Finland Futures Research Centre (FFRC) is one of the largest academic futures studies centres in the world. The solid and multidisciplinary basic research provides excellent foundations for applied and tailor-made research, as well as services for training and development. In addition, the FFRC continually develops the scientific foundation and methods of futures studies.

 

Each year, the FFRC organises its annual conference, an invaluable opportunity for meeting, exchanging and debating current topics related in futures studies and foresight. With approximately 100-200 individual participants attending from all over the world, international researchers, organisational delegates, business people and students convene to the FFRC annual conferences in the spirit of futures-oriented information, research, analysis and collaboration.

 

Conferences are held in the three Finnish cities where the FFRC units are located: Turku, Tampere and Helsinki. The activities of the annual conference include keynote speeches and panels in plenary sessions as well as papers presented in parallel sessions. Researchers are invited to submit papers for presentation at the annual conferences. It is hoped that papers presented represent a broad spectrum of futures studies and current topic related each year.

2016
ELOKUU 22-23
MOBIILIELÄMÄT JA
LIIKKUVAT ARJET
Turku
2017
JUNE 12-13
FUTURES OF A COMPLEX WORLD
FINLAND
2015 JUNE 11-12
FUTURES STUDIES TACKLING WICKED PROBLEMS
TURKU, FINLAND
2014 JUNE 11-12
SUSTAINABLE FUTURES IN A CHANGING CLIMATE
HELSINKI, FINLAND
2013 JUNE 6-7
FUTURES FOR FOOD
TURKU, FINLAND
2012 JUNE 6-8
TO BE YOUNG - YOUTH AND THE FUTURE
TURKU, FINLAND
2011 JUNE 9-10
TRENDS AND FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
TAMPERE, FINLAND
2010 JUNE 3-4
SECURITY IN FUTURES - SECURITY IN CHANGE
TURKU, FINLAND
2009 MAY 28-29
FUTURE OF THE CONSUMER SOCIETY
TAMPERE, FINLAND
2008 OCT 1-3
GRASPING THE FUTURE
HELSINKI, FINLAND
2007 JUN 6-8
CULTURE AS INNOVATION
TURKU, FINLAND
2006 JUN 7-9
CHANGING FORESIGHT PRACTICES IN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
TURKU, FINLAND
2005 JUN 9-10
FORESIGHT MANAGEMENT IN CORPORATIONS AND PUBLIC ...
HELSINKI, FINLAND
2004 OCT 11-12
LIMITS TO IGNORANCE: THE CHALLENGE OF INFORMED HUMANITY
HELSINKI, FINLAND
2004
TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE FUTURES
TAMPERE, FINLAND
2003
SCANNING FOR THE FUTURE
TURKU, FINLAND
2002
VISION WEEK
TURKU, FINLAND
2001
SEMINAR ON SCENARIO BUILDING
TURKU, FINLAND
2000
THE QUEST FOR THE FUTURES
TURKU, FINLAND
1999
LIFE BEYOND THE INFORMATION SOCIETY
TURKU, FINLAND