Mississippi River Forum
The Mississippi River Forum seeks to increase coordination between a multidisciplinary group of water resources practitioners and decision-makers. The Forum is also an opportunity for practitioners to connect their work to those in different fields who also impact the quality of the river.
"How Futures Research Might Lead Us to a More Resilient Mississippi River"
Friday, March 13 from 8:00-9:30 a.m.
McKnight Foundation* (710-2nd Street South, Suite 400, Minneapolis, 55401)
George Kubik, Anticipatory Futures Group
Light breakfast provided. Free. RSVP to email@example.com
Many of us consider our work to be in service of a "big-picture" better future for the Mississippi River and Minnesota's natural resources. And yet…..How many emails await your attention right now? How many meetings do you have between now and next Wednesday? Though we may wish to contribute to a healthier long-term future for our beloved natural resources, many spend most of each day attending to short-term, immediate needs. Do we miss strategic and creative opportunities when we are scrambling to make it through each day's to-do list, especially now that the pace of environmental change is so rapid? Futurists investigate how social, economic, and technological developments are shaping the future—and apply anticipatory thinking to society's greatest challenges. Might taking a "futurist" approach to our work help enrich environmental protection, planning, and policy efforts?
Join us for this thought-provoking conversation that will invite you to think far outside your daily routine.
George Kubik is President of the Anticipatory Futures Group, LLC, a former Strategic Futurist and Assistant Regional Director for Strategic Planning with the U.S. Government, and is President of the Minnesota Chapter of the World Future Society.
*Please be prepared to sign in at McKnight's front desk and get a visitor pass.