Association of Professional Futurists

Block to the Future

Event Details

Block to the Future

Date: October 27th 2017
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Registered: 33 Registrants


APF Members Day 1: Early Bird
APF Members Day 2: Early Bird
APF Members Two Days: Early Bird
APF Members: Day 1
APF Members: Day 2
APF Members: Two Days
ISACA Member Day 1: Early Bird
ISACA Member Day 2: Early Bird
ISACA Member Two Days: Early Bird
ISACA Member: Day 1
ISACA Member: Day 2
ISACA Member: Two Days
Public Day 1: Early Bird
Public Day 2: Early Bird
Public Two Days: Early Bird
Public: Day 1
Public: Day 2
Public: Two Days
Students: Day 1
Students: Day 2
Students: Two Days


Friday 27 – Saturday 28 October 2017



View the Conference Brochure to find out more information about the venue, program, speakers and accommodation options

Program Overview

Friday 27 Oct - Day 1 is for strategic foresight practitioners and futurists, and those interested in becoming one.

Saturday 28 Oct - Day 2 is for anyone interested in the emerging and future impacts of blockchain.

 Day 1

'Building Blocks'

Building foresight practitioners' careers

 Day 2


The disruptive potential of blockchain


Early bird discounts have been extended to 14 Aug. Register now!

Registration fees are in $USD. The equivalent $AUD amount is provided in the description for each registration type.

Day tickets include breakfast for that day and the Conference Dinner on Friday, 27 October. Additional tickets for the Conference Dinner can be purchased when you register at a cost of $US76/AUD100.


Griffith University

South Bank, Brisbane


Day 1: Dr. Joseph Voros

Joseph teaches Strategic Foresight at Swinburne University in Melbourne. He is an academic member of the Big History Institute, on the Board of the International Big History Association, and serves on the editorial boards of the UK journal Foresight, the US Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, the European Journal of Futures Research, and the Journal of Big History.

Joseph will describe Big History and why this high-profile “cousin” of Futures Studies is important. He will detail how he has been trying to marry these two perspectives by bringing a “futures” perspective to Big History, bringing them together in the emerging notion of The Anthropocene.

This will be followed by an interactive session discussing, exploring and clarifying themes and issues raised in the presentation.

Day 1: Roger Dennis

Roger has been referenced in numerous publications in including the FT and Scientific American. From his base in New Zealand, Roger speaks at events around the world, including a presentation on cities, data and climate change at the 2015 Nobel Laureate Symposium in Hong Kong.

Roger is part of the core team for Future Agenda – reportedly the world’s largest foresight programme.

Roger will talk about the genesis of the programme, it’s development and how it’s been received around the world.

Day 2: Peter Evans- Greenwood

Peter is currently a fellow at The Centre for the edge - helping organisations embrace the digital revolution through understanding and applying what is happening on the edge of business and society.

Peter has spent 20 years working at the intersection between business and technology.

Peter will present a keynote on the future of value exchange, which is something he has written extensively about. Peter will also participate in the Fintech panel.

Day 2: Scott Farrell

Scott is a Sydney based senior law partner at King and Wood Mallesons, with more than 20 years’ experience. He advises clients on the creation and use of blockchain, including its interaction with existing legal and regulatory frameworks (and required reforms).

Scott sits on the Australian Government’s FinTech Advisory Group and coordinates its blockchain stream.

Scott will discuss the emerging implications of blockchain technology in a legal setting and explain the resulting risks and opportunities.
Rock the Future: Conference Dinner Keynote

Dr Genevieve Bell

Dr Genevieve Bell is an Australian anthropologist best known for her work at the intersection of cultural practice and technology development. 

Dr Bell is currently a Distinguished Professor at the Australian National University and a Senior Fellow at Intel, where she was formerly a Vice President directing the company's Corporate Sensing & Insights group.

Dr Bell will present a keynote, over dinner, on the human factors arising from the implications of emerging technology, including blockchain.

Questions: Contact Rob Hanson

Proudly sponsored by