Welcome to the 23rd Futures Conference

EMPOWERING FUTURES
Long-term Governance, Democracy and Futures Research

There is an urgent need for long-term futures thinking in order to sustain possibilities for alternative and creative solutions to complex crises and empower futures. For the next Futures Conference, we will gather in Turku to discuss about the futures of democracy, trust, power and sustainability, which are tightly connected to these crises.

Visions make it possible to create a future that is different from the present although its seeds are in the present. 

Eleonora Barbieri Masini, 2006

Call for Papers, Posters and Workshops is available.

The forthcoming event will focus on questions such as:

How can the scientific community contribute to empowering futures?  What and whose futures are being empowered, and by whom?

What impacts climate change, security threats and wars could have on democracy?

How can futures research help enable and empower just transitions, and how may just transitions impact our futures?

What are the scientific contributions in identifying risks and opportunities and in building sustainable futures?

How can current and potential social gaps be fulfilled?

How to study complex futures?

What kinds of new theoretical and methodological contributions futures research can establish?

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Call for Papers, Posters and Workshops is now open!

There is an urgent need for long-term futures thinking in order to sustain possibilities for alternative and creative solutions to complex crises and empower futures.  For the next Futures Conference, we will gather in Turku to discuss about the futures…

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Read about what we did last summer

The 22nd Futures Conference focused on the wide variety of ways people imagine futures and wellbeing in our societies. We invited participants to think of the current changes and challenges in the world in a planetary scale. ‘Planetary Futures of Health…

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Welcome to the Futures Conference 2023!

The ‘Empowering Futures’ international conference will create a cross-disciplinary science platform where participants can meet, share, and discuss new ideas concerning futures, democracy, trust and responsibility. The conference program will consist of keynote lectures, parallel sessions, participatory workshops and a…

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