WorldFuture 2013: Exploring the Next Horizon

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The twenty-second century is already becoming visible over the next horizon. Futurists are sharpening their foresight skills now so that we can both imagine a better future and develop the resources we’ll need to build it. Join your fellow visionaries and future builders at the World Future Society’s 2013 conference.
WHEN: Friday evening, July 19, through Sunday, July 21, 2013. Preconference courses and Education Summit on Thursday and Friday, July 18 and 19, and Professional Members Forum on Monday, July 22.

WHERE: Hilton Chicago Hotel, 720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60605, USA. Phone: 1-312-922-4400; Web site

WHO: Visionaries, innovators, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, and decision makers from around the world.

WHAT: The WorldFuture 2013 program will inspire participants to consider longer-term trends and possibilities. The first outlines of the twenty-second century are just coming into view, and the time is now to start thinking and caring about the world that today’s newborns will inhabit.

TOPICS: Science and technology, business and careers, learning and education, environment and resource management, health and wellness, world affairs, values, and more. “Exploring the Next Horizon” invites consideration of a wide range of important—and overlapping—­issues.

SPECIAL EVENTS: Futurists: BetaLaunch 2013 … Master Courses … Meet-the-Author sessions … Table-top Exhibits … and more activities are planned.

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES: A complimentary welcoming reception, keynote luncheons, group business meetings, reserved networking areas throughout the meeting, and more.

PRESENTATIONS AND PRECONFERENCE COURSES: Proposal deadline is November 5, 2012.

HOTEL: The Hilton Chicago is historic yet modern, majestic yet comfortable, making it the ideal venue for inspiration and networking. Guest rooms feature picturesque views of Lake Michigan and Grant Park, and the hotel is close to exciting attractions like the Art Institute, Field Museum, McCormick Place, and Buddy Guy’s Legends blues club! A limited number of rooms are available at the special conference rate of $189/night. Click here to reserve your room now!

HOST CITY: The World Future Society is delighted to return once again to Chicago, a global leader in trade and commerce, education and research, science and technology, art and architecture, sports and entertainment, transportation and manufacturing, and more.

EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION: The earlier you ­register, the lower the cost!

Questions? Feel free to contact us:

About speaking, presenting, volunteering, hotel accommodations, etc.: Sarah Warner,

About sponsorship, advertising, exhibits, etc.: Jeff Cornish,

About press registration, tip sheets, etc.: Patrick Tucker,

World Future Society Headquarters
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 450
Bethesda, Maryland 20814, USA
Telephone 800-989-8274 or 301-656-8274
Fax 301-951-0394

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July 19th, 2013 7:00 PM   through   July 22nd, 2013 5:30 PM
Hilton Chicago Hotel
CHICAGO, IL 60605-2116
United States
Phone: 312-922-4400
Luncheons (with Speakers)
2-Day Luncheon Package $ 119.00
Saturday Luncheon $ 65.00
Sunday Luncheon $ 65.00
Master Courses Thursday July 18
C-1 Futuring: An Introduction to Futures Studies $ 249.00
C-2 Foresight Educators Boot Camp $ 249.00
C-3 Wiser Futures: Using Futures Tools to Better Understand and Create the Future $ 249.00
C-4 Introduction to Strategic Futurist Thinking $ 249.00
C-5 An Insiders Guide to Foresight Consulting $ 249.00
Master Courses / Education Summit Friday July 19
C-6 Succeeding in a New Normal World $ 249.00
C-7 Fierce Foresight: Creating Tomorrow Out of the Changes of Today $ 249.00
C-8 Balancing Logic and Imagination to Foresee the Future $ 249.00
C-9 Introduction to 3-D Design, Printing, and Rapid Prototyping for Futurists $ 249.00
C-10 Horizon Scanning: What’s Ahead? Building Capability within Your Organization $ 249.00
E-1 Education Summit $ 175.00
Professional Members Forum $ 115.00
World Future Society Membership
Regular Membership $ 79.00
Life Membership $ 950.00
Student Membership (Full-time Student Under the Age of 25) $ 20.00
Professional Membership $ 295.00
Professional Membership (Nonprofit/Academic Rate) $ 195.00
Tax-Deductible Contribution to Scholarship Fund

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