Program


Last update: August 21, 2018

Day 1

09:00 - 09:05 Welcome Remarks

  • Dr. Seong Won Park, National Assembly Futures Institute , NAFI, Korea

09:05 - 09:15 Welcome to Thailand

  • Dr. Pun-Arj Chairatana , National Innovation Agency - Futures in Thailand
  • Dr. Sorapop Kiatpongsan, Siam Innovation District & Chulalongkorn University

09:15 - 09:30 Overview about the Conference Program and Introductions

  • Jost Wagner, The Change Initiative & APFN 2018 Conference Director

09:30 - 09:55 Keynote 1: Asia 2038: The Five Faces of the Future

  • Professor Sohail Inayatullah, UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies and Director, Metafuture.org

09:55 - 10:15 Keynote 2: Futures projects and processes in Asia

  • Associate Professor Mei-Mei Song, Director at Center for Futures Intelligence and Research (CFAR), Tamkang University, Taiwan

10:15 - 10:30 Open Discussion on the futures of Asia and futures in Asia

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30 Sharing of future methods and interesting approaches (Concurrent Workshops)

Workshop A1: Use a digital tool to discover disruptions: The Futures Platform in action

  • Dr. Tuomo Kuosa, Content Director, Futures Platform, Finland

Workshop A2: Let’s not talk about time - the way we know

  • Dr. Anisah Abdullah, Senior Teaching Fellow at University of Strathclyde & Founder of Futures Sandbox

Workshop A3: The Way You Make Me Feel. Adding Sensory Experiences to your Futures Workshop

  • Dr. Joyce L. Gioia, President/CEO, The Herman Group, USA

Workshop A4: Insight into Organisational Adaptation Approaches to Artificial Intelligence Futures

  • Elissa Farrow, PhD Candidate, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

12:30 - 13:30 Networking Lunch

13:30 - 14:45 Windows to futures (Plenary)

Technology and Spirituality in Uncertain Times

  • Dr. Dada Shambushivananda, Vice Chancellor of Gurukul University, India

Autonomous Vehicles and the Future of Urban Mobility

  • Cheryl Chung, Deputy Director (Strategic Planning), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

Back to the Future: Malaysian Politics in Transition

  • Dr. Norfadhilah Mohamad Ali, Faculty of Syariah and Law, Islamic Science Islamic University Malaysia (USIM)

Do our windows frame revolutions or do revolutions frame windows: Perspectives on the futures conversation

  • Dr. Michael McAllum, Chief Steward, Centre for the Future Academy & Futures Architect, Global Foresight Network, Australia/New Zealand

14:45 - 15:15 Coffee Break

15:15 - 17:15 Open Space – Coming Together, Sharing Knowledge – Addressing the challenges of tomorrow today

This self organized session is known as “open space”. Open Space give attendees the opportunity to talk about anything they’d like. A person might suggest a topic they want to learn about, or one they feel like they can help others with. The topics can range widely, from highly technical, to pure culture, to sharing a method.

Facilitator: Jost Wagner, The Change Initiative, Bangkok

17:15 - 17:30 Reflections on Day 1 and Outlook for Day 2

Day 2

08:30 - 09:00 Keynote Speech: Corporate Foresight and its impact on companies future preparedness

  • Dr. René Rohrbeck, Professor of Strategy at the Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University

09:00 - 09:20 Keynote Speech: The impact of Future Studies - A global perspective

  • Dr. Riel Miller, Head of Foresight, UNESCO Paris

09:20 - 10:30 Future Studies - Regional and Country Examples

  • Dr. Pun-Arj Chairatana, Executive Director, National Innovation Agency, Thailand
  • Rushdi Abdul Rahim, Senior Vice President for Malaysian Industry Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), Malaysia
  • Dr. Seong Won Park, Science and Technology Institute (STEPI), Korea
  • Puruesh Chaudhary, Founder Foresight Lab, Pakistan
  • Dr. Reza Dehnavieh, Associate professor of Health Services Management, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Iran

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30 Educational Futures - Stories from Asia

Moderator: Dr. Shunjie-Ji, Director of Graduate Institute of Futures Studies at Tamkang University, Taiwan

Creating a transformative university system in China

  • Marcus Anthony, Assistant Professor at Sino-US College, Zhuhai, China

Will Professors still exist? Envisioning the Future of Higher Education in Malaysia

  • Dr. Hendun bt Abd Rahman Shah, Faculty of Syariah and Law, Islamic Science Islamic University Malaysia (USIM)

Educational Futures in Iran

  • Mohammed Ali Baradaran, Foresight Planner, University of Tehran, Iran

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 15:00 Sharing of futures methods and novel approaches (Concurrent Workshops)

Workshop B1: Experiential futures at play: How to design and use games, simulations, and creative engagements

  • John Sweeney, CEO & Chief Futurist at Etch and former Deputy Director at Center for Postnormal Policy and Futures Studies assisted by Idris Azim, Event Photographer, Musical director and History student at King's College London who is currently a Design Futures Intern with Mr. Sweeney.

Workshop B2: Disruptions and Alternative Futures using Artificial Intelligence?

  • Dr. Michael Jackson, Founder and Director of Shaping Tomorrow, UK

Workshop B3: Digital Tools for Designing Experiential Futures

  • Veerappan Swaminathan and Farah H. Sanwari, Sustainable Living Lab Pte. Ltd, Singapore

Workshop B4: Anthropocene Visioning Workshop - A teaser

  • Tanja Hichert, Scenario Planner & facilitator of strategic conversations, South Africa

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 - 16:30 The way forward for Futures Thinking in Asia and next steps for the Asia-Pacific Futurists Network

Method: Fishbowl

Moderator: Prof. Sohail Inayatullah, UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies and Director, Metafuture.org

  • Dr. Kuo-Hua Chen, Director of Graduate Institute of Futures Studies at Tamkang University, Taiwan
  • Dr. Ozcan Saritas, Professor of Innovation and Strategy, National Research University, Higher School of Economics, Moscow
  • Dr. Jeanne Hoffman, Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of Futures Studies at Tamkang University, Taiwan
  • Dr. Ora-orn Poocharoen, Director at School of Public Policy, Chiang Mai University
  • Dr. Pun-Arj Chairatana, Executive Director, National Innovation Agency, Thailand

Additional comments by Cheryl Chung (Singapore) and Somaye Noori Hekmat (Iran)

16:30 - 17:00 Closing Remarks and Evaluation