The corona virus pandemic is affecting all spheres of life and societies worldwide. Due to the current situation the Futures Conference organisers have made a decision to transform, extend the activities, and re-schedule the conference.

In addition to the conference to be held during 7-9 June 2021 in Helsinki, we will be arranging two pre-events. The first taking place on 11 June 2020 and the second in October 2020. Both online sessions will be open and free to all interested participants. Further details about the October session will be available later on this page.

Welcome to the first online Pre-Event of the Futures Conference 2021

FUTURES SKILLS IN A VOLATILE WORLD
11 June 2020 at 12.00–16.00 (UTC+3)

Programme:

12.00 Opening and introduction to the theme of the event
Professor Markku Wilenius, Dubai Future Academy and Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku

12.30 Keynote Speech: What have we learnt in Finland about teaching/education during coronavirus pandemic
Director General Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Finnish National Agency for Education, EDUFI, Finland

Discussion

13.30 Break [15 min]

13.45 Panel Discussion: Futures Skills in a Volatile World
Panelist: Erica Bol, Changemaker for Teach the Future Europe, the Netherlands; Professor Sanna Järvelä, University of Oulu, Finland; Research Manager Johanna Ollila, Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku and Dr. Rocco Scolozzi, Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento; Skopia Anticipation Services®, Italy

14.30 Chaired discussion groups

15.10 Break [5 min]

15.15 Introduction to Futures Consciousness
Researchers Sanna Ahvenharju and Matti Minkkinen, Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku

Discussion

16.00 Closing of the event
Director, Dr. Juha Kaskinen, Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku

Please note, this programme is subject to change.


Access link to the online session (via Zoom**) will be sent to all the registered participants in well advance to the session. The session recording as well as the presentation slides will be available afterwards at this page.

The Futures Consciousness Test will be available for all participants. You will receive an invitation link to the test at the same time with the Zoom link. We hope you can find time to do the test before the session.


You are welcome to join the discussion on futures skills in a volatile world!

If you have any questions about the arrangements, do not hesitate to contact us via futuresconference@utu.fi


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** The event will be organised via the University of Turku’s Zoom service, which has been implemented through CSC and NORDUnet in a joint Nordic manner in compliance with Finnish law and European data protection regulations. The Zoom service offered by the University of Turku differs technically and in terms of data traffic from the general Zoom service offered by Zoom Video Communications, Inc. in the USA. The University of Turku’s Zoom service does not use Zoom’s cloud recording and does not have access to video or audio of meetings.