Futures Conferences
Conferences are held in the three Finnish cities where the Centre's units are located: Turku, Tampere and Helsinki. More information about the upcoming as well as the previous conferences and seminars is available at

Upcoming Conferences:


Previous Conferences and Seminars:

  • Energizing Futures – Sustainable Development and Energy in Transition, 13–14 June 2018, Tampere, Finland

  • Futures of a Complex World, 12–13 June 2017, Turku

  • Futures Studies Tackling Wicked Problems: Where Futures Research, Education and Action Meet, 11–12 June 2015, Turku, Finland

  • Sustainable Futures in Changing Climate, 11–12 June 2014, Helsinki, Finland

  • Futures for Food  (Turku 6.–7.6.2013)

  • To be Young! Youth and the Future (Turku 6.–8.6.2012)

  • Trends and Future of Sustainable Development (Tampere 9.–10.6.2011)

  • Security in Futures – Security in Change (Turku 3.–4.6.2010)

  • Grasping the Future 2009 (Helsinki 20.10.2009)

  • Future of the Consumer Society (Tampere 28.–29.5.2009)

  • Grasping the Future – a Challenge for Learning and Innovation (Helsinki, 1.-3.10.2008)

  • Culture as Innovation – the Search for Creative Power in Economies and Societies (Turku 6.–8.6.2007)

  • Changing Foresight Practices in Regional Development – Global Pressures and Regional Possibilities (Turku, 7.–9.6.2006)

  • Foresight Management in Corporations and Public Organisations – New Visions for Sustainability (Helsinki, 9.–10.6.2005)

  • Limits to Ignorance: The Challenge of Informed Humanity. Annual Conference for the Club of Rome was organised together with the Centre, the Finnish Association for the Club of Rome and the Finnish Society for Futures Studies(Helsinki, 11.–12.10.2004)

  • Towards sustainable futures – Tools and strategies (Tampere, 2004)

  • Scanning for the Future (Turku, 2003)

  • Vision Week (Turku, 2002)

  • Seminar on Scenario Building (Turku, 2001)

  • Futures Studio (Turku, 2000)

  • The Quest for the Futures (Turku, 2000)

  • Life Beyond the Information Society (Turku, 1999)