Own Your Achievements: Three Ways Blockchain Tech is Disrupting Education


More than 2000 people played IFTF’s most recent Foresight Engine game, Learning Is Earning 2026, following a keynote by game designer Jane McGonigal at SXSWedu. The starting point for the game was a scenario about a blockchain-based educational system called The Ledger, which uses edublocks to certify learning from all kinds of activities. Players contributed nearly 9,000 ideas about how to deploy The Ledger. But how real is this scenario?
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Own Your Achievements: Three Ways Blockchain Tech is Disrupting Education

CCL Names Bob Johansen to Visiting Fellow Post


The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) has named Bob Johansen as their H. Smith Richardson Jr. Visiting Fellow for 2016. This prestigious fellowship is a great honor for Bob, who teamed with CCL on the second edition of his groundbreaking book Leaders Make the Future: 10 New Leadership Skills for an Uncertain World. CCL President and CEO John R. Ryan wrote the foreword for the book, which includes a CCL self-assessment and other original content.
Source: The Institute for the Future

CCL Names Bob Johansen to Visiting Fellow Post

IFTF and ACT Foundation challenge you to imagine the future of learning in 2026


On March 8 and 9, Institute for the Future and ACT Foundation will be joining forces with students, workers, and educators across the country for Learning is Earning 2026—a 36-hour interactive forecasting experience that re-imagines the future of learning—a new reality where, instead of going into debt for a college degree, students are paid to learn.
Source: The Institute for the Future

IFTF and ACT Foundation challenge you to imagine the future of learning in 2026

Learning is Earning


As fast as the world of work is changing—with the growth of online jobs, on-demand platforms, and even automation of white-collar jobs—so, too, are our educational institutions speeding toward a perhaps unrecognizable future. IFTF partnered with ACT Foundation to map this changing landscape where working, learning, and living all merge to create a new national learning economy.
Source: The Institute for the Future

Learning is Earning

Join us for Shenzhen Makers Town Hall & Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab


As part of Shenzhen Makers@World, an international innovators exchange program, join IFTF for a dive into what’s happening in Shenzhen, with eleven legends and upcoming rockstar Shenzhen Makers, on March 2nd at the TechCode incubator in Mountain View. If you’re a maker, a manufacturer, or an entrepreneur who wants to make ties to Shenzhen, you can’t miss this opportunity to meet this group of Chinese pioneers.
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Join us for Shenzhen Makers Town Hall & Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab

IFTF's Food Futures Lab Seeks Director


IFTF is seeking a Director for our Food Futures Lab to help lead research and foresight for food and food systems, develop a multi-year vision for the Lab’s growth and impact, and drive new relationships with stakeholders across the global food system. This is an extraordinary opportunity to join a highly collaborative and innovative practice in a leading futures research organization.
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IFTF’s Food Futures Lab Seeks Director

Join Us Feb 10: Emerging Environmental Challenges in China’s Future


Can we imagine new actions to turn the tide for China’s environmental future? Join the Center for Emerging Worlds, Institute for the Future, and Asia Society Northern California for an evening with Lo Sze Ping, CEO of WWF China, February 10 at IFTF’s Future Gallery in Palo Alto.
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Join Us Feb 10: Emerging Environmental Challenges in China’s Future