Magazine article The Futurist

WorldFuture 2006: Creating Global Strategies for Humanity's Future

Magazine article The Futurist

WorldFuture 2006: Creating Global Strategies for Humanity's Future

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The Annual Conference of the World Future Society * July 28-30, 2006

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel * Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Be part of an exciting international dialogue on the future this summer in Toronto! The World Future Society invites you to WorldFuture 2006: Creating Global Strategies for Humanity's Future, this year's annual conference. At WorldFuture 2006, you'll have the opportunity to network and collaborate with over 1,000 of the finest minds from around the world concerning some of the most important topics facing humanity today.

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The sessions and presentations at this year's conference will provide a provocative and detailed portrait of the major trends influencing our future. The following is a sampling of already confirmed sessions:

* The Chaos Point: The World at the Crossroads

* The Rapidly Changing Role of Women Across the Globe

* Smart Technologies: How Built-In Intelligence Will Transform Business and Society

* The Future of Risk and Emergency Management in Global Security

* Open Knowledge + Groupware: Communities of Collaboration and Global Prosperity

* Foresight, Creativity, and Learning: Planning and Building Your Local Future

* Terraforming Planet Earth: The New Environmentalism

* The Future of Global Financial Services

* The Second Wind: Recareering Instead of Retirement

* Corporate Foresight: The US and European Experience

* Achieving Universal Health Coverage: Country by Country .... and more!

And the list of speakers and presenters grows every day. Recently confirmed speakers include:

* Don Beck, founder, Center for Human Emergence; co-founder, National Values Center; CEO, Spiral Dynamics Group; principal, Institute for Values and Culture; co-author, The Crucible: Forging South Africa's Future, Denton, Texas.

* Don Bone, corporate director of science and technology, Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

* Honorable Kelly Carnes, president and CEO, TechVision 21; former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Technology Policy, Washington D.C.

* Annette Gardner, academic specialist, Institute for Health Policy Research, University of California, San Francisco, California.

* Giorgio Gaviraghi, executive vice president, Mars Society Italia, Milan, Italy.

* Ray Kurzweil, award-winning inventor and high-tech entrepreneur; founder, Kurzweil Technologies, Inc. …

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