This is a preliminary conference programme and
will be subject to change. Update on 22 March 2017.

Sunday 11 June

18:00  Pre-registration to the conference starts

Monday 12 June

09:00  Registration & coffee

09:30  Opening of the conference; N.N., Prime Minister’s Office, Finland

09:40  An Introduction to the conference theme; Professor Markku Wilenius, Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku

09:50  Keynote speech: “Complexity, Extreme Events and Human Social Progress”; Professor John L. Casti, The X-Center, Vienna and Technical University of Vienna, Austria

10:20  Comments and discussion; Dr. Jari Kaivo-oja, Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku

10:50  Break

11:00  Keynote speech:  [Title to be confirmed]; Professor Kristel Van der Elst, The Global Foresight Group (Switzerland), College of Europe (Belgium)

11:30  Comments and discussion; N.N.

12:00  Lunch

13:00  Workshop session I

14:30  Coffee break

15:00  Workshop session II

16:30  Break

16:45  Workshop session III

19:00 Conference dinner, Restaurant Pikku-Pukki

Tuesday 13 June

8:30  Morning coffee

9:00  Workshop session IV

10:30  Break

10:45  Workshop session V

12:00  Lunch

13.00  Chaired Poster session

13:30  Workshop session VI

15:00  Coffee break

15:15  Announcing a new UNESCO Publication “Transforming the Future: Anticipation in the 21st Century”; Dr. Riel Miller, Team Leader, Futures Literacy, UNESCO, Paris

15:30  Keynote speech; Professor René Rohrbeck, The Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark

16:00  Comments and discussion; Professor Petri Tapio, Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku

16:30  Break

16:45  Keynote speech: “The Future of Work – Scenarios for 2050 from the Millennium Project and beyond”; Director Cornelia Daheim, Future Impacts Consulting and Vice-president, Foresight Europe Network, FEN

17:15  Comments and discussion; Professor Sirkka Heinonen, Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku

17:45-18:00  Closing of the conference; Director Juha Kaskinen, Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku

Confirmed Keynote Speakers
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