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World Future Review Seeks Peer Reviewers

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WFS’s professional journal, World Future Review, seeks committed readers—both specialists and generalists—to join us as peer reviewers. Peer reviewers serve as volunteer referees for manuscripts submitted to the journal, so applicants should include a CV explaining their qualifications.

WFS Distinguished Service Honoree Lester R. Brown Speaks at WorldFuture 2014

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The following are a video and transcript of Lester R. Brown’s remarks upon receiving the World Future Society’s Distinguished Service award from outgoing President Timothy C. Mack, on July 13, 2014.

Lester R. Brown Recipient of Distinguished Service Award

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On Sunday, July 13, 2014, the World Future Society will honor Earth Policy Institute founder and President Lester R. Brown with its 2014 award for distinguished service in promoting the vital work of futurists.

World Future Society Names Amy Zalman, Ph.D. as CEO

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The World Future Society (WFS) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Amy Zalman, Ph.D. as Chief Executive Officer and President. Dr. Zalman will assume her new role effective July 1, 2014. She will be only the third CEO to head WFS since it was founded in 1966.

This is the Last Weekend to Enter the Futurists: BetaLaunch Showcase!

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Futurists: BetaLaunch (or F:BL) serves as a technology petting zoo where engineers, designers and others can present their inventions to the 1,000 futurists expected to gather for the Society’s annual conference. It's been covered by the CBC, CTV One, The Vancouver Sun, The Toronto Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, MacLean's Magazine, Harvard Business Review, MarketWatch, Xinhua News, (the largest news agency in the People's Republic of China), and dozens of other media outlets. This year's Futurists: BetaLaunch showcase will be held in conjunction with WorldFuture 2013: Exploring the Next Horizon, the annual conference of the World Future Society, at the Hilton Chicago Hotel, July 19-21, 2013.

20 Forecasts for 2013-2025

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In this special report, you’ll discover trends and forecasts that are likely to affect virtually all aspects of your life in the years immediately ahead. You’ll see how you can forecast possible future developments in your own life. Continue on to the special report.

Deadline Extended: Submit Your Conference Course Proposal for WorldFuture 2013

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The World Future 2013 Conference course and session proposal deadline has been extended to Monday, Nov. 5th, 11:59 pm due to Hurricane Sandy. Wherever you may be, we hope that you are staying safe during the storm these next few days! Due to predicted power outages and severe weather conditions on the East Coast, we are extending the course and session proposal submission deadline to Monday, Nov 5th, as opposed to the previously scheduled deadline on Wednesday, Oct 31st.

Fancy Yourself a Futurist? Submit a Proposal to Speak at the Next World Future Society Conference!

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WorldFuture 2013: Exploring the Next Horizon has been chosen as the theme for our next conference. We are seeking new ideas to help us explore the next horizon seriously and methodically, and to transform the way we live, work, and communicate across the world. Let us know how you are contributing to this progress. Submit a proposal to speak at WorldFuture 2013 before October 31st.

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