July 19-21, 2013
Hilton Chicago Hotel
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Preconference Courses: July 18-19, 2013
Professional Members’ Forum: July 22, 2013
- Special Events
- BetaLaunch 2013
- Opening Keynote
- Saturday Lunch
- Sunday Lunch
- Closing Keynote
- Education Summit
- Poster Sessions
- Master Courses
- C-1 Futuring
- C-2 Educators Boot Camp
- C-3 Wiser Futures
- C-4 Introduction to Strategic Futurist Thinking
- C-5 An Insider's Guide to Foresight Consulting
- C-6 Succeeding in a New Normal World
- C-7 Fierce Foresight
- C-8 Balancing Logic and Imagination to Foresee the Future
- C-9 Introduction to 3-D Design, Printing, and Rapid Prototyping for Futurists
- C-10 Horizon Scanning
- Professional Members Forum
- Film Screening
- Long Bets Table
- Interest Groups
- Career Counseling
- Special Event Schedule
WorldFuture 2013: Exploring the Next Horizon
The World Future Society's annual conference, WorldFuture 2013: Exploring the Next Horizon brings together the world’s premier minds to discuss the long-range future of science, technology, humanity, government, religion and many other topics. Sometimes called a “World’s Fair of Ideas,” WorldFuture 2013 will feature MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte, visionary author Ramez Naam, Ford futurist Sheryl Connelly, and geosecurity expert John Watts.
The conference will feature more than 60 sessions, workshops, and special events over the course of two and a half days. Opening night kicks off with Futurists: BetaLaunch, a technology petting zoo where engineers, designers and others will present their inventions to the 900 futurists expected to gather for the conference.
This year’s topics will include:
- 22nd Century Lectures
- Commerce & Jobs
- Government & Security
- Healthcare & Humanity
- Nature & The Environment
- Science & Technology
- Visionaries & Futurists Forecasts
Don’t miss out on your chance to learn about the future of the world and network with like-minded futurists.
Previous conference attendees have included Gerald Ford, Ted Kennedy, behavioral psychologist B.F. Skinner, age-wave expert Ken Dychtwald, US comptroller general David M. Walker, and futurist Ray Kurzweil. Many attendees are business leaders, government officials, scientists, corporate planners, doctors, and forecasters from around the globe.
I want to register today to reserve my place!
I want to save even more by becoming a member of the World Future Society, which entitles me to discounts on WFS events, THE FUTURIST magazine, and earns me six free gifts. I want to learn about the trends changing my future and make a better tomorrow, today!
Video by Cynthia G. Wagner.