Six international futurist organizations have joined forces to invite their members and the public to come online at 12 noon in their timezone to explore how they can help build a better future.
“Wherever you are in the world, you are invited at 12:00 noon [March 1st] in your time zone to join this global conversation about the future.”
(PRWEB) February 25, 2014
On March 1st, International Futures Day, six international futurist organizations will come together to conduct a 24-hour conversation about the world’s potential futures, challenges, and opportunities. This online conversation will be moving across the world with people entering and leaving the conversation whenever they want. The six organizations will provide facilitators for each of the 24 timezones as possible. In addition to The Millennium Project, they are: the Association of Professional Futurists, Club of Amsterdam, Humanity+, World Future Society, and the World Futures Studies Federation.
Two years ago Humanity+ initiated Future Day as March 1st for their members – and anyone else - to host some activity locally to celebrate a positive future brought about by accelerating technology – the focus of their organization. This year, Jerome Glenn, CEO of The Millennium Project, decided to help make it a global online event and start a new tradition that could eventually help humanity think itself together for a more beautiful future.
“Wherever you are in the world, you are invited at 12:00 noon in your timezone to click on the Future Day button at http://www.millennium-project.org or http://www.themp.org to join this global conversation about the future", says Jerome Glenn. If the limit of interactive video conference participation is reached, new arrivals will be able to see and hear, but not have their video seen and voice heard, but they can type in their questions and comments at: https://twitter.com/MillenniumProj that the facilitators can read live in the video conference. As people drop out, new video slots will open up. “This is an open, no-agenda discussion about the future, but in general people will be encouraged to share their ideas about how to build a better future,” notes Jerome Glenn.
The contacts for the leaders of the collaborating organizations are:
Association of Professional Futurists, Cindy Frewen, Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
Club of Amsterdam: Felix B Bopp, Chairman email@example.com
Humanity+: Adam Ford, Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
The Millennium Project, Jerome Glenn, CEO, Jerome.Glenn@Millennium-Project.org
World Future Society: Tim Mack, President email@example.com
World Futures Studies Federation, Jennifer Gidley, President firstname.lastname@example.org