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Day 1: Thursday, 16 September 2021

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08:45 - 09:00 - Opening Banquet: Welcome, Reservations & Seating

09:00 - 09:30 - What's Cooking?" 7th Annual APFN Conference Menu Overview : 3-Days of Asia-Pacific Futures & Foresight

  • Jost Wagner, Managing Director, The Change Initiative | 7th APFN Conference Director

  • Sophia Bazile, FLYP Consulting | 7th APFN Conference Co-Director

  • Shermon Cruz, Chair, Association of Professional Futurists | Founder, Engaged Foresight

  • Professor Sohail Inayatullah, Inaugural UNESCO Chair for Future Studies | Co-Founder, Metafuture

Introducing: Futures and Foresight MasterChef Jim Dator

  • Seongwon Park, Director, Innovative Growth Research Group National Assembly Futures Institute

  • Dr. John A. Sweeney, Senior Research Fellow, Westminster International University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

09:30 - 09:50 - "Chicken (and Vegan) Nuggets of Wisdom: Dator Interviewed"
A Seat at the Chef's Table - An Interview with Futures and Foresight MasterChef Jim Dator

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Starting from the 1960s, we will be treated to a tasting menu of MasterChef Dator's decades-long journey as one of the founders of Futures Studies. In this interview with three former students; Inayatullah, Sweeney, and Park they will focus on Dator's contributions to the Asia-Pacific region and the field.

To conclude this dynamic conversation, we anticipate some exciting samples of "Recipes for Change" to emerge that will take us well into the Asia-Pacific region's next 50 years.

Jim Dator, Professor Emeritus, University of Hawai'i | Former President, World Futures Studies Federation

Interviewers: Professor Sohail Inayatullah, Seongwon Park, Dr. John A. Sweeney

09:50 - 10:30 - "Recipes for Change" - Futurists' Table Talk with Invited Guest

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  • Prof. Bart Édes, Professor of Practice, McGill University | Distinguished Fellow, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

  • Emily Sharp, Director, Strategy, Performance & Learning at Pacific Community – SPC Fiji

  • Aarathi Krishnan, Strategic Foresight Advisor, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), New York

  • Theresa Mathawaphan, Chief of Strategy, Thailand National Innovation Agency

  • Dr. Susann Roth, Advisor and Chief of Knowledge Advisory Services Center at Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Moderator: Jost Wagner, Managing Director, The Change Initiative | 7th APFN Conference Director

10:30 - 10:45 - "Palate Cleanser" 15-Minute Health Break

10:45 - 12:00 - Futures "A la Carte" | Parallel Session A

In these parallel sessions, colleagues share latest research on post-pandemic futures, new or innovative futures methods, interesting approaches and stories (Concurrent Sessions: Choose Your Dish)

Session A1: "The Lands of Milk and Honey?" - Futures of Tourism in Asia & The Pacific

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  • Dr. Michael McAllum, Founder, Global Foresight Network | Chôra Foundation

  • Liz Ortiguera, Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Asia Travel Association

  • Dr. Catheryn Khoo, Tourism Research Consultant | Griffith Institute for Tourism | World Women Tourism

  • Dr. Joseph M. Cheer, Centre for Tourism Research, Wakayama University, JAPAN | Co Editor-in-Chief., TOURISM GEOGRAPHIES

Moderator: Sophia Bazile, FLYP Consulting | 7th APFN Conference Co-Director

Session A2: "Conceptualizing New Culinary Institutes" - An Exploration of University Futures

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In this session, five futurists and foresight practitioner share interesting insights and examples from their work on the Future of Universities in pandemic and post-pandemic times. What are recipes for preparing for the future? What are lessons learned so far?

  • Dr. Maree Conway, Founder, Foresight Futures, Australia

  • Fazidah Ithnin, APF Emerging Fellow 2021 | Foresight Practitioner, Malaysia

  • Dr. Ora-orn Poocharoen, Founding Director, School of Public Policy, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

  • Prof. Shermon Cruz, Chair, APF | Founder, Center for Engaged Foresight, Philippines

Commentator: Zarina Nalla, Managing the UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

Moderator: Shermon Cruz, Chair, APF | Founder, Center for Engaged Foresight, Philippines

Session A3: "Pacific Recipes in Futures Thinking: Practice and Learning from the Blue Pacific Continent"
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15:45-17:00 FJT)

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  • Kristel Griffiths, Strategy and Foresight Adviser, Pacific Community - SPC

  • Dr. Mema Motusaga, Youth and Social Inclusion Adviser, Pacific Community - SPC

  • Dr. Amerita Ravuvu, Non-Communicable Diseases Adviser, Pacific Community - SPC

  • Sarah Mecartney, Principal Strategy Adviser, Pacific Community - SPC

Moderator: Leituala Kuiniselani Toelupe Tago–Elisara, Regional Director for Polynesia, Pacific Community - SPC

12:00 - 13:00 - Lunch: Al Fresco - or - Al Desko

13:00 - 14:15 - Futures "A la Carte" | Parallel Session B

In these parallel sessions, colleagues share latest research on post-pandemic futures, new or innovative futures methods, interesting approaches and stories (Concurrent Sessions: Choose Your Dish)

Session B1: "Zooming the Sarkar Game"

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A rapid version of the Sarkar Game has been cooked up to be played over Zoom. Based on social change theories from the Bengali philosopher, P.R. Sarkar, the game was developed to explore the power dynamics, roles and relationships of the participants within the game, which can then become a portal to explore the power dynamics outside the game - be it organization, country or beyond. It is hoped that participants can reflect not only from the content of what they experience during the game, but to reflect on the methodology used to facilitate this game virtually as well.

Moderators: Shakil Ahmed
, Ridiculous Futures & Sophia Bazile, FLYP Consulting

Session B2: "Hybrid Hawkers" - School of International Futures Next Generation Foresight Practitioners

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This session will serve four flavors:

  • Blue Java Banana: How can hybrid futures methods/tools breed indigenous values with contemporary aspirations to co-create our shared futures?

  • No Miracle Berries: How are practitioners supporting culturally contextual visions of Asian futures through the voices and experiences of its people?

  • Taste of Choice: How are distributed decision-making approaches and collective intelligence helping to create diverse futures across Asia?

  • Who's in the Kitchen?: What are the prospects, needs, opportunities, and potential impact for a(n) NGFP Regional Asia Network?


Speakers:

  • Mansi Parikh, Foresight & Innovation Strategist, Future Tense Inc.

  • Virkein Dhar, Founder & Creative Lead, Poppy Seed Lab

  • Rohan Patankar, Senior Associate, Quicksand Design

Moderator: Dr. John A. Sweeney, School of International Futures, Transformative Foresight Lead

14:15 - 14:30 - "Palate Cleanser" - Health Break

14:30 - 15:30 - "What's in the Mochi?" - Crisis, Conflict and Transformation:
From a Futures MasterChef's Cookbook

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Keynote: Dr. Ivana Milojević, Co-Founder, Metafuture

In this session, we will cover the impact of crisis, including the current global pandemic, on conflict types, intensity and duration. The lecture will cover the 'why and how' of conflict, i.e., how conflicts arise, escalate and what we do to transform them. It will also touch upon the constructive ways to deal with trauma that commonly arises when conflict escalates into violence. Finally, a template of how to use the past and the future constructively, including various futures methods, will be presented.

15:30-15:45 - Introduction to the Spice Market

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15:45 - 17:15 - "The Futures Spice Bazaar" BarCamp with Selections from a Prix-Fixe Menu

This self-organized session is using Open Space Technology — with a twist!

We will present you with 6 unique offerings and you will have the opportunity to delight in the enjoyment of 2!

In two rounds of 40 minutes each, you will be able to visit a curated space for conversation and co-creatCliion.

The topics can range widely: from highly technical, to purely cultural, to sharing a method. Everything at the Futures Bazaar is highly participatory, futures-focused and may serve as a recipe for change and transformation.

Facilitators: Jost Wagner, The Change Initiative, Bangkok | Sophia Bazile, FLYP Consulting

Spice Bazaar 1:

Stall 1: "Human Flourishing: What is Possible Today & Tomorrow?"
Facilitator: James Norris,
CEO & Founder | Upgradable
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Stall 2: "Introspection & Co-Creation" The Lotus Framework
Facilitator: Prateeksha Singh,
Head of Experimentation, Asia Pacific Regional Innovation Centre, UNDP
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Stall 3:
"Dreams and Disruptions: A Foresight Game"
Facilitators: Shermon Cruz, Chair, APF | Founder, Center for Engaged Foresight
Nicole Anne Parreño, Secretary to the Chair & Board Liaison, APF | Philippine Futures Thinking Society
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Spice Bazaar 2:

Stall 1: "Futurist-Cooked Sci-Fi" - Seeding a Collective Filmmaking Experiment
Facilitator: Ali Montazami, Director, M.A. Productions | Futurist | Multi-Skill Artist |Mechanical Engineer
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Stall 2: IFTF 1st Five Minutes of the Future
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Stall 3: "Fashion Flavours: Futures and Transitional Times"
Facilitator: Clarice Garcia,
PhD Researcher, RMIT University
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17:15 - 17:30 Reflections on Day 1 and Outlook for Day 2

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Day 2: Friday, 17 September 2021


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08:30 - 09:00 - Conference Room is open

09:00 - 09:05 - Welcome and Outlook for Day 2

09:05 - 09:30 - "WEIRD TO WISER - A Journey Learning to Become" - From a Futures MasterChef's Cookbook

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Keynote: Prof. Dzulkifli Razak, Rector, International Islamic University Malaysia

09:30 - 10:30 - "Spoiling the Soup?" The Futures of Conspiracy Narratives and Fake News

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In this fast-paced session, the moderator will discuss with three distinguished experts the futures of conspiracy narratives and fake news that complicates the co-creation of post-pandemic futures and how we might prepare for and tackle current and emerging challenges.

We will try to understand the long-term effects of conspiratorial thinking, as well as when and why people choose to share theories. Dispelling conspiracy theories is a major challenge, partly because their adherents tend to distrust authority and believe that powerful people or groups are corrupt. Can futurists offer some potent ingredients for effective recipes in this age of conspiracies?

  • Prof. Sohail Inayatullah, UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies | Director, Metafuture

  • Mr. Doug Witschi, Assistant Director Cybercrime Threat Response, Interpol Innovation Center, Singapore

  • Ms. Supinya Klangnarong, Thailand Co-founder of COFACT Thailand (Fact-Checking Platform & Communities), Co-Founder of Digital Thinkers Forum, Bangkok-based think-tank on digital rights

Moderator: Jost Wagner, The Change Initiative

10:30 - 10:45 - "Palate Cleanser" - Health Break

10:45 - 12:00 - "The Pressure Cooker" - The Futures of Climate Change

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This session will highlight perspectives of futurists and strategists on climate change. How can Futures Studies and Futurists in general contribute to one of the most challenging issues of mankind? Which perspectives bring Futures Thinking to the discussion with the most potent flavours? And which questions and perspectives should Futures more intentionally consider?


  • Dr. Richard Hames, Executive Director, Centre for the Future

  • Ms. Samantha Suppiah, Design Strategist for Sustainability & Regeneration

  • Dr. Peter Black, Founder, Essential Foresight

  • Ms. Shiela R. Castillo, PhilFutures, Manila | APF Emerging Fellow

Moderator: Dr. John A. Sweeney, Senior Research Fellow, Westminster International University Tashkent, UZB

12:00-12:30 - Lunch: Al Fresco - or - Al Desko

12:30-13:30 - "Ignite Talks: A Look at New Cookbooks" - Presentation of New Publications

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Moderator: Seongwon Park, Director, Innovative Growth Research Group National Assembly Futures Institute


  • Infectious Futures: Through and Beyond Covid-19

Editors: Dr. Jose Ramos, Dr. Peter Black, Professor Sohail Inayatullah, Dr. John A. Sweeney

Covid-19 has brought about a rupture in the trajectory of our societies, at the same time presenting the world with an unprecedented crisis, but also providing a point of reflection and an opening to imagine and articulate alternative futures. This book brings together 23 essays from leading scholars and thinkers from around the world, who courageously explore the existential questions that Covid-19 confronts us with, and who boldly imagine how we may navigate this crisis to create our preferred futures. This book challenges many of the core assumptions of our era, and invites us to see this moment as peculiar and transitory - and ripe with potential for change. Amid the loss and grief is the possibility for renewal, as new visions lead to experiments and new pathways.

  • Does Social Media Have Limits? Bodies of Light & the Desire for Omnipresence

Author: Dr. Camila Mozzini-Alister, University of the Sunshine Coast

The book is a vibrant investigation of a deeply human subconscious desire: the desire for omnipresence, or in a nutshell, the desire to be here, there and everywhere at the same time. Through a vigorous archaeology of the relationship between screen and mind allied with an engaging first-person narrative, the author raises awareness of the risks of becoming addicted to social media and obsessed with meditation.

  • AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future

Authors: Chen Qiufan 陈楸帆 a.k.a. Stanley Chan (with Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, author of NYT Bestseller AI Superpower)

AI will be the defining development of the twenty-first century. Within two decades, aspects of daily human life will be unrecognizable. AI is at a tipping point, and people need to wake up – both to AI’s radiant pathways and its existential perils for life as we know it.

In this provocative, utterly original work of “scientific fiction,” Kai-Fu Lee, the former president of Google China and bestselling author of AI Superpowers, joins forces with celebrated novelist Chen Qiufan to imagine our world in 2041 and how it will be shaped by AI. In ten gripping short stories, set twenty years in the future, Lee and Chen introduce readers to an array of eye-opening characters and situations. By gazing toward a not-so-distant horizon, AI 2041 offers urgent insights into our collective future—while reminding readers that, ultimately, humankind remains the author of its destiny.

13:30-14:45 - Futures "A la Carte" | Parallel Session C

In these parallel sessions, colleagues share latest research on post-pandemic futures, new or innovative future methods and interesting approaches and stories (Concurrent Sessions: Choose Your Dish)

Session C1: Co-Authoring New Cookbooks - Prepping for Disasters of Tomorrow

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What are some ingredients or "recipes for change" in cultivating disaster risk resilience, specifically in the Asia-Pacific context? What are some secret sauces that have made approaching futures particularly appealing? What certain considerations must we account for and how might we adapt our approaches to avoid replicating the kitchen disasters of years past? Join this session to explore our perceptions of disaster and how we might collectively co-author new cookbooks with flavours more palatable for the Asia-Pacific.

Companions in Co-Authorship:

  • Sachi Suzuki, JFIT Coordinator, UNESCO Jakarta Office; U-INSPIRE

  • Kwamou Eva Feukeu, Anticipation Specialist, Futures Literacy - Project Officer, UNESCO

  • Sophia Bazile, Community, Learning and Development, Futures Space | FLYP Consulting

Session C2: "Seeds of Change" – Futures Thinking: For the Youth by the Youth

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Join Futurely and the Asian Development Bank’s Youth for Asia initiative for a presentation and talk show on how futures thinking has become a vital tool for meaningful youth engagement in development programs and policy making spaces in Asia. Case studies include the use of Futures Triangle to create plausible futures for jobs and livelihoods aspirations, and Appreciative Inquiry to catalyse youth-led action to protect the Bagmati River in Nepal using KAP score method to measure behavior change for the first time; all facilitated by young people themselves.

  • Minh Nguyen, Youth Communications & Media Consultant, ADB Youth for Asia

  • Leizl Agad, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, ADB Youth for Asia

  • Avini Dixit, AI Core Team Member | Youth Advocate

  • Sadip Raj Pandey, AI Core Team Member | Youth Advocate

  • Mohsen Gul, Director of Research, Futurely


Moderator/Curator: Mr. Adam Sharpe, Founder & CEO, Futurely | Director of Learning, Metafuture

14:45-15:00 - "Palate Cleanser" - Health Break

15:00 - 16:00 - "From Farm-to-Table?" - Food Futures Provocations - From a Futures MasterChef's Cookbook

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Keynote: Mr. Luke Tay, Food Futurist, Singapore

In this session, we will look beyond present ruptures in global food security to suggest ways of thinking about, shaping and envisioning the food system’s future transformation, and the implications for food actors and stakeholders, i.e. all of us. To spur dialogue, Mr. Tay will lob some provocations on the futures of food production and sourcing in unsettled futures, technological imperatives, and possibilities for urban food systems.

Moderator: Peachie Valera, Philippines

16:00 - 17:30 - Futures "A la Carte" | Parallel Session D

In these parallel sessions, colleagues share latest research on post-pandemic futures, new or innovative future methods and interesting approaches and stories (Concurrent Sessions: Choose Your Dish)

Session D1: "Ratatouille"

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Practitioners share their distinct approaches and explore how the contribution of unique flavours serve to enhance the beautiful complexity of "Recipes for Change" in Futures and Foresight in various contexts.

  • Alessandro Fergnani, Associate Editor World Future Review and PhD Candidate, NUS Singapore

  • Dr. Annah Kyoya, Futurist, Founder/CEO, Leadership Impressions Ltd, Kenya

  • Miguel Jiménez, CEO & Founder, FFWD - Futures Intelligence and Strategic Foresight

  • Peachie Valera, Climate Reality Leader & Futures Learning Advisor, Philippines

  • Shiela R. Castillo, Independent Consultant for Foresight & Social Development, Philippines


Moderator: Scott Jordan, Executive Assistant Director of the Centre for Postnormal Policy and Futures Studies (CPPFS)

Session D2: "Food For All Recipes" - Trust and Empowered Citizens

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A brief exploration of cultural and contextual implications for life prior to, with and post-COVID. What are some use cases that promote individual and collective agency and foster the cultivation of a more (accurately) informed and empowered citizenry? What are some effective approaches rooted in cultural competence that seek to enhance the understanding of nuance and complexity in facilitators and participants alike? What are some possible and desirable futures that cultivate trust citizenship in the co-creation of more equitable, just, and sustainable post-pandemic futures for all?

  • DVL Padma Priya, Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Suno India

  • Yudhanjaya Wijeratne, Data Scientist, LIRNEasia | Worldbuilder, Sci-Fi Economics Lab | Co-Founder, Watchdog Sri Lanka

  • Prateeksha Singh, Head of Experimentation, United Nations Development Programme, Asia Pacific Regional Innovation Centre

  • Liam Mayo, Chief Executive Officer at Be | Writer | Public Speaker

Moderators: Dr. Marcus Bussey, University of the Sunshine Coast | Sophia Bazile, FLYP Consulting

End of Day 2

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Day 3: Saturday, 18 September 2021

09:00-10:45 - Saturday Culinary Institute: Practical Workshops on Futures Thinking Approaches

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Workshop 1: "Deconstructing the Myths of Mochi" - Futures Methods for Conflict Transformation

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Facilitator: Dr. Ivana Milojević, Co-Founder, Metafuture


In this workshop, we will utilize the future as a resource to transform conflict in the present moment. We will discuss how to minimize conflicts already occurring, how to prevent them from happening in the future, and how to repair relationships after they have taken place. Conflict can also be an opportunity to create something novel, something different, and in that sense, we are going to look at where we want to go rather than where we have been. When we look at the past, we get one approach. But when we go into the future which is much more open, we are in a much better position to deal with the conflict in the present moment. These are the dynamics we will discuss in the workshop, and we will utilize a number of futures tools and methods for constructive conflict transformation.

Workshop 2: "How to Become a Futures Chef" - A Participatory Workshop in Futures Literacy (70 pax)

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Moderators/Trainers: Dr. Nur Anisah Abdullah, Jesica Bastidas, Alethia Berenice Montero Baena

Join this playful and imaginative session of futures literacy where we will be exploring how we think of our cities - what is preferable, what are we trying to move away from? What’s stopping us from changing? This session will introduce the Futures Triangle to help us frame our ideas for a transformative city and express them through creative exercises to unlock our imaginations.

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Workshop 3: The Futures School: "A Sous Chef's Guide to the Natural Foresight Framework"

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Facilitators: Frank Spencer & Yvette Montero Salvatico, Co-Founders & Principals, The Futures School

The world is more complex than ever before, and old ways of developing strategy, managing change and creating innovation are no longer adequate in our landscape of accelerating and exponential change. Join the Futures School to learn how leveraging a holistic framework for thinking and acting on the future called Natural Foresight® exposes leaders and organizations to an action-based approach to building futures thinking.

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10:45-11:00 - "Palate Cleanser" - Health Break

11:00-12:00 - Special Sessions: "Cooking Up Recipes for Collective Intelligence"

Catch of the Day: "F.A.M.E.", Sergio Brodsky, Principal, Surge Advisory

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A keynote-cum-masterclass, followed by Q&A. This session will first demonstrate why fame matters and then deconstruct its foundations - namely attention, memorability, culture and participation.

Learn how each of these four components can be combined to pave a way towards awareness, recognition, appreciation and desire that is less dependent on advertising to become a part of everyday conversations, also known as the “fame effect”.

These are principles that can be applied to individuals, ideas, practices, as well as organisations, to achieve greater visibility, understanding, and becoming more attractive in the eyes of others.

Ethical Epicureanism?: Exploring the Sustainable Benefits Tourism Initiative
Dr. Michael McAllum, John Koldowski

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This session will explain the idea of the Sustainable Benefits Tourism Initiative, its application in a UNDP sponsored project in Phuket and the system transformation framework that was used. Using Miro, workshop participants will be engaged throughout in a participatory and action learning model.

Moderator/Curator: Sophia Bazile, FLYP Consulting

12:00 - 13:00 - Lunch: Al Fresco - or - Al Desko

13:00 - 14:30 - Futures "A la Carte" | Parallel Session E

In these parallel sessions, colleagues share latest research on post-pandemic futures, new or innovative future methods and interesting approaches and stories (Concurrent Workshops)

Session E1: "The Science-Fictions of Food: A More Imaginative (Dis)Course"
An Exploration of Cultural Narratives, Futurisms and Futurities

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A brief background examination of cultural hegemony across the Asia-Pacific region, colonized imaginations of the futures possible and perpetuation of some of the region’s most wicked problems. How has this been amplified in these "postnormal" pandemic times? How does this show up in speculative fiction genres? What futures are possible when we more critically consider cultural context and lesser-explored epistemologies? When we explore traditionally excluded and/or underrepresented perspectives through science-fiction? What can we learn from artistic expressions that may guide us in the co-creation of more resilient, equitable, and just post-pandemic futures in the Asia-Pacific region?

Speakers:

  • Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Founder and Leader at CoFUTURES

  • Chen Qiufan 陈楸帆 a.k.a. Stanley Chan, Chinese Speculative Fiction Writer, Translator, Creative Producer, Curator | President, World Chinese Science Fiction Association

  • Dr. Gillian Polack, Deakin University

  • TBA

Provocateur: Ali Montazami, Director, M.A. Productions | Futurist | Multi-Skill Artist |Mechanical Engineer

Moderator: Sophia Bazile, FLYP Consulting

Session E2: PhilFutures - A Window into the Futures of the Philippines (working title)

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This session will introduce Hiraya Foresight and exhibit the case of the Philippine Futures Thinking Society in democratizing futures knowledge and access through impact research, education, training and advocacy. It will explore and discuss indigenous finding ways and tools to reconceptualize foresight and its impact by fostering creativity, ethical imagination, anticipatory governance, leadership and socio-civic praxis. The Philippine Futures Thinking Society organized last year’s Asia Pacific Futures Network Conference that was attended by 700 participants and more than a hundred futurists and speakers from different parts of the world. Since then, Philfutures network and voice in the Philippines and the larger global foresight community have grown considerably if not exponentially.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Lizan Perante Calina, President, Philippine Futures Thinking Society | President, Philippine Society for Public Administration

  • Emmanuel De Guia, Resident Futurist, Senate Committee on SDGs, Innovation and Futures Thinking

  • Dr. Reginald Ugaddan, Director, National College of Public Administration University of the Philippines Diliman

Moderators: Shermon Cruz, Chair,Association of Professional Futurists

14:30-15:30 - "Break Before the Banquet"

15:30-17:00 - The Final Banquet - The Grand Finale of APFN 2021

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"A Seat at the Chef's Table"- A Keynote with a Futures Literacy MasterChef

Dr. Riel Miller, Head of Futures Literacy, UNESCO, Paris

"Lightning Talks" 3-Minute Recipes for Change by Ten Futurists from the Region and Beyond:

    1. Dr. Richard Hames, Executive Director, Centre for the Future

    2. Mr. Louis Zheng, Co-Founder FuturistCircle, Shanghai, China

    3. Dr. Muamar Hassan Salameh, Director, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Center for Futuristic Studies

    4. Dr. Mei-Mei Song, Professor, D-School, National Taiwan University

    5. Ms. Puruesh Chaudhary, Founder AGAHI and Futurist, Pakistan

    6. Dr. Kais Hammami, Director of the Center for Strategic Foresight at the Islamic World Organization for Education, Science and Culture (ICESCO)

    7. Dr. Ora-orn Poocharoen, Director at School of Public Policy, Chiang Mai University

    8. Mr. Arndt Husar, Senior Public Management Specialist (Digital Transformation), Asian Development Bank

    9. Ms. Kalyanii KL Chew, Project Advisor with AMURT Indonesia & Board Member of Ananda Marga Gurukula Inc.

    10. Dr. Jose Ramos. Participatory Futures Global Swarm

    11. Dr. Kuo-Hua Chen, Graduate Institute of Futures Studies, Tamkang University

"A Seat at the Chef's Table"- A Keynote with a Futures and Foresight MasterChef

"A Ten-Course Meal: Galactic, Civilizational, and Organizational, and Personal Dishes"

Dr. Sohail Inayatullah, Founder, Metafuture | Inaugural Chair for Futures Studies, UNESCO

Closing Remarks: Vote of Thanks and Outlook to APFN 2022

Moderators: Dr. Nur Anisah Abdullah, Tamkang University, Jost Wagner, The Change Initiative, Sophia Bazile, FLYP Consulting

17:00: Informal online gathering and celebration