Futures Day returns on March 1st
27 February 2020 | Written by La redazione
The day of futures, now in its seventh edition, is an opportunity to stimulate reflections and debate on tomorrow and encourage the spread of methodologies to imagine it
The future is not already written and is built by everyone, day after day, together. It is therefore essential to open the discussion, stimulating reflection and debate and exploring all possible futures: for this reason, also in 2020, for the seventh year, on March 1st, Futures Day is celebrated. The initiative, established by the Millennium Project and organized in collaboration with the Association of Professional Futurists, Humanity +, World Academy of Art and Science and World Futures Studies Federation
The conference live. The initiative involves a 24-hour global conversation about futures that can be accessed through this link. The conversation will travel around the world: it will leave New Zealand at 12 local time (midnight Italian time). Participants can join and leave the conversation at any time during the 24 hours, but the organizers suggest to connect when it is 12.00 in their country.
The topics are varied and vary from year to year: it ranges from the applications and impacts of technologies to the economy, from politics to environmental issues.
Impatscool also this year proposes activities with the kids to celebrate this day with a particular flavor and meaning. Like last year, the De Amicis Institute in Milan is involved, with which three days of activities are scheduled from 11 to 13 March.
In addition, Impactscool provides “its” Future Teachers “, teachers who have been trained on Impactscool’s methods and formats, a kit to carry out activities independently and thus celebrate the day of the future with their classes.
Futures Day in the world. At the same time as the global conversation, other companies operating in different countries have moved like Impactscool, which have decided to use this date to promote initiatives aimed at the study of the future.
For example, in Finland, one of the most active countries on the theme of Futures Studies, numerous activities are scheduled for March 6, with meetings, workshops and events aimed at both schools and citizens.