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Futures/Foresight Organization - A Brief List

Futuring takes many forms. Below you'll find a brief list of organizations (there are many more) that support futures and foresight.

Acceleration Studies Foundation
ASF is an educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit engaged in outreach, education, research, and selective advocacy with respect to issues of accelerating change.

Association of Professional Futurists
A community of professional futurists committed to leadership and excellence in the futures field.  The association provides network and community building opportunities for best practice sharing and professional growth.

Foresight Network
The network's goals are to help members add real value to their professional, academic and personal life in the form of shared knowledge, shared opportunities, shared experiences and shared guidance. It encourages members to listen and learn from each other, anticipate change, explore next practice, find new opportunities to collaborate and to co-create the future

Global Business Network 
A premier futures consultancy that specializes in scenario planning. Maintains a collection of scenario materials on its website.

Global Future Forum 
An independent partnership of futurists, academics and businesspeople, committed to helping organizations extend their strategic planning horizons, and better prepare for the future. Originally founded in the United Kingdom in 2000 under the sponsorship of the Unisys Corporation, the GFF is active in Europe and is trying to establish itself in North American

Institute for Alternative Futures 
Founded in 1978 by Alvin Toffer, Jim Dator and Clem Bezold, IAF specializes in creating visionary futures for private and public sector organizations.

The Institute for the Future (IFTF)
"An independent, nonprofit research group with over 40 years of forecasting experience. The core of our work is identifying emerging trends and discontinuities that will transform global society and the global marketplace. We provide insights into business strategy, design process, innovation, and social dilemmas. Our research generates the foresight needed to create insights that lead to action. Our research spans a broad territory of deeply transformative trends, from health and health care to technology, the workplace, and human identity. The Institute for the Future is located in Palo Alto, CA."

Millennium Project 
A global  consortium of futurists that scans for emerging trends and issues. Publishes The State of Future annually.

World Future Society
"A nonprofit, nonpartisan scientific and educational association of people interested in how social and technological developments are shaping the future. The Society was founded in 1966 and is chartered as a nonprofit educational and scientific organization in Washington, D.C., U.S.A."

World Future Society Futurist Groups
A list of global groups  of "futurists who are concerned about the world as a whole, but realize that effective action to achieve a better future generally takes place in one's local area. A local futurist group enables futurists in a given area to get to know each other, share ideas, and work together to educate the community about future possibilities."

World Futures Studies Federation
"The World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF) is a global NGO that was founded in the 1960s to encourage and promote the development of futures studies as a transdisciplinary academic and professional field in all parts of the world. WFSF operates as a global network of practicing futurists - researchers, teachers, scholars, policy analysts, activists and others from approximately 60 countries."