Conference newsletter Oct 2020

Newsletter November 2020

Dear Colleagues,

We hope this November Newsletter for the Futures Conference“Learning Futures – Futures of Learning” finds you in good health.

After a long consideration, the final decision is now made, our Learning Futures Conference will be organised fully online on 8–9 June 2021.

The idea is to have keynote lectures, workshops presentations and participatory workshops – not as usual, but virtually in a more efficient and innovative way. We will also share and discuss posters, have virtual booths for futures organisations, but most important, we will meet and share ideas with colleagues from all over the world. As organisers we are really excited about this opportunity to try new ways of making futures and widen our network.

Note to the speakers: Those of you who have submitted an abstract to the conference earlier will receive an email and link to a short survey. In order to start preparing for the event, we need your confirmation on whether or not you are willing and able to join this online conference. We appreciate your quick response at the latest on 20 December.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Futures Conference Secretariat
Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku

Other news:

Join us in: UNESCO HIGH-LEVEL FUTURES LITERACY SUMMIT: Overcoming ‘poverty of the imagination’, 8–12 December 2020. The Summit will be organised online.


“The pandemic triggered a futures tsunami” by Sirkka Heinonen,

“AI to the rescue: Will artificial intelligence lead the way towards the sustainability development goals and a new green deal era?” by Mikkel Stein Knudsen & Jari Kaivo-oja,


Welcome to explore the world of futures studies through the fresh new voices of students! Each year we publish a collection of student work, which includes some of the most interesting student papers that have been submitted on futures studies courses offered by the University of Turku and Finland Futures Academy:

Minkkinen, Matti – Ahlqvist, Toni – Kolehmainen, Jari – Mäki, Maija – Parkkinen, Marjukka – Siivonen, Katriina – Tapio, Petri & Arvonen, Anne (eds) (2020) Coolest Student Papers at Finland Futures Research Centre 2019–2020. Tulevaisuuden tutkimuskeskuksen valittuja opiskelijatöitä 2019–2020. FFRC eBooks 5/2020.    

Wilenius, Markku & Jones, Ana (2020) Arctic Blue Resort Kontiolahti – Co-responsibility Handbook. FFRC eBooks 3/2020.

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