Futures Festival

Call for presenters

Radical Transformations

The Futures Festival is an annual virtual conference hosted by the Association of Professional Futurists. This year, the festival is set to take place on November 9 under the theme 'Radical Transformations'. The festival will feature 12-hours of non-stop, live streaming sessions that bring together speakers and participants from business, the public sector, science, academia, technology, the arts and the humanities, from around the world, to reimagine new models and visions for the future.

be seen


The FF '19 agenda is designed to inspire.  We see ‘radical’ not as something negative, but to stand for nontraditional, visionary, creative, ingenious. We seek people and projects harnessing disruptive ideas to upend the status quo, challenging the dysfunctional, restructuring political and civic engagement, addressing social and environmental problems, and reframing extremist agendas (to name a few examples). 

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Orange loudspeaker calls for radical transformations

be heard


People from around the world sign up for the Futures Festival so you will connect and engage with an audience like no other. Sessions are in a variety of formats, and range in length from 30 to 60 minutes, including time for group discussions. In addition to your live session, your FF'19 video recording will be publicly accessible and promoted through social media after the event.

be there


When you register with the Futures Festival, you will receive web links in advance of the festival, which takes place on November 9, 2019. Your registration also means that you will receive FF'19 updates and be notified when session video recordings are released. Session recordings are edited and released in batches after the event based on the conference subthemes.

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Association of Professional Futurists

The Association of Professional Futurists (APF) is a growing community of futurists dedicated to promoting professional excellence and demonstrating the value of strategic foresight and futures studies. APF hosts online discussions such as the Futures Festival, an annual 12-hour virtual gathering, and offers professional development programs and recognition for excellence in futures. The annual APF Futures Festival is an opportunity for people across the globe to share projects, insights, experiences, and ideas. Futures Festival ’19 brings together projects that consider, provoke, and support radical transformations.