The Annual Conference of the World Future Society: July 29-31, 2005 * Chicago Hilton and Towers Chicago, Illinois
TOOLS FOR BETTER FORESIGHT, INNOVATION, AND STRATEGY
From global warming to nanotech, WorldFuture 2005 will examine futures at all scales, great and small, near and far, young and old. The goal is to offer the greatest possible skill-developing and future-enriching experience for all participants, whatever their backgrounds and interests. Among the topics that will be covered in the 100-plus sessions:
* Nanotechnology: Science, Technology, Commerce, and the Environment
* An Engineer's Vision of Utopia
* Introducing Young People to the Future
* Redefining Retirement for the Twenty-First Century
* Emerging Trends in Crime and Terrorism
* Foresight in State Government
Because of its potentially enormous impacts, nanotechnology will be the focus of a special preconference symposium--an extra-fee event you won't want to miss. Chaired by Raj Bawa, adjunct assistant professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the symposium will explore the multidisciplinary nature of nanotech, with stimulating presentations by scientists, economists, attorneys, academics, and analysts.
Among the outstanding futurists and experts who have committed to speaking at WorldFuture 2005 are:
* William Bainbridge of the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C.
* Gary Boone, research manager at Accenture Technology Labs in Palo Alto, California.
* Ken Dychtwald, founder, president, and CEO of Age Wave.
* Sohail Inayatullah, professor at Tamkang University, Taiwan.
* Eric Isaacs, director of Argonne National Laboratory's Center for Nanoscale Materials.
* Philip Kotler of Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
* Jane Kusiak, senior policy advisor to the Governor of Virginia.
* Frederik Pohl, award-winning science-fiction writer.
* Edie Weiner, president of Weiner, Edrich, Brown, Inc., in New York City.
For the latest information on speakers, visit the official WorldFuture 2005 Web site, www.wfs.org/2005main. …