Call for Papers: Futures Studies Tackling Wicked Problems -konferenssi, 11.–12.6.2015 Turussa

Post from Finland Futures Research Centre:

Call for Papers, Posters and Performances:

Where Futures Research, Education and Action Meet

11–12 June 2015, Turku, Finland

The 17th International Futures Conference of the Finland Futures Research Centre and the Finland Futures Academy, University of Turku
“Futures Studies Tackling Wicked Problems” is an international forum for the philosophies, methods, ideas and concrete examples to find out what is going on in the field of futures research, education and action. The aim is to harness the views of preferable futures and methods for reaching them. The conference will work collaboratively discussing research, initiatives and projects to gather various views and compose ideas to face future challenges.
The conference committee welcomes papers, posters and performances on following themes:
  • Philosophy of Futures Studies
  • Methodologies
  • Futures Education and Learning
  • Studies on Futures Research
  • Evolving Identity of Futures Research
  • Futures Movement and New Creative Cultures
Conference program will consist of keynote lectures, parallel sessions, panel discussions and performances. Our aim is to generate multidisciplinary, lively and productive discussions, as well as promote networking between people from different backgrounds. In this conference the tradition meets new ways of participation: academia meeting activism and experience meeting enthusiasm. We invite researchers, activists, artists, leaders and decision-makers to share and elaborate ideas how to construct the future together, discover opportunities and solve wicked problems.

The abstract submission is now open!

See conference website and guidelines for abstract submission: A selection of papers will be published afterwards in the conference publication.
Deadline for the abstracts: January 30, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: March 6, 2015
Early Bird registration ends: March 31, 2015​
We look forward to seeing you in Turku next summer, June 2015!


Conference office:

Finland Futures Research Centre
Turku School of Economics, University of Turku


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