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Over 900 Leading Futurists to Converge on Toronto to Discuss the Next 100 Years
Bethesda, MD -- As part of its ongoing efforts to inspire, encourage, and lead an international dialogue on the future, the World Future Society is proud to announce WorldFuture 2006: Creating Global Strategies for Humanitys Future, its annual conference. Presenters from around the globe will examine all the major trends and developments influencing the future in the fields of technology, government, the environment, values and spirituality, education, futures methodologies, and health. Specific topics for discussion will include "Achieving Universal Health Coverage, One Country at a Time," "Reinventing Human Shelter in the 21st Century," "Global Nuclear Disarmament," and "The Promise and Peril of Genetics, Nanotechnology, and Robotics."
Speakers at WorldFuture 2006 will include:
comptroller general of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Thought leader Ann Coombs of Coombs Consulting Ltd. (Vancouver) will serve as the first Canadian woman to chair a World Future Society conference. "Enthusiasm is high in Canada and its largest city, Toronto, where we are anxious to showcase the citys intellectual and cultural offeringsresources that will enrich the WorldFuture 2006 conference-going experience," she stated.
Since 1971, World Future Society conferences have served as the premier events for the worlds most important leaders and visionaries to explore the future. Previous conference attendees have included future U.S. President Gerald Ford, Tennessees then-senator and future U.S. Vice President Al Gore Jr., scientist and inventor Buckminster Fuller, and pioneering feminist author Betty Friedan.
WorldFuture 2006: Creating Global Strategies for Humanitys Future will take place July 28-30, 2006, at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, located at 123 Queen Street, West Toronto, Ontario M5H 2M9 Canada.
A Professional Members Forum is scheduled for July 31, 2006.
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