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10–12 June 2020, Helsinki, Finland The 21st Futures Conference will be organised on a theme ‘Learning Futures – Futures of Learning’ in co-operation with the Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI).  > Conference website The forthcoming Futures Conference 2020 will focus on questions such as: How can the field of Futures Studies contribute to rethinking…

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12−13 June 2019, Turku, Finland The 20th Futures Conference was organised under the theme ‘Constructing Social Futures – Sustainability, Responsibility and Power’ during 12−13 of June 2019 in Logomo, Turku, Finland. During the two conference day we hosted about 280 participants from 29 different countries and had the most impressive programme containing: 4 keynote speeches,…

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13–14 June 2018 in Tampere, Finland The 19th Futures Conference ‘Energizing Futures – Sustainable Development and Energy in Transition’ emphasized opportunities and challenges related to the need for building and critically evaluating capabilities necessary for sustainable futures. To understand the challenges of the ongoing energy transition process, we need multidisciplinary, multi-level and time-variant analysis of…

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12–13 June 2017 in Turku, Finland To understand the challenges of our time, we need systems thinking to grasp the complexity of our world. At its core is to see the inter-relationships rather than linear cause-and-effect chains, and in seeing processes of change rather than snapshots. All futures studies are ultimately connected to a systems…

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11−12 June 2015 in Turku, Finland This 17th International Futures Conference was organised by the Finland Futures Research Centre and the Finland Futures Academy in co-operation with World Futures Studies Federation, Otava Folk High School Co-Operative Society, The Finnish Society for Futures Studies and Turku University of Applied Sciences. This conference gathered together 260 participants from 33 different countries. During…

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11-12 June 2014, Helsinki, Finland How does climate change influence our understanding of the future? How can we contribute to creating desirable but possible futures in the era of climate change? The Finland Futures Research Centre’s 16th Annual International Conference ‘Sustainable Futures in a Changing Climate’ focused on presenting current future-oriented research on different aspects…

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6–7 June 2013 Turku, Finland What could the futures of food look like? How will consumers need and value food? What are the environmental impacts of food system? What kinds of trade-offs and synergies will there be between the increasing demand for food and bioenergy? Where will our food come from? What methods and theoretical…

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