Future Ready Organizations
Future Ready Organizations
Ten-Year Forecast 2020
The 2020 Ten-Year Forecast took a deep dive into Future Ready Organizations, empowering our partners to develop and scale the foresight capacity of their businesses, institutions and communities through applied foresight techniques and learnings from peers across every sector. In the process we highlighted four issues critical to our collective future: climate, equity, data governance, and cybersecurity.
This was our first all-online Ten-Year Forecast summit; it took place over two weeks in September 2020. The experience was a transportive journey into future possibilities, leveraging physical artifacts from the future shipped to each attendee. Sessions included provocative conversations, digital immersions, and applied working sessions, and built on IFTF Vantage's proprietary online platforms for signal scanning (IFTF Future Factors) and strategic foresight research (IFTF Vantage Point).
Highlights from IFTF Ten-Year Forecast 2020
Explore this sampling of highlights that feature conversations about Urgent Futures—and urgent presents—that demonstrate why real change is needed now:
Learning from Leaders with Yancey Strickler (9/18/2020)
Yancey Strickler, co-founder of Kickstarter and author of "This Could Be Our Future," leads us through a process inspired by the art of Bento, designed to help align organizations towards coherent long-term perspectives and goals.
Learning from Leaders: Full-Spectrum Thinking and Racial Justice (9/17/2020)
IFTF Distinguished Fellow Bob Johansen facilitates a conversation on addressing racial justice in our organizations by leveraging our ability to think across gradients of possibility, while resisting the temptation to categorize and label others.
Learning from Practitioners: Making Foresight Urgent in Your Organization (9/17/2020)
Two practitioners share their approach to making foresight actionable, engaging and urgent to skeptical audiences. Daria Lamb hosts Kara Cunzeman, Sr Project Leader for Strategic Foresight, Center for Space Policy & Strategy, The Aerospace Corporation; and Paola Bulgarelli, Lead, Strategic Projects - Investment Climate, Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency.
The Afrofuturism Journey (9/16/2020)
Dr. Lonny Brooks and Ahmed Best, hosts of the Afrofuturist Podcast, interrogatethe status quo of futures thinking and discuss the past, present, and radicallypossible futures of Afrofuturism and Afrofuturetypes.
Learning from Leaders (9/16/2020)
Bina Venkataraman, Boston Globe editorial page editor and author of “The Optimist’s Telescope,” leads us through different precedents and approaches for combating short-termism and cultivating long-term thinking in large scale organizations.
Urgent Futures: After the Pandemic: What's Next? (9/15/2020)
Executive Director, Marina Gorbis takes us on a journey through IFTF’s post-Covid alternative scenarios to identify the leverage points for transformation in the coming decade and beyond.
Urgent Futures: After the Pandemic: What's Next? PANEL DISCUSSION (9/15/2020)
Hosted by Executive Director, Marina Gorbis
Kenneth Bailey, Co-Founder, Design Studio for Social Intervention
Camille Canon, Partner, Purpose Foundation
Vanessa Roanhorse, CEO, Roanhorse Consulting
Mike Zuckerman, Research Fellow, IFTF
Urgent Futures: Reimagining Criminal Justice (9/15/2020)
The US criminal justice system has led to the largest incarceration of its own citizens the world has ever seen, with recidivism and a radically unequal representation of black and brown people. Research Directors Toshi Hoo and Anmol Chaddha moderate a discussion on new futures within our criminal justice system, new pathways for the formerly incarcerated to create better futures for themselves and their communities.
Urgent Futures: Future after the Fires (9/14/2020)
We heard from CA fire victims, Dr. Wallace J Nichols, Author of Blue Mind (@wallacejnichols) and Diego Saez-Gil, Co-Founder and CEO, Pachama (@dsaezgil) on how to think about—and feel—the unthinkable. How can we take these feelings and use them for action, to think productively about the future? #TYF2020
Through focused research content, our annual Ten-Year Forecast summit, expert counsel from IFTF Foresight Guides, and the partner community, IFTF Vantage provides you with the tools to understand how they can create change that makes better futures possible.
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