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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 […]

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 Fore more information, please […]

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 […]

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: For information and support, please contact

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 […]

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 […]

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: The paper introduces 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: The article introduces the Work/Technology 2050 study of the global Millennium Project and its main results. […]

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 Zimbabwe Node of the Millennium Project at the Harare Institute of Technology, chaired by Simbarashe Nhokovedzo, is organizing a Public Lecture about “Demystifying Futures Research” on May 5, 2022. The lecture will last two hours (10.00 – 12.00 Zimbabwe Time) and will have the following speeches: “Introduction to futures research”, by Mara Di Berardo, […]

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 & Millennium Project, together with partners and friends, initiated the young voices edition, a parallel […]

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 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 and 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, 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 CEST […]

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 ( – 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

An international assessment of how to govern the potential transition from Artificial Narrow Intelligence (ANI) to potential Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) is needed. If the initial conditions of AGI are not “right,” then it could evolve into an Artificial Super Intelligence (ASI) that Stephen Hawking,[i] Elon Musk,[ii] and Bill Gates[iii] have warned could threaten the […]

2020 Year in Review

2020 Year in Review (not listed in any priority; non-scientific, subjective  review by 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 which is still open now for another few weeks (and efforts will be […]

Happy Holidays 2020 and Happy New Year 2021

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 Streaming 4 pm – 5 pm   4,00 pm […]

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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 Millennium Project Node Chairs and others . 1st Session / (60’) 10::00-10:05 Welcome (5’) 10:05-10:15 The history of FEN – Ms Cornelia DAHEIM, Future Impacts (5-10’) 10:15-10:25 Recent FEN activities – Ms Anna SACIO-SZYMAŃSKA, 4CF (5-10’) 10:25-10:30 What […]

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

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, Millennium Project Node chairs are encouraged to create their own second wave scenarios in communications with the American Red Cross/Millennium Project […]

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, 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 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  

June 8, 2018 Sofia, Bulgaria video interview

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: 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


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 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 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. 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: . 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, 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: Both the Mayor and City Planner of Ljubljana acknowledged that these annual Forums contributed to the selection of […]

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. and 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. 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 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 […]

Mini Trip Report: Bilbao

Ibon Zugasti (Chair of the MP Spanish Node 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: 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;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 Millennium Project research and activities. With the Korean presidential election a few weeks away, there were much interest finding applications for […]

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 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 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, […]

Finland Mini Trip report

The Finland Futures Research Center celebrated its 20th anniversary by bringing together 14 Futurists from around the world and 11 Futurists from Finland to explore the future of futures research (the participants are listed below – which included 5 Millennium Project Node chairs). The key themes of the all-day workshop included broadening participation in futures […]

New York City Mini Trip report

The reason for the trip was to give a talk at the InfoPoverty Conference at the UN. The day before the conference I stopped in the Rockefeller Foundation to give an update to Claudia and Evan about progress on MP fundraising and information systems. Claudia confirmed she will coordinate with Nancy on a meeting of […]

Vienna Mini Trip Report

(ok, maybe not so mini this time) On the way back home from visits to Slovenia and Montenegro, I stopped off in Vienna to give a talk for Club of Rome’s European Support Office and explore potentials for creating the Austrian Node of The Millennium Project. One of the members of the steering committee to […]

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