Future Active: News and Events for the Futurist Community

Welcome to Future Active: News and Events for the Futurist Community, a roundup of future-oriented work and current activities of futurists around the world. Please submit news and calendar items to Cynthia Wagner at cwagner@wfs.org.

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South Africa 2015-2030

Subject(s):
Meeting of WFS Chapter: 
Washington, DC
Event Date: 
May 16
Event Location: 
Hilton Garden Inn, Bethesda MD

South African political scientist Dr. John Daniel of the the School for International Training in Durban will be the guest speaker at the WFS National Capital Chapter's next monthly dinner meeting.

The Future of Europe

Subject(s):
Event Date: 
May 30, 2013
Event Location: 
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The World Future Society's European Network is collaborating with the Club of Amsterdam for a meeting on the Future of Europe that throws "doom scenarios" out the window.

Interacting with a Global Healthcare System

Subject(s):
Meeting of WFS Chapter: 
WFS-Europe/UK
Event Date: 
April 20, 2013
Event Time: 
2:00-4:00 PM
Event Location: 
London

Canadian futurist Dr. Lois Macklin will be the featured speaker for the final meeting of the series on the Next Golden Age of Technology.

Foresight Careers Workshop

Subject(s):
Event Date: 
April 12-14, 2013
Event Location: 
Washington, D.C.

A three-day conference on foresight careers, co-sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Foresight Education and Research Network (FERN), will be held in Washington, D.C., April 12-14, 2013.

The Future of Global Drug Safety

Subject(s):
Meeting of WFS Chapter: 
Washington, DC
Event Date: 
March 21, 2013
Event Time: 
6:00-9:00 PM EDT
Event Location: 
Bethesda, MD

Jay Herson, PhD, senior associate in biostatistics at Johns Hopkins, will discuss the need for better tracking of the long-term safety and effectiveness of medicines, or "post-market surveillance."