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Futureportal… an ezine on the future, January 2013

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Welcome to Futureportal, an ezine of the Institute for the Future at Anne Arundel Community College (IF @ AACC), January 2013, volume 9, issue 1...We study the future to help build a better tomorrow.   

Inside this issue...

  • applied foresight... using the perspective
  • futures thinking... looking ahead
  • on the horizon... learning opportunities & events - local, regional and global

applied foresight... using the perspective

While human migration has its origins in ancient times, many futurists agree that human migration is one of the "super trends" shaping our global future. The Migration Policy Institute provides analysis and evaluation of migration and refugee data and policies at local through international levels. Its work stems from the belief that the development of well-informed, humanitarian policies will promote social and economic strength, and enhance international security. The Migration Information Source is the institute's online journal.


futures thinking... looking ahead

Europe's Rosetta spacecraft is on track to land on a comet in 2014. Comets are remnants of our early solar system, and this mission seeks to  investigate the conditions prevailing during the construction of our solar system.

on the horizon... learning opportunities & events

Interested in a course on the future for college credit?

Check our Exploring the Future (FTR /BPA /SOC /PSY 105) course listing. This is a 3 credit-hour General Education course which also satisfies the diversity requirement, and it is offered in either online or face-to-face formats. Registration is open for the Spring 2013 terms.

Registration is now open for the WorldFuture 2013 Conference, "Exploring the Next Horizon". The conference will be in Chicago, Illinois, USA, July 19 - 21, 2013.

Create the future... today at the international futures ezine, Futuretakes blog. The blog can be a learning resource, or just a great mind-expander. Many of the questions are cross-cutting and trans-disciplinary. They are organized into categories for readers' convenience.

The Futureportal supports the spirit of community among colleagues and the synergy of working together.