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Futureportal… an ezine on the future, May 2009

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Welcome to Futureportal, an ezine of the Institute for the Future at Anne Arundel Community College (IF @ AACC), May 2009, volume 5, issue 5... We study the future to help build a better tomorrow.   

Inside this issue...

  • futures thinking...  looking ahead
  • applied foresight... using the perspective
  • on the horizon... learning opportunities & events - local, regional and global
  • futures thinking... looking ahead
Article submissions are being accepted for a special issue of the Journal of Futures Studies, the April 2010 issue entitled "So You Want to Teach the Future?". The guest editor, Stephen F. Steele of IF @ AACC, is looking for three types of work: (1) Articles of roughly 5,000-7,000 words that provide descriptions, discussions and case studies of how to teach the future. All articles are refereed by two reviewers; (2) Anecdotal essays, around 3000 words or so, with a spotlight on teaching futures and foresight, and (3) Future GIFTS - great ideas for futures teaching. Content will be negotiated between author and editor. The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2009. See details on the IF @ AACC Web page.
  • applied foresight... using the perspective

The World Health Organization (WHO) is preparing for a possible onslaught of cases of the swine flu. As of April 29, 2009, WHO has posted a Phase 5 alert level for the flu. More information, including planning and preparedness strategies, is on the PandemicFlu Web site and the Center for Disease Control Web site.

Water, water, everywhere? Worldwater.org , a project of the Pacific Institute, is dedicated to providing information and resources to help protect and preserve fresh water around the globe.

  • on the horizon... learning opportunities & events - local, regional and global 

Interested in a course on the future for college credit?
Check our Exploring the Future (FTR 100) class listing. This is a 3 credit-hour General Education course which also satisfies the diversity requirement. Summer Term registration is now open for the online class.

2009 WorldFuture Conference "Innovation & Creativity in a Complex World"
Register for this conference in Chicago, Illinois from July 17-19.

Get a jump on the future with "The Art of Foresight" PDF
Produced by our partner the World Future Society