Archive for the ‘Maggie Duval’ Category
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.
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
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 Austin, Ariel 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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or on 512 484 9769.
www. futures-lab.com and www.STEAM3.com
The 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.
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.