MEETINGS

On this page you can find agendas and presentations for meetings since 2012.

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2020

Information coming soon



 

2019

PSFN, the Federal Foresight Community of Interest (FFCOI), and the Association for Professional Futurists (APF) hosted this year’s meeting on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Below are the links for the agenda and the presentations.

2019 Meeting Agenda


The Risk and Threat of Radical Leveling and Emergent Neurotechnologies in Non-Kinetic Operations by Dr. James Giordano, Professor of Neurology and Biochemistry; Chief, Neuroethics Studies Program; Co-Director, Program in Brain Science and Global Law and Policy, Georgetown University Medical Center

Foresight and the Research Policy of the European Union by Nikos Kastrinos, Team Leader for Foresight, European Commission, Directorate General for Research and Innovation

Lessons from the Mouse: A Global Case Study in Corporate Foresight by Frank Spencer, Creative Director and Founder, Kedge and the Futures School; and Yvette Montero Salvatico, Managing Director and Founder, Kedge and the Futures School. Related information:


U.S. Special Operations Command: At the Nexus of Strategy and Innovation by Aaron Bazin, Managing Director, Donovan Strategy and Innovation Group

Professional Life in 2040: Impact of Emerging Technologies by Denise Sughrue, Director, Toffler Associates; and Robert (Bob) Wagner, Senior Associate, Toffler Associates

The Evolution of “Collapse” and Other Futures by Jim Dator, Retired Professor, University of Hawai’i. Related information:



 

2018

This year, PSFN and the Federal Foresight Community of Interest (FFCOI) were joined by the Association for Professional Futurists (APF) in hosting the Foresight in Government day on Friday, July 27, 2018. Below are the links for the agenda and the presentations.

2018 Meeting Agenda

Foresight for Mayors and Local Government


Foresight in and for Legislatures


Black Swans, Scanning the Fringe


Foresight Cases



 

2017

PSFN held its annual meeting once again with the FFCOI (Federal Foresight Community of Interest). Participants attended both in-person at the Veterans’ Administration Conference Center in Crystal City Virginia and virtual from around the world.

2017 Meeting Agenda

We had four great presentations with discussions, and the presentations are listed below with links to slides for three of them. Lane Jennings of AAI Foresight offers a summary of the presentations and discussion (note that Peter Padbury adds his own summary at the end of Lane’s piece).



 

2016

PSFN held its annual meeting with the Federal Foresight Community of Interest (FFCOI) on Friday, July 22, 2016. It was a successful gathering of over 100 participants in the conference center of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons near the U.S. Capital. Below are the links for the agenda and the presentations.

2016 Meeting Agenda


Federal Foresight Community of Interest – Panel on Foresight Experience


Foresight Faces Challenging Issues


Advising National Governments and Administration Transitions on Foresight Processes


The Aspirational Component of Foresight: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

 

2015

This year’s meeting was held on Friday, July 24, 2015 from 8:30 am to 3 pm. The 50 attendees included turnout from U.S. federal agencies (Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Government Accountability Office, U.S. Forest Service, and National Defense University) as well as officials from variety of Canadian government agencies and the World Bank. Attendees also represented foresight from the governments of Finland and the Netherlands and included those from a range of academic and other organizations in the U.S., Canada, the UK, Bermuda, and China. Below you’ll find the meeting agenda and presenters’ slides.

2015 Meeting Agenda


On The State of Foresight in U.S. Federal Agencies


Foresight in a Regulatory Agency

On Foresight, Complexity & Technological Change

 

2014

2014 Meeting Agenda

U.S. Federal Foresight Community of Interest by James-Christian Blockwood, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Director of Strategic Studies, Office of Policy & Planning

Developing scenarios to determine future Canadian Army requirements and concepts by Lieutenant-Colonel Chris Rankin & Peter Gizewski, Canadian Army Land Warfare Centre

Developing scenarios for public health by Clem Bezold, Institute for Alternative Futures

The History and Future of Scenarios & the U.S. Coast Guard by CDR Eric Popiel, US Coast Guard

Using “Prospective Evaluation Synthesis” & grounded foresight to design education-related study for Congressional use by Jamila Kennedy, US GAO, Education, Workforce and Income Security Team

Creating an International Public Sector Foresight Network by Nancy Donovan, US GAO, Applied Research & Methods

 
 
 

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