WELCOME TO THE FUTURE
..EMERGING ALL AROUND US NOW
At The Futures Forum, we believe that the key to creating sustainable futures is the ability of decision makers to understand the dynamics of change for organizations, institutions and communities, at the local, national and global levels. Whether addressing the challenge of deciding on new technology investment for a company, or city, or country; or the challenge of exploring policy options for an industry sector, managing the complex decisions that frame the future, requires skilful strategic foresight.
Through our for-profit arm SAGIENT FUTURES LLC, we add value to our clients by supporting the strategy creation process through the use of foresight tools and processes in the strategic thinking component of strategic planning. By combining the skills of sustainabilty engineering, technology assessment, technology foresight and artistry of storytelling, our strategic foresight practice is aimed at developing the capacities of individuals, organizations and communities to succeed, and to create thriving and sustainable futures.
WHAT WE THINK?
PUBLICATIONS, PODCASTS, PARTICIPATE
HOW WE HELP?
FORESIGHT FOR THE GREATER GOOD
SUSTAINABILITY LEARNING CAFE
Minding the SDGs for Business
The expectation is that the business sector will play a critical role in helping the world to live more sustainably by playing its part to achieve the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for Agenda 2030. But with 17 SDGs and 169 targets, how do you know where to start?
Each industry has its own dynamics and opportunities and constraints. You'll want your business to align with the SDGs so that it makes an impact that helps to achieve the goals - locally, nationally and, if possible, globally.
There's much to consider not only for the country or countries you currently operate in, but also your supply chain, and the future strategy to enter new markets and territories.
Reach out for help in creating a sustainable future through benchmarking the SDGs.
SUSTAINABILITY FOR THE GLOBAL COMMONS
Engineering the SDGs
Engineers are vital to ensuring we make the transition to a circular and regenerative economy. Each of the 17 global sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the would-be goal SDG 18 SPACE FOR ALL can only be realized by changing the design paradigm for all engineers?
The Futures Forum is active in driving this paradigm shift through its work on Sustainability Engineering Literacy Initiative (SELI). Through partnerships and engagements with organizations like International Federation of Engineering Education Societies and Engineering for One Planet.
If your organization or company is looking to get on board with Engineering the SDGs, lets have a conversation. Reach out for help.
OUR FUTURES JOURNEYS
COME TIME TRAVEL WITH US
17-18 FARM THE FUTURE
22 - AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY ASSOCIATION
6-8 - WORLD SPACE WEEK
5 - JAMAICA CUSTOMER SERVICE CONFERENCE
5 - AfCONSAT - Workshop
28-30 - CBC- Annual Legislative Conference - BOOKFest
22- SPACE FOR THE SDGS - online
25 - EARTHSHIFT GLOBAL WEBINAR
12 - INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY IDEAFEST - Jamaica
3 - IMAGINE JAMAICA Workshop
20- INTERNATIONAL MOON DAY - Online
30 - INTERNATIONAL ASTEROID DAY - Online
21 - INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS DAY
6-8 ANALOG ASTRONAUT CONFERENCE - Arizona
21-23 INTL GIRLS IN ICT DAY - Online
12 - INTL HUMAN FLIGHT DAY -Online
9-11 VOICING HERSTORY: Future Sense Podcast on Futures of Women
4 - WORLD ENGINEERING DAY: Future Sense Podcast
1- WORLD FUTURES DAY:Guest Host
SIGNIFYING FUTURES: Futures Forum Podcast Special Online
THE FUTURE OF THE AMERICAN DREAM: Measuring What Matters
FEED YOUR FUTURES INTELLIGENCE...
NEED HELP IN SEEING THE FUTURE OF YOUR COMPANY? PRODUCT? COMMUNITY?
Let us help you bring your future to life by "Storifying Your Foresight!"
Bringing award-winning writing and performance skills to bringing life to your scenarios of the future and your world
YOUR STORIES MATTER! GIVE THEM VOICE!
ASK US HOW...
MOON RUNNINGS! The Life & Times of My Life as the First Jamaican on the Moon circa 2038
Moon Runnings! is a one-woman storytelling show set in 2038, written and performed by Dr. Claire A. Nelson, who is an award winning playwright.
Book her now to bring this fast-paced tale which explores the future of humanity through the lens of the space frontier, and how we share the future of space as well as how we meet the challenge of global sustainability through the eyes of the 'first' Jamaican on the moon. This can be a participatory performance if desired.
This video features Dr. Nelson as a Hologram performing MOON RUNNGS! at the EMERGE Festival of the Future at Arizona State University on April 29, 2016. MOON RUNNINGS! was performed both live and in hologram. MOON RUNNINGS! tells the story of life on Lunarville, the First Jamaican on the Moon, and explores the issues of How We Share Our Future against the backdrop of the Race for Space.
Live... as a Hologram
We all have a story to share. I was the first Jamaican on the Moon.