Posts Tagged ‘The Futures Lab’

TFL opens office in Rijeka, Croatia

We are very pleased to introduce our new office in Rijeka, Croatia. The office will run under the leadership of Futurist Helga Veigl who will be responsible for the continuing development of our European foresight consulting business, and where necessary liaise through our sister company in London, Your Future (London). It will take the lead on projects both for our main company, The Futures Lab, Inc. and its subsidiary, the FutureXperience Lab.

The Futures Lab, Inc is a world-renowned foresight consultancy, founded in 1996 in Antwerp, Belgium and London. In view of the sudden growth in the US and global business at the time, the head office moved to Austin, TX, USA in 2000, and subsequently to Atlanta, GA in 2010. Between 2000 and today, The Futures Lab, Inc has increased its global coverage through a network of offices and partners in London, Beijing, Mexico City, Santiago (Chile), Tokyo and Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

We consider ourselves to be in the future potential business. We use a unique six-stage foresight process to create the future for leading companies, institutions and associations around the globe. Our clients have included Microsoft, Intel, Kellogg’s, Ford, Nissan, Philips, Fiat, Shell, Coca Cola, MTV, AKZO-Nobel, Nestle, Henkel, GSK, Clear Channel, Hugo Boss, Intercontinental Hotels, Nokia, AEM, IAEE, etc. The client endorsements on our website speak for themselves. We are best known for creating revolutionary futures that successfully leverage discontinuous change and its unexpected opportunities. We are staffed with practicing futurists, strategists and technologists, with deep rooted relationships with leading universities and a network of industry experts and forward-thinkers. We are members of the Association of Professional Futurists.

Our subsidiary, the FutureXperience Lab was formed 11 years ago in Austin, TX and has created “living the future” events for organizations as varied as Intel and AEM as well as large-scale experiential events for SXSW and conferences at leading universities.

We believe that our European business will be better served by having a European base and we look forward to having an opportunity to discuss how we can take your operations into a highly successful and profitable future.

TFL’s President, Derek Woodgate to speak at the World Learning Summit 2016 in Norway

TFL’s President, Derek Woodgate will speak and be a panelist at the World Learning Summit 2016, which will be held on 14th-16th June in Kristiansand, Norway. Amongst o26823_109047562455115_100000496162647_196872_5754057_nther subjects, Derek will discuss STEAM-based projects, as well as the potential impact of emerging multimedia technologies on the future of experiential learning.

Keynotes include: Peter Norvig, Chief scientist at Google, who pioneered the first MOOC, Michael Shanks, professor of Archeology at Stanford University and a long-time participant in various Stanford centers and labs focused on design, digital media, and technology and Keith Devlin is the Executive Director of H-Star Institute at Stanford University.

The Summit is the 6th annual conference meeting, promising to be a valuable event for academics, entrepreneurs and education leaders interested in the changing landscape of learning and education. Together we will explore the lifelong learning arc for those across the globe, and the role of networks and community in that journey. 

The event is hosted and convened by the Future Learning Lab international research network – in collaboration withNorwegian Trade Association/Abelia, the City of Kristiansand, Norwegian School of Business, Oslo StartUp Lab, Oslo EdTech, Digin, Aftenposten, The Freedom of Speech Foundation, and the Arkivet Peace FoundationConference host is University of Agder in South Norway, in collaboration with the HStar Institute at Stanford University

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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TFL lands foresight project for the International Association of Exhibitions and Events

The Futures Lab, Inc. has been awarded a foresight project to explore and develop strategic direction for the IAEE.

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Organized in 1928 as the National Association of Exposition Managers to represent the interests of trade show and exposition managers, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ is today the leading association for the global exhibition industry. Today IAEE represents over 9,500 individuals in over 50 countries who conduct and support exhibitions around the world.

Over 50 percent of IAEE’s members are directly involved in the planning, management, and production of exhibitions and buyer-seller events. The remainder of IAEE’s membership consists of those who provide products and services to the industry.

In addition to our foresight expertise, TFL’s experience in the events industry through it subsidiary, The Future Entertainment and Events Lab (FEEL) will provide additional insights into the potential for the Association and the industry.

How Economic Transformation will Reset the American Dream!

Here is a podcast of an interview Derek Woodgate gave on Inkandescent Radio.

http://inkandescentradio.com/podcasts/136/futurist-derek-woodgate-explains-how-economic-transformation-will-reset-the-american-dream

Inkandescent’s Hope Katz Gibbs interviews TFL’s Derek Woodgate on multiple aspects of the future

 

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Below is the link to the Podcast of  Derek Woodgate speaking on multiple aspects of the future including:

  • The Futures Lab—what it is, why he started it, and what the organization is working on today.
  • The big companies he’s worked with, and how the research he’s done for them played out in their business and society at large.
  • His work on the Future of Play—and how it impacts small businesses.
  • His books, including your newest, Future Flow to be published this year.
  • And, the emerging issues that small business owners need to be aware of.

http://inkandescentradio.com/podcasts/136/futurist-derek-woodgate-explains-how-economic-transformation-will-reset-the-american-dream

Enjoy.

Derek Woodgate appears in documentary on the Future of Zagreb, Croatia

Our President, Derek Woodgate will appear in a new documentary directed by renowned Croatian Director Tomislav Perica (Five Women, Late Lunch, etc.) about the Future of Zagreb, Croatia,

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The film will include interviews with leading dignitaries from Zagreb including: Croatian President Ivo Josipovic,  writer  and academic Predrag Matvejević, Choreographer Milko Sparenblek, award-winning author  Julijana Matananović, and Maximo Estupinan Hurtado leader of the Croatian band Cubismo…

Derek’s inclusion is not only due to his role as a  internationally renowned futurist, but also because he spent a large part of his life living in Croatia, where he gained his Masters in Political Economics from the University of Zagreb, a city he considers home.

Researchers grow 3D human brain tissues

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Inkandescent Radio’s Hope Katz Gibbs interviews TFL’s Derek Woodgate on multiple aspects of the future!

 

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Below is the link to the Podcast of our Derek Woodgate speaking on multiple aspects of the future including:

  • The Futures Lab—what it is, why he started it, and what the organization is working on today.
  • The big companies he’s worked with, and how the research he’s done for them played out in their business and society at large.
  • His work on the Future of Play—and how it impacts small businesses.
  • His books, including your newest, Future Flow to be published this year.
  • And, the emerging issues that small business owners need to be aware of.

http://inkandescentradio.com/podcasts/136/futurist-derek-woodgate-explains-how-economic-transformation-will-reset-the-american-dream

Enjoy.

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