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WFS 2007 Project

Page history last edited by Rog Rydberg 14 years, 11 months ago

WFS 2007 Conference Project


Hi Folks


the documents are now in the files and ARE eliminated from this page. I would hope that this is a conversation space and that we can put text materials into the files.







The following folks wrote their name and e-mail to serve as volunteers.


Those not on the list below need to add their names and emails


Tom Abeles :: tabeles@gmail.com


George Kubik :: kubik005@umn.edu


David Keenan :: david_k33@hotmail.com (note underscore char) or smalltechnology@gmail.com rev. 27dec06 drk

H.Tom Trites :: htom4722@aol.com


Lorna Sherman :: lornahs85@aol.com

Roger Rydberg rarydberg@comcast.net (Current PBWIKI Web Master)



5 September Notes


It has been agreed that on Sat, 9 September the planning committee will meet from 1115-1315. We will decide if we are working through or over lunch as first order of business


It should be noted that we are NOT planning a conference but a small event space at the wfs2007. This could be a symposium for a half or full day to run concurrently with sessions, a preconference or post conference event, a reception etc. These can be in a variety of formats. But it is key that we can not appear to be trying to shape the conference as a whole.


Next it has already popped up in private exchanges that there will be a need for pre conf and conference support for the mnf effort which will involve a balance of time and money. Bright ideas are needed, but delivery is key and that will take time/money in some ratio. Futurists as a group are long on ideas but short on responsibility to take these into actionable AND actioned efforts. We must be careful that we only bite off what we can digest.


During our early conversations, there has been concern that the business sector has been neglected and thus their presence and fiscal resources have not been present at futurist events. Many sectors have been neglected, many of which also have fiscal resources as well as valuable ideas to contribute. We need to be concerned about being reactionary and defaulting to what might be the most obvious, on first blush.





5 Sept 2005


I have posted in the file an email that we received from Sue at WFS




Comments (4)

Anonymous said

at 8:16 pm on Sep 12, 2006

Draft Overview


As Futurists and members of the World Future Society, we are fully committed to our own personal lifelong learning. We are also dedicated to initiate community and business innovations that will lead to creating an attractive future for a good life for many future generations of humans on earth.

We believe:
1. It is imperative that we involve multiple generations at the 2007 Convention (high school students, college students, working adults, and Senior Citizens) to harness the amazing enthusiasm, energy and wealth of life experiences and wisdom.
2. Sponsors of portions of the 2007 Convention will have a unique opportunity to educate their enterprises’ associates and to help in the education of high school students and college students on the critical importance of strategic thinking for the good of all humanity for today and many future generations.
3. An effective enterprise leader is a Futurist.
4. Leading an enterprise requires vision, a keen sense of potential future scenarios, and the ability to mobilize an organization to create the future in which your enterprise is the clear leader.
5. An effective leader is a Futurist who determines what might happen in the future, what probably will happen, and what the leader’s enterprise wants to make happen.
6. There are well established approaches for developing meaningful future scenarios, which will be shared at the July 26 – 30, 2007 World Futures Society International Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Anonymous said

at 3:29 pm on Dec 5, 2006

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September 22 — December 31, 2006
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Anonymous said

at 12:26 pm on Jan 14, 2007


After further searching, I did find the WFS 2007 project. This is the page I will refer users and readers of the conference papers to link too.


Bob-RJ Burkhart said

at 3:48 am on Oct 11, 2010

Seeking "After-Action Report" (AAR) with summary of lessons learned about project management "virtual team tactics" including TIPS, Tricks & traps to avoid:

Community Tool Box - Section 2. Survival Skills for Advocates
(Chapters 3... > Chapter 30. Principles of Advocacy >
Section 2. Survival Skills for Advocates >

Here, you'll find a checklist summarizing the major points contained in the text.

Try these survival skills for advocacy:
___Accentuate the positive
___Emphasize your organization's accomplishments to the community
___Plan for small wins
___Present the issues in the way you want others to see them
___Develop your own public identity
___Check your facts
___Keep it simple
___Be passionate and persistent
___Be prepared to compromise
___Be opportunistic and creative
___Stay your course
___Look for the good in others
___Keep your eyes on the prize
___Make issues local and relevant
___Get broad based support from the start
___Work within the experiences of your group members
___Try to work outside the experiences of your opponents
___Make your opponents play by their own rules
___Tie your advocacy group's efforts to related events
___Enjoy yourself!

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