Shaping Tomorrow sponsors the Foresight Action Network. Please read below to find out more.


A Cross-sectoral  Strategic Futures Network

What is it?

The Foresight Action Network (FAN Club 2.0 for short) is a group of people from all sectors – public, private, academic, not for profit – with an interest in strategic futures.  They meet over lunch for informal workshop and discussion events every 2-3 months in London. The group emerged from a network originally funded by the Government Office for Science, now it is privately run with sponsorship from Shaping Tomorrow ;  those in the public sector attend free, others pay a fee of £42 (academic/NFP) or £78 (private sector). More details and reports from previous events can be found online (free to register):

Forthcoming events

After our first successful event of the year in February to explore European Health Futures, further events planned for the first half of 2013 are as follows:

  • 30 April 2013  Future Environmental Applications and Implications of Synthetic Biology led by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and hosted by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) at Westminster.
  • 9 July 2013  The Future Evolution of Humanitarian Action  hosted by the Humanitarian Futures Programme at King’s College London.

How do I join?

It’s free to join;  to become a member of  FAN Club 2.0 just email Brian Brader with your name, job title and organisation, and you will receive invitations to all future events.

Previous events have been led by: Research for Tomorrow Today, Centre for Workforce Intelligence, Oxford Innovation, Arup, Manchester Business School, Shaping Tomorrow, Science & Technology Facilities Council, Home Office, University College London, Italian Embassy London. European Society for Quality in Healthcare

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