Conjectural Futures Conference
2 days of foresight talks and workshops for strategists, foresighters, innovators and designers.
5th and 6th of November 2018,
Silent Green, Berlin
Better life for all – or disaster?
Different perspectives are needed to map the future in all conceivable, pleasant and dystopian facets. Varied teams are needed to map the diverse positions to what is possible. The Corporate Foresight Teams of Evonik and Deutsche Bahn invite you to come to Berlin on 5th and 6th of November 2018. Together, we design and discuss radical visions of the future and unconventional future scenarios for companies as well as for society, and set the starting point for the cross-industry open foresight network “Conjectural Futures”.
“There is no people that does not believe the future can be recognized and predicted.”
— Cicero, 63 v. Chr.
Monday, 5th November
Tuesday, 6th November
Space architect, researcher and radio journalist. She is co-founder and managing director of LIQUIFER Systems.
Tommorows Thoughts Today
Liam Young is an independent urbanist, designer and futurist. He is the founder of the think tank Tomorrows Thoughts Today.
Dr. Michael Kopatz
Climate and environment expert
Scientific project leader at Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy and author of “Ecoutine”.
Artist, Speculative design
Arne Hendriks works in the fields of open design, hacking, speculative research, education and repair culture.
Center for Genomic Gastronomy
The center is an artist-led think tank that examines the biotechnologies and biodiversity of human food systems.
Harald Schumann is an investigative journalist, among others at the Tagesspiegel. In particular his research interest is on the financial crises in the eurozone.
Conjectural Futures Netzwerk
The corporate foresight teams of Evonik and Deutsche Bahn open their corporate boundaries and invite to the cross-industry open foresight network “Conjectural Futures”. Only together can we make the complexity of conceivable futures tangible. Therefore, we share our findings and methods, discuss new topics in open panels and benefit from cross-industry exchange. We would like to determine and iterate together with you the exact DNA of the network at the Conjectural Futures Conference.
While dreams of eternal humanity and scientific breakthroughs from Hyperloop to cold fusion seem close enough to touch, fake news affect election results and right-wing populists populate the streets. By their nature, foresighters are particularly exposed to these developments and are falsely recognized as part of the marketing machinery for trend breaks and creative methods. Reputable foresight is a craft. As a foresight community, therefore, we are more than ever called upon to bring strong methodologies, weak signals and hard trends to the center of attention.
Corporate Foresight and Design Thinking at DB Corporate Strategy
— Nadja Berseck
Foresight Manager bei Evonik Creavis
— Björn Theis
Open Foresight Network Kick-Off
Be there: Day 2, Workshop Session 1, Open Foresight Network
Around the corner
Silent Green, Berlin
Plan your trip
Date and time
5th and 6th of November 2018
Get in touch with us!
Do you have questions about the “Conjectural Futures Conference” or our Open Foresight Network? We are happy to help you!