World Future Society Conferences

WorldFuture Conferences

The World Future Society's meetings are unique, excitement-packed events. Since the First General Assembly in 1971, the Society has held a variety of small and large conferences that have brought together futurists from around the world to share ideas and vital information about the trends and events that will affect the world tomorrow.

Society meetings provide an opportunity for people from many different fields to examine significant issues and discuss common problems. Each meeting has a rich variety of sessions and speakers, allowing registrants to sample a true cross-section of futures thinking. Past Society conferences have focused on topics ranging from energy, communications, and the global economy to crisis management and conflict resolution, work and careers, and education.

Upcoming Meetings

July 24-26, 2015
WorldFuture 2015
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
San Francisco, California
Professional Forum — Monday, July 27, 2015

50th Anniversary
WorldFuture 2016

July 22-24, 2016
Washington Hilton
Washington, D.C.
Professional Forum — July 25, 2016

Previous Meetings

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WorldFuture 2014
July 11-13, 2014
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Orlando, Florida

WorldFuture 2013
July 19-21, 2013
Hilton Chicago Hotel
Chicago, Illinois

WorldFuture 2012
July 27-29, 2012
Sheraton Centre Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

WorldFuture 2011
July 8-10, 2011
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

WorldFuture 2010
July 8-10, 2010
Westin Boston Waterfront
Boston, Massachusetts

WorldFuture 2009
July 16-18, 2009
Hilton Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

WorldFuture 2008
July 26-28, 2008
Hilton Washington
Washington, D.C.

2007 Annual Conference
July 29-31, 2007
Hilton Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

2006 Annual Conference
July 28-30, 2006
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2005 Annual Conference
July 29-31, 2005
Chicago Hilton and Towers
Chicago, Illinois

2004 Annual Conference
July 31-August 2, 2004
Grand Hyatt Regency Washington
Washington, D.C.

2003 Annual Conference
July 18-20, 2003
Hyatt Regency at Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, California

2002 Annual Conference
July 20-22, 2002
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2001 Annual Conference
July 29-31, 2001
Hilton Minneapolis and Towers
Minneapolis, Minnesota

2000 Annual Conference
July 23-25, 2000
Westin Galleria
Houston, Texas

Ninth General Assembly
July 29-August 1, 1999
Hilton Washington and Towers
Washington, D.C.

1998 Annual Conference
July 19-21, 1998
Chicago Hilton Hotel & Towers
Chicago, Illinois

1997 Annual Conference
July 17-19, 1997
Hyatt Regency at Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, California

Eighth General Assembly
July 14-18, 1996
Hilton Washington
Washington, D.C.

1995 Annual Conference
July 18-20, 1995
Atlanta Hilton Hotel & Towers
Atlanta, Georgia

1994 Annual Conference
July 16-18, 1994
Hyatt Regency Cambridge
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Seventh General Assembly
June 27-July 1, 1993
Sheraton Washington Hotel
Washington, D.C.