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Welcome to your Minnesota Futurists  PBWorks Front page!

Regular Meeting Location 

Knights of Columbus - MEETING ROOM

1114 American Blvd West
Bloomington, MN
9:30 - 11:30 am
(One block south of 494 at Dupont Ave. S. (a block or so east of 35W).

Guests please note: Since the Lyndale exit from 494 shown below in blue is closed for reconstruction until 11/09, take Penn Ave. bridge south over 494 to American Blvd, then east to Dupont. Or take Portland Ave. bridge south over 494 to American Blvd, then west to Dupont.




Directions to Knights of Columbus (952) 888-1492

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.

Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead




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WFS Events

WFS 2009 Annual Conference Pre-registration (Click hotlink above for details)


Coming Events


Minnesota Chapter Elects Officers for 2010-11


        Officers and directors elected  for the 2010-11 biennium by the Minnesota Chapter of the World Future Society at the annual meeting June 27 are David Keenan, president; Roger Rydberg, vice president; Hank Lederer, treasurer, and Tom Trites, secretary. Two or more additional at-large directors will be named shortly.  The first meeting of the new board is scheduled for mid-July. Contact: David Keenan at smalltechnology@gmail.com or 612-790-6490.



Timely Tidbits:


Compare Minnesota Website Expanded


    The Compare Minnesota website has been expanded to analyze the state's economic status and quality of life metrics against those of 20 other metropolitan areas, the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) reported May 13. The site is aimed at providing timely aid to companies considering locating in Minnesota.For details, visit www.compareminnesota.com.


Minnesota Trade Promotion Calendar


       The Minnesota Trade Office (MTO) and numerous partners organize a variety of training events to assist Minnesota companies in preparing and competing in the international market. For information on June-

August 2009 events, go to www.exportminnesota.com.



Home Energy Saving Guides


      For home energy-saving tips, the Minnesota Dept. of Commerce offers 18 Minnesota Home Energy Guides. Copies of the titles and ordering instructions can be found at its Energy Information Center, Suite 500, 85 7th Place E., St. Paul, MN 55101-2145 (651-296-5175 or e-mail energy.info@state.mn.us.)


      For a copy of the action plan recommended by a State House Green Jobs Task Force, visit www.mngreenjobs.com. The plan was presented to the legislature in January 2009.


     "How to Live Well in Hard Times" is the lead article in the Jan-Feb 2009 issue of AARP Magazine (www.aarpmagazine.org). Other timely money-saving and investment ideas are included as well.



Futurist News: 

WFS 2008 Foresight: World Futurist Forecast

World Futurists Newsletter 

World Future Society's 2007 Annual Conference

Minnesota Futures Day at WFS 2007

Business Trends To Watch - 2008


Stuff For sale:

MN Futurists T- shirt


Exploring The Futurist World:




Weekly MFSIG Meetings ...

Special Interest Groups (SIGS defined)




Knights of Columbus Hall,

1114 American Ave W

Bloomington, MN

Start time 9:30


Click here for the NEW Meetings Page 


Past Meetings July - Dec 2008

Past Meetings Jan - Jun 2009



About Wikis **(Also see ****http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PeanutButterWiki)



Here’s how Wikipedia defines wikis, the development of which traces back in large part to the development of the collaborative online encyclopedia:


“A wiki is a website that allows the visitors themselves to easily add, remove and otherwise edit and change available content, and typically without the need for registration. This ease of interaction and operation makes a wiki an effective tool for mass collaborative authoring.


The term wiki also can refer to the collaborative software itself (wiki engine) that facilitates the operation of such a Web site, or to certain specific wiki sites, including our Institute for Future Thought Leadership (i4FTL) model that inspired the FutureThought wiki,  WikiWikiWeb and on-line encyclopedias such as Wikipedia.


Sample of what you can do with a Wiki ...


Wikis for Libraries or

Penn State or

Take a tour and

Sample pre-made templates


New Wiki Info - See :


Wiki Futures



ibm collaboration for newbies


  • How do you create a new page? see Sample above.


(You will need a logon and password - email me at rog.rydberg@gmail.com)




  • Good overview ... see:



  • For PBwiki Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


For Topic Tagging overview ... see: http://forums.pbwiki.com/viewtopic.php?p=11106





Past MNF SIG Meetings



Past Meetings 2008 (Jan - June)


Past Meetings July - Dec 2008




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