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Hosted for the 2nd time virtually, the 7th Annual APFN Conference intends to take a three-track approach catering to practitioners, academic researchers, and government leaders simultaneously.
The organizers of the conference intend to focus specifically on good practices and success stories, new and innovative approaches, and experience-sharing on how to create sustainable post-pandemic futures in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.
Based on current trends, what might the region look like in a post-pandemic future?
What are emerging issues/disruptors that could alter this trajectory?
How can we create sustainable societies and economies while tackling some of the biggest questions around issues such as climate change, nutrition or future pandemics?
And what are the alternative futures of the Asia-Pacific region?
Or to say it in the words of the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres:
The world is facing an unprecedented test. And this is the moment of truth...The recovery from the COVID-19 crisis must lead to a different economy.... Everything we do during and after this crisis must be with a strong focus on building more equal, inclusive, and sustainable economies and societies that are more resilient in the face of pandemics, climate change, and the many other global challenges we face.
We will cultivate the space for a dynamic peer-to-peer learning conference with extended space for networking and through interaction, genuine knowledge-sharing. Moreover, we aspire to enhance the futures literacy of newcomers to the field: thereby empowering them to make more informed policy and strategic decisions today, for tomorrow.
Imagine the futures of various Asian and Pacific countries and regions, explore disruptions and co-create alternative futures
Share methods, tools and innovations for futures thinking and strategic foresight
Support the advancement of methods, practices and complementary approaches to the changing needs of policymakers
Demonstrate how foresight has served to/can further influence policy processes and decisions
Promote cooperation and networking among participants as well as share experiences between members of diverse organizations and backgrounds
Stimulate the uptake of these approaches and exchange between practitioners and policymakers – ultimately to increase the profile and applications of futures thinking and foresight in the Asia-Pacific.
Registration and Ticketing:
Steering Committee for the 7th Conference
Mr. Jost Wagner, Managing Director, The Change Initiative, Bangkok
Professor Sohail Inayatullah, Inaugural UNESCO Chair for Future Studies & Co-Founder at Metafuture School
Ms. Sophia Bazile, FLYP Consulting & Community, Learning, Development at Futures Space
Mr. Jost Wagner, Managing Director, The Change Initiative (Conference Director)
Ms. Sophia Bazile, FLYP Consulting (Conference Co-Director)
Ms. Nathamon (Apple) Tanapurihiran, The Change Initiative (Event Manager)
Supporting APFN Members
Mr. Adam Sharpe, Founder at Futurely & Director for Learning at Metafuture
Dr. Nur Anisah Abdullah, Graduate Institute of Futures Studies, Tamkang University
Dr. John A. Sweeney, Co-Editor, World Futures Review | Co-Founder, Participatory Global Swarm
Dr. Ora-orn Poocharoen, School of Public Policy, University of Chiang Mai
Ms. Shiela R. Castillo, Co-Founder at Philippine Futures Thinking Society
Dr. Shermon Cruz, Center for Engaged Foresight
and many more...
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