The Gauteng launch of the 2009 State of the Future report was held at a cocktail gathering on 10 December 2009 at 18:00. The event was held at the Executive Dining Room, Donald Gordon Building, University of Witwatersrand Parktown campus. Co-hosted by the Wits Graduate School of Public and Development Management (P&DM) and the SA Node of the Millennium Project, the event included presentations by Prof. Daniel Plaatjies (Director and Head of P&DM), Koffi Kouakou (Senior Lecturer at P&DM), and directors of the SA Node JP Landman and Geci Karuri-Sebina.
Global Climate Change Situation Room launched. A major new initiative of the Millennium Project is to create a collective intelligence for the Global Climate Change Situation Room in Gimcheon, South Korea initiated by the Millennium Project Node in South Korea. It will be available to the public via the Internet. For more information, see the Fact Sheet - http://millennium-project.org/millennium/new.html and invitation to experts to participate in the collective intelligence system of the Global Climate Change Situation Room - http://millennium-project.org/millennium/Invitation_Letter.doc.
2009 Tech Awards webcast. As you may know, The Millennium Project helped inspire the creation of the Tech Awards and encourages people around the world to nominate innovators. If you were ever curious to see the ceremony, you can see it live this year. It will be webcast live on Thursday night, November 19th 2009 at: http://bit.ly/techawards2009nbcbayarea. There’s a simple welcome page at this site now, but it will come to life starting at 7:00 p.m. US Pacific Standard Time on Thursday the 19th. The emcee of the Gala will be Becky Quick, co-host of the CNBC program “Squawk Box”. Highlights will include videos of and introductions to all 15 of this year’s Laureates, interviews with two former Laureates who will give us an update on their work in India and Brazil, and a presentation by Global Humanitarian Award recipient, Al Gore.
A Western Cape launch of the 2009 State of the Future report is being held at a cocktail gathering on Thursday 12 November 2009 from 17:30 – 18:30 at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West. The event is co-sponsored by the SA Node and the Institute for Futures Research, with support from the Lord Charles Hotel. The invitation includes recorded messages from MP Director and SA Node Chair.
An announcement will follow regarding a Gauteng region launch of the Report.