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Futureportal… an ezine on the future, October 2011

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Welcome to Futureportal, an ezine of the Institute for the Future at Anne Arundel Community College (IF @ AACC), October 2011, volume 7, issue 9...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
  • applied foresight... using the perspective

Technology for a sustainable future seeks to develop better approaches to protect the environment and human health while fostering a strong economy. This Environmental Protection Agency website summarizes and discusses the research in some key areas, such as bioengineering and industrial ecology.    

  • futures thinking... looking ahead
Currently, BBC World News and other corporations are sponsoring  the World Challenge 2011, a contest to promote investment in sustainable technologies. At this site you may review the 12 finalists and vote for your favorite - by November 11, 2011.
  • on the horizon... learning opportunities & events - local, regional and global

The Brown Bag Lunch Series sponsored by IF @ AACC for October:

"Futuring and Disruptive Innovation in Post-secondary Education"
by Steve Henick
Coordinator, IF@AACC and
Adjunct Professor,  AACC
Wednesday, October 12 
1-1:50 p.m. 
CALT Bldg, Room 100
AACC, Arnold, MD (map)
This event is free and open to the public. 

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. Registration for the 2nd 8 week term is open for online and face-to-face classes.

Create the future... today at the blog of the international futures ezine, Futuretakes. 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 readers' convenience.

Registration will open soon for the WorldFuture 2012 Conference, July 27-29, in Toronto, Canada. This is the annual conference of the World Future Society.

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