Association of Professional Futurists

APF Event – UH Spring Gathering

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APF Event – UH Spring Gathering

Date: April 12th 2019
Location: Houston, TX
Registered: 2 Registrants

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APF Event – UH Spring Gathering

Event Name: The 2019 Houston Foresight Spring Gathering

Date: April 12-13, 2019

Location: Houston, TX

Registration: APF Members

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Each year, students, alumni, faculty and friends of the Houston Foresight community (associated with the Houston Foresight program at the University of Houston -- http://www.uh.edu/technology/departments/hdcs/graduate/fore/) gather together in Houston to engage with one another around interesting topics or issues with respect to the future. This year, we will meet up on Friday, April 12th and Saturday, April 13th to explore the various approaches, tools and experiences for introducing the future to people and organizations not familiar with the field of futures studies or foresight. This event, themed “Introducing the Future to People and Organizations”, is open to the Houston Foresight community, many of which are APF members, and APF members in general.

If you are part of Houston Foresight and have already registered or will register for the Spring Gathering with Andy Hines or Kimberly Daniels, you do not need to re-register through the APF. All other APF members are invited to register for this event by March 30, 2019.

Agenda

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Other Information

1. Center for Houston's Future (CHF) (https://www.centerforhoustonsfuture.org/)

will host the Saturday event, themed “Introducing the Future to People and Organizations”.  Anyone needing to park near CHF can expect to pay about $1/hr during Saturday’s event.

2. Hotel accommodations are provided by the Hilton-Americas Hotel (1600 Lamar Street, Houston, TX 77010) at a discounted rate of $150 per night, plus applicable taxes, for Friday, April 12th and Saturday, April 13th. To make reservations, please click on the link provided (https://book.passkey.com/gt/217340246?gtid=6268e2a45ed6bb35fcacebc86918214a) or call 1-800-236-2905.  The group code is 1HF. All reservations must be made by Friday, March 22, 2019 --- the cutoff date for the discounted rate.

3. We are organizing a tour of Space Center Houston (https://spacecenter.org/visitor-information/), ideally followed by a dialogue with one or more NASA individuals around the Future of Space Exploration on Friday, April 12th between 10a and 4p. Presently, we do not have any information about the possibility of a discounted, per person entrance fee (each person is responsible for paying his/her own entrance fee). If you are interested in visiting Space Center Houston, please email Kimberly.


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 We will kick off Saturday's event with an icebreaker in which we will share our personal 90-second elevator speech for introducing the future to people and organizations not familiar with foresight. So, please come prepared to share!

5. A light breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided during the Saturday event at CHF as well as food and drink in the evening at the home of one of our Houston Foresight couples. Each person is responsible for his/her own lodging, participation in any activities on Friday, and dinner that Friday night (place TBD).