 24-28, 2023

The second edition of the Italian Summer School in Futures Studies, focusing on quantitative methods for social foresight, is organized by the Italian Institute for the Future and the Italy Node of The Millennium Project on July 24-28, 2023 in Sasso Marconi (Bologna). The Summer School in Futures Studies aims at providing the participants of […]

South Summit 2023 – June 7-9, 2023

A new edition of South Summit, one of the largest annual event in Southern Europe that brings together entrepreneurs, investors, startups and companies organized by IE University, took place in Madrid on June 7-9, 2023. The South Summit has become a global benchmark for attracting talent and generating business opportunities in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The […]

The State Of Foresight Studies in the World – May 26/27, 2023

The Policy Center for the New South (PCNS), the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) and the Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University are co-organizing “The State of Foresight Studies in the World” conference and workshop sessions on May 26 and 27, 2023 at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in Rabat. The objective of the simposium is […]

Digital Enterprise Show – June 13-15, 2023

DES, the Digital Enterprise Show 2023 organized by Nebext in collaboration with FYCMA, enables digital business transformation to happen, gathering cutting edge technologies and top-notch speakers to meet delegates´ objectives, challenges and needs. The event will take place in Màlaga, Spain, in June 13-15, 2023. Among the top DES speakers Jerome C. Glenn will discuss on […]

China’s Sri Lanka Foray – May 19, 2023

On May 19, 2023, the National Press Club’s International Correspondent’s Committee organized a meeting on “China’s Sri Lanka Foray“, a book discussion on the recent publication called “Teardrop Diplomacy” by Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, President of the South Asia Foresight Network and Chair of the Sri Lanka Node of The Millennium Project. Together with Asanga Abeyagoonasekera and […]

Assessing AI Risk Skepticism – Webinar on May 27, 2023

How should we respond to the idea that advances in AI pose catastrophic risks for the wellbeing of humanity? London Futurists, hosting the UK Node of The Millennium Project with its Co-Chair David Wood, will discuss how to Assess AI Risk Skepticism on the upcoming webinar set on May 27, 2023. Two sets of arguments […]

Futures4Europe – Relaunch event of May 24, 2023

On May 24, 2023 at 10 am, Foresight on Demand is organizing an online relaunch event for Futures4Europe, a platform funded by the European Union to bring together futurists and foresight community members with EU policy-makers and citizens and collect, host, and distribute foresight activities in and about Europe. During the event, with the participation […]

Mutual Learning exercise on R&I Foresight – new EC publication

A new report by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Directorate A — ERA & Innovation Publication, on Mutual Learning exercise on R&I Foresight: An Introduction to the Current State of Play, is available online. The report, written by Cornelia Daheim, Chair of our Germany Node, was prepared in the context of the […]

From Power to Foresight – Journal of Futures Studies

“From Power to Foresight: Reimagining Pathways of Land Use and Water Governance Futures” is a new report by Heidi D. Mendoza and Shermon O. Cruz, Chair of the Philippines Node of The Millennium Project, recently published on Vol. 27 No. 3 March 2023, Journal of Futures Studies. How might futures of land and water governance […]

FEN Demo Hour on Real-Time Spatial Delphi Platform – May 18, 2023

FEN Demo Hour – the new online monthly series organized by the Foresight Europe Network, regional Node of The Millennium Project – goes into the second round and will be held on Thursday 18th May 2023 from 15.00 to 16.30 UTC+1. FEN members Simone Di Zio, Co-Chair of the Italy Node of The Millennium Project, & Yuri Calleo will […]

The Millennium Project Newsletter – April 2023

A new issue of our Newsletter is out! New papers on Artificial General Intelligence and videos by Jerome Glennn, a futures art exhibition in Greece, a survey on air travel, call for papers from the foresight journal, futures conferences in Greece, Canada, Finland and more, reports, publications, studies, and new projects in this rich monthly […]

Foresight Journal special issue on Foresight 3.0 – call for papers

The Foresight Journal launched a call for papers for a special issue on “Foresight 3.0 in theory and practice: exploring collective futures intelligence“, a foresight process based on a ‘collective anticipatory intelligence’,  the mutual learning, co-innovation and co-production, between a wider stakeholder community, with deeper layers of value & meaning, and further horizons of transformation. […]

Delphi Economic Forum – April 26-29, 2023

The Delphi Economic Forum’s annual conference is ongoing. Every year in the ancient city of Delphi, it gathers top leaders from across sectors in an effort to spark dialogue, inspire change, and transform conversation into action. Epaminondas Christofilopoulos, Chair of our Greece Node, will join the Forum again this year on April 28, as one […]

The Green and Digital Future of Work in Greece towards 2050 – Policy Brief

A new policy brief on “The Green and Digital Future of Work in Greece towards 2050” was recently published by our Greece Node Chair, Epaminondas Christophilopoulos, in collaboration with Charalambos Tsekeris and supported by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. The brief is based upon, and responsive to, the three work/tech 2050 scenarios, among others, produced by The Millennium […]

Delphi Study and Scenarios on the Future of Metaverse

The Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies, hosting the Denmark Node of The Millennium Project, is running a project focused on the Metaverse. Within this project, the Institute recently released the results of a Delphi Study on the development of the metaverse towards 2030. This is the first-of-its-kind global delphi study seeking to source the collective […]

Survey on the Future of Air Travel – Deadline May 14, 2023

Fast Future, co-hosting the UK Node of The Millennium Project, launched “Tomorrow’s travel”, a survey on the Future of Air Travel, in collaboration with Future Travel Experience. The survey is designed to explore how the needs, expectations, and desires of tomorrow’s air traveller might evolve by 2030. The survey closes on May 14, 2023. The […]

International Longevity Summit – August 23-24, 2023

The International Longevity Summit, organized by TAFFD’s, Transdisciplinary Agora for future discussions, is an important Conference on the Longevity and Biotech revolution in Africa leveraging the dynamics of diversity, inclusivity and innovation. The conference will take place in August 23-24, 2023 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The two full days conference will bring together the world’s […]

Prospectiva del Siglo XXI – Seminar on April 18, 2023

On April 18, 2023, the Casa Amèrica Catalunya will host a seminar on “Prospectiva del siglo XXI: megatendencias y Desafíos del futuro, visiones desde Europa y América Latina” in Barcelona. Speakers for the event are, among others, Ibon Zugasti, Spain, RIBER, and FEN Nodes, and Héctor Casanueva, Chile Node, discussing how to understand megatrends and the new globalization and to build futures from Strategic Foresight, […]

Dublin Tech Summit – May 31 – June 1, 2023

The Dublin Tech Summit (DTS), powered by Catalyst Media in collaboration with many partners, is a two-day conference about the international tech scene. #DTS23 will take place in Dublin on May 31 – June 1, 2023 and will bring together an international community of innovators, thought-leaders, and influencers. José Cordeiro, Chair of the RIBER and Venezuela […]

INSPIRE Project Art Exhibition on Futures Scenarios – April, 7/June, 30, 2023

The INSPIRE PROJECT 2023 art exhibition called “Intensity. Future scenarios and other stories” will be launched on April 7, 2023 (opening at 7 pm) with performances by Albert Barqué-Duran & George Georgiou and will remain open untile June 30, 2023, at the MOMus-Museum of Contemporary Art-Collections of Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and State Museum of […]

Futures Week Policy Horizon Canada – May 16-18, 2023

Futures Week is a free annual virtual conference organised by Policy Horizons Canada to explore the future. Attendees are invited to examine emerging issues, opportunities and challenges we might face, and how foresight can drive transformation. Futures Week 2023 will take place on May 16-18, 2023 and consist of sessions that explore topics such as disruptions on the horizon, existential risks, the […]

Artificial General Intelligence. Issues and Opportunities – Paper

The Millennium Project is developing ideas, strategies, and global governance models for Artificial General Intelligence. In parallel to this work,  Jerome C. Glenn, CEO of The Millennium Project, was asked to write a paper on AGI for the European Commission’s 2nd Strategic Plan of Horizon Europe (2025-27), “Artificial General Intelligence Issues and Opportunities“. Summary of the […]

FEN Demo Hours – April 13, 2023

Foresight Europe Network, regional Node of The Millennium Project, will launch its first Demo Hour meeting online on April 13, 2023 from 15:00 to 16:30 UTC+1. The idea of Demo Hours is to share methods and approaches within the FEN community and thus broadening our horizons of foresight practices. Demo Hours will run monthly and […]

#OurFuture: What do Greeks think of their future? – New Report

A new publication on “GREECE – OUR FUTURES” by Epaminondas Christofilopoulos, Chair of the Greece Node of The Millennium Project, Erica Bol, and Laurent Bontoux is available. The report analyses the stories from Greece published on the platform #OurFutures – Images for the future of Europe, a Joint Research Centre initiative that has created a […]

40 Global Purpose Challenge | Creating a better world

The 40th Purpose Challenge “Creating a Better World” is a Purpose Alliance initiative, an open call to any organization, association, and individual that wants to contribute actively to generate a positive impact. Based on the seventeen ONU SDGs (sustainable development goals), this special Purpose Challenge it’s a great opportunity to empower our global community to make […]

T-Winning Spaces 2035 project – Finland Node

T-Winning Spaces 2035 is a new research project coordinated by Aalto University in cooperation with the University of Turku, represented by Sirkka Heinonen and Juha Kaskinen from the Helsinki Node of The Millennium Project and the Tampere University. The project is focused on winning spatial solutions for future work, enabling the double twin transition of digital/green, and […]

Constructive Conversations on resilient urban futures – New publication

“Constructive Conversations on resilient urban futures” is a new by Sirkka Heinonen, Chair of the Finland Node of the Millennium Project, Joni Karjalainen, Amos Taylor, Anahita Rashidfarokhi, Saija Toivonen & Lassi Tähtinen, Finland Futures Research Center, Helsinki Node of The Millennium Project. The publication is a co-created compilation of various conversations concerning our possibilities and […]

XIV seminario internacional de formacion professional en prospectiva – March 31, 2023

On March 31, 2023, a new conference series called “XIV seminario internacional de formacion professional en prospectiva” will be launched for the 50 anniversary of the World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF) The event is organized by Héctor Casanueva, Chair of the Chile Node of the Millennium Project, with the participation, among others, of Miguel Gutiérrez, […]

The Millennium Project Newsletter – March 2023

A new issue of our Newsletter is out! A report of the 10th anniversary of our World Futures Day, new president and activities from the Foresigh Europe Network, info about the World Futures Day Young Voices, the State of the Future Index for SAFN, ways to disgust our discendants from Poland, Foresight publications from Cairo, […]

World Futures Day – Young Voices Report

World Futures Day (WFD) is hosted every year on March 1st by The Millennium Project in collaboration with others to spark a global conversation on the future. This was the tenth edition of their 24-hour around the world conversation about our common futures! Teach the Future, in collaboration with The Millennium Project and with the […]

Empowering Futures – June 14-16, 2023

“Empowering Futures – Long-term Governance, Democracy and Futures Research” is the 23rd international Futures Conference – Futures Conference 2023 – organized by the Finland Futures Research Centre and the Finland Futures Academy, University of Turku, Finland, hosting the Helsinki Node of The Millennium Project. There is an urgent need for long-term futures thinking in order to sustain possibilities for alternative […]

New publications on foresight by Mideplan

The Ministerio de Planificación Nacional y Política Económica (Mideplan) recently published two publications on strategic foresight edited by Carlos Alonso Marschall Murillo, Chair of the Costa Rica Node of The Millennium Project. Foresight and Public Policy 2022 The document is focused on issues that can contribute to address phenomena that may affect our societies in […]

Metaworld Congress – Madrid, March 31 – April 1, 2023

The Meta World Congress is a technological event about Metaverse, web 3.0, virtual reality and augmented reality at its first edition and organized by many partners. The congress that be held from March 31 to April 1, 2023, in the real physical world, with a capacity of 5,000 people in La Nave in Madrid, and […]

Open call for artists – INSPIRE workshop 2023

The Museum of Contemporary Art-Collections of Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and State Museum of Contemporary Art (MOMus) invites young artists to take part in artistic workshops organized by the UNESCO Chair on Futures Research and The Millennium Project within the Inspire Project. Launched in 2021 as an extensive workshop led by distinguished artists from Europe with […]

International Conference on Futures Education – March 7-9, 2023

WAAS (World Academy of Art and Science) and other partners are organizing the 6th international conference on the Future of Education, a 3-day online event focused on “Education for Human Security” from March 7-9, 2023. The conference examines the relevance and applicability of the human security approach to different fields of higher education. It seeks […]

Foresight Europe Network Node 2023/2024 leadership and ideas

The leadership of Foresight Europe Network, regional Node of The Millennium Project, has transitioned into its 2023-2024 term. Anna Sacio-Szymanska from our Poland Node has completed her six years of service on the network’s leadership team, and Nondas Christophilopoulos from our Greece Node has moved from being President for 2021-2022 to being Vice President (Past President). Nick Balcom Raleigh has now moved […]

#WorldFuturesDay 2023 short report

World Futures Day was excellent! During the closing session several said it keeps getting better every year. Mara did a great job getting the facilitators organized and training – I did not see any glitches. David not only provided and managed the zoom access, voice to text recording, but became the master of ceremonies (MC) […]

How will we disgust our descendants? – Report by the Poland Node

Looking at the present through the eyes of a person from the future is quite challenging. To make such a perspective more tangible, Polish Society for Futures Studies and 4CF The Futures Literacy Company have embarked on a joint initiative to explore what in our contemporary lives might arouse the revulsion and disgust of posterity.  […]

On Desired Remote Possibilities of the Future – new publication on JFS

“On Desired Remote Possibilities of the Future: Could Counterfactual Analysis Challenge Prognostic Reflexes?” is a new paper published Blagovesta Nikolova & Mariana Todorova, Chair of the Bulgaria Node of The Millennium Project, on the Journal of Futures Studies (in press). Abstract: The current text pursues an argument in favor of unorthodox and unrestrained futures thinking […]

South Asia State of the Future Index – first steps

The South Asia Foresight Network Node of The Millennium Project, with Maldives, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, embarked on an experiment to develop a State of the Future Index (SOFI) for South Asia. On February 28, a first workshop on SOFI organized by Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, SAFN Node Chair, was conducted by Jerome C. […]

Join World Futures Day 10th Anniversary on March 1st!

Join the 10th anniversary of the 24-Hour Round-the-World Conversation to Celebrate World Futures Day, Hosted by The Millennium Project! Beginning March 1 in New Zealand at 12 noon NZ time, the open conversation on how to build a better future will move west each hour. Anyone can join in at 12 noon their time or […]

World Futures Day Young Voices 2023

Join the 24-hour around the world conversation that young people are having to celebrate World Future Day on March 1st. WHY? World Futures Day is held every year on March 1st to spark a global conversation on the future. WHAT? We want to make sure young people are also part of the conversation. After all, […]

Real-Time Geo Spatial Consensus System (RT-GSCS) platform

A new platform called “Real-Time Geo Spatial Consensus System (RT-GSCS)” adopting Real-Time Spatial Delphi for complex decision-making contexts has been just launched Yuri Calleo and Francesco Pilla in collaboration with Simone Di Zio, Co-Chair of the Italy Node of the Millennium Project and creator of the method. This innovative platform is highly useful for developing […]

UN Consultations on the Summit of the Future – Feb. 2023

From February 13rd, Consultations on the Preparatory Process of the Summit of the Future by the United Nations have been planned in preparation for the Ministerial Meeting, currently scheduled for September 18, 2023. The consultations are oriented towards, but not limited to, the Policy Briefs that will be published by the Secretary-General in the coming […]

Futurized podcast with Jerome Glenn – Feb. 14, 2023

In the new episode of the Futurized podcast on February 14, 2023, Trond Undheim interviews Jerome Glenn about his work at The Millennium Project, discussing the many potential risks and uncertainties that could impact the future of humanity, the State of the Future, futures research methods such as the Delphi and the Futures Wheel, Artificial […]

SAFN Monographic Series – Volume 1, 2023

The recently estrablished South Asia Foresight Network Node (SAFN) of The Millennium Project issued the first volume of a new SAFN Monographic series with the purpose of highlighting a challenge faced by a South Asian country in every volume and of developing recommendations to address the challenge while looking at the future vulnerabilities and threats […]

Longevity Nation Conference – March 26-27, 2023

On March 26-27, 2023, the Longevity Nation conference on “Enhancing Research, Development and Education for Healthy Longevity” conference will explore the interdisciplinary interrelations of science, technology and society in addressing the challenges of population aging by bringing together leading voices in the longevity space and public figures at the Bar Ilan University in Israel. Among […]

Prospectiva del Siglo XXI – Seminar on Feb. 15, 2023

On February 15, 2023, the Instituto Universitario Ortega-Marañón will host a seminar on “Prospectiva del siglo XXI: megatendencias y Desafíos del futuro, visiones desde Europa y América Latina” at IE University, Madrid (Aula Magna del IE, Maria de Molina street 11, 28006) at 6:30 PM. Speakers for the event are, among others, Ibon Zugasti, Spain, […]

World Futures Day 2023 – Young Voices Call for Facilitators

World Futures Day is held every year on March 1st by The Millennium Project in collaboration with others to spark a global conversation on the future. This will be the tenth edition of this 24-hour around the world conversation about our common futures! We want to make sure young people are also part of the […]

Synergetic Thinking in South Asia – new publication on Niice

“Synergetic Thinking for the Absence of Multilateralism in South Asia” is a new publication available on Niice, the Nepal Institution for International Cooperation and Engagement and Nepal Node of The Millennium Project . The publication is by Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, Sri Lanka and SAFN Nodes, Jerome C. Glenn, CEO of The Millennium Project, and and Josh […]

Zimbabwe Futures Week – Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2023

The Zimbabwe Node of The Millennium Project at the Harare Institute of Technology launched the Zimbabwe Futures Week, a Futures Research Methodology training program & stakeholders consultation organized in collaboration with the Poland Node of The Millennium Project. From January 30 to February 3, 2023, many lessons and laboratories about Futures Research Methodology and concepts by […]

10th World Futures Day – Call for Facilitators

Here we go again! The World Futures Day by The Millennium Project, in cooperation the Association of Professional Futurists (APF), Humanity+, the Lifeboat Foundation, the World Academy of Art and Science, and the World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF), will take place on March 1st for the 10th year! The call for facilitators is now open: […]

The Peace Chart Project – Update

The latest version of the Peace Chart (January 17, 2023) is now available. The Peace Chart is a project by The Millennium Project that has been ongoing for years, receiving feedback for incremental improvement, and continues to be updated. The Peace Chart lists strategies for Conflict Resolution, Conflict Prevention, and on How to build a more peaceful society. […]

Just launched – South Asia Foresight Network (SAFN) Node

The Millennium Project has just launched its South Asia Foresight Network (SAFN) with representatives from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. SAFN’s purpose is to create a regional foresight capacity for joint futures research to improve cooperation and synergies among all nations of the region. SAFN was launched due to four challenges in […]

Tribute to Peter Yim

Peter Yim, a great champion of The Millennium Project, has recently passed at 70 years old. Peter was a very, very fine human being. I met Peter after a talk I gave at a World Future Society conference in San Francisco. He had a successful computer company in Hong Kong and made enough money that […]

Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award 2022 shared by Glenn and Zelenskyy

The 2022 Guardian Award Winners recipients are our CEO, Jerome C. Glenn, for defending against world existential risks, together with Volodymyr Zelenskyy, for defending against country existential risks. The Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award is annually bestowed upon a respected scientist or public figure who has warned of a future fraught with dangers and encouraged measures to prevent […]

2022 Year in Review

2022 Year in Review (not listed in any priority; non-scientific, subjective review by Jerome.Glenn@Millennium-Project.org and jglenn@igc.org)

Happy Futures!

The James Webb telescope is letting us see far away back in time… May the best of our traditions and philosophies let us see deep into our hearts to find the wisdom to do our part in moving away from zero-sum geopolitical power competitions to more synergic relations for the future. May the best of […]

Governing the transition to AGI – Podcast with Jerome Glenn

The London Futurists Podcast by the UK Node of The Millennium Project, hosted by David Wood, Node Co-Chair, and Calum Chace, anticipates and manages exponential impacts. In the new episode launched on December 21, Jerome Glenn, Founder and Executive Director of The Millennium Project, introduces the decentralised, incremental approach to foresight studies of our think tank […]

“The World of Futures Studies as a Mosaic” – Futura n. 4

The special issue of the Finnish journal Futura 4/2022, “The World of Future Studies as a Mosaic” , is out soon. Guest editors for the issue are Tero Villman, Matti Minkkinen, and Sirkka Heinonen, Chair of the Finland Node of The Millennium Project. In Futura 4/2022, a mosaic of future research and forecasting approaches is created from different parts […]

First steps for Artificial General Intelligence governance study have begun

The Millennium Project Study of International Governance Issues for Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) is beginning with two small steps:  1) The Millennium Project has received an unsolicited small grant from the Future of Life Institute; and 2) a personal service contract to Jerome Glenn to write a paper on AGI for the European Commission via […]

Foresight Workshops and Seminars by DMS Academy

DMS Academy provide futures concepts and tools to help public servants lead their agencies towards a preferred future for the greater good. Under the Foresight Program, a wide course library is already available, with courses run by members of The Millennium Project, such as, for instance, Jerome C. Glenn (“Introduction to the use of Futures […]

AGI and the future of ethics – Dec. 17, 2022

When artificial intelligence exceeds human thinking in all categories of reasoning and understanding, what conclusions will it reach about the future of ethics? Will such systems – AGIs – take greater care of us humans, than the regard we show to rodents? To what extent can design choices made by human developers influence the decisions […]

The Great Renaissance Creative Capsule – January 23-24, 2023

Créa-france, a French Association for the development of creativity, presents the new edition of its annual colloquium called “The Great Renaissance Creative Capsule” on January 23 & 24, 2023, at the Maison des Associations (MAS) in Paris. After two unprecedented years that have shaken up our benchmarks, our daily lives, both for the world and […]

2022 Futurist Year in Review – Report on AAI foresight

The Futurist Year in Review 2022 was a year of new and extended connections for the organizations and members of the global futures community. Highlights reported here are both a review and a preview of the futures ahead. AAI Foresight, Vol. 8, No. 12, has just published Futurist Community Reports with a review and a […]

International Conference for Future Studies and Risk Management – Dec. 2-3, 2022

The Academy of Scientific Research and Technology in Egypt (represented in the Council of Future Studies and Risk Management) and the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport will hold the Third International Conference for Future Studies and Risk Management at Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport headquarters in Alexandria, Egypt. The […]

PMU International Conference in Futures Studies – Dec. 6-8, 2022

“Beyond the now – Living the Future” is an international conference in Futures Studies hosted by the Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Center for Futuristic Studies in cooperation with World Futures Studies Federation. The in-person conference will take place in December 6-8, 2022 at the PMU campus in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. The event will combine […]

Indigeneity to Reimagine Anticipation – new publication on APF Compass

A new issue Compass, the quarterly magazine edited and designed by a volunteer team of the Association of Professional Futurists membersm is out, with distinguished contribution by APF members. The November issue also contains a new publication by Shermon Cruz, Chair of the Philippines Node of The Millennium Project, and Nicole Anne Kahn-Parreño, about “Invoking indigeneity […]

Nuclear Power in Cities – Mini-Report by the Poland Node

In the light of the European Sustainable Development Goals and Geopolitics, should we continue to use and develop low-carbon nuclear energy to enable the transition to a more ‘green’ energy system? Is nuclear power needed to avoid the increasing cost of a net-zero emissions pathway and to reduce the risk of not meeting the target? […]

Future of onshore and offshore wind energy – new report

What will the future of onshore and offshore wind farms look like? How big a role can offshore wind energy play in Europe and worldwide? What conditions must be in place to achieve such ambitious goals? “Onshore & offshore wind energy” is a new free report released by 4CF The Futures Literacy Company, Poland Node […]

Foresight and STI Policy Conference – Nov. 22-25, 2022

The XII International Academic Conference “Foresight and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy” will take place on November 22–25, 2022. The conference organised by Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK) of National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University) will be held within the framework of coordinated by the HSE University the world-class Scientific Centre ‘Human Capital Multidisciplinary Research Centre’, and UNESCO […]

Empowering Futures Call for Papers – Deadline Jan. 31, 2023

“Empowering Futures – Long-term Governance, Democracy and Futures Research” is the 23rd international Futures Conference – Futures Conference 2023 – organized by the Finland Futures Research Centre and the Finland Futures Academy, University of Turku, Finland, hosting the Finland Node of The Millennium Project. The conference will take place in a hybrid mode in June […]

Mini-trip report to Morocco – Nov. 10-11, 2022

by Jerome C. Glenn The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), brought me to Rabat, Morocco, to address their first Islamic Think Tank Summit organized by their newly established Strategic Foresight Center. Prior to the Summit, I met with Dr. Salim M. AlMalik (picture), Director-General of ICESCO. We discussed cooperation for developing think tanks in […]

“We are disgusting and barbaric!” Survey -deadline Nov. 20, 2022

We are disgusting and barbaric! What will we disgust our descendants with? 4CF The Futures Literacy Company, Poland Node of The Millennium Project, in cooperation with the Polish Society for Futures Studies, has undertaken an effort to identify things that we can potentially disgust our descendants with. The researchers asked futurists from around the world […]

Prospectiva del siglo XXI – new publication

“Prospectiva del siglo XXI: Entender las mega-tendencias y la nueva globalización, para construir futuros desde la Prospectiva Estratégica” is a new publication by Héctor Casanueva (Chile Node) with contributions from Rafael Sabat, Miguel Gutiérrez (Argentina Node), María Pía Aqueveque, and Ibon Zugasti (Spain and RIBER Nodes), with preface by the Oscar Arias, Nobel Peace Prize […]

Free papers from the Brussels Node

Philippe Destatte, chair of the Brussels Area Node of The Millennium Project, has recently published around 20 free papers and reflections about the futures on his blog called #PhD2050. The papers are about foresight, the new industrial paradigm, federalism, Europe and #Wallonia, and much more. The blog is available at https://phd2050.org/2015/07/25/en/. Fore more information, please […]

V4 2030 Sustainable Innovation Pathways towards post-COVID recovery

4CF The Futures Literacy Company, Poland Node of The Millennium Project, together with its partners, the Corvinus University, Palacky University and the University of Economics in Bratislavam recently issued policy recommendations and their implications for the Visegrad Group countries, Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, following the results of a Delphi study on potential emergent futures […]

Revista de Prospectiva y estrategia n. 75

The new issue – September/October – of Revista De Prospectiva y estrategia n°75 by the Chilean Council of Foresight and Strategy (Chile Node of The Millennium Project) is out. The N. 75 issue contains news articles by Héctor Casanueva (Chile) – “La era de la prospectiva”, Miguel Ángel Gutiérrez (Argentina) – La Guerra… Las Guerras”, […]

Planeamiento, Prospectiva y Desarrollo Nacional – Nov. 8-11, 2022

The I International Congress on Planeamiento, Prospectiva y Desarrollo National, taking place in Perù in November 08-11, 2022, aims at becoming a space for exchanging ideas, knowledge, and views on national development planning to understand its complexity and dynamism and to contribute to strengthening the long-term thinking of institutions, with the participation of various actors […]

Informal MP Planning Committee Report – Oct. 10, 2022

The Millennium Project had an informal Planning Committee meeting on the 10th of October, from 1,30 PM to 3,00 PM at the Emirates Towers – 1st Floor Auditorium in Dubai, as a pre- activity of the Dubai Future Forum. Short report of the meeting by Jerome Glenn Dubai Future FoundationThe five-year agreement with the Dubai Future Foundation […]

Technology foresight on biometrics for the future of travel published by Frontex

Members of the 4CF The Futures Literacy Company, Poland Node of The Millennium Project, were part of the Research Team conducting the Frontex’ Technology Foresight on Biometrics for the Future of Travel, an example of how anticipating the evolution of emerging technologies can support strategic planning in border management. The study examined how biometric technologies […]

Prospectiva para el Desarrollo Sostenible – October 27-28, 2022

Prospectiva para el Desarrollo Sostenible is the 4th National Congress of Foresight Prospecta 2022, the 6th Latin American Congress of Foresight and Future Studies Prospecta America Latina 2022, and the 2nd Ibero-American Symposium of the World Federation of Future Studies (WSFS). The objective of the conference is contributing to the reflection and debate about Sustainable […]

Conference on European Statistics Stakeholders – Oct. 20-21, 2022

The Conference on European Statistics Stakeholders will take place in Rome in October 20-21. The scope of the Conference is to enhance the dialogue among European methodologists, producers, and users of European Statistics identifying the requirements of the users (ESAC), the best practices of the production (EUROSTAT, ECB, ISTAT, Banca d’Italia), with innovative ways of […]

4th International Conference on Anticipation – November 4 & 16-18, 2022

The Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory is hosting the 4th International Conference on Anticipation November 16th-18th 2022 at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona and a virtual conference on November 4th, 2022. The aim of the conference and of the interdisciplinary field of Anticipation Studies is to create new understandings of how individuals, groups, […]

Finland Mini Trip Report – Oct. 12-15, 2022

The Finnish Parliament brought me to Helsinki (October 12-15) to keynote the World Summit of the Committees of the Futures (pptx). Finland created their Committee for the Future in 1993 and now is taking world leadership of what may become a global movement for creating Committees for the Future in all countries. The next Summit […]

Dubai Future Forum Mini Trip Report – Oct. 8-11

The Dubai Future Foundation brought 37 futurists from The Millennium Project (Node Chairs, Co-Chairs, Board Members, and the CEO) to the Dubai Future Forum.  Since there were so many from The Millennium Project, we held an informal MPPC meeting to discuss new initiatives the Node Chairs could lead – I will send a separate report […]

Futurists after Dubai – Oct. 15, 2022

The inaugural Dubai Future Forum took place on the 11th and 12th of October, in the striking setting of the Museum of the Future in the heart of Dubai’s business district. The organizer, the Dubai Future Foundation, are to be congratulated on assembling what they said would be “over 400 of the world’s top futurists, […]

TransVision Madrid Summit – Nov. 12-13, 2022

From November 12-13, 2022, Madrid will host its next #TransVision Summit with a focus on human cryopreservation. This will be the first Cryonics First Response (CFR) training to be organized in Spain, after some smaller similar events elsewhere. The CFR training will include hands-on experience with theoretical and practical training, using human dummies, and the […]

World Summit of the Committees of the Future – Oct. 12-13, 2022

The World Summit of the Committees of the Future brings together, for the first time, the committees responsible for dealing with future issues in different parliaments. The World Summit will be held in the Parliament of Finland on 12—13 October 2022 (Little Parliament building).   The goal of the World Summit is to introduce the future committees […]

UN Global Data Governance 2050 Scenarios Workshop – Dubai, Oct. 10, 2022

***Update: registrations are now closed*** Rohit Talwar, Co-Chair of the UK Node, is currently working with the Anticipation Team of the UN Global Pulse Organisation that reports to the Secretary General’s Office. Second step of the UN Global Pulse Data Governance 2050 Scenarios survey, is a workshop on the theme that will be run in Dubai as […]

Informal MP Planning Committee in Dubai – Oct. 10, 2022

The Millennium Project will run an informal Planning Committee meeting on the 10th of October, from 1,30 PM to 3,00 PM at the Emirates Towers – 1st Floor Auditorium in Dubai, as a pre- activity of the Dubai Future Forum. During the meeting, an update on the Node activities and next steps, similarly to our […]

Mysterious faces of hybridisation – European Journal of Futures Research

Joni Karjalainen, Sirkka Heinonen & Amos Taylor, Finland Node of The Millennium Project, published a new paper on the European Journal of Futures Research (10, Article number: 21): “Mysterious faces of hybridisation: an anticipatory approach for crisis literacy“. Abstract: Our complex world is changing at such a pace that we are struggling to address many of the […]

Ljubljana Forum – Oct. 6-7, 2022

The 2022 edition of the Ljubljana Forum, chaired by GFS – GoForeSight Institute hosting the Slovenia Node of The Millennium Project, will take place in Ljubljana in October, 6-7. The Ljubljana Forum is an annual gathering that combines knowledge and experience of city governance and defines key areas, visions and strategies of the future development […]

World Futures Day 2022 – Analysis Project

A new project called “World Futures Day 2022. A global futures agenda” has been approved for funding within the 2022 futures research grant by The Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Center for Futuristic Studies (PMFCFS) and the World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF). Following the objectives of the World Futures Day method, the main objective of the […]

The Future of Sustainability in the Fashion Industry

A new outcome about “The Future of Sustainability in the Fashion Industry” has been released by Future Impacts Consulting, the Germany Node of The Millennium Project. The project was realized for The C&A Foundation, and in collaboration with The Millennium Project and 4CF, Poland Node of The Millennium Project, and is available as a free download. In a […]

Future Foresight in the Healthcare Domain – Sept. 29, 2022

Jerome C. Glenn will be keynote speaker for the online event called “BE BOLD: Future Foresight in the Healthcare Domain“, together with Lina Shadid, H.E. Dr. Fatima Al Kaabi and Dr. Anna Laura Ross. The event is organized by the Ministry of Health & Prevention of the United Arab Emirates on Sept. 29, 2022, at […]

From Narrow to General AI – support the study

Jerome C. Glenn, Founder and CEO of The Millennium Project, explains why we need to study the transition from NARROW to GENERAL Artificial Intelligence now in order to get the initial conditions right in this short video made by The Millennium Project. Read more about the study: https://www.millennium-project.org/transition-from-artificial-narrow-to-artificial-general-intelligence-governance/ For information and support, please contact info@millennium-project.org.

Work/Tech 2050 on Futures TV

A new “In Focus” episodes by the Futures Television, a media project in partnership with the World Futures Studies Federation, is now available. Presented by Rom Gayoso and hosting Jerome C. Glenn, the episode is focused on the “Work/Tech 2050. Scenarios and Actions” study by The Millennium Project, The conversation discusses some of the main […]

GR-EX | Global Robot Expo – Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, 2022

José Louis Cordeiro, Chair of the Venezuela Node and Co-Chair of the RIBER Node of The Millennium Project, will be one of the keynote speakers of GR-EX | Global Robot Expo talking about “The Singularity in 2045: AI and Robot“. GR-EX is an event of reference in the field of 4.0 industry, automation, artificial intelligence, […]

Futures Week® in Bolivia – Sept. 27-30, 2022

Futures Week®, hosted in the city of El Alto, Bolivia, in September 27-30, 2022, is a week of co-creation of futures that will bring together young leaders from El Alto as protagonists of the transformation of their city into a friendly and sustainable city towards the year 2030, together with national and international experts. The […]

UN Global Pulse Data Governance 2050 Scenarios survey – Deadline Sept. 13, 2022

Rohit Talwar, Co-Chair of the UK Node currently working with the Anticipation Team of the UN Global Pulse Organisation that reports to the Secretary General’s Office, invites you to take part in the UN Global Pulse Data Governance 2050 Scenarios survey. A fuller contextual outline is provided below. Please select ‘Millennium Project’ as the survey […]

Science Summit at UNGA77 – September 13-20, 2022

The 8th edition of the Science Summit at United Nations General Assembly (UNGA77), organized by ISC and its partners in the framework of the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA77), will take place on September 13-30, 2022. The role and contribution of science to attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the central […]

Futures Literacy and Youth Policy Development in Laos – new publication

“Our Future is Where the Heart is: How Futures Literacy Can Enhance Youth Voice and the Case of Youth Policy Development in Laos” is a new publication by Shermon Cruz, Philippines Node of The Millennium Project, Adam Sharpe, and David Young in the Journal of Futures Studies (Vol. 27 No.1 September 2022). Young people all […]

Botswana Global Adaptation Week 2022

Report by the Poland Node of The Millennium Project The Botswana Global Adaptation Week was held in Gaorone, Botswana, in August 22-29, 2022, and it was one of the major adaptation events of the year. It aimed at showcasing and promoting actions and practices to adapt to the impacts of climate change and offered a […]

Dubai Future Forum – Oct. 10-12, 2022

The Dubai Future Forum, the first edition of one of the world’s largest gathering of Futurists, will take place in October 10-12, 2022 at the Museum of the Future in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Among the key speakers joining the initiative, you will find Jerome Glenn, Millennium Project CEO, Eric Noël, Canada Node, Shermon Cruz, Philippines […]

Five UN Foresight Elements of Our Common Agenda

The United Nations takes on the Future: The Millennium Project shows how in a global study of 189 futurists and related experts from 54 countries. UN Secretary-General António Guterres issued Our Common Agenda, a bold report on UN reforms that includes five foresight elements; these elements were assessed by The Millennium Project. August 15, 2022 […]

The Future of Humanity – new publication

Congratulations to Zhouying Jin, Co-Chair of our China Node, for the publication of “The Future of Humanity–From Global Civilization to Great Civilization“, second edition, with prefaces by Ted Gordon and Hazel Henderson. The book considers impact of Covid-19 and influence beyond health and hygiene, impact on economic, social and geopolitical affairs, and the need to change established behavior […]

The Singularity Principles – New publication

David W. Wood, Co-Chair of the UK Node of The Millennium Project with the London Futurists, just published a new book on “The Singularity Principles. Anticipating and managing cataclysmically disruptive technologies”. This book is dedicated to what may be the most important concept in human history, namely, the Singularity – what it is, what it […]

Friends of Foresight – Meeting on Existential Risks – August 30, 2022

As international cooperation on strategic threats, research and solutions are crucial, the Association of Professional Futurists, in collaboration with The Millennium Project and World Futures Studies Federation, will hold a global virtual conversation at the next 𝗙𝗥𝗜𝗘𝗡𝗗𝗦 𝗢𝗙 𝗙𝗢𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗜𝗚𝗛𝗧: 𝘼𝙍𝙀 𝙀𝙓𝙄𝙎𝙏𝙀𝙉𝙏𝙄𝘼𝙇 𝙍𝙄𝙎𝙆𝙎 𝙃𝙄𝘿𝙄𝙉𝙂 𝙄𝙉 𝙋𝙇𝘼𝙄𝙉 𝙎𝙄𝙂𝙃𝙏 to unpack and explore the futures and impacts of long-range existential […]

The Millennium Project Team takes 4th Place in the 2045 WORLD BUILD CONTEST

The 2045 World Build Contest, a project by the Future of Life Institute aiming at challenging dystopical depictions of the future, and imagining roadmaps towards hopeful ones, announced its winners today. The contest received about 500 registrations from around the world; 144 groups finished their proposals, and only 20 entries were chosen as finalists. The […]

Experiments in Future Studies in Pakistan – Journal of Futures Studies

Puruesh Chaudhary, Chair of the Pakistan Node of The Millennium Project, published the following essay on the Journal of Futures Studies (vol. 26, N. 4, June 2022): ”The Incredible Awakening: Experiments in Future Studies in Pakistan”. The essay explains the journey of futures thinking crafted through personal experiences in a country of more than 200 […]

Tribute to Eleonora Barbieri Masini

It is with great regret and sadness Eleonora Masini, the grande dame of futures studies, has passed.  She was the first Node Chair of the Italy Node of The Millennium Project and pioneer of futures research and its role in discussions between the Soviet Union and the “West” during the Cold War. Other background below. […]

Quantitative Methods in Social Foresight – Italian Summer School

The Italy Node of The Millennium Project is supporting the organization of the first Italian Summer School, coordinated by the Italian Institute for the Future, focused on some of the main quantitative methods in social foresight. With the growth of the foresight field in the public and private sectors, both nationally and internationally, there is […]

Digital Enterprise Show – June 14-16, 2022

The Digital Enterprise Show, organized by Nebext in collaboration with FYCMA, enables digital business transformation to happen, gathering cutting edge technologies and top-notch speakers to meet delegates´ objectives, challenges and needs. The event takes place in Malaga, from June 14 to June, 16, 2022 José Luis Cordeiro, Chair of the Venezuela and RIBER Nodes, will be […]

The World Futures Day method and the 2021 results on World Futures Review

Mara Di Berardo, MP Comms Director and Italy Node Co-Chair, has recently published the following paper on the World Futures Review Journal (Volume 14, Issue 2-4): ”The World Future Day Method: A 24-hour Round-The-World Global Discussion” (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/19467567221090539) The paper illustrates the World Future Day (now Futures), our 24-h round-the-world global conversation about the futures as a […]

Tribute to Hazel Henderson

Sad news of a great futures champion whom we lost on May 22nd in her 89th year. Hazel Henderson was a strong voice for ethics on the Board of the World Future Society, US Office of Technology Assessment (OTA no longer exists, but may come back), Calvert investments (now owned by Morgan Stanley), Worldwatch Institute, Citizens for […]

Can we predict the future? Video interview with Jerome Glenn

In a recent new video interview by Ultrasynk, Dr. Vijak Haddadi aka Dr V discusses with Jerome Glenn, MP CEO and one of the pioneers of the field of Future Studies, originator of the Future Wheel method used by futurists and consultants worldwide, and founder of The Millennium Project think tank, about Future Studies and […]

Analysis of Work/Tech 2050 on World Futures Review

Osmo Kuusi and Sirkka Heinonen, Finland Node Co-Chairs, have recently published the following paper on the World Futures Review Journal: “Scenarios From Artificial Narrow Intelligence to Artificial General Intelligence—Reviewing the Results of the International Work/Technology 2050 Study” (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/19467567221101637). The article introduces the Work/Technology 2050 study of The Millennium Project and its main results. It […]

Artificial Intelligence Control – Video by the UK Node

“Will 2030 be a tipping point for Artificial Intelligence Control?” is a webinar hosted by David Wood of London Futurists and Rohit Talwar of Fast Future, with support from the UK node of The Millennium Project. The webinar continues these organisations’ joint project to explore and understand the rise and implications of AGI (Artificial General […]

Foresight Europe Network Meeting – June 15, 2022

The next Foresight Europe Network Member Meeting, the first in 2022, will take place on Wednesday, 15th June 2022, from 10-12:30pm EEST (UTC+3), just before the Futures Conference 2022 in Turku, Finland, begins. The meeting is composed by presentations, small group discussions, and participation in a live research project being implemented by FEN Members at […]

Futures studies in Italy survey – deadline May 31, 2022

The Italy Node of The Millennium Project in collaboration with the Italian Institute for the Future has launched a short survey aiming at understanding the state-of-the-art of futures studies in Italy today. Main objectives of the survey are mapping stakeholders working in the field of futures studies, together with their main activities, and defining main […]

2045 World Build Contest – feedback welcome

The Millennium Project entered the 2045 World Build Contest aiming at challenging dystopical depictions of the future, and imagining roadmaps towards hopeful ones. The initiative is organized by the Future of Life Institute and calls for: 1) a timeline from 2022 to 2045 with events and data points; 2) short description of a day in […]

Foresight Europe Network member registration/update

The Foresight Europe Network, one of the regional Nodes of The Millennium Project, is open and voluntary. FEN helps Europe’s foresight people know about each other and be known to each other. The goals are quite simple: to convene, to discuss, and to enable members to autonomously launch their own collaborations. After some months of discussion, […]

United Nations Foresight RealTime Delphi – Deadline July 1, 2022

The Millennium Project has launched a new RealTime Delphi to request views on implementation strategies for five foresight elements of the UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ report: Our Common Agenda. Participants’ responses will be used for a special report to Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General and in the next State of the Future report. In order […]

Demystifying Futures Research – May 5, 2022

The link for the meeting is https://meet.google.com/nrb-ndmk-ngh Seats are limited. For more information, please contact snhokovedzo@hit.ac.zw and tmushayavanhu@hit.ac.zw.

Sri Lanka’s Economic Crisis – April 30, 2022

Asia Pathfinder, in collaboration with the Official handle of the Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (DGIR, MAHE), is organizing a free event about “Sri Lanka’s Economic Crisis: Challenges and Way Forward” on April 30, 2022, from 11:00AM to 12:00 AM (IST). Speaker for the event is Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, Chair […]

The Millennium Project on the latest Human Futures – March 2022

The new issue of Human Futures, the World Futures Studies Federation magazine, is out.Among the various interesting contents of this April issue, contributions from The Millennium Project team have been also published. Rosa Alegria, Brazil Node, illustrates concept and research about “Transetarian Revolution. The Strenght of Intergenerational Futures”, a phenomena of the transitory world (…) that emerges […]

Free Foresight Books for Good Causes – Fast Future

The UK node of The Millennium Project would like to share an offer of free foresight books for educational institutions and good causes. The offer is made by Fast Future, whose CEO Rohit Talwar is co-leader of the UK Node alongside David Wood.  Fast Future is switching from having its own warehouse stocks of all its books […]

Planetary Futures of Health and Wellbeing – June 15-17, 2022

Earth’s systems are undergoing drastic transformations due to climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution and other human-caused environmental pressures. These changes are expected to introduce profound challenges for people and the rest of Earth’s life over the coming decades as various planetary system limits are crossed. Futures Conference 2022 The Planetary Futures of Health and Wellbeing […]

“Here are 3 post-pandemic futures about work and technology”

The Italian Node of The Millennium Project is co-organizing a new video series about the future called “C’è futuro e futuro” (a.t. “There is future and future”) together with Futura Network, of which the Italian node is partner, and other Italian colleagues. The series, launched on March 2, 2022, presents each week short video contributions […]

World Futures Day – Young Voices – Event Recap

World Futures Day is held every year on March 1st to spark a global conversation on the future. We want to make sure young people are also part of the conversation. In the end, it is their future we are talking about. As a result, Teach the Future, in collaboration with The Millennium Project and […]

Foresight Talks

In 2021, Blaz Golob, GoForeSight and Chair of the South East European Node of The Millennium Project, launched a video series called “Foresight Talks“, a new platform where we can all talk about evaluating society challenges, technological trends and industry solutions.   Among the many interesting speakers that have already joined the open discussion, we […]

Futures Frontiers Free Events – March and April, 2022

Futures Frontiers, a programme of events conducted in partnership by the Icelandic and UK Nodes of The Millennium Project, continues with a series of free meetings during April, 2022. Two extra events in March 2022 will also discuss the Rise and Implications of Artificial General Intelligence, sharing the key findings from their recent global survey […]

Futures v. 2, the World Foresight Encyclopedic Dictionary – deadline April 30, 2022

The Millennium Project invites you to contribute to the version 2 of FUTURES, the World Foresight Encyclopedic Dictionary, published jointly by The Millennium Project (Jerome Glenn, Theodore Gordon) and its Mexican Node (Concepción Olavarrieta) in 2011. The Futures v. 2 project is co-manged by The Millennium Project and its Mexican Node with the support of […]

Updates on the Open Letter to the UN Secretary-General

To the Signatories to the Open Letter to the UN Secretary-General to conduct a feasibility study for a UN Office on Strategic or Existential Threats: September 2, 2021 the open letter including 200+ signatories and a background memo was delivered to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. UNSG Guterres responded to the letter by asking that Jerome Glenn, Chair of […]

Wow! The 9th World Futures Day 24-hour conversation around the world!

The open, no-agenda discussion moved around the world among many cultures, academic and professional backgrounds, sharing a very broad range of understandings of future possibilities. It was a future-mind massage, making new neural connections in our brains, broadening our understanding of future issues and possibilities, and created brain/heart/planet connections. Summarizing the main points of a […]

Zimbabwe is the 71st Node of The Millennium Project

The Zimbabwe Node of The Millennium Project officially opened during World Futures Day on March 1, 2022! Simbarashe Nhokovedzo is the Chair of the Zimbabwe Node. He is Lecturer at the Harare Institute of Technology and introduced the node, its members and priority areas for futures research during noon of the Zimbabwe time zone. Incredible and insightful conversations indeed!! As Zimbabwe Node, we felt […]

Join 24-Hour Round-the-World Conversation to Celebrate World Futures Day on March 1st, 2022!

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 27, 2022 – World Futures Day is on March 1. This will be the ninth year that futurists and the general public will conduct a 24-hour, round-the-world conversation on the future on March 1st at 12 noon in whatever time zone they are in. Each year, total strangers discuss ideas about possible worlds of tomorrow in a relaxed, […]

World Future Day 2022 – Young Voices – March 1, 2022

World Future Day is held every year on March 1st to spark a global conversation on the future. We want to make sure young people are also part of the conversation. After all, it is their future we are all talking about. Teach the Future & The Millennium Project, together with partners and friends, initiated the young voices edition, a […]

Mini Trip report on the visit of Jerome Glenn to Dubai – Feb. 6-11

The UAE Ministry of Finance brought our MP CEO Jerome Glenn to Dubai on February 6-11, 2022 to video tape his comments on the future issues and possibilities for finance to be part of a documentary for Innovations Month*. This was arranged by Tariq Qureishy (business associate of Paul Epping, Dutch Node Chair). Muhammad Al […]

2022 World Futures Day Call for Facilitators

During the World Futures Day on March 1, The Millennium Project organizes a 24-hour around-the-world conversation for futurists and the public to discuss about the challenges and opportunities for building a better future for all. We are now launching the 9th call for facilitators! If you want to join us during the 2022 WFD, you […]

2022 World Futures Day pre-launch and 2021 WFD results

During the World Futures Day on March 1, The Millennium Project organizes a 24-hour around-the-world conversation for futurists and the public to discuss challenges and opportunities for building a better future for all. Beginning March 1 at 12 noon New Zealand time, the open conversation about the future moves west and lasts until 12 noon […]

“The Rise and Implications of AGI” online survey – New deadline Sept. 22, 2022

Update Sept. 14, 2022 – The survey has been just reopened to capture any changes in people’s thinking as so much has happened in the field in just the last few months! Please go to https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FFAGI and give your feedback within September 22nd, 2022. — Following the considerations of The Millennium Project about the need […]

Futures Frontiers free events – February, 2022

We are delighted to announce the first in a programme of events being conducted in partnership by the Icelandic and UK Nodes of The Millennium Project, taking place online during February, 2022. Future Frontiers: Horizon 2025 – Critical Shifts and Scenarios – February 03, 2022, View Event This session will explore some of the most […]

2030 State of the Future Index – Deadline Feb. 20, 2022

The Millennium Project has launched a new study assessing the indicators used to compute the 2030 State of the Future Index.  The State of the Future Index (SOFI) is an assessment of the potential 10-year outlook of the future by aggregating forecasts for a set of selected indicators. The forecasts are based on 20-years of historical data and judgments […]

The Millennium Project on the latest Human Futures – Dec., 2021

A news issue of “Human Futures“, the World Futures Studies Federation magazine, is out.Among the various interesting contents of this December issue, articles from The Millennium Project team have been also published. Jerome C. Glenn, MP CEO, reports on how the United Nations is planning to increase its foresight capacity and on the progress made by The […]

2021 Year in Review

2021 Year in Review (not listed in any priority; non-scientific, subjective review by Jerome.Glenn@Millennium-Project.org and jglenn@igc.org) The IMF estimates that the pandemic will cost the global economy US$28 trillion between 2020 and 2025 while the virus continues to mutate with new variants becoming the majority of infections. Over 9 billion Covid vaccine shots have been […]

The Millennium Project Planning Committee -Meeting Dec. 15, 2021

The annual meeting of The Millennium Project Planning Committee was held virtually on December 15, 2021, from 6:00 am to 9:30 am California time (PT); 9:00 am to 12:30 pm New York time; 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm Central European time; and 11:00 pm to 2:30 am South Korea time. The Agenda of the meeting […]

Futuros México hacia 2050

“Futuros México hacia 2050” (Futures Mexico towards 2050) is a new study by Guillermo Gándara, Jorge Máttar, and Concepción Olavarrieta (MP Vice-Chair and MP Mexico Node Chair). The publication has the purpose of promoting thinking about the possible horizons that Mexico could face, to give guidance from the present for the construction of more promising […]

Usos de futuros en Latam – November 25, 2021

On November 25, 2021, at 6,00 pm (GTM -3), Rosa Alegria (Brazil MP Node), Miguel Angel Gutierrez (Argentina MP Node), Francisco José Mojica (Colombia MP Node), and Fernando Ortega (Peru MP Node), together with other experts of futures studies, will join the “Usos de Futuros en Latam: Diálogos entre prospectivistas” round table, taking place online. […]

Share your experience with the MP on the Great Nonprofit website

Do you value and use The Millennium Project’s research, reports, methods, and website? Do you work or have you worked with us? Would you like to tell us why people should donate to The Millennium Project? The online donation organization Great Nonprofits asks you to take 3 minutes and tell others about your experience with […]

Strategic Foresight and quantification link workshop – Nov. 23, 2021

Cornelia Daheim, Chair of the MP Germany Node, is one of the discussants in the upcoming “Strategic Foresight and quantification link for better future-oriented policymaking”  taking place on November 23, 2021, 4:30-6:00 PM CET. The workshop is part of the 2021 EU Conference on modelling for policy support, organized by the European Commission Competence Centre on Modelling (CC-MOD) on […]

First Philippine Futures Summit – November 12-14, 2021

The Philippine Futures Thinking Society is organizing the first “Philippine Futures Summit: Futures of Education, Work, and Technology” on November 12-14, 2021, with the theme, PAGLALAYAG TUNGO SA HIRAYA 2050. The summit is described as the first scenario and action-driven gathering on the futures of education, work, and technology in the Philippines. Jerome C. Glenn, […]

Nepal is the 70th Node of The Millennium Project

Dr. Pramod Jaiswal, Research Director, Nepal Institute for International Cooperation and Engagement (NIICE), signed the Memorandum of Understanding to become the 70th Node of The Millennium Project. NIICE is “(…) an independent, apolitical and non-partisan think tank which believes in freedom, democracy and a world free from conflict. We envision a world, where sources of insecurity are identified […]

Strategic foresight online course – Jan. 2022

The Instituto de Estudios Internacionales of the University of Chile organizes an online course about “Strategic foresight, multilateralism and international relations: the macro-transition of the 21st century“, taking place in January 17-21,2022, in collaboration with the Consejo Chileno de Prospectiva y Estrategia, The Millennium Project, the Red Iberoamericana de Prospectiva (RIBER), and the Foresight Europe […]

World Futures Studies Federation Conference – Oct. 26-29

On Oct 26-29, 2021 the 24th World Futures Studies, “The Openness of Futures“, will take place both in Berlin and online. The conference theme reflects the broad dimensions and dynamics of futures studies and describes an arena in which we explore the expansiveness of our imagination – an open universe prepared to deal with the […]

OECD Government Foresight Community meeting mini report

The OECD Strategic Foresight unit, headed by Duncan Cass-Begg, held its annual OECD Government Foresight Community Meeting online on October 11-13, 2021. About 200 people attended, mostly OECD Members’ government’s foresight staff, to discuss perspectives on futures of government foresight. The OECD Government Foresight Community (GFC) brings together experienced strategic foresight practitioners in the public […]

#TransVision Future Summit 2021 – Oct. 8-10

#TransVision Madrid 2021, taking place in Oct. 08-10, 2021, will cover a wide range of topics, from recent medical advances, to artificial intelligence and robotics. Keynote speakers will be Ray Kurzweil, Jerome Glenn, José Louis Cordeiro. along with Max More, Natasha Vita-More, Ben Goertzel, Anders Sandberg, and other members of Humanity+. Jerome C. Glenn, CEO and […]

A new essay about the Futures Cones – Journal of Futures Studies

Epaminondas Christophilopoulos, Chair of the Greece and FEN Nodes of The Millennium Project, published a new essay on the Journal of Futures Studies, 26(1): 83–90: “Special Relativity Theory Expands the Futures Cone’s Conceptualisation of the Futures and The Pasts“. The aim of this article is to investigate whether it is possible to expand the way […]

“Prospectiva estratégica, multilateralismo y relactiones internationales en la Macrotransición del siglo XXI” – Sept. 28, 2021

Ibon Zugasti (MP Board Member, Foresight Europe Network and RIBER), Conchita Olavarrieta (Millennium Project Mexico), Héctor Casanueva (MP Vice Chair and MP Chile), Miguel Ángel Gutiérrez (CELGYP and MP Argentina), Paola Aceituno (UTEM Chile), Sergio Bitar (Inter-American Dialogue and Chilean Council for Prospective and Strategy), Dorotea López (Institute for International Studies) and Alberto Van Klaveren, former Vice […]

Articles from The Millennium Project on the latest Human Futures

A news issue of “Human Futures“, the World Futures Studies Federation magazine, is out. Among the various interesting contents of this August issue, you will also find articles from The Millennium Project team. Jerome C. Glenn, MP CEO, discusses about the need of an international assessment of how to govern the potential transition from Artificial […]

Philosophy Nowadays – Sept 9-12, 2021

Jerome Glenn, The Millennium Project CEO, will join the Third International Scientific Conference on “Philosophy Nowadays. Traditions, Innovations, Educations” on Sept. 10, 2021, during the session “The Future of Education: Pushing Against the Conventional Prognostic Horizon”. The session will discuss “Where does the Digital Transformation of Education Lead to?” today at 4.30 – 6,30 pm […]

Open Letter to the UN Secretary-General for a UN Office on Strategic Threats

Proposal to create a United Nations Office on Strategic Threats September, 2021 Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, United Nations Dear Mr. Secretary-General: Long-range strategic threats to the survival of humanity are well-documented, ranging from the potential of advanced artificial intelligence growing beyond human control to weakening magnetic fields that protect life on Earth. Although the United Nations […]

200 Leaders Call for New UN Office to Coordinate Global Research to Prevent Human Extinction

Earth’s magnetic shield weakening, ocean-poisoning hydrogen-sulfide gas from advanced global warning, out-of-control nanotech and AI, are among the possible future threats to humanity, warn The Millennium Project, World Futures Studies Federation, and the Association of Professional Futurists. WASHINGTON, September 8, 2021 (Newswire.com) – In an open letter to UN Secretary-General António Guterres, internet pioneer Vint Cerf, […]

Arts/Media Node

Description: Global Arts & Media Node The Members of the Global Arts & Media Node are: Node Chair: Kate McCallumFounder, c3™The Center for Conscious CreativityLos Angeles, California, USA Node Members: Marco Bevolo, Netherlands LeVar Burton, United States Sandra de Castro Buffington, United States Klaus Haasis, GermanyBrendan Harkin, Australia Dana Klinasin, United States Ed Lantz, United States […]

200 leaders call for new UN Office to coordinate global research to prevent human extinction in open letter to the UN Secretary-General

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres United Nations Dear Mr. Secretary-General: Long-range strategic threats to the survival of humanity are well-documented, ranging from the potential of advanced artificial intelligence growing beyond human control to weakening magnetic fields that protect life on Earth. Although the United Nations includes agencies that are addressing many of the problems facing humanity today, […]

Tripping Points on the Roads to Outwit Terror

The Millennium Project is glad to announce the publication of the book ”Tripping Points on the Roads to Outwit Terror,” written by three members of The Millennium Project: Yair Sharan (Co-Chair MP Node in Israel), Ted Gordon (Co-Founder of MP and Senior Fellow), and Elizabeth Florescu (Director of Research). The publisher is Springer and the book […]

Transition from Artificial Narrow to Artificial General Intelligence Governance

Phase 1 of the AGI study collected the views of 55 AGI leaders in the US, China, UK, the European Union, Canada, and Russia to the 55 questions below (the list of leaders follows the questions). Phase 1 research was financially supported by the Dubai Future Foundation and the Future of Life Institute: Order the […]

2020 Year in Review

2020 Year in Review (not listed in any priority; non-scientific, subjective  review by Jerome.Glenn@Millennium-Project.org) plus previous annual reviews back to 2020 COVID-19 brought the world to a grinding halt, increased tele-everything & AI The pandemic caused first global “time out’ for humanity to rethink everything The Internet connects about 60% of humanity: 5 billion people […]

UNESCO Futures Literacy Summit Report & Videos

The UNESCO Futures Literacy Summit December 8-12 was probably the largest virtual gathering of futurists since the World Future Society’s physical conference in Toronto in 1981 with over 5,000 registered participants. Nearly 8,000 people signed in to the summit platform at https://unesco.infernoar.com/login which is still open now for another few weeks (and efforts will be […]

Happy Holidays 2020 and Happy New Year 2021

The Millennium Project at UNESCO Futures Literacy Summit Dec. 8-12

FUTURES CONVERSATIONS December 10-12 December 10 Centeral Europaen Time/Meeting ID/Streaming link FUTURES CONVERSATIONS 12 pm – 1 pm 12,00 pm – 1,00 pm CET Creating a future of unlimited longevity, unlimited intelligence and unlimited wellbeing. with José Luis Cordeiro, MP Venezuela 840 2886 3580 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84028863580 Streaming https://youtu.be/Wwi9eqLPeI8 4 pm – 5 pm   4,00 pm […]

The Millennium Project Brochure

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Foresight European Network Meeting

Thursday 26th November (10 am – 1:30 pm CET) The Foresight European Network was put together with The Millennium Project Node Chairs and others . 1st Session / (60’) 2nd Session / (90’) 3rd Session (30’)  4th Session (30’)  Wrap-up and farewell If you would like to observe or have questions sent to: epaminondas@help-forward.gr

COVID Scenarios Podcast with Ted Gordon, Paul Saffo, and Jerome Glenn

https://www.futurepod.org/podcast/2020/10/24/ep-72-futurepod-conversations-the-millennium-project

Individual 2-3 Minute Videos of Node reports are now available

If you would like to see a short 2 to 3 minute video of a Millennium Project Node report from a specific country, you can now click on the country you want. Yes, we do have to update the map, but the videos are up -to-date!

The Millennium Project on the latest Human Futures – August, 2020

The new issue of Human Futures, the World Futures Studies Federation magazine, is out. Among the various interesting contents of this August 2020 issue, contributions from The Millennium Project team have been published. Mara Di Berardo, Italy Node, reports some of the main findings of the World Future Day 2020 while Leopold Mureithi, Kenya Node, reports some books […]

Second Wave Covid-19 Scenarios

The Millennium Project has been asked by the American Red Cross to create second wave COVID-19 scenarios. Although these will take global change into account, these scenarios will focus on the United States. However, The Millennium Project Node chairs are encouraged to create their own second wave scenarios in communications with the American Red Cross/The […]

15 Global Challenges and the 17 SDGs

Relation Millennium Project 15 Global Challenges and UN17SDGDownload

World Futures Day 2020 – 24-Hour Round-the-World Conversion on the Future

Join 24-Hour Round-the-World Conversation to Celebrate World Futures Day, Hosted by The Millennium Project! Beginning March 1 in New Zealand at 12 noon NZ time, the open conversation on how to build a better future will move west each hour. Anyone can join in at 12 noon their time and join futurists and others to […]

Free Download: Work/Technology 2050: Scenarios and Actions — Preface, Introduction, Executive Summary

Order download or print of the full 200-page report, with three work/technology 2050 global scenarios, each ten pages with rich detail about future possibilities, and 93 implications for actions each assessed by several hundred futurist and related experts around the world.

#happy2050! What future do you want? by Mara Di Berardo, The Millennium Project Italian Node co-chair

An awareness campaign by The Millennium Project aiming at stimulating public positive thoughts at 2050. On December, 21st, 2019 The Millennium Project Italian node has launched a small awareness campaign called #happy2050 on the main social networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), with the support of The Millennium Project (MP). The simple, fast awareness campaign aimed at […]

Mini Trip Report: Dubai, UAE December 7-9, 2019

The Dubai Future Council on Transportation brought me back for the fourth meeting for this year to review and discuss long-range plans. The Council is expected to meet four times in 2020 as well. After this review, I meet with Dr. Sara Ishaq A Mohammad, Manager of the Future Envisioning Section for the DG & […]

Mini Trip Report: Seoul, South Korea November 17-19, 2019

Chosun-TV brought me to Seoul to address the Global Leadership Forum. Youngsook Park, The Millennium Project Korean Node Chair was a key organizer for the Forum. Ban-ki Moon, the former United Nations Secretary-General opened the Forum focusing on the interdependence of air quality issues and climate change. I then followed him to introduce some long-range […]

Mini Trip report: Montreal, Canada

IEEE Sensors conference brought me to Montreal at the request of Bruce Hecht, Staff Engineer of Analog Devices (Boston) to speak on a panel about the future of sensors and artificial intelligence. In addition to conscious-technology as a possible post-information age possibility, I talked about the need to study potential global governance systems for the […]

Mini Trip Report: Lima, Peru

The Organization for American States (OAS) is committed to creating a technological foresight system.  The Millennium Project has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to help create it. As part of this agreement, the OAS and CONCYTEC (Peru’s national council for S&T and Innovation) brought me to Lima, Peru to give the opening keynote address on […]

Mini Trip Report: United Nations, New York September 11-13, 2019 and World Bank, Washington, DC September 16-17

The common theme for the two meeting was:  Investments for Economic Transformation for common wellbeing.  World Academy of Art and Science and Conscious Capital invited me and 49 others from around the world to an intensive 2.5-day meeting at the UN under the sponsorship of the UN Partnerships Office and UNCTAD. The purpose of the […]

Mini Trip Report: Dubai 7-9 September

The Dubai Future Council on Transportation brought me back to Dubai 7-9 September to review long range plans. While there I met with the Minister of Artificial Intelligence about participation in our anticipatory governance proposal to explore governance of the transition from artificial narrow to artificial general intelligence. He has agreed in principle, but the […]

Work/Technology 2050: Scenarios and Actions

A pragmatic exploration of possible futures – choices and consequences – really exercised my imagination.  VINT CERF, INTERNET PIONEER Available in Print and for Download. This international long range study includes three detailed scenarios to 2050 and assessments of 93 actions. The actions are the results of 30 national workshops in 20 countries. These workshops […]

Mini Trip Report: Seoul, Korea

The Financial News of Korea along with the Ministries of Science and Technology, and Information and Communication brought me back to Seoul to keynote their 10th Future ICT Forum June 27th where I talked about the future Conscious-Technology civilization, Next Technologies (NT), the Great Brain Race, and counters to information warfare. There were a series […]

Mini Trip Report: Dubai, UAE

The Future Council for Transportation brought me to Dubai for the second meeting of the Council (June 23rd) to review long-range priorities of the Roads and Transportation Authority (RTA). RTA is considering whether it will host the next MP Planning Committee Meeting in Dubai. Hind AlMualla, Chair of The Millennium Project Dubai Node is also […]

Mini Trip Report: Seoul, Korea

The ChosunIbo (leading newspaper company) brought me to Seoul to address the Asian Leadership Conference and their Centennial Committee to speak about future media issues such as “Conscious-Technology” and disinformation (as some of you may know, I wrote about information warfare 30 years ago in the book Future Mind). Youngsook Park, Chair of the Korean […]

Future of Organizations. Work and Creativity meeting in Rome, Italy May 23-24

“Future of Organizations. Work and Creativity” conference, III Italian futurists Meeting, Rome, May, 23/24, 2019. Organized by the Italian Association of Futurists and the National Council for Economics and Labour, with the support of The Millennium Project Italian Node, the UNESCO chair for Anticipatory Systems and the Italian Institute for the Future. Download the Call for Proposal (expired on […]

Short Videos of the 15 Global Challenges

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Mini Trip Report: Dubai

The Dubai Future Council on Transportation brought me to Dubai to begin reviewing long-range strategies for the Roads and Transportation Authority. As a Member of the Council I will meet four times a year for two years (I will return this June for the second meeting). I then met separately with the head of foresight […]

Mini Trip report: Baku Azerbaijan

The World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS) and the Nizami Ganjavi International Center brought me to Azerbaijan to participate in the VII Global Baku Forum followed by the WAAS round table on Global Leadership in the 21st Century. While in Baku, Reyhan Huseynova, Chair of Azerbaijan Node of The Millennium Project organized an amazing […]

World Future Day: Round-the-World 24-Hour Conversation on the Future — March 1st to Celebrate World Future Day Hosted by The Millennium Project

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 […]

Mini Trip Report: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Arthur D. Little (consulting firm) brought me to Dubai to speak and participate in an excellent workshop on future Dubai mobility 2030-2071. 2071 is the 100th anniversary of the United Arab Emirates. By then it is reasonable to talk about a Dubai orbital space community connected to the […]

Mini Trip Report: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Blaž Golob, chair of the South East European Node of The Millennium Project brought me to Kuala Lumpur to address the Blockchain for Sustainable Development Goals conference. The conference brought together blockchain developers and leaders of crypto currency exchanges from the European and Asian Blockchain Hubs. I spoke about the three Work/Technology 2050 Global Scenarios […]

Mini Trip Report: Tokyo, Japan

On route to Kuala Lumpur I stopped in Tokyo to explore next steps for the Japan Node and meet with the senior editorial staff of the Nikkei/Asia Review/Financial Times. Sungjoo Ogino organized a good meeting at the Institute for Future Engineering with Yuji Wada (who is also a representative of the Japan Future Society) Hiroyuki […]

Mini Trip Report: Seoul, Korea

The Korean Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Korean Creative Content Agency brought me to Seoul to keynote their conference about Future Media Contents and Platforms. I spoke about the need for international governance and standards for artificial narrow intelligence’s evolution to artificial general intelligence, augmented and collective intelligence, conscious-technology, AI/avatars and digital duplicate selves […]

Most Significant Futures Work for 2018 Awarded for the State of the Future 19.1 by the Association of Professional Futurists

The Millennium Project’s State of the Future 19.1 received the 2018 Most Significant Futures Work award  from the Association of Professional Futurists.

Annual Millennium Project Planning Committee Meeting

October 8-9 The annual meeting of the Planning Committee will be webcast from Bolivia.  If you would like to view and hear: Please find enclosed the link to assist to The Millennium Project Planning Committee Meeting online https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/303137453 You can join the meeting from your personal computer, smartphone, tablet, iPad. You can also join the […]

Results from the Real-Time Delphi on government actions to address issues in the Work/Technology 2050 Scenarios

You are welcome to share the results of the Government and Governance Real-Time Delphi that assessed 22 long-range actions to address future work-technology dynamics with relevant government agencies, thought leaders and media in your country. The top five most effective actions rated by the international panel were: Establish a national independent (as much as possible) […]

RTDelphi results: education/learning actions to address future work/tech 2050 dynamics

You are welcome to share the results of the Education & Learning Real-Time Delphi that assessed 20 long-range actions distilled from workshops in 20 countries to address future work-technology dynamics. The international panel were asked of each action: If implemented, how effective could this be in improving our long-range work-technology prospects by the year 2050? […]

Future Work/Technology 2050 Global Scenarios

Three Future Work/Technology 2050 Global Scenarios (c) 2019 The Millennium Project 2050 Scenario 1: It’s Complicated—A Mixed Bag Much of the world in the early 21st century pictured a future of massive unemployment due to advances in artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and other technologies replacing human labor. Today we see those fears were unfounded, yet […]

Mini Trip Report: Mexico

Mini Trip Report: Mexico   The Mexican National Defense College and Naval Superior Studies Center brought me to Mexico for their annual meeting to address senior Army and Naval Officers and the 2018 graduates about future security threats. [and was given a nice bust of Mexican Mystic Warrior from the President of the Military College […]

El Salvador Mini Trip Report 8-12 July 2018

Fundemas (the national private sector network for Corporate Sustainability) and Tony Carbonero, Chair of The Millennium Project Node of El Salvador brought me to San Salvador to keynote the Fundemas’s conference on social responsibility. Tony also organized several press interviews and meetings with founding Members of the new El Salvador Node, USIAD, Creative Associates, and […]

Seoul, South Korea June 21, 2018 Focus on education goals and intelligence enhancement in the era of the fourth industrial revolution

Use google translate if you don’t read Korean http://m.news.naver.com/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=101&oid=030&aid=0002718036  

June 8, 2018 Sofia, Bulgaria video interview

http://www.economy.bg/world/view/31998/Kak-shte-izglezhdat-gradovete-i-profesiite-na-bydeshteto-

Mini Trip Report:  Helsinki and Tampere, Finland

Sirkka Heinonen, Chair of the Helsinki Node of the Millennium Project and Mikko Dufva, President of the Finnish Society for Futures Studies brought me to Finland hosted by SITRA  (Finland’s innovation funding agency) and Finland’s Futures Research Center. Sirkka put together a great program beginning with a talk and workshop on weak signals at SITRA […]

Mini Trip Report: Sofia, Bulgaria

Mariana Todorova, Chair of the Bulgarian Node and Mihail Mihailov, CEO of Accelerise corporation brought me to Sofia to speak about “Future Smart Cities.” Mariana organized a radio interview for the main lunch time show: http://darikradio.bg/kak-izkustveniat-intelekt-ste-promena-zivota-ni.html and TV interviews – here are two in case you are curious about how The Millennium Project sounds in […]

Mini Trip Report: Brussels

The  FTA 2018 – Future in the Making conference organized by the Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission brought me to Brussels to speak about The Millennium Project’s Future Work/Technology 2050 Global Scenarios and strategies suggested from workshops using the scenarios in 19 countries. There were 500+ attendees making it one of (if […]

Grappling with the Futures conference at Harvard and Boston Universities

Yashar Saghai, MP’s Senior Scholar courageously organized a two-day conference at Harvard and Boston Universities focused on synergies among philosophy, history, and STS (Science, Technology, and Society) scholars with futurists and foresight. The Millennium Project was a co-sponsor. There were a total of 43 presentations with speakers from 18 countries; around 70 participants joined the […]

Mini Trip Report: Lima, Peru

The CIIT Peru (Future of Mining) Congress brought me to Lima to talk about Accelerating Technological Change & Collective Intelligence to Better Plan the Mining Industries at the suggestion of Fernando Ortega, Chair of the Peruvian Node of The Millennium Project. Prior to the talk, I give Fernando and two others from the Node a training program […]

Mini Trip Report: Islamabad, Pakistan

Mini Trip Report:  Islamabad, Pakistan Puruesh Chaudhary and Shahid Mahmud co-chairs of The Millennium Project Pakistan Node put together an outstanding set of events 13-16 March and produced 7.5 min video documentary on the visit. Leaders in Islamabad: Business Summit brought me to Islamabad to keynote their conference with government and business leaders. I spoke […]

Mini Trip Report: Los Angeles

Kate McCallum, chair of The Millennium Project Arts/Media Node and Ed Lantz of Vortex hosted a live 360 streaming video presentation on the State of the Future 19.1 from the Vortex Dome in LA (most likely the only dome in the world that is live streaming 360 video). You can see the unedited version 23 […]

Mini Trip Report South Korea

A new blockchain/crypto currency company in the development stage brought me to Korea to explore future possibilities for this medium and to attend the Opening Ceremony of Pyeong Chang Winter Olympics. Very cool. I mean really, the opening ceremony was cold but not quite as bad as many expects since I was well bundles up. […]

Mini Trip Report: Paris

En route to Milan, I stopped for two days in Paris…beginning with Riel Miller at UNESCO who would like to collaborate with The Millennium Project to identify potential UNESCO futures studies chairs with university affiliations, who would be invited to a conference at UNESCO during 2018 to help document the academic field of futures studies. […]

Mini Trip Report: Milan

The 5 Start Movement, a new political party in Italy (currently with the plurality of public support), brought me to Milan to address their conference. In addition to introducing the some of the content of the State of the Future 19.1, I suggested they consider creating: the Italian State of the Future Index; a graphic […]

Washington launch of the State of the Future 19.0 – 12 noon at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Invitation  

Mini Trip Report: Spain

Two separate trips to Spain in September. The first trip was to Malaga to address the Eisenhower Fellows conference on the future of work along with Shahid Mahmud, co-Chair of the Pakistan Node. As a result Eisenhower Fellows will be invited to participate in forth coming national MP future work/tech workshops and participate in MP […]

Mini Trip Report: Jeju, Seoul, and Gimcheon, South Korea

The Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry brought be to Korea to keynote their 42nd Korea Jeju Forum. In addition to the usual MP work/tech insights I suggested: the identify their improvement system, then improve that system with online applications and AI (as advocated by Doug Englebart inventor of the mouse, hyperlinking and other group […]

Mini Trip Report: Silicon Valley

En route to South Korea, I stopped off in Silicon Valley to meet with Members of the Silicon Valley Node of The Millennium Project and others interested in helping to create a workshop on to explore long-range strategies to address issues raised in the Future Work/Technology 2050 Global Scenarios. The meeting was held at Singularity […]

Mini Trip Report: Mexico (Monterrey, Toluca, and Mexico City)

Concepción Olavarrieta, Chair of the Mexican Node of The Millennium Project organized two Future Work/Technology 2050 Workshops:  one in Monterrey in the same conference room for the RIBER meeting a few weeks ago sponsored by TecMilenio University and the other workshop in Toluca sponsored by the Institute of Public Administration of the State of Mexico […]

Mini Trip Report: South Korea

The Jeju Development Institute brought me to Korea to address their 20th Anniversary event http://www.newsis.com/view/?id=NISX20170428_0014862691&cID=10813&pID=10800 While in Jeju, Governor Won of Jeju interviewed me for a two-part TV show about the future work/technology strategies to be broadcast in a few days http://www.ihalla.com/read.php3?aid=1493517482564414073 The Governor was an original member of the Korean Node when he was […]

Mini Trip Report: Dubai

Greetings from Hind Hind AlMualla (هند المعلا), Dubai Millennium Project Node Chair and Paul Epping, the new Co-Chair of the Node who is Principal at Philips Healthtech and heads the Singularity Chapter in the UAE. It looks like we may have the MP-PC meeting in Dubai in October or November with sponsorships by the Knowledge […]

Mini Trip report: Seoul, Korea

The Global Leaders Forum brought me to Seoul, Korea to speak about the future of work and the next economics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hmg4ryTkdvA The founder of Atari and other leaders in IT, AI, and Singularity thought leaders gave really excellent talks. I assume all the talks will be available eventually on their website: http://glfchosun.com/en/main/main.php . The Millennium […]

Mini Trip report: Sao Paulo, Brazil

The Brazil Node Co-Chairs Rosa Alegria and Arnoldo Jose de Hoyos organized (on short notice) a Future Work/Tech mini Charrette Workshop in Sao Paolo (on UN Day October 24th) that opened with 170 people half of whom had read the Portuguese translation of the three global scenarios before coming to the workshop. There were five […]

Mini Trip report: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Blaz Golob, The Millennium Project Chair of the Slovenian Node and South East European Node, and President of the Foresight European Network organized a very successful 6th annual Ljubljana Forum that explores the future of cities. See: http://www.ljubljanaforum.org/2016/. Both the Mayor and City Planner of Ljubljana acknowledged that these annual Forums contributed to the selection […]

Mini Trip report: Madrid, Bilbao, Spain

The Millennium Project’s Global Work/Technology 2050 Scenarios were explored in Madrid and Bilbao, Spain and the possibility of creating a national workshop on beginning to develop Spain’s long-range strategies to address the issues raised in the scenarios. A national steering committee to create the workshop is being formed by key representatives of BBVA, Telefonica, FIDE […]

Mini Trip report: Seoul, South Korea

The Korea Testing Laboratory brought me to Korea to keynote their 50th anniversary celebration and talk with news media about future technolog requirements. http://www.edaily.co.kr/news/NewsRead.edy?SCD=JG21&newsid=01125046612644984&DCD=A00702&OutLnkChk=Y http://news1.kr/photos/details/?1906551 and http://news.mk.co.kr/newsRead.php?no=315531&year=2016 The following day, Youngsook Park, Chair of the Korean Node organized a workshop and mini half-day Charrette that developed elements for a national Korean strategy to address the […]

Mini Trip report: Baku, Azerbaijan

Dear friends: I was invited by Reyhan Huseynova from April 24th till April 30th to Baku, Azerbaijan, for participating at the Celebrations of the 10th anniversary of her Azerbaijan Futures Studies Society and the 6th Award Ceremony of the Global Millennium Prize. As a great hostess, Reyhan organized for me a wonderful program. She asked […]

Mini Trip report: Paris

Hi Everybody from soon to be buried Washington, DC in snow. Joshua Polchar of OECD’s strategic foresight unit brought together the foresight or strategy (or related) officers for all the OECD divisions (for the first time in one room Joshua said) to introduce The Millennium Project. We focused mostly on the Global Futures Intelligence System […]

Mini Trip report: Finland

Hi Everybody, The Finnish International Studies Association brought me to keynote their conference to better integrate political science, international studies, and futures research. While in Finland I also addressed the Finnish Institute of International Affairs and the Finnish Futures Research Center’s Foresight Certificate Program at the University of Turku. I also meet with representatives of […]

Mini Trip Report: Cartagena, Colombia: New Caribbean Node Initiative

Five Millennium Project Node chairs (Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela) and I were brought to Cartagena, Colombia by the Colombian Caribbean Observatory for the “Caribe 2013” conference on the future of the greater Caribbean basin. The conference was excellent; videos and ppt presentations of the 14 speakers will eventually be made available by […]

Mini Trip report: Beijing, China

The APEC China Business Council and APEC Business Advisory Council brought me to Beijing to give the opening address for the Global Innovator Conference and APEC Young Entrepreneurs Summit, which was covered by Xinhua news agency, CCTV, and others. I also had some short interviews with several local TV networks – so some good PR […]

Mini Trip report: Mexico City, San Francisco, and Beijing

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 […]

Mini Trip report: Turku, Finland

Turku is the old capital of Finland and now the home of the Finland Futures Research Center, which produced an excellent two-day conference of 260 participants from 33 countries. The Prime Minister’s Office sponsored my trip to be the speaker for “Foresight Friday” organized by Sirkka Heinonen, the Co-Chair of the Helsinki Node. I shared […]

Mini Trip report: Astana, Kazakhstan

This was a quick two-day visit to Astana, Kazakhstan to speak on panel at the Astana Economic Forum about future of the world economy. Some of the others on the seven-person panel were Juha Kaskinen (rotating chair of The Millennium Project Node in Finland), John Naisbitt (futurist author), Richard Dobbs, Head of the McKinsey Global […]

Mini Trip report: Paris (France), Bilbao (Spain)

Six European Cities in Ten Days ending in Paris and Bilbao Am finally back in Washington, DC after an intense run of through six European cities in 10 days ending with Paris and Bilbao. In Paris, I spoke at Futuribles – probably the first think tank in Europe – to a mix of mostly business […]

Mini Trip report: Sofia, Bulgaria

The President of the Bulgarian Academy of Science and I signed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing the Bulgarian Node of The Millennium Project. Dr. Mariana Todorova is the Chair of the Node, who was the first in Bulgaria to receive a PhD in Futures Studies and is a Member of the Bulgarian Parliament. Her husband […]

Mini Trip report: Warsaw, Poland

The Polish Node of The Millennium Project organized a great visit. They brought me to Warsaw to help launch the State of the Future Indexes they created for the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia in cooperation which each of the Millennium Project Nodes of those countries. At the conference that shared the results of […]

Mini Trip report: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Amsterdam University College brought me to Amsterdam to speak about the State of the Future. Several members of the Potential Dutch Node attended the talk including the former CEO of Royal Dutch Shell (retired in 2009). Shell was one of The Millennium Project sponsors back in 1997. The next day I met with two […]

Mini Trip report: Brussels, Belgium

The European Commission’s KT (Knowledge Triangle of innovation, research, and higher education) 2050 scenarios project brought me back to Brussels for the fourth (and last) meeting of the team to review scenario drafts and suggest recommendations for EC priorities. A report is expected to be competed around the end of March, and then to layout […]

Mini Trip report: Madrid, Spain

Repsol Corporation brought me to Madrid to address their annual meeting of executive managers about future technologies with impactions for energy. In addition to an overview of tech, I also suggested that they create a State of the Future of Oil Index, create and update a full carbon sequence and reuse chart (Wikipedia-like), identify the […]

Mini Trip report: Seoul, Korea

YTN (TV & Radio News Corporation) brought me to Seoul, Korea to keynote the YTN Future Strategy Forum about global foresight strategies for innovative future Korea. Youngsook Park, Chair of the Korean Node organized series of television interviews and meetings with two innovative start-up companies in low cost nanotech graphene production and the other in […]

Mini Trip report: Brussels

The EC brought me back to Brussels for the third meeting of the 2050 Scenarios group for the future of innovation, research, and higher education. I came a few days prior to this meeting to speak to Prof. Francis Heylighen’s PhD candidates in the Global Brain Institute of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel about collective intelligence […]

Mini Trip report: Lima, Peru

The National Center for Strategic Planning (CEPLAN) of the Government of Peru, the National Council of Science and Technology, and the National Society of Industries brought me to Lima to speak at their 11th annual conference “Prospecta Forum,” and then meet informally with the CEPLAN staff the following day. Suggestions during the informal meeting ranged […]

Mini Trip report: Brussels

The European Commission’s KT (Knowledge Triangle: Innovation, Research, and Higher Education) 2050 Scenarios project brought me back to Brussels for the second group meeting. Three presentations were given as input to the scenario process: Demographics, Technology, and Globalization. I gave the talk on technology. Much of the discussions focused on the potential of the acceleration […]

Mini Trip report: Paris

This was an excellent joint meeting of the European Nodes of The Millennium Project and the European Regional Foresight College (ERFC), which joined forces to create “Foresight Europe.” Blaz Golob, Chair of The Millennium Project’s South East European Node was acclaimed by the group as its President and Cornelia Daheim, Chair of the German Node […]

Mini Trip report: Santiago, Brussels

The EC Horizon 2020 program plans to create European scenarios to 2050 on innovation, research, and higher education and produce a set of recommendations for the new leadership of the EC by next March. The EC brought me to Brussels to participate in the group that will create these scenarios and recommendations. The day before […]

Mini Trip report: Santiago, Chile

The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean brought me to Santiago to address the global future and implications for the region sponsored in part by the South Korean government. Youngsook Park, Chair of The Millennium Project Korean Node also gave an excellent plenary address. Other participants in MP who spoke were Bill […]

Mini Trip report: London

En route from Athens to Washington I stopped off in London to welcome the new Chair of the UK Node of The Millennium Project – Rohit Talwar, CEO of FastFutures and launch the 2013-14 State of the Future with the London Futurists Meet-up lead by David Wood. Martin Rhisiart, will stay on as Co-chair with […]

Mini Trip report: Greece

The Secretary-General of Research and Technology for Greece has asked for short proposals for: 1) Tele-Greece to connect Greek investors living overseas with Greek businesses back home; 2) Greek State of the Future of S&T Innovation Index; and 3) a Collective Intelligence System for Greek S&T Innovation. The trip was hosted by the Greek Ministry […]

Mini Trip Report: South Korea

The Korean Future Science and ICT Forum brought me Korea to keynote their conference, which was well received and resulted with a meeting with Samsung’s Strategic Planning Team to explore relations. https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6XotYXGsVbcQ2tvZl82dkMyV00/edit https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6XotYXGsVbcOXhoTDdDd0UycnM/edit This visit began with a meeting of the Word Futures Studies Association organized by Youngsook Park, Korea Node chair to discuss: 1. […]

Mini Trip Report: Silicon Valley

En route to South Korea, I stopped off in Silicon Valley to launch the 2013-14 State of the Future and for an informal meeting of the Silicon Valley Node members and friends. The initial conclusion was the formation of a council to explore support for the creation of the Silicon Valley State of the Future […]

Mini Trip Report: Paris

Saphia Richou, Chair of the French Node organized a series of meetings highlighted by the presentation of the Global Futures Intelligence System at Magellis Consultants (who had produced the French version of the 2010 State of the Future). One participant at this Paris launch said: “This is a fabulous tool to simplify the complexity; you […]

Mini Trip Report: Brussels

The European Union Chapter of the Club of Rome invited me to speak at the 87th Aurelio Peccei Lecture & Dialogue-Enquiries on the Challenges of the 21st Century http://www.clubofrome.eu/spip.php?page=courrier&id_courrier=49 initiated by Philippe Destatte, Chairman of The Millennium Project ‘s European Millennium Project Nodes Initiative (EuMPI). The Brussels Launch of the Global Futures Intelligence System http://millennium-project.org/millennium/GFIS.html […]

Mini Trip Report: Bilbao

Ibon Zugasti (Chair of the MP Spanish Node http://www.proyectomilenio.org/web/guest/home put together an excellent program of talks and meetings in Bilbao beginning with a training program in how to use the Global Futures Intelligence System (GFIS) for the staff of Prospektiker (the host of the Node Spain that Ibon heads). The director of Cabinet of the […]

Mini Trip Report: Baku

The Baku International Humanitarian Futures Forum brought together 13 Nobel Prize Winners, 6 former Presidents, and over 600 leaders in their fields from more than 70 countries to explore “Converging Technologies and Outlines of the Future: Landmark Challenges of the 21st Century.” Among the participants sponsored by the Government of Azerbaijan from The Millennium Project […]

Mini Trip Report: South Korea

The former head of Information Technology at the UN in New York with whom I discussed creating a collective intelligence for the Secretary-General of the UN several years ago (the idea got lost in politics), is now the head of future strategy for the new President of Korea. I met with him at the Blue […]

Mini-trip: The Millennium Project Week in Baku, Azerbaijan

About 40 people from The Millennium Project gathered in Baku, Azerbaijan for an extraordinary week of meetings organized by Professor Reyhan Huseynova, Chairwoman of the Azerbaijan Node. There was extensive media coverage.* Some photos at: http://millennium-project.org/millennium/gallery.html. May 29 – 31st MP participants were guests of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan Republic for […]

Washington, D.C. Mini Trip Report

Dear MP PC friends, Since Jerry always sends us his mini trip reports when he is traveling outside Washington, I wanted to send my own mini trip report now that I came to Washington. Jerry and I have had a very hectic agenda, with many meetings and presentations, Jerry explaining the MP, SOFI, 2012 SOF […]

Cairo, Egypt Mini Trip Report

Hello Everyone, Your heart has to go out to Egypt as it goes through the birth pains of a new nation. Dr. Kamal Zaki Mahmoud Shaeer, Chairman of The Millennium Project Cairo Node organized a great series of meetings and talks that has culminated in the request to create a collective intelligence system for Egypt […]

Spain Mini Trip Report

Ibon Ibon Zugasti (Chairman of the Spanish Node of The Millennium Project http://www.proyectomilenio.org/web/guest;jsessionid=127DD04797751CC4E25C23BD882FC881 and CEO of Prospektiker) packed a wonderful set of events organized around the 25 anniversary Prospektiker the futures consultancy in San Sebastian and Bilbao. My trip was sponsored by REPSOL, the oil company. I went straight to REPSOL from the airport to […]

South Korea Mini Trip Report

The Millennium Project continues its growth of activities in Korea lead by Youngsook Park, Chair of the Korean Node who now has purchased an online newspaper that publishes (among many other things) much of The Millennium Project research and activities. With the Korean presidential election a few weeks away, there were much interest finding applications […]

Azerbaijan Mini Trip Report

The Minister of Communications hosted Blaz Golob (South East European Node Chairman of The Millennium Project) and me to participate in BakuTel (leading telecom expo of the region) and the UN Internet Governance Forum in Baku. Reyhan Huseynova, Chairwoman of the MP Azerbaijan Node and the Minister made it possible for us to brief talk […]

Slovenia Mini Trip Report

Blaz Golob, chairman of The Millennium Project’s South East European Node (lead from Ljubljana, Slovenia) organized the excellent second annual Ljubljana Forum on the Future of Cities www.ljubljanaforum.org along with Miran Gajsek, head of City Planning of Ljubljana and Member of the MP Node there. Nine Mayors or Vice Mayors participated along with Ambassadors to […]

South Korea Mini Trip Report

Digital Media City in Seoul brought me to South Korea to keynote their 10th anniversary conference. The following day of the conference, Youngsook Park, Chairwoman of The Millennium Project Korean Node and I conducted a workshop on futures methods for Humanities and Technology Convergence Institute (Environmental Scanning including the forthcoming Global Futures Collective Intelligence System, […]

Mini Trip report on Toronto

July 25th Frank Catanzaro, Chairman of the Cyber Node conducted an orientation to the Node collaboration systems and Wes Boyer, MP CIO conducted an orientation on the Global Futures Collective Intelligence System. Both were webcast and will be linked to each other. July 26th and 27th The Millennium Project Planning Committee reviewed accomplishments over the […]

Silicon Valley Mini Trip report

Singularity University http://singularityu.org/ brought me out to their summer graduate program held at NASA/Ames in Silicon Valley to talk about high impact directions that address several of S.U.’s “grand challenges” that could affect one billion people. I selected seawater agriculture, collective intelligence, orbital solar power satellites, meat without animals, and increasing individual intelligence. Jose Cordeiro, […]