- Rebuilding Social Infrastructure,
- Redefining and Scaling New Measures of Success, and
- Reinventing the Material World.
This new research builds on our 2022-2032 Map of the Decade (released to partners in May), continuing an examination of the same core challenges ... this time through the lens of IFTF's Leading-Edge Behaviors methodology.
Discover how these behaviors point to new possibilities and innovations, as well as highlight new values and unmet needs that are poised to scale in the decade ahead.
DAY 1 | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25
8:00 AM — Welcome & Overview of Day 1
IFTF welcomes you, provides an orientation to our time together and a brief explanation of ground rules, plus shares what to expect as we anticipate the future together over the next two days.
8:10 — Facing the Decisive Decade
The coming Decisive Decade will challenge us to rethink everything, from the meaning of work to our fractured reality to how organizations contribute to a better future. This session will recap the map of the decade revealed earlier this year, highlighting the core challenges of the next decade and setting the stage for unveiling our new Leading-Edge Behavior Research
Rod Falcon | Director, IFTF Vantage
8:25 — Living Better: Nine Experiments in the Re-evaluation of Everything
Today, there are already people responding to the core challenges of the next decade. Using IFTFs Leading-Edge Behavior methodology, we’ve identified nine experiments in meeting these challenges—experiments that suggest possible ways forward for the decisive decade. This session will introduce our new research, Living Better, and explore how we might not only meet these challenges, but find better ways to live as well.
Jorge Camacho Rojas | Senior Research Affiliate, IFTF
8:50 — Understanding the Values Driving the Re-evaluation of Everything
We’ll take time for a short interactive session in which we will identify some of the values driving the reevaluation of everything and discuss how organizations might respond.
Wayne Pan | Research Director, IFTF Vantage
9:00 — Leading-Edge Behaviors: Rebuilding the Social Infrastructure
In this session, IFTF researchers will unveil three Leading-Edge Behaviors that are responding to the challenge of Rebuilding the Social Infrastructure. We'll then hold a discussion about insights and implications for the future that can be gleaned from these present day experiments.
9:35 — Extending Experiments into the Future: Session I
In this interactive session, we’ll work together to imagine how Leading-Edge Behaviors might mainstream in the next decade.
9:55 — Break
10:00 — Leading-Edge Behaviors: Redefining and Scaling New Measures of Success
In this session, IFTF researchers will unveil the next three Leading-Edge Behaviors, behaviors responding to the challenge of Redefining and Scaling New Measures of Success. We will then hold a discussion about insights and implications for the future that can be gleaned from these present day experiments.
10:35 — Extending Experiments into the Future: Session II
In this interactive session, we’ll continue working together to imagine how Leading-Edge Behaviors might mainstream in the next decade.
10:55 — Looking Ahead to Day 2
11:00 — BONUS SESSION: Ten-Year Forecast Together
What's the most exciting, hope-inspiring news headline YOU can realistically imagine seeing in the year 2032—and can you collect enough signals of change to convince others that your future is possible? Experience firsthand the Ten-Year Forecast Together challenge, a participatory futures method you can use with any team, organization or community to build urgent optimism—and to make the futures we want imaginable to each other. (For those interested in visualizing the future with the latest generation of AI art generators, stay on for a hands-on session on how Midjourney and Stable Diffusion can help you bring your futures to life.)
12:00 — DAY 1 ADJOURNS
DAY 2 | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26
8:00 AM — Welcome Back, Overnight Reflections & Overview of Day 2
We’ll welcome everyone back, review where we are, and walk through the agenda for the day.
8:15 — Reinventing the Material World: Three Experiments
In this session, IFTF researchers will unveil the final three Leading-Edge Behaviors, those that are responding to the challenge of Reinventing the Material World Redefining. Then we'll discuss insights and implications for the future that can be gleaned from these present-day experiments.
8:50 — Extending Experiments into the Future: Session III
In this interactive session, we’ll work together again to imagine how Leading-Edge Behaviors might mainstream in the next decade.
9:15 — Towards Future-Readiness: Working with Leading Edge Behaviors | A Panel Discussion
Our discussion will continue with a panel on how organizations can apply Leading-Edge Behavior research.
9:45 — Bringing it All Together: Imagining Success for the Nine Experiments
In our final session, we’ll work together in groups to imagine what a future in which these nine experiments succeed would look like—and then identify pathways to get there.
10:30 — Report Out
10:45 — What’s Next at IFTF?
11:00 — WORKSHOP ADJOURNS
If you have any questions, please contact your IFTF Foresight Guide—or email email@example.com and we'll connect you!
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