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Derek Woodgate to be the keynote at Læringsfestivalen in Trondheim 8-9th May 2017

 

The title of his presentation is: How future multimedia will augment student interaction, engagement and collaboration

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Finally the Tech Experience of a Lifetime

After two years of working on the full foresight project, conceptualization and content development for the AEM Tech Experience at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 in Las Vegas, we finally got to see the event in its full splendor. While The Futures Lab conceptualized the event, created the theming and content framework, AEM members, universities, institutions and even the Government provided the content, which was beautifully integrated into Jack Morton designs and brought to life by GES.

Covering four major themes: Imagine What’s Next in Infrastructure, Intelligent Jobsite, Workforce and Additive Manufacturing, the event displayed a fantastic vision of both the near, mid-term and further out future, boasting amazing advances in Hyperloop, a fully 3D printed excavator, the HeroX competition for Infrastructure 2050, a drone cage and a full mission control set–up for an intelligent worksite, supported by emerging developments in everything from self-healing asphalt and solar roads to a broad array of intelligent systems for site management, data analysis and fleet/resource interaction, including robotics, AI and HMI. There were a number of advanced 3D VR training systems, communications interfaces and our own “Future Job Kiosk” developed together with our partners in Hungary under the supervision of TFL associate, Helga Veigl.

The Tech Experience also boasted dozens of daily presentations at the Tech Experience theater, with the presentation by astronauts, twin brothers, Mark and Scott being a major draw, along with Wayne Rapp, Director of Manufacturing at Hyperloop One and D’Arcy Salzmann, Senior Director, Strategy, Microsoft HoloLens & Studio Manager, Future Bureau, Microsoft.

Smart Roads Technologies

The World’s 3D Printed Escavator

Mission Control for Fully Integrated Intelligent Worksite

Future Jobs Kiosk

Drone Zone

3D Printer Used for the Escavator

2050 HeroX Infrastructure Challenge Finalists

Fully Connected Worksite

Intelligent Machine Control

Tech Experience Pavilions

Solar Road Tiles

Additive Manufacturing

Tech Experience Conceptualizer and Designer

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TFL on CNTV

 

Our President, Derek Woodgate gave a 20 minute interview for CNTV on TFL’s involvement in the creation and development of the Tech Experience at CONEXPO-CON-AGG 2017 in Las Vegas. He also talked about the show production and future learning for show producers.

 

TFL’s President Derek Woodgate Making Sense of the Future of Learning

TFL’s President, Derek Woodgate participated in a two-day workshop titled “Making Sense of the Future of learning,” designed for higher education leaders and innovators to explore implications raised by KnowledgeWorks’ new ten-year forecast, “The Future of Learning: Education in an Era of Partners in Code.”

The workshop took place at Sparkspace and produced a number of exciting insights about future potential for education and learning.

The workshop was organized by Cincinnati-based social enterprise, KnowledgeWorks, http://www.knowledgeworks.org/- an organization that explores the future of learning to help education leaders and innovators anticipate change, explore strategic possibilities and identify ways of creating better opportunities for all learners.

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FEEL wins exciting project

Our Future Entertainment and Events Lab  – FEEL – (www.thesenseevent.com) has won an exciting project to create, curate and produce the Annual Gathering for the Association of Professional Futurists. More news to follow!

Happy 2015

As The Futures Lab enters its 19th year of operation, I am pleased to report that 2014 was both a very successful and transformative year.

On the foresight consulting front we undertook some exciting projects both directly and through our sister company in London (Your Future (London) and our satellite offices. These included foresight work for Kelloggs, AKZO-Nobel, Phillips, the BBC, Intercontinental Hotels and Whitbread amongst others.

Then there was the expansion and consolidation of our Future Entertainment and Events Lab (FEEL)(previously Plutopia Productions) www.thesenseevent.com, where we created, curated and produced STEAM³ – The Future of Education,a conference and interactive playground, which was held in March at the University of Texas’s Commons Learning Center. www.steam3.com. We will be holding a similar event together with Georgia State University in September 2015.

We also added a non-profit arm LIFE (Learning Innovations in Future of Education) www.http://livinglearning.co/, which besides being very involved with the STEAM³ event, undertook to create a fully self-contained mobile learning course on The Future of Mobile Learning for the University of Adger in Norway, with our President, Derek Woodgate as the class instructor and Maggie Duval, the Chair of LIFE providing all the back end design and set up. Derek Woodgate has since been made an Adjunct Professor at the University of Adger and will be teaching a Future of Media course in Spring 2015. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgia State University, where he teaches The Future of Entertainment and Learning through The Futures Lab’s foresight process. Also in 2014, Maggie Duval, taught at the Skybridge Academy in Austin.

TFL’s focus over the past decade has been firmly placed on the future of entertainment and media, education, culture and new communities. Consequently, Derek Woodgate has continued to be in wide demand to speak on these subjects and 2014 was no exception with a keynote role at the MMC and numerous engagements at conferences and universities.

2015 has already set off at a whirl and we are anticipating another exciting, successful year and wish you all the same.

 

Derek Woodgate

President

 

 

STEAM3homeThe Futures Lab, Inc. presents

For this unique two-day event held in Austin, TX we’ve assembled some of the world’s foremost experts in the field of future education as well as the most innovative and immersive demonstrations and exhibits of emerging educational technologies!

Special topics to include alternative approaches to education,avatars for learning, education is art, art is education, and more!

The event itself is only the beginning of our journey. It will continue through a number of similar events that we are planning for Atlanta, GA, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and Manchester, UK, as well as through an online post-event portal and virtual and in-person salons. 

Who is it for?

  • Educators
  • Artists
  • Instructional designers
  • Makers
  • Learning content creators
  • Mobile development designers
  • 3D/Virtual world designers
  • Researchers
  • Students
  • Parents/General public
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Innovators

The Future of Creatives: Thriving in a DIY Economy: A FREE Salon/Discussion Monday, September 30, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (CDT) Austin, TX

https://futurecreatives.eventbrite.com/

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How creatives define work and career in the emerging economy is undergoing an undeniably huge sea change.  If we’re going to do our ourselves and our children a favor, we need to wrap our brains around and collaborate on new ideas to embrace and surf this change or be overwhelmed by it.

Please join our CEO, Maggie Duval of Learning Innovations in Future Education (LIFE) for a spirited salon this Monday, September 30th, to dialogue on how we tackle this. Her special guests will include Jennifer Bullard and Billy Joe Cain from the Captivate Conference and the Independent Game Developers Association (IGDA)Teri Sperry of Alt.Ed AustinAriel Miller of Skybridge Academy and a few surprise guests. The event is FREE and snacks and wine/sparkling water will be provided, but you MUST RSVP at Eventbrite so that we have a good idea of numbers to buy for.

Topics to be explored include:

What constitutes this emerging economy?
What is the “DIY culture?”
Seven careers in one lifetime”: reality or oft-quoted myth

How do I, as a creative, even hope to keep up with the rapid-fire changes in tech development?

How do I remain relevant?

How can I support my child in finding the best educational options that will give them what they need to thrive in this new economy?
Again, this is a FREE event. Please join us for lively and stimulating conversation, wine and refreshments at Skybridge Academy, on their campus at the Stunt Ranch.

Who would enjoy this?

Creatives (artists, writers, musicians, programmers, actors, etc.)
Students who want to have a career (or two plus) in this realm.
Parents who want to help their kids achieve their dream career(s) in the creative industries.

  • What constitutes this emerging economy?

STEAM3

 

Steam3
Our FEEL (Future Entertainment and Events Lab) Division has joined forces with our LIFE (Learning   Innovations in Future Education) Division t create STEAM Cubed – a future-focused sense event to explore and develop multiple-dimensional, immersive approaches to the future of education. The event will feature prominent international speakers, panels, workshops, demonstrations, make labs, collaborative design, immersive and interactive installations, entertainment, exhibitions and a technology faire.

It will provide a comprehensive look into the future of experiential learning, focusing on critical developments that will redefine education over the next decade.

For further information contact: Maggie Duval, CEO FEEL and LIFE at mduval@futures-lab.com or on 512 484 9769.

www. futures-lab.com and www.STEAM3.com

 

TFL Presence at the 10th Annual APF Gathering in Orlando, FL and Austin Mini Maker Faire

935267_10152361868731393_222724713_nThe Futures Lab, Inc. is proud to announce that it is a sponsor for the 10th Annual APF (Association of Professional Futurists) Gathering in Orlando, FL. 2nd – 4th May 2013. The even titled Play: Simulation, Games, The Future will include visits to the Institute for Simulation and Training as well as to The Department of Defense’s Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative Lab. The Conference will conclude with The Simtacular, an immersive experience, in which the participants will bring to life the theories and ideas explored throughout the Gathering.

http://www.profuturists.com/events?eventId=613998&EventViewMode=EventDetails

We are also sponsors of the Austin Mini Maker Faire on May 5th at the Palmer Events Center in Austin, TX. You’ll catch us at booth 39 where we will be talking up our new divisions, educational arm Learning Innovations in Future Education (LIFE) and “sense event” production arm, Future Entertainment and Events Lab. FEEL and LIFE CEO Maggie Duval will be on hand to answer questions The booth will feature a video called “The Future is Ours to Create”  conceived and directed by Derek Woodgate, who is also a speaker at the event – his talk is The Future of Education: Collaborative Maker Spaces as Transformative, Experiential Classrooms.

The Futures Lab, Inc.

391 17th Street NW,
Unit 3011
Atlanta, GA 30363, USA

1-678 595 3302

dwoodgate@futures-lab.com
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