SAVE THE DATE - “2050 Global Work/Technology Scenarios” Workshops and Conference
New Date: December 4th , 2018 7:00 am - 6:00 pm – Conference and Workshops
December 4th , 2018 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm – Networking Cocktail Dinner
Location: The Innovation Hub, 1 Mark Shuttleworth Street, Lynwood, Pretoria 0081
Registration: Required – Registration link : https://www.quicket.co.za/events/58846-global-work-tech-scenarios-2050-south-africa-conference/
The Southern Africa Node of the Millennium Project (www.sampnode.org.za) acknowledges the many pieces of work, workshops and conferences held in South Africa and globally addressing the theme of the ‘2050 Global Work/Technology Scenarios’. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and the Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven, both former trade unionists, were appointed in May 2018 to co-chair the 28-member ILO Commission to oversee the preparation of a major report on the 2050 Global Work/Technology Scenarios to be published in early 2019.
During his maiden state of the nation address, President Ramaphosa stated that: “Government would soon establish a Digital Industrial Revolution Commission, which will include the private sector and civil society, to ensure that our country is in a position to seize the opportunities and manage the challenge of rapid advances in information and communication technology”.
The Southern Africa Node of the Millennium Project plans to host one-day workshops and national conference on 16 November 2018, addressing the ‘2050 Global Work/Technology Scenarios: 2050 Scenarios’. The workshops and conference for 200 – 250 attendees will include influential and informed members of South African society from different spheres, who will share the insights and actively input to the final outcomes, focusing on:
Education, Training, and Learning
How should education, training, and learning systems change? And what strategies will make that happen?
Governance and Governments
Will a guaranteed income programme become necessary? What kind? When? We need cash flow projections to show what is possible.
Science, Technology, and Innovation
AI/Robotics/synthetic biology/nanotech changes affecting work by 2025, 2035, 2050?
Society, Culture, and the Arts
What changes in culture will be needed? Can a culture of self-employment for self-respect and self-actualisation be possible? If so, how to change culture that says jobs/employment is the source of self-respect?
Labour and Business
What are the impacts of changes in access to incomes, wages and jobs? What should be the roles of business in a national long-range strategy? Reducing income gaps and redressing wealth concentrations?
The Millennium Project (www.millennium-project.org) of which the Southern Africa Node of the Millennium Project is part, is an independent non-profit global participatory futures research agency with nodes located in several countries and regions across the world. Whilst each node is largely autonomous, nodes collectively share resources and collaborate on topics of international importance, which benefit from broader global association.
Next Generation Foresight Prize global competition (Closes 1 July 2018)
We have a very exciting announcement. The Joseph Jaworski Next Generation Foresight Practitioners Award has officially launched! nextgenforesight.org
This is a new annual award recognising the next generation’s endeavours in shaping the future. It seeks to recognise young leaders and innovators who are driving foresight practices in their communities.
Applications open this Monday and remain open until 1 July 2018.
The Main Award includes a years’ incubator funding worth USD 25,000 to support a new foresight initiative, mentoring and support for the winner, as well a free ticket to our SOIF2018 retreat. Special Awardees will also benefit from support to develop personally and professionally and all qualifying entrants will have opportunities to showcase their work and be invited to join a new global “Sensing Network”.
We hope you will be able to share news of the award and help us spread the world globally. We would greatly appreciate you circulating this message and the attachment to your networks.
We are especially keen to welcome participation from the global south and to recognise the excellent foresight work across Africa, Asia and Latin America, including supporting the Sustainable Development Goals. However, we want to extend our assurance that this prize is very much open to all, worldwide.
To share this news on Twitter and keep up with latest developments please use #nextgenforesight and #SOIFNGFP
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by Jerome C. Glenn, Elizabeth Florescu, and The Millennium Project Team
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