Magazine article The Futurist

WorldFuture 2008: Seeing the Future through New Eyes

Magazine article The Futurist

WorldFuture 2008: Seeing the Future through New Eyes

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July 26-28, 2008 * Hilton Washington * Washington, D.C.

Preconference Courses July 25 and 26

Professional Members' Forum July 29, 2008

"In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists," said writer Eric Hoffer.

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Who could dispute that the times in which we live are indeed times of change, that the willingness to cast aside assumptions, explore new frontiers of knowledge, and learn has never been more important than it is today?

In this spirit, the World Future Society invites you to register for WorldFuture 2008: Seeing the Future Through New Eyes. The annual conference of the World Future Society will be held July 26-28 at the Hilton Washington in Washington, D.C.

For the past 40 years, the annual conferences of the World Future Society have drawn the world's most important minds and visionaries. Previous conference attendees have included future U.S. President Gerald Ford, Tennessee's then-senator and future U.S. Vice President Al Gore Jr., scientist and inventor Buckminster Fuller, pioneering feminist author Betty Friedan, U.S. Comptroller General David M. Walker, and scientist and inventor Ray Kurzweil.

The 2007 conference in Minneapolis was a truly global affair, with presenters and attendees from around the world sharing insights and solutions on the key issues of the day. Building on that success, WorldFuture 2008 promises to be an invaluable experience. Some of the finest minds in the world will gather in Washington to discuss issues of importance to us all, such as:

* Futures Methodologies

* Tools/Processes

* Technology/Science

* Resources/Environment

* Health/Wellness Futures

* Governance/Communities

* Social/Cultural Trends

* Values/Spirituality

With more than 100 workshops and informative sessions offered by the most forward-looking leaders in business, science, and government, WorldFuture 2008 is one learning opportunity you can't afford to miss.

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Register using the form on the following page, call 1-800-989-8274, or simply go online, www.wfs.org.

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