Day 3: Saturday Morning Menu

During the APFN, we are offering a number of participatory workshops with a focus on learning and sharing.

Saturday morning promises to be exceptional with three distinct experiences curated for you.

Please note:

Some of these workshops may require separate registration.

"Deconstructing the Myths of Mochi"
Futures Thinking and Conflict Transformation

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

What's in store...

In Conflict? Futures Methods for Conflict Transformation

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.

Dr. Ivana Milojević

Dr. Ivana Milojević /'ivana 'milɔɪevitʃ/ is a researcher, writer and educator with a trans-disciplinary professional background in sociology, education, gender, peace and futures studies. Since the mid 1990s, she has delivered speeches and facilitated workshops for governmental institutions, international associations, and non-governmental organizations in many countries.

She was previously a professor at a number of universities (The University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia (Adjunct Professor, 2009-2015), University of Novi Sad, Serbia (Visiting Professor, 2008-2019) and Tamkang University, Taiwan (Visiting Professor, 2015)). In 2016-2017 she led the foresight unit at the Centre for Strategic and Policy Studies, Brunei Darussalam. She is currently the Director of
Metafuture, a global think-tank and Metafuture School, an online platform for futures courses.

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

Facilitators: Dr. Nur Anisah Abdullah, Jesica Bastidas, Alethia Berenice Montero Baena

What's in store...


Join us for a playful imaginative session of futures literacy!


At this workshop, 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? We will introduce the Futures Triangle to help us frame our ideas for a transformative city.

Can you think on your feet, role-play, and improvise with performance and storytelling? You will learn to use creative exercises to loosen up our imagination and communication skills, such as speed writing and improvising a news broadcast.

Let your “ridiculous” and weird ideas flow — they are the best!

We shall meet on Zoom [ a link will be sent via email after registration]

We would love to see you in action — active participation is required.

During the workshop we will be using the MIRO board for collaborative discussion, and it would be easier to work using a laptop or a tablet. Get ready and see you soon!

We welcome those who are new to Futures Studies, emerging futurists, and budding facilitators.


Workshop Objectives


At the end of the workshop, participants will have…

Ability to talk about what thinking about the future means

Ability to use our imagination to think about the future

Ability to use our brain and language to describe what we think and how we think


Limited spaces: 70 reservations available

Register Now! Take me to How to Become A Futures Chef Ticketing Page

Dr. Nur Anisah Abdullah

Dr. Anisah is affiliated with the Graduate Institute of Futures Studies, Tamkang University. She founded Futures Sandbox, an independent non-profit community learning platform for Futures Studies which serves as an initiative for transformative action learning and youth development. She teaches and supervises MBA foresight and strategy module and research projects.

Alethia Berenice Montero Baena

Director Hub Mexico, Executive Board

Core Team Member, Teach the Future

Forward Theater Pioneer & Psychoprospective Co-Creator

Personal Futures Adviser & Experience Creator

WFSF Executive Board Member

Jesica Bastidas

Executive Board & Core Team Member at Mi Calle, Nuestra Calle, a social innovation lab with gender perspective.

Jesica Bastidas specializes in clown and creative facilitation.

Finds humor as a powerful tool for edutainment, criticism and community work.


Mixes Participatory Futures and Gender Perspective to work with a community of women, in order to run speculative experiments at their public spaces.


She believes humor should be taken seriously and Futures Literacy more playfully.

"A Sous Chef's Guide to the Natural Foresight Framework"
The Futures School
Facilitators: Frank Spencer & Yvette Montero Salvatico, Co-Founders & Principals, The Futures School

What's in store...

The Futures School leverages a holistic framework for thinking and acting on the future called Natural Foresight®. 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. Natural Foresight® exposes leaders and organizations to an action-based approach to building futures thinking. This framework includes foresight tools such as environmental scanning, assumption and bias modeling and scenario development, but is organized in an adaptive, resilient and transformative approach that has been successfully implemented by organizations around the world.

Frank Spencer

Frank is the Co-Founder and Principal at The Futures School – a global foresight, innovation, and strategic design learning ecosystem.


Holding a Master of Arts in Strategic Foresight from Regent University, and with 20+ years of business and academic practice in the field of foresight, he has created a portfolio of unique concepts, approaches and methodologies that have influenced practitioners and institutions around the world.


Frank holds memberships in the World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF) and Association for Professional Futurists (APF), and has worked to “democratize the future” through speaking, writing, training and consulting in more than 25+ countries.

Yvette Montero Salvatico

Holding a bachelor’s degree in Finance and an MBA from the University of Florida, Yvette has over 15 years of corporate experience with large, multi-national firms such as Kimberly-Clark and The Walt Disney Company.


Before co-founding The Futures School, she led the effort to establish the Future Workforce Insights division at the Walt Disney Company.