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CONFERENCE THEME

VENUE

The Conference will be held at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, 6, Romana Square, District 1, 010374, Bucharest.

This is where the 1972 WFSF Conference was held that led to the founding of WFSF the following year.

Synchronously, the ASE is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year.

A map of the location of the Academy and nearby hotels can be downloaded under the "Accommodation" tab.

OVERALL THEME

Global Research and Social Innovation: Transforming Futures

This is a very broad theme, which allows for different sub-themes. In addition to welcome speeches and a keynote, there will be a varied programme of plenary and parallel sessions, panel discussions, open networking space and shared meals.

SUB-THEMES FOR PARALLEL SESSIONS

General domains for radical social innovation

  • Education, learning and childcare
  • Economics & alternative currencies
  • Culture & society, consciousness & the arts
  • Health & wellbeing, mental health & active aging
  • Youth, activism & social entrepreneurship

Cross Cutting themes

  • Health of ecosystems & sustainable futures
  • Social media & human-centred technologies
  • Slow living & voluntary simplicity
  • Leadership, governance & geopolitics
  • Complex, integrative and holistic futures

 

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WFSF Archives

Since its inception in Paris, in 1973, WFSF has held World Conferences approximately every two years.

For nearly 40 years, many WFSF regional seminars, workshops and introductory futures courses have been conducted around the world.

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