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Past Activities (in chronological order)

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From left: Jim DATOR (WFSF President 1990-1993), Jennifer GIDLEY (WFSF President 2009-2013, 2013- ), Johan GALTUNG (WFSF President 1974-1977) WFSF 21st World Conference and 40th Anniversary Dinner,

Bucharest, Romania, June 27, 2013.

WFSF 21st World Conference and General Assembly Global Research and Social Innovation: Transforming Futures. June 26-28, 2013, Bucharest, Romania in partnership with the Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding.

WFSF 40th Anniversary, 27th June, Bucharest, Romania.

WFSF General Assembly and Regional Seminar, Civilization Futures: A New Assignment for Futures Researchers? Bollwiller, France,  June 5- 6, 2009

WFSF XX World Conference and General Assembly, Transitions: Encouraging Emerging Worlds, Trollhättan, Sweden, June 30-July 3, 2008

WFSF XIX World Conference and General Assembly, Futures Generation for Futures Generations, Budapest, Hungary, 2005. Introduction by Eleanora Masini. (Collections of Pictures of Budapest 2005 Conference on Picasa)

Budapest Futures Summer Course, August 16-23, 2003, Action for the Future, held at the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration in conjunction with WFSF and funded by UNESCO.

WFSF XVIII World Conference And General Assembly: Futures of Humanity around the Oceans Kure City, Japan, November 13-16, 2002.

WFSF XVII World Conference and General Assembly: Many cultures, One World: Globalisation and Local Development, Brasov, Romania, September 5-9, 2001.

WFSF XVI World Conference and General Assembly: Futures of Diversity: Celebrating Life and Complexities in the Next 100 Years. Bacolod, Philippines, December 5-8, 1999

Budapest Futures Course: The Youth for A Better And Less Selfish Future. Budapest University of Economic Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, August 7 to 19, 1999

WFSF XV World Conference and General Assembly: Global Conversations: What You and I Can Do for Future Generations. Brisbane, Australia, September - October 1997

WFSF Nordic Regional Symposium: The Future of the Welfare State: Futures Methodologies. Reykjavik, Iceland, 20-22 March 1997

Series of futures workshops and seminars held by WFSF members at Queensland University of Technology in conjunction with the Communication Centre

WFSF Regional Seminar: Approaches to Sustainable Development: Problems of the Baltic Region, Europe and the Globe. St Petersburg, Russia, July 1996

Asia-Pacific Futures Course: An Introduction to Futures Studies Visioning for the Future and Educational Perspectives. Malaysia, June 1996

Creating a 21st Century Philippines - Futures in Education and Futures of Education. Philippines, September 1996, workshop in conjunction with the Philippines Futuristics Society.

Futures in Education. Malaysia, December 1995, workshop in association with the IKD and the Malaysian Ministry of Education.

The Futures of Universities. Australia, November 1995 (in conjunction with WFSF), workshop at Southern Cross University.

WFSF XIV World Conference and General Assembly: Futures Beyond Poverty. Nairobi, Kenya in July 1995.
(See paper by Heiner Benking on "The Optics of Ethics" presented at the above conference)

(See also paper by Heiner Benking on "Robust Paths to Global Stability" presented at the above conference)

Ecofuture: A Road to Catastrophe or to Noosphere? Russia, March 1995 (in conjunction with WFSF) II International Kondratieff Conference: Kondratieff Ideals and Dynamics of Society on the Border-line of the III Millennium. VII Interdisciplinary Discussion. 

Asia-Pacific Futures Course: An Introduction to Futures Studies Futures of Peace: Civilizations, Structures &;Visions. Philippines, November 1994.

The Problems of the New Europe: Society and International Relations. International Summer School, held in conjunction with the Italian Sociological Association, Gorizia, Italy, September 1994

European Futures Studies Course: Futures of Communication. Andorra, 1994.

Futures Visioning for South East Asia: Some Early Warning Signals. Penang, Malaysia, September 1994, in association with the Institute of Policy Research (Institute Kajian Dasar).

The 2nd Futures-Creating Seminar: Non-Linear and Chaos-Theoretic Thinking: New Scientific-Visionary Paradigm. Goshiki-cho, Awajishima, Japan, August 1994

Asia-Pacific Futures Course: An Introduction to Futures Studies Futures of Ecology. Thailand, August 1993

WFSF XIII World Conference and General Assembly: Coherence and Chaos in Our Uncommon Futures: Visions, Means, Actions. Turku, Finland, August 1993. Opening keynote by outgoing President, Jim Dator.
Paper by incoming President Pentti Malaska.

Renewing Community as a Sustainable Global Village. Goshiki-cho, Awajishima, Japan, August 1993, hosted by the Network University of the Green World and the town of Goshiki.

South Pacific Course in Prospective Studies for Policy- Making. Fiji, July 1993, in association with UNESCO.

European Futures Studies Course: Futures of Education. Andorra, May 1993


The Future of Democracy in the Developing World. Islamabad, Pakistan, October 1992

1st Asia-Pacific Futures Course: An Introduction to Futures Studies Futures of Development: Historical Roots, Present Trends and Alternative Futures. Bangkok, Thailand, August 1992

XII WFSF World Conference and General Assembly: Advanced Democracy and Participation: Challenges for the Future. Barcelona, Catalonia, September 1991 [In cooperation with Centre Catalo de Prospectiva]

Alternative Futures for Eastern Europe. Bulgaria, Sofia, June 1991

XI WFSF World Conference and General Assembly: Linking Present Decisions to Long Range Visions. Budapest, Hungary, May 1990 [In cooperation with the Futures Research Committee of the Hugarian Academy of Sciences]. Link to a paper given at this conference by Vadim Nikolajew and published in Futures.

The futures of futures conferences: An interesting dialogue took place at this time in the journal Futures.
The first letter was from founding member Igor Bestuzhev-Lada from Russia.
Two letters of response were written by then WFSF President, Eleonora Masini from Italy and Alan Tough from Canada.

Linking Long-Range Visions to Short-Range Decisions in the Pacific-Basin Networking Community. Nagoya, Japan, November 1989, in cooperation with University of Commerce and Business Administration, Aichi Japan.

X WFSF World Conference and General Assembly: The Future of Development: Cultural, Economic, Scientific, and Political Perspectives. Beijing China, September 1988 [In cooperation with the Chinese Association of Futures Studies and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences]

Letter to Futures Editor "The Future of Futures Conferences", Igor Bestuzhev-Lada, Moscow (See attachment below called "Igor Lada on Futures conferences")

Technology of the Future and Its Social Implications. Budapest, Hungary, September 1987, organised by the Futures Research Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Visions of Higher Education. August 1985, Pomona, New Jersey, USA; August 1986, ZÅrich, Switzerland; and August 1987, Dalian, China, in cooperation with the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute; Stockton State College; The European Association for Research Development in Higher Education; The Government of Liaoning Province; and the University of Hawaii.

The Future of Culture. November 1986, Beijing, China, in cooperation with the Chinese Academy for Classical Learning.

Caring, Careless, Overcaring Societies. Buffalo, New York, USA, October 1986, in cooperation with the Centre for Integrative Studies, State University of New York at Buffalo.

IX WFSF World Conference and General Assembly: Who Cares? - And How?. Honolulu, Hawaii, May 1986 [In cooperation with the University of Hawaii]

Education Futures Studies. Barcelona, Catalonia, November 1985, in cooperation with Centre Catalo de Prospectiva.

Future, Education, and Peace. Bucharest, Romania, May 1985, in cooperation with the Romanian Academy of Social and Politcal Sciences; Romanian Commission for UNESCO; University for Peace; and the International Centre of Methodology for Future and Development Studies.

VIII WFSF World Conference and General Assembly: The Futures of Peace: Cultural Perspectives. San Jose, Costa Rica, December 1984 [In cooperation with the University of Costa Rica]

The Cultural Roots of Peace. Zurich, Switzerland, June 1984, in cooperation with the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute.

The Japanese Way of Building the Future. Barcelona, Catalonia, November 1984, in cooperation with the Centre Catalo de Prospectiva.

Hawaii in the Global Futures. Honolulu, Hawaii, March 1983, in cooperation with the University of Hawaii.

Changing Lifestyles as Indicators of New and Cultural Values. Zurich, Switzerland, October 1983, in cooperation with the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute.

VII World Conference and General Assembly The Future of Politics. Stockholm, Sweden, June 1982 [In cooperation with the Secretariat for Futures Studies, Government of Sweden]

The Future of Political Institutions as Seen by Different Regions and Cultures. Zurich, Switzerland, February 1982, in cooperation with the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute.

The Future of Political Institutions and Government. The Hague, The Netherlands, November 1981, in cooperation with the Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy.

Approaches to the Study of the Future of Canada. Mexico, and the United States, Buffalo, New York, USA, May 1980, in cooperation with the Centre for Integrative Studies, State University of New York at Buffalo; The Centro de Estudios EconÇmicos y Sociales del Tercer Mundo; and UNEP.

Science, Technology, and the Future, Berlin, West Germany, May 1979, in cooperation with the Gesellschaft far Zukunftsfragen; the German Foundation for International development; Association Internationale Futuribles; Schweizerische Vereinung far Zukunftsforschung; and The Society for International Development. 

Alternative Visions of Desirable Societies, Mexico City, 1978, 1979, 1981, in cooperation with the Centro de Estudios Econ¢micos y Sociales del Tercer Mundo and the UN University.

VI WFSF World Conference and General Assembly: The Future of Communications and Cultural Identity in an Interdependent World, Cairo, Egypt, September 1978 [In cooperation with the National Specialised Councils of Egypt]. Article by Eleonora Masini.

WFSF General Assembly, Jablonna, Warsaw, Poland, April, 1977.

Art and the Future, Jakarta, Indonesia, July 1978 in cooperation with Jakarta University.

V WFSF World Conference  and General Assembly: World Alternative Systems vs Needs, Dubrovnic, March/April, 1976.

WFSF General Assembly, Berlin, West Germany, May 1975.

1st WFSF General Assembly, Paris, France, March, 1974. Report available in Futures, Vol 6, Issue 3, pp. 281–283 (link not working).

[FourthI] WFSF Special World Conference, Human Needs, New Societies, Supportive Technologies, Rome, September, 1973.

Formal Foundation of WFSF in Paris, May, 1973 (See attachment below called "WFSF Origins 1974 Futures piece")

Reflections on World Futures Studies Federation - Eleonora Barbieri Masini

[Third] World Futures Research Conference, The Common Future of Human Beings, Bucharest, Romania, September 9,1972, hosted by Professor Pavel Apostol and the Romanian Organizing Committee. (See paper by Jim Dator presented at the final Plenary session)

Report on plans for the 1972 Conference reported Futures (See attachment below called "Plans for First Conference 1972)

[Second] Futures Studies Meeting, Challenges from the Future, in Kyoto, Japan, April, 1970 [organised by Hidetoshi Kato]

Announcement of the second Mankind 2000 meeting to be held in Japan in 1970 is reported in the journal Futures. (See attachment below called "2nd Congress of Mankind 2000 International Japan 1970")

[First] Gathering, Mankind 2000, Oslo, Norway, September 1967 [sponsored and initiated by Johan Galtung, Robert Jungk, and James Wellesley-Wesley]

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