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Ten-Year Forecast Program
For four decades, the Ten-Year Forecast has been a leading source of foresight for a vanguard of business, government, and community organizations. As a platform for tracking today’s latent signals, we help many of the world’s most influential institutions to navigate a complex ecosystem of technological, cultural, and social change, to build resilience and make better futures.
2016 Research: An Overview
Join us in 2016 as we explore the business landscape of the next decade by asking a question that has vexed people for centuries—what are the kids up to?
We live in a time of transitions. Between technological advancements and social revolutions, the next decade will bring massive changes to the way we work, learn, and play. To navigate this time of tumult and uncertainty, we’ll need new strategies for resilience and adaptation. We’ll need fresh perspectives to reframe our offerings for the global, hyper-connected world that’s emerging.
And we’ll need new stories to weave the fabric of our fragmented workplaces, markets, and communities. The 2016 Ten-Year Forecast program will explore the changing horizon of worker identities, collaborative production, human settlements, and ecosystems of well-being from the perspective of the young people experiencing this change with fresh eyes. We’ll deconstruct the platforms and social inventions that will inform the business processes of tomorrow, and investigate the new habits and behaviors that organizations of all size can begin tapping into today.
ANNUAL TEN-YEAR FORECAST CONFERENCE: APRIL 20-22, 2016
The 2016 Annual Retreat is the Institute for the Future’s signature event, a three-day full-body immersion in the critical dilemmas and emerging opportunities facing you, your organization, and the world between now and 2026.
APRIL 20 | Our cross-sector membership of organizational leaders, strategic thinkers and practical visionaries provides an unparalleled community for navigating uncertain futures. On the first day of the retreat, we’ll seed new relationships and new possibilities, and orient ourselves to the biggest stories of the next ten years.
APRIL 21 | The second day of the retreat presents an intensive investigation of the urgent futures of the coming decade, and the strategies we’ll need to meet them with success. Expert panels, interactive exhibits and rich media will elevate our future stories to create a space for meaningful dialogue, discovery, and ideation.
APRIL 22 | Finally, we’ll ground our world-changing ideas with action-oriented strategies to bring home to our organizations and communities. Our toolkit will help you translate the 2016 Ten-Year Forecast research to the pressing needs of your teams and stakeholders.
Through a series of videos, ready-made presentation decks, and other rich media, we’ll help you explore and communicate the future trends that promise to transform our corporate and civil world over the next ten years. We’ll introduce you to post-digital native perspectives on today’s youth, and envision the nascent rites of passage that will guide the personal and professional lives of everyone in the 21st century.
INTERFACES OF TRANSITION TOOLKIT
As we re-envision our companies, institutions, and community organizations for the consumption and work habits of the next generation, we’ll need to interrogate our assumptions about the roles we play and how we play them. Our toolkit is designed as a standalone exercise to bring the power of foresight back to your organization, offering structure and process for anticipating long-term organizational change.
2016 MAP OF THE DECADE
The annual Map of the Decade gives you the thirty-thousand foot view of everything we cover in the Ten-Year Forecast research, and provides a quick snapshot for debriefing stakeholders and colleagues on the ten year business horizon.
The Ten-Year Forecast program is an ongoing research effort. Membership for each year includes:
- Attendance at the Annual Conference
- Three printed sets of the annual research materials, including the annual Map of the Decade
- Access to the member-only website, containing research presentations, foresight processes, tools, and other materials that are never shared publicly