This is a preliminary conference program and
will be subject to change. Update on 2 June 2017.

Printable program (pdf)

Sunday 11 June

18:00  Pre-registration to the conference starts
Venue: Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel, Linnankatu 32, Turku, Finland

Monday 12 June

09:00  Registration & coffee

09:30  Opening of the conference
Director Juha Kaskinen, Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku
Member of Parliament Aila Paloniemi, Committee for the Future, The Finnish Parliament

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

09:50  Keynote speech: “Prosperity on the Edge of Crisis (or, Why the Trend is Not Your Friend)”; Professor John L. Casti, X-Event Dynamics, Inc. and The X-Center, Vienna

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

10:50  Break

11:00  Keynote speech: “Industry 4.0: The New Production Paradigm and Its Implications for Policy”; Professor Kristel Van der ElstThe Global Foresight Group (Switzerland), College of Europe (Belgium)

11:30  Comments and discussion; Dr. Kaisa Oksanen, Prime Minister’s Office, Finland

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 [see details about the departure]

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  Keynote speech: “The Lack of Tangibility of the Mid-Term Death”; Professor René Rohrbeck, The Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark

15:45  Comments and discussion; Professor Petri Tapio, Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku

16:15  “Transforming the Future: Anticipation in the 21st Century”, Announcing a new UNESCO Publication; Dr. Riel Miller, Team Leader, Futures Literacy, UNESCO, Paris

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 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

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