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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.
2017 Research: An Overview
Join us in 2017 as we navigate the business landscape of the next decade and map the quickly-shifting boundaries of our organizations, industries, and nations.
How do we prepare for the future during moments of rapid upheaval and disruption? In just the last few years, the near-term prospects of autonomous vehicles, augmented reality headsets, and Internet-connected cities have moved quickly from speculative fictions to tactical realities. At the same time, it is becoming increasingly clear that the assumptions and shared narratives that hold our industries and identities together are becoming ever more complex, frayed, and uncertain with each new shift in the global landscape.
In 2017, the Ten-Year Forecast offers a pragmatic and strategic opportunity to investigate the intersections between our changing narratives—who we are, what we do, what value we provide—and the technological, social and infrastructural systems that are transforming quickly around us. We will identify the major forces that are shaping the future of our world and our businesses and explore the tangible impacts of those forces across the global horizon of work, commerce, wellbeing, identity and human settlements.
ANNUAL TEN-YEAR FORECAST CONFERENCE
The 2017 Annual Retreat is the Institute for the Future’s signature event, a full-body immersion in the critical dilemmas and emerging opportunities facing you, your organization, and the world between now and 2027.
DAY 1 | 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 through expert panels, interactive exhibits, and focused presentations.
DAY 2 | The second day of the retreat offers intensive investigations of the challenges and opportunities of the coming decade, and the strategies we’ll need to meet them with success. We’ll ground our worldchanging insights with action-oriented toolkits to bring home to our organizations and communities.
EMERGING STORIES FOR THE TEN-YEAR HORIZON
Through a series of videos, perspectives, and other rich media, we’ll help you understand and communicate the biggest stories and future trends that promise to transform our corporate and civil world over the next 10 years.
THE FICTIONS AND SYSTEMS TOOLKIT
To make sense of this moment and the future before us, this practical guide will help you identify the growing disconnects between the changing nature of our technological and infrastructural systems, on one hand, and the shared narratives of our customers and ourselves about how we interact with those systems, on the other.
THE MAP OF THE DECADE 2017–2027
The annual Map of the Decade gives you the thirty-thousand foot view of 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