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PAST EVENTS, 2016 - 2017 SEASON

  May 3, 2017           Book Club

Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations

by Thomas L. Friedman

Discussion Leader: Eamon Bobowski

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  April 5, 2017           Book Club

The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

by Kevin Kelly

Discussion Leader: Sam Lubell

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  March 1, 2017           Book Club

The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics

by John B. Judis

Discussion Leader: Gordon Hagen

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  February 1, 2017           Book Club

The Industries of the Future

by Alec Ross

Discussion Leader: Anthony Scerbo

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  January 4, 2017          Book Club

Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward

by Johan Norberg

Discussion Leader: Eamon Bobowski

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  December 7, 2016           Book Club

Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era

by Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith

Discussion Leader: Sam Lubell

Location: Politics & Prose, classroom at 5039 Connecticut Ave, Unit #7.   It  is the very first door north of Comet Ping Pong in the brick offices on the corner of Connecticut and Nebraska.

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  November 2, 2016           Book Club

The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity

by Lynda Gratton & Andrew Scott

Discussion Leader: Lisa Roney

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  October 5, 2016           Book Club

Door to Door: The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World of Transportation

by Edward Humes

Discussion Leader: Eric Shettle

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  September 7, 2016           Book Club

Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth

by Alan Weisman

Discussion Leader: Carolyn Shettle

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

   
PAST EVENTS, 2015 - 2016 SEASON
  July 6, 2016           Book Club

Beyond: Our Future In Space

by Chris Impey

Discussion Leader: William Whitesell

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  June 8, 2016       Evening Meeting

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Evening Discussion:

The Future of Business: 3 Perspectives

Discussion with

Dr. William Halal, Dr. Claire A. Nelson and Mr. Jim Burke

who will share perspectives from their chapters in the new book

"The Future of Business: Critical Insights on a Rapidly Changing World by 60 Futurists"

Please Note GW Location

 

To Learn More 

 

Location: George Washington University, Duques Room 453,

                Entrance on 22 St between G and H Streets NW, Washington DC

 

Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm

 

Note: This in NOT a dinner meeting

 

GW students and Faculty should not register online, instead send an Email to Ron Muller at r-bmuller@comcast.net stating that you plan to attend.

 

To Register

  

 

 

  June 1, 2016           Book Club

Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few

by Robert B. Reich

Discussion Leader: Sam Lubell

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  May 4, 2016           Book Club

The Elements of Power: Gadgets, Guns, and the Struggle for a Sustainable Future in the Rare Metal Age

by David S. Abraham

Discussion Leader: Doug Baker

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  April 6, 2016           Book Club

The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future

by Joseph E. Stiglitz

Discussion Leader: Eamon Bobowski

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  March 2, 2016           Book Club

2015-16 State of the Future

by Jerome C. Glenn, Elizabeth Florescu & The Millennium Project Team

Discussion Leader: Ann Sulkovsky

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Note: Politics & Prose will NOT be ordering copies so you will need to order directly from the Millennium Project

  http://millennium-project.org/millennium/201516SOF.html

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  February 3, 2016           Book Club

The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones: Confronting a New Age of Threat

by Benjamin Wittes and Gabriella Blum

Discussion Leader: Anthony Scerbo

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  January 6, 2016           Book Club

Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why America Needs a New Kind of Labor Movement

by Thomas Geoghegan

Discussion Leader: Lisa Rooney

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  December 2, 2015           Book Club
NOT at Politics & Prose and attendance limited in number

Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction.

by Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner

Discussion Leader: Eric Shettle

Location: Contact lsroney@starpower.net for directions and to RSVP

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  November 5, 2015       Evening Meeting

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Evening Presentation:

Future Jobs: Solving the Employment and Skills Crisis

Presented By

Dr. Edward Gordon

Founder and President of Imperial Consulting Corporation

Please Note GW Location

 

To Learn More 

 

Location: George Washington University, Duques Room 453,

                Entrance on 22 St between G and H Streets NW, Washington DC

 

Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm

 

Note: This in NOT a dinner meeting

 

GW students and Faculty should not register online, instead send an Email to Ron Muller at r-bmuller@comcast.net stating that you plan to attend.

 

To Register

  

See website: www.imperialcorp.com for further information

 

  November 4, 2015           Book Club

The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Energy

by Lester R. Brown

Discussion Leader: Doug Baker

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  October 7, 2015           Book Club

Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis

by Robert D. Putnam

Discussion Leader: Sam Lubell

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  September 2, 2015           Book Club

The Accidental Super Power: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disorder

by Peter Zeihan

Discussion Leader: William Whitesell

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

   
PAST EVENTS, 2014 - 2015 SEASON
  July 1, 2015           Book Club

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

by Elizabeth Kolbert

Discussion Leader: Eric Shettle

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  June 3, 2015           Book Club

The Vanishing Neighbor: The Transformation of the American Community

by Marc J. Dunkelman

Discussion Leader: Sarah Lesher

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  May 20, 2015       Evening Meeting

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Evening Presentation:

The Importance of Public Service

#ChangeAgents in Exponential Times

Presented By

Dr, David A. Bray

Chief Information Office (CIO)

of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Twitter - @fcc_cio

Please Note GW Location

 

To Learn More 

 

Location: George Washington University, Duques Room 453,

                Entrance on 22 St between G and H Streets NW, Washington DC

 

Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm ( Please note start and end times )

 

Note that we're NOT having dinner provided.

 

GW students and Faculty should not register online, instead send an Email to Ron Muller at r-bmuller@comcast.net stating that you plan to attend.

 

To Register

  

 

  May 6, 2015           Book Club

The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future

by Naomi Oreskes & Erik M. Conway

Discussion Leader: Montressa Washington

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  April 22, 2015       Evening Meeting

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Evening Presentation:

Twenty-One Trends for the 21st Century:

Out of the Trenches and into the Future

Presented By

Gary Marx

President of the Center for Public Outreach

Please Note GW Location

 

To Learn More 

 

Location: George Washington University, Duques Room 451,

                Entrance on 22 St between G and H Streets NW, Washington DC

 

Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm ( Please note start and end times )

 

Note that we're NOT having dinner provided.

 

GW students and Faculty should not register online, instead send an Email to Ron Muller at r-bmuller@comcast.net stating that you plan to attend.

 

To Register

  

 

  April 1, 2015           Book Club

Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread

by David Mills

Discussion Leader: Eamon Bobowski

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  March 23, 2015        Evening Meeting

Please Note Room Change !

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Evening Presentation:

Thoughts on The World in 2040

Presented By

Robert L. Gallucci

Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service

Please Note GW Location

 

To Learn More 

 

Location:  Please Note Room Change !

       George Washington University, Elliott School of Intl. Affairs,

             1957 'E' Street NW - Room B12

 

Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm ( Please note start and end times )

 

Note that we're NOT having dinner provided.

 

GW students and Faculty should not register online, instead send an Email to Ron Muller at r-bmuller@comcast.net stating that you plan to attend.

 

To Register

  

 

  March 4, 2015           Book Club

Future Jobs: Solving the Employment and Skills Crisis

by Edward E. Gordon

Discussion Leader: TBD

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  February 4, 2015           Book Club

The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, The Collaborative Commons and The Eclipse of Capitalism

by Jeremy Rifkin

Discussion Leader: TBD

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  January 7, 2015           Book Club

The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State

by John Micklethwait & Adrian Wooldridge

Discussion Leader: Hugh Pitcher

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  December 3, 2014           Book Club
NOT at Politics & Prose

Humanity Enhanced: Genetic Choice and the Challenge for Liberal Democracies

by Russell Blackford

Discussion Leader: Lisa Roney

Location: Contact lsroney@starpower.net for directions and to RSVP

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  November 13, 2014        Evening Meeting

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Evening Presentation:

The Future, Declassified: Megatrends that Will Undo

the World Unless We Take Action

Presented By

Dr. Mathew J. Burrows

Director of the Atlantic Council's Strategic Foresight Initiative

Please Note GW Location

 

To Learn More 

 

Location: George Washington University, Duques Room 453,

                Entrance on 22 St between G and H Streets NW, Washington DC

 

Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm ( Please note start and end times )

 

Note that we're NOT having dinner provided.

 

GW students and Faculty should not register online, instead send an Email to Ron Muller at r-bmuller@comcast.net stating that you plan to attend.

 

To Register

  

 

  November 5, 2014           Book Club

The Brain Supremacy: Notes from the Frontiers of Neuroscience

by Kathleen Taylor

Discussion Leader: Carolyn Shettle

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  October 23, 2014        Evening Meeting

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Evening Presentation:

Will Society Allow Synthetic Bio?

Presented By

Gil Meyer

Director of Global Issues Management & Trend Analysis at the DuPont Company.

Please Note GW Location

 

To Learn More 

 

Location: George Washington University, Duques Room 453,

                Entrance on 22 St between G and H Streets NW, Washington DC

 

Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm ( Please note start and end times )

 

Note that we're NOT having dinner provided.

 

GW students and Faculty should not register online, instead send an Email to Ron Muller at r-bmuller@comcast.net stating that you plan to attend.

 

To Register

  

 

  October 1, 2014           Book Club

Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie or Die

by Eric Siegel

Discussion Leader: Sam Lubell

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  September 3, 2014           Book Club

The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty and Economics for a Warming World

by William Nordhaus

Discussion Leader: Hugh Pitcher

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

   
PAST EVENTS, 2013 - 2014 SEASON
  July 2, 2014           Book Club

The Future of the Mind

by Michio Kaku

Discussion Leader: Sarah Lesher

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  June 4, 2014           Book Club

Radical Abundance: How a Revolution in Nanotechnology Will Change Civilization

by K. Eric Drexler

Discussion Leader: John Wayne

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  May 7, 2014           Book Club

The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light

by Paul Bogard

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  April 24, 2014        Evening Meeting

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Evening Presentation:

From Lab to Reality: Five Technology Trends That Could Change Your Life

Presented By

Rick Seiden, MBA PMP

Founder and President of RISE Solutions Group

Please Note GW Location

 

To Learn More 

 

Location: George Washington University, Duques Room 453,

                Entrance on 22 St between G and H Streets NW, Washington DC

 

Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm ( Please note start and end times )

 

Note that we're NOT having dinner provided.

 

GW students and Faculty should not register online, instead send an Email to Ron Muller at r-bmuller@comcast.net stating that you plan to attend.

 

To Register

  

  April 2, 2014           Book Club

The Revenge of Geography:

What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate

by Robert D. Kaplan

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  March 27, 2014        Evening Meeting

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Evening Presentation:

Creating Economies That Work: What We Can Learn From the Economic Policies of Brazil, Russia, Chile, Israel, and Uruguay

Presented By

Rick Docksai

World Future Society's senior editor

Please Note New GW Location

 

To Learn More 

 

Location: George Washington University, Duques Room 453,

                Entrance on 22 St between G and H Streets NW, Washington DC

 

Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm ( Please note start and end times )

 

Note that we're NOT having dinner provided.

 

GW students and Faculty should not register online, instead send an Email to Ron Muller at r-bmuller@comcast.net stating that you plan to attend.

 

To Register

  

  March 5, 2014           Book Club

The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City

by Alan Ehrenhalt

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

February 8, 2014        Day Time Workshop ( Saturday )

      World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Workshop:

The Future Game

Conducted By

David Beurle

Assisted By Celine Beurle

 

To Learn More 

 

Location: Hotel Lombardy in Foggy Bottom, 2019 Pennsylvania Ave NW, at 21st Street, Washington DC.

Time: 8:30 AM -1:00 PM ( Please note start and end times )

 

To Register

 

  February 5, 2014           Book Club

Owning Our Future: The Emerging Ownership Revolution

by Marjorie Kelly

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  January 16, 2014        Evening Meeting

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Evening Presentation:

VULNERABILITY 2030: Four Scenarios

Presented By

Clem Bezold

Chairman and Senior Futurist at the Alternative

Please Note Location

 

To Learn More 

 

Location: Hotel Lombardy in Foggy Bottom, 2019 Pennsylvania Ave NW, at 21st Street, Washington DC.

Time: 6:30pm-9:15pm ( Please note start and end times )

 

Note that we're NOT having dinner provided.

 

To Register

 

  January 5, 2014           Book Club

College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What it Means for Student

by Jeffrey J. Selingo

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

January meeting will be Sunday January 5th 5:00pm-6:30pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  December 4, 2013           Book Club

The Nature of the Future: Dispatches from the Socialstructed World

by Marina Gorbis

December meeting will be at an alternate location

Contact lsroney@starpower.net for directions and to RSVP

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free

 

  November 6, 2013           Book Club

Frankenstein's Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts

by Emily Anthes

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  October 17, 2013        Evening Meeting

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Evening Presentation:

ISIS, A Collective Intelligence System,

For an Egyptian Renaissance

Presented By

Jerome Glenn

Director of The Millennium Project

Please Note Our New Location

 

To Learn More 

 

Location: Hotel Lombardy in Foggy Bottom, 2019 Pennsylvania Ave NW, at 21st Street, Washington DC.

Time: 6:30pm-9:15pm ( Please note our new start and end times )

 

Note that we're NOT having dinner provided.

 

To Register

 

  October 2, 2013           Book Club

How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed

Note Change from Previously Announced Selection

by Ray Kurzweil

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  September 26, 2013        Evening Meeting

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Evening Presentation:

The Naked Future:

Moving Toward The Predictable Future With 'Big Data'

Presented By

Patrick Tucker

Deputy Editor of The Futurist magazine.

Please Note Our New Location

 

To Learn More 

 

Location: Hotel Lombardy in Foggy Bottom, 2019 Pennsylvania Ave NW, at 21st Street, Washington DC.

Time: 6:30pm-9:15pm ( Please note our new start and end times )

 

Note that we're NOT having dinner provided.

 

To Register

 

  September 4, 2013           Book Club

Note Change from Previously Announced Selection

The Nature of Technology

by W. Brian Arthur

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

   
PAST EVENTS, 2012 - 2013 SEASON
  July 3, 2013           Book Club

What Americans Really Want: The Truth About Our Hopes, Dreams, and Fears

by Frank I Luntz

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  June 5, 2013           Book Club

Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone

by Eric Klinenberg

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  May 16, 2013        Dinner Meeting

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Dinner Presentation:

South Africa: 2015 - 2030

Presented By

John Daniel, Ph.D.

 

To Learn More 

 

Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 7301 Waverly Street, Bethesda, Md.

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

 

To Register

 

  May 1, 2013           Book Club

No One's World: The West: The Rising Rest and the Coming Global Turn

by Charles Kupchan

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  April 3, 2013           Book Club

The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-But Some Don't

by Nate Silver

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  March 21, 2013        Dinner Meeting

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Dinner Presentation:

The Future of Global Drug Safety

Presented By

Jay Herson, Ph.D.

 

To Learn More 

 

Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 7301 Waverly Street, Bethesda, Md.

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

 

To Register

 

  March 6, 2013           Book Club

The Taste of Tomorrow: Dispatches From The Future of Food

by Josh Schonwald

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  February 6, 2013           Book Club

Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think

by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  January 17, 2013        Dinner Meeting

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Dinner Presentation:

Lessons from Singapore

and the Project on National Security Reform

A Presentation

By

Dr. Sheila R. Ronis

 

To Learn More 

 

Power Point Slides from Presentation

and Related Remarks

 

Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 7301 Waverly Street, Bethesda, Md.

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

 

To Register

 

  January 2, 2013           Book Club

The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers and the Coming Cashless Society

by David Wolman

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  December 5, 2012           Book Club

Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier

by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  November 15, 2012        Dinner Meeting

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Dinner Presentation:

An Overview of Project for National Security Reform

 Visioning Work Group Scenarios, 2020 to 2060

and new Practical Anticipatory Governance Processes.

By

John F. Meagher, CIH

and

Prof. Leon S. Fuerth

 

To Learn More 

 

Power Point Slides From Presentation:

 

  Practical Upgrades

 

  PNSR MW WFS briefingJFM Nov2012

Link to the subject video:

  http://csepp.dis.anl.gov/ENN/Red%20Death/red.html

 

Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 7301 Waverly Street, Bethesda, Md.

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

 

To Register

 

  November 7, 2012           Book Club

Coming Apart: The State of White America 1960-2010

by Charles Murray

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  October 18, 2012        Dinner Meeting

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Dinner Presentation:

The Futures of Marketing Research

A Presentation

By

Robert Moran, Partner, The Brunswick Group

 

To Learn More 

 

Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 7301 Waverly Street, Bethesda, Md.

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

 

To Register

 

  October 3, 2012           Book Club

The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World

Parts 4-6

by Daniel Yergin

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  September 5, 2012           Book Club

The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World

Parts 1-3

by Daniel Yergin

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

   
PAST EVENTS, 2011 - 2012 SEASON
  July 19, 2012           Book Club

The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care

by Eric Topol

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  June 6, 2012           Book Club

The Future of Power

by Joseph S. Nye

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  May 2, 2012           Book Club

The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy and the World

by Jeremy Rifkin

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  May 17, 2012        Dinner Meeting

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Dinner Presentation:

Whither Poverty & the Millennium Development Goals:

World Bank Futures 2030 and Beyond

A Panel Discussion

Moderator: Claire A. Nelson Ph.D.

Special Guests:

Daniel Runde

Elaine Zuckerman

Walker Williams ( not yet confirmed )

 

TAKE THE SURVEY ON WORLD BANK FUTURES AT

www.thefuturesforum.org or www.surveymonkey.com/s/XNFS8JT

 

To Learn More 

 

Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 7301 Waverly Street, Bethesda, Md.

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

 

To Register

 

  April 4, 2012           Book Club

Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Shape Our Future

by Ian Goldin, Geoffrey Cameron and Meera Balarajan

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  March 15, 2012        Dinner Meeting

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Dinner Presentation:

Climate Engineering: New Directions in Technology

Assessment at the US Government Accountability Office

A Presentation

By

Dr. Jenny Chanley and Ms. Nancy Donovan

 

To Learn More 

 

Power Point Slides from Presentation

Link to related GAO site:

 http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-71 

takes you to :

  (1) an electronic copy of GAO-11-71,

  (2) a podcast by GAO’s Chief Scientist Dr. Timothy Persons on issues surrounding climate engineering technologies

   (3) 2 videos (Depiction of the Global Carbon Cycle Changes Over Time and Global Active Energy Budget of the Earth’s Atmosphere). 

Also there are the 2 videos shown during the presentation (also at link above). 

http://youtu.be/rP2YCHRPYS8

http://youtu.be/m3Al93fr8ic

 

Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 7301 Waverly Street, Bethesda, Md.

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

 

To Register

 

  March 7, 2012           Book Club

The Next Wave: Using Digital Technology to Further Social and Political Innovation

by Darrell M. West

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  February 1, 2012           Book Club

Millennial Momentum: How a New Generation is Remaking America

by Morley Winograd and Michael Hais

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  January 26, 2012        Dinner Meeting

Note: Member Price Change.

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Dinner Presentation:

The Future of Immigration to the United States

A Presentation

By

Lisa S. Roney MPA and Milton J. Roney MPA

 

To Learn More 

 

Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 7301 Waverly Street, Bethesda, Md.

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

 

To Register

 

  January 4, 2012           Book Club

The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity

by Jeffrey D. Sachs

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  December 7, 2011           Book Club

The Economics of Enough: How to Run the Economy as if The Future Matters

by Diane Coyle

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  November 2, 2011           Book Club

Future Babble: Why Expert Predictions Fail-and Why We Believe Them Anyway

by Dan Gardner

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  October 20, 2011        Dinner Meeting

Note: New Venue!
Note2: Price Change.
 

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Dinner Presentation:

The Future of World Culture

and the Role of Business in Shaping It

A Presentation

By

Juanita Hardy

 

To Learn More 

 

Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 7301 Waverly Street, Bethesda, Md.

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

 

To Register

 

  October 5, 2011           Book Club

Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100

by Michio Kaku

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  September 15, 2011        Dinner Meeting

Note: New Venue!
Note2: Price Change.
 

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Dinner Presentation:

How to Put Your Brain on the Internet

( and Would You Want To? )

A Presentation

By

Michael Chorost

 

To Learn More 

 

Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 7301 Waverly Street, Bethesda, Md.

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

 

To Register

 

  September 7, 2011           Book Club

The Innovator's Way: Practices for Successful Innovation

by Peter Denning and Robert Dunham

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

   
PAST EVENTS, 2010 - 2011 SEASON
  July 6, 2011           Book Club

The Next Decade: Where We've Been and Where We're Going

by George Friedman

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  June 1, 2011           Book Club

World Wide Mind: The Coming Integration of Humanity, Machines and the Internet

by Michael Chorost

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  May 4, 2011           Book Club

Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance

by Nouriel Roubini and Stephen Mihm

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  April 21, 2011   

Note costs after Close of Advanced registration has been increased.      

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Dinner Presentation:

The 2010 State of the Future

A Presentation

By

Jerry Glenn

 

To Learn More 

 

Location: Embassy Suites, Friendship Heights,  4300 Military Road, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

 

To Register

 

  April 6, 2011           Book Club

Shock of Gray: The Aging of the World’s Population and How it Pits Young Against Old, Child Against Parent, Worker Against Boss and Nation Against

by Ted C. Fishman

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  March 17, 2011   

Note later start time ( 6:30PM instead of our normal 6:00PM ) due to prior use of the room. We plan to start dinner and presentation as close to regular time as possible.

Note costs after Close of Advanced registration has been increased.
      

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Dinner Presentation:

The Future of Energy

A Presentation

By

Dr. Alex Pavlak

 

To Learn More 

 

Power Point Slides from Presentation

 

Location: Embassy Suites, Friendship Heights,  4300 Military Road, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm

 

To Register

 

  March 2, 2011           Book Club

The Climate Fix: What Scientists and Politicians Won’t Tell You about Global Warming

by Roger Pielke, Jr.

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  February 2, 2011           Book Club

The Youth Pill: Scientists at the Brink of an Anti-Aging Revolution

by David Stipp

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  January 20, 2011   

Note later start time ( 6:30PM instead of our normal 6:00PM ) due to prior use of the room. We plan to start dinner and presentation as close to regular time as possible.      

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Dinner Presentation:

China Today, Tomorrow, and The Transition

A Presentation

By

Kenneth W. Hunter

Senior Fellow, Maryland China Initiative,

University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

 

To Learn More 

 

Power Point Slides from Presentation

 

Location: Embassy Suites, Friendship Heights,  4300 Military Road, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm

 

To Register

 

  January 5, 2011          Book Club

Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard

by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  December 1, 2010           Book Club

The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities and Our Health--And a Vision for Change

by Annie Leonard

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  November 3, 2010           Book Club

The Eerie Silence: Renewing Our Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence

by Paul Davies

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  October 28, 2010         

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Dinner Presentation:

Building Sustainable Communities

in Post Conflict and Post Disaster Environments

Panel Discussion

Panelists:                                                                                                                                    

Dr. Linton Wells:  Director Center for Technology and National Security Policy National Defense University, Director TIDES, Transformative Infrastructures for Development and Emergency Support

      Dr. Joseph Pelton:  Author Future Cities and MegaCrunch 10 Survival Strategies for the 21st Century. Ret. International Space University Chair

  Dr. Mike McDonald:  President Global Health Initiatives. Director National Sustainable Infrastructure Working Group. Chief Architect U.S. Resilience System.

 Mr. Al Santoli:  President Asia America Initiatives.  Engaged in cross cultural and sustainable Development for Peace initiatives in Sulu-Mindanao Philippines and Afghanistan.

Moderated by Joel Coulter, World Future Society                                                                      

 

To Learn More 

 

Location: Embassy Suites, Friendship Heights,  4300 Military Road, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

 

To Register

Session Note:  At the end of the session, Dr. Sam Hancock will give a brief orientation to his global Emerald Planet IPTV show, whose weekly broadcasts cover U.S. sustainable community innovations and reach over 120 countries.

 

  October 6, 2010           Book Club

The Predictioneer's Game:

Using the Logic of Brazen Self Interest to See and Shape the Future

by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

     
  September 1, 2010           Book Club

The Future History of the Arctic

by Charles Emmerson

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

   
PAST EVENTS, 2009 - 2010 SEASON
  July 7, 2010           Book Club

The Next 100 Million: America in 2050

by Joel Kotkin

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  June 2, 2010           Book Club

Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century

Part 2

by P.W. Singer

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  May 27, 2010         

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Dinner Presentation:

City 21: Multiple Perspectives on Urban Futures

A Presentation

By

Mr. Christopher Zelov

Mr. Christopher Zelov will show and comment on his film

"City 21: Multiple Perspectives on Urban Futures"

Note: A companion book to the film will be released in the summer of 2010

 

To Learn More 

 

Location: Embassy Suites, Friendship Heights,  4300 Military Road, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

 

To Register

 

  To find out more and purchase the DVD,

visit: www.city21.info or call Christopher Zelav at: 610 346-9164 

Note: companion book available this summer.

 

  May 5, 2010           Book Club

Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century

Part 1

by P.W. Singer

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  April 22, 2010         

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Dinner Presentation:

Beyond Reconstruction To Regenesis:

Exploring the Power of Foresight in Creating Sustainable

 Prosperity for Haiti

A Presentation

By

Claire Nelson, Ph.D.

Engineer, Social Entrepreneur, Futuist

 

To Learn More 

 

Location: Embassy Suites, Friendship Heights,  4300 Military Road, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

 

To Register

 

  April 7, 2010           Book Club

The Department of Mad Scientists

by Michael Belfiore

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  March 25, 2010         

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Dinner Presentation:

Is Everything Around You Changing Faster Than You'd Like?

 Get Used To It!

A Presentation

By

Richard G. Stieglitz, Ph.D.

 

To Learn More 

 

Location: Embassy Suites, Friendship Heights,  4300 Military Road, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

 

To Register

 

  March 3, 2010           Book Club

What's Next ? : Dispatches from the Future of Science

by Max Brockman

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  February 18, 2010         

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Dinner Presentation:

Perfecting Healthcare:

Experience, Effectiveness and Efficiency

A Presentation

By

Kevin Fickenscher, MD

Vice President - Strategic Initiatives

Dell Perot Systems

Fairfax VA

 

To Learn More 

 

Location: Embassy Suites, Friendship Heights,  4300 Military Road, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

 

To Register

 

  February 3, 2010           Book Club

Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future

by Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  January 21, 2010

( Note: Date Changed to January 21 from the original date !! )  

 (Note: Not Our usual Location !! )        

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Dinner Presentation:

What Students Need to Know and Be Able to Do

to Be Prepared for the Future

A Presentation

By

Gary Marx

President, Center for Public Outreach

 

To Learn More 

 

Location: Embassy Suites, 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA

( King Street Metro stop on the Blue/Yellow line. Parking in Garage)

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

 

To Register

 

  January 6, 2010           Book Club

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

by John J. Ratey, M.D.

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  December 2, 2009           Book Club

The Race Between Education and Technology

by Claudia Goldin and Lawrence F. Katz

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  November 4, 2009           Book Club

The Price of Perfection: Individualism and Society in the Era of Biomedical Enhancement

by Maxwell J. Mehlman

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  October 15, 2009      

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Dinner Presentation:

The State of the Future, 2009

A Presentation

By

Jerome Glenn, Executive Director

The Millennium Project

 

To Learn More 

 

Location: Embassy Suites, Friendship Heights,  4300 Military Road, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

 

To Register

 

  October 7, 2009           Book Club

The Chrysalis Effect: The Metamorphosis of Global Culture

by Philip Slater

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  September 17, 2009      

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Dinner Presentation:

The Technology Revolution and the Economic Crisis

Passing Through the Crisis of Maturity

A Presentation

By

Professor William Halal

George Washington University and Techcast

 

To Learn More 

 

Location: Embassy Suites, Friendship Heights,  4300 Military Road, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

 

To Register

 

  September 2, 2009           Book Club

The Age of the Unthinkable: Why the World Order Constantly Surprises Us and What We Can Do About It

by Joshua Cooper Ramo

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

 

PAST EVENTS, 2008 - 2009 SEASON

 

     
  July 1, 2009           Book Club

Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness

by Richard R. Thaler and Cass Sunstein

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  June 3, 2009           Book Club

Last Child in the Woods : Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

by Richard Louv

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  May 21, 2009      

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Dinner Presentation:

(Note REVISED PROGRAM: Replacing: ‘The 2008 State of the Future’

which will be rescheduled for a later date)

Evolution’s Next Phase

A Presentation

By

Eric H. Meade

Futurist and Vice President

Institute for Alternative Futures

Alexandria, VA

 

To Learn More 

 

Location: Embassy Suites, Friendship Heights,  4300 Military Road, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

 

To Register

 

  May 6, 2009           Book Club

Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water

by Maude Barlow

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  April 1, 2009           Book Club

The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology

by Ray Kurzweil

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Parts 6 - 9 and Epilogue

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  March 4, 2009           Book Club

The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology

by Ray Kurzweil

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Parts 1-5

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  February 4, 2009           Book Club

Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How it can Renew America

by Thomas Friedman

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

January 15, 2009      

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter Dinner Presentation:

WELCOME TO THE FUTURE!

(Be prepared to/for change)

The coming transformation of Urban America

A presentation by

David Pearce Snyder

Consulting Futurist

World Future Society, National Capitol Region Chapter

To Learn More 

 

Location: Embassy Suites, Friendship Heights,  4300 Military Road, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

 

To Register

 

  January 7, 2009           Book Club

The Longevity Revolution: The Benefits and Challenges of Living a Long Life

By Dr. Robert N. Butler

Parts 4-6

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  December 3, 2008           Book Club

The Longevity Revolution: The Benefits and Challenges of Living a Long Life

By Dr. Robert N. Butler

Parts 1-3

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  November 5, 2008           Book Club

The New Age of Innovation: Driving Co-Creative Value Through Global Networks

By C.K. Prahalad and M.S. Krishnan

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  October 1, 2008           Book Club

The Dumbest Generation: How The Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or Don't Trust Anyone Under 30)

By Mark Bauerlien

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  September 3, 2008           Book Club

The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order

By Parag Khanna

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

     
 

PAST EVENTS, 2007 - 2008 SEASON

 

     
  July 2, 2008           Book Club

The Future of Management:

By Gary Hamel

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  June 4, 2008           Book Club

Millennial Makeover: MySpace, YouTube, and the Future of American Politics

By Morely Winograd and Michael D. Hais

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  May 7, 2008           Book Club

Saving the Americas: The Dangerous Decline of Latin America and What the U.S. Must Do

By Andres Oppenheimer

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  April 2, 2008           Book Club

The Design of Future Things By Donald A. Norman

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

     
  March 5, 2008           Book Club

The Next Catastrophe: Reducing Our Vulnerabilities to Natural, Industrial and Terrorist Disasters By Charles Perrow

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  Feb 6, 2008           Book Club

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

By Malcolm Gladwell

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

  Jan 24, 2008  Day Time  Meeting: , Time: 12:00P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

"New Ways of Knowing - The Future of Intelligence and Organizations"

Co-sponsor: Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals Greater DC Chapter

Description:

We provide the following three topic areas as a starting point for the discussion:

1. How are web 2.0 tools being used to augment or replace existing business processes to deliver higher dimensions of value and increased responsiveness?  E-mail blasts and newsletters may be replaced by blogs.  Traditional static reports are replaced by wikis.  While these tools and ways of working come natural to the "digital natives" they may represent a learning curve for "digital immigrants."

2. How do web 2.0 tools fit together?  Each tool delivers its own specific value and there is no real one-size-fits-all solution.  Blogs are great for news updates and discussions, wikis make a valuable platform for content aggregation and tagging tools are useful for social organization.  What are the gaps in your current work processes, and what set of tools will help you close those gaps?

3. To be successful, your approach to web 2.0 strategies must be authentic.  How do we redefine professionalism on a platform that demands we "tell it like it is" and exposes spin and incorrect information.  Your "street cred" depends on getting this right.

Panel: Don Burke, Intellipedia Doyen, CIA
Sean Dennehy, Chief of Intellipedia, CIA
Eric Garland, President, Competitive Futures, Inc. and author of "Future, Inc."

Click Here to Learn More

Agenda:
Registration & Networking 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Food & Beverage (Box Lunch)  12:00 PM
Presentation 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Q&A / Networking 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location:
Embassy Suites
4300 Military Road
Washington, DC

Registration:

Prior to event:
SCIP & World Future Society Members $49.00
Non-Members $59.00

At the door:
SCIP & World Future Society Members - $54.00
Non-Members $64.00

Please click the link below to register:

http://members.scip.org/scriptcontent/BeWeb/events/eventdetail.cfm?&PRODUCT_MAJOR=GDCHP0108

 

  Jan 2, 2008           Book Club

A Bill of Rights for 21st Century America

By Joseph F. Coates

Our January selection A Bill of Rights for 21st Century America by Joe Coates is a print on demand book. Therefore, Politics and Prose cannot order it without specific requests from each person wishing to purchase it, and they cannot offer the usual book group discount.
 
Thus, you can order the book from Amazon or the Kanawaha Institute (orders@kanawhainstitute.com). Joe has offered to give a rebate to anyone who buys the book from the Kanawha Institute.

 

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
 

  Dec 5, 2007           Book Club

Lockout: Why America Keeps Getting Immigration Wrong When our Prosperity Depends on Getting it Right

By Michele Wucker

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free

 

  Nov 7, 2007           Book Club

The Last Days of Europe  By Walter Laqueur

and

Why Europe Will Run The 21st Century  By Mark Leonard

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free

 

 

Oct 17, 2007  Daytime Meeting

 

"The Present and Future of Biotechnology in the Greater Washington DC Area"

 

Co-sponsor: The BIO-IT Coalition

 

A panel discussion:

Panel: Raj Bawa M.S., Ph.D.  Bawa Biotechnology Consulting, LLC

Terry Woodworth  Ph.D.  Director Life Sciences, Virginia Center for Innovative Technology

 

Time:

10:30 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

 

Fee: Free For members of NatCapWFS and BIO-IT Coalition who pre-register before noon on Oct 16.

       Non-members and walk-ins $25 ( lunch not guarantied if large number of walk-in occur )

 

Location :

George Mason University School of Public Policy, Arlington Campus

3401 Fairfax Drive "Original Building" Room 329

Arlington, VA 22201 see http://www.bioitcoalition.org/events.html for maps

 

Registration for the October 17 Meeting on the BIO-IT Coalition website:

Call or Email Judi Giannini  directly at 202.220.1242  mandelle@bioitcoalition.org.

( Since NatCapWFS members are not included in the Bio It Coalition database our member can not register online).

 

  Oct 3, 2007           Book Club

The Black Swan

By Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

 

Sept 20, 2007  Morning Meeting

 

"The Future of the Talent Crunch"

 

Co-sponsor: The Association of Career Professionals

 

A panel discussion:

Panel: Lynne Feingold ( U.S. Treasury Department), Annabelle Reitman, Eric Garland ( moderator ).

 

Time: 8:00 sign in / light breakfast

8:30 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.

 

Location :

Sun Trust Bank Conference Center 1445 New York Avenue NW, 9th Floor ( A beautiful venue ).

( Metro: McPherson Square)

 

price $25 ( for NatCapWFS and Asso. of Career Professionals members )

$40 for non-members

 

To Register go to:

http://www.acpinternational-dc.org/ and click "DC Metro Events".

 

Note that the event name on their website is:

 "Talent Intelligence: Harnessing the Power of Story"

 

Sept 5, 2007           Book Club

The End of Poverty

By Jeffrey Sachs

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

 

PAST EVENTS, 2006 - 2007 SEASON

 

Meals to Come - Book July 18, 2007           Book Club

Meals to Come: A History of the Future of Food

By Warren Belasco

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

June 6, 2007           Book Club

The Changing Rhythms of American Family Life

By Susan Bianchi, John P. Robinson and Melissa Milkie

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free

 

  May 24, 2007      Dinner Presentation:

Why Max Nelson Won't Use The 'F' Word

presented by:
Max Nelson, General Dynamics.

To Learn More 

 

Location: Embassy Suites, Friendship Heights,  4300 Military Road, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

 

May 2, 2007           Book Club

When River Run Dry: Water - The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-first Century

By Fred Pearce

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free

 

April 4, 2007           Book Club

The Meaning of the 21st Century. A Vital Blueprint for Ensuring Our Future

By James Martin

( parts 3 & 4 will be discussed in April )

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free

 

     
March 7, 2007           Book Club

The Meaning of the 21st Century. A Vital Blueprint for Ensuring Our Future

By James Martin

( parts 1 & 2 will be discussed in March ) ( parts 3 & 4 will be discussed in April )

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free

 

February 7, 2007           Book Club

Bioethics and the New Embryology : Springboards for Debate

By Scott Gilbert, Anna Tyler and Emily Zackin

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free

 

November 1, 2006           Book Club

National Differences, Global Similarities: World Culture and the Future of Schooling

By Gerald LeTendre and David Baker

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free

 

October 19, 2006      Dinner Presentation:

2006 State of the Future:

presented by: Jerry Glenn

the link for the table of contents and free exec summary at:
http://www.acunu.org/millennium/sof2006.html

( Note: 'Four Global Energy Scenarios' are about 1/2 the print version of the 2006 State of the Future, for the energy folks in the crowd )

To Learn More

 

October 4, 2006           Book Club

This Land: The Battle over Sprawl and the Future of America

By Anthony Flint

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free

 

September 21, 2006      Dinner Presentation:

The Personalized Medicine Revolution:

presented by:
Edward Abrahams, PhD, is Executive Director of the Personalized Medicine Coalition, a non-profit advocacy group that is interested in advancing medical progress through the adoption of personalized medicine concepts and products.

http://www.personalizedmedicinecoalition.org 

To Learn More 

 

Location: Embassy Suites, Friendship Heights,  4300 Military Road, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

 

September 6, 2006           Book Club

The Weather Makers: How Man is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth

By Tim Flannery

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free

 

 

PAST EVENTS, 2005 - 2006 SEASON

 

The World Future Society, US National Capital Regions is co-hosting a joint technical program with

The Washington DC Chapter of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (WINFORMS)

on Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at the Transportation Security Administration’s Headquarters

at Pentagon City (601 S. 12th St., Arlington, VA). 

. 

 

Peeking into the Black Box: Some art and science of visualizing agent-based models and complex systems.

Stephen Guerin and Joshua Thorp will present an overview of recent work on visualizing complex systems for corporate and government projects.

 

Stephen Guerin is President of RedfishGroup, a R&D consultancy based in Santa Fe
Joshua Thorp  several years of practical experience in complexity science and agent based modeling. 

 

 No Registration is required.

 

July 5, 2006           Book Club

Viral Fitness: The Next SARS and West Nile in the Making

By Jaap Goudsmit

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free

 

June 7, 2006           Book Club

Beyond Oil: The View from Hubbert's Peak

By Kenneth S. Deffeyes

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free
To Register

 

May 3, 2006           Book Club

Why Most Things Fall: Evolution, Extinction and Economics 

By Paul Ormerod

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free

 

April 20, 2006      Dinner Presentation:

Is America Really Flunking Science?
A National Security Perspective

presented by:
Dr. James Lewis is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Science, Technology and Public Policy Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington D.C.

To Learn More 

 

Location: Embassy Suites, Friendship Heights,  4300 Military Road, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

 

April 5, 2006           Book Club

Future Washington

edited by Ernest Lilley

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free

 

March 16, 2006      Dinner Presentation:

Roundtable on: The Geopolitics of Energy - A forward View

panelists:
Alan Hegburg : Senior Associate at Scowcroft Group and a Senior Fellow in Energy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington D.C.
Frank Verrastro : Director and senior fellow in the Center for Strategic and International Studies Energy Program.

To Learn More 

 

Location: Embassy Suites, Friendship Heights,  4300 Military Road, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

 

March 1, 2006           Book Club

Why Geography Matters: Three Challenges facing America   

by Harm de Blij

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free

 

February 16, 2006      Dinner Presentation:

The Future of Air Travel

presented by Paul Polski 

A former Naval aviator and aviation executive, Paul Polski is Chief of Staff to the Assistant Administrator and Chief Technology Officer for the Transportation Security Administration.

To Learn More 

 

Location: Embassy Suites, Friendship Heights,  4300 Military Road, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

 

February 1, 2006           Book Club

Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing our Minds--and What it Means to be Human   

By Joel Garreau

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free

January 19, 2006      Dinner Presentation:

Anticipatory Learning Strategies for Schools and Organizations

presented by Marsha Rhea 
Marsha Rhea is a senior futurist with the Institute for Alternative Futures ( a nonprofit futures think tank ) with a 28-year track record working with nonprofits and governments.

To Learn More 

 

Location: Embassy Suites, Friendship Heights,  4300 Military Road, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

 

January 4, 2006           Book Club

FutureThink: How to Think Clearly in a Time of Change   By Edie Wiener and Arnold Brown

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free

 

December 7, 2005, National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day        Book Club

Age Power—How the 21st Century Will be Ruled by the New Old  By Ken Dychtwald

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free

 

November 17, 2005      Dinner Presentation:

Wave of Innovation: Embracing and Investing in a New Economic Framework

presented by Robert Atkinson 
Robert Atkinson serves as Vice-President and Director of the Technology and Economy Project at the Progressive Policy Institute and also directed its New Economy Task Force.

We get a "New Economy" every 50 years or so based on waves of innovation.
What policies should we use to maximize this New Economy?

Embracing and investing in the technology that drivesw it and focusing on productivity as a new economic framework are the means by which we will maximize growth and the potential of this economy.

To Learn More 

 

Location: Embassy Suites, Friendship Heights,  4300 Military Road, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

November 14, 2005      Lunch Presentation:

2005 State of the Future; an Extraordinary Overview of the Global Situation and Prospects for the Future

presented by Jerome C. Glenn 
Hear first hand from Jerome C. Glenn, co-author of 2005 State of the Future. Mr. Glenn will provide his insights into the collective intelligence of nearly 2,000 leading minds in more than 50 countries.

To Learn More 

 

Power Point Slides

 

Location: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm

 

There is no charge but registration is recommended due to seating limitation. Register

November 2, 2005       Book Club

FAB: The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop-From Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication By Neil Gershenfeld

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free

 October 20, 2005      Dinner Presentation:

The Widening Gaps in Pharmaceutical Therapies: Cost - Heath - Trust

A panel discussion moderated by the World Future Society, National Region Chapter

Panelists will include:

Jay Herson - Pharmaceutical Development Expert

John Rother - AARP

Bill Rowley, MD - Institute for Alternative Futures

List of world class experts will be finalized by mid September

 

To Learn More 

 

Location: Embassy Suites, Friendship Heights,  4300 Military Road, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

 

October 5, 2005           Book Club

Three Billion New Capitalists: The Great Shift of Wealth and Power to the East   By Clyde Prestowitz

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Fee: Free

 

October 6, 2005      Seminar:

How to use Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making with Whole Brain Thinking

This seminar is for: entrepreneurs, managers, executives, and life long learners interested in developing themselves, increasing their creativity and innovation, and making better decisions in order to achieve new breakthrough levels of performance.

Learn how to:

    -    Use whole brain thinking to develop and pursue your true purpose.
    -  Apply a six-step creative problem solving and decision making model with related tools to develop innovative solutions.
    -    Recognize and relate to the thinking styles of others to help gain their support and overcome resistance.
    -       Pinpoint decisions with the highest payoff, lowest costs and easiest implementation.

Description: presents to you a proven six-step creative problem solving and decision making model integrated with whole brain thinking.  Enables you to identify key challenges and develop creative options to make better decisions.  Provides you with the skills to: tap into the creative genius lying deep inside yourself; balance divergent and convergent thinking; identify critical values; overcome resistance to change and gain essential support.  Gives you take away tools to continue to identify challenges, develop creative options, make better decisions, and influence others in order to achieve breakthrough levels of performance.

Seminar Leader

Dan Knight is a speaker, writer and consultant.  He has taught seminars on strategic thinking, creativity and innovation, intuitive leadership, knowledge management, and performance measurement to hundreds of entrepreneurs, managers, executives, and life long learners.  He is an award winning writer and a contributing editor for Strategy and Leadership, a leading business strategy journal. He wrote Leveraging Intellectual Capital with Knowledge-Based Management, American Management Association, New York, NY, 1997 and he is in the process of writing a new book titled Strategy DNA: the building blocks for Organizational Success.  As a consultant he has helped leaders in organizations of all sizes succeed with innovative strategy development and execution.

To Learn More 

Location: Woodrow Wilson Center

Reagan Building, Pennsylvania Ave.

Time: 8:30A.M. - 3:00P.M.

 

September 22, 2005      Dinner Presentation:

The Next Generation Internet: IPv6 and the Turning Tide in Global Communications

A panel discussion moderated by the World Future Society, National Region Chapter

Panelists:

 Dr. Chuck Lynch: Technical Director, DoD IPv6 Transition Office

 Mr. Yurie Rich: CEO, Native 6

 Mr. Mark Bayliss: CEO VisuallLink ISP, WorldAirwaves, CobaltRacks

 Mr. Joel Coulter: President, Coulter & Associates

 Mr. Alex Lightman, CEO, IPv6 Summit, Inc.

     IPv6 Summit Website http://www.usipv6.com/index.shtml

     and their latest 6Sense Newsletter  http://www.usipv6.com/6sense/2005/sep/september.htm

 

Today's Internet is not an endless frontier. IPv6 is the next evolution, offering significantly improved security and interaction with mobile devices.

This time, America may not be the leading nation.

To Learn More 

 

Location: Embassy Suites, Friendship Heights,  4300 Military Road, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Panel 7:15 - 9:00   

 

September 7, 2005      Book Club

The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century By Thomas L. Friedman

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

 

 

PAST EVENTS, 2004 - 2005 SEASON

 

 

July 6, 2005           Book Club

The Future of the Brain, by Steven Rose

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

 

 

June 17, 2005         Half Day Workshop

Workshop: Story-telling the Future presented by Joseph Tankersley

Mr. Tankersley is a storyteller, futurist and Senior Show Writer for Walt Disney Imagineering.

 

At this Workshop, Mr. Tankersley will build on the information presented in the dinner presentation and drill down into the "How To" of effective strategic writing. In this 4 and a half hour workshop, specific story-telling techniques will be presented, discussed, and practiced. Attendees will come away from this experience with a toolkit they can use to enhance the clarity and power of their own writing.  

 

Location: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1 Woodrow Plaza,  1300 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. Washington, D.C.

 

 

June 16, 2005          Dinner Presentation

Story-telling the Future presented by Joseph Tankersley.  

Mr. Tankersley is a storyteller, futurist and Senior Show Writer for Walt Disney Imagineering. 

The techniques of story-telling are as important to creating powerful futures oriented writing as any quantitative tool.  At this event, Mr. Tankersley will talk about some of the key issues facing writers who need to communicate complex scenarios, outside-the-box, yet-unheard-of concepts, ideas, facts and visions.   The more challenging the concept, the more important it is to understand and use the tools of good story telling.  Mr. Tankersley will present ten narrative techniques that will transform your strategic, futures related writing. 

Location: Embassy Suites, Friendship Heights,  4300 Military Road, Washington D.C. NW

 

June 1, 2005           Book Club

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, Parts III & IV, by Jared Diamond

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

 


 

 

 

 

May 24, 2005         Dinner Presentation - Hosted by the Greater Washington Board of Trade

The Future of Transportation in the Washington D.C. Region in 2030:

The Washington D.C. Region has once again distinguished itself this year by winning the number three spot for worst congestion in the nation. The Greater Washington Board of Trade, government officials, private organizations and corporations around the region have made transportation their issue for the present in order to manage what is already proving to be a difficult future.  Please join us as we take a look at the future of transportation in the Washington Metropolitan region and the relationship of transportation to urban form.

 

Patricia Nicoson, President, Dulles Corridor Rail Association, Moderator

 

Ron Kirby, Director of Transportation, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG)

Described demographic trends and the current long range transportation plan for the region. Ron has directed the transportation program for a number of years and previously worked as a researcher at the Urban Institute.

 

 Gary Maule, Principal, RTKL Associates, Inc., discussed transportation's impact on urban form.  RTKL has prepared the plans for the Reston Town Center and a number of transit-oriented development projects in the region including Moorefield Station on the future Dulles Metrorail line and Shady Grove.

 

 Michael Huerta of the Transportation Systems and services, Affiliated Computer Services, Inc.  Discussed on the  role of intelligent technology in transportation.

 

Location: Greater Washington Board of Trade, 1725 I (Eye) Street, NW, Washington DC 20006

 

 

 

May 4, 2005          Book Club

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, Parts I & II, by Jared Diamond

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

 
 
 
 

April 22, 2005          WWIC Co-Sponsored Luncheon Series Presentation
The Future of Leadership with Dr. Herb Rubenstein, Founder, Society For Leadership Change

Location: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1 Woodrow Plaza,  1300 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. Washington, D.C.

Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm, Brown Bag Lunch

Fee: Free

To Learn More 

 

April 21, 2005          Dinner Presentation
Social Security: Does It Have A Future?  with Dr. Dean Baker, Co-Director, Center for Economic & Policy Research

Location: Embassy Suites, Friendship Heights,  4300 Military Road, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

To Learn More 


 

 

April 6, 2005          Book Club
Who Will Pay: Coping with Aging Societies, Climate Change and Other Long Term Fiscal Challenges by Peter Heller

Location: Politics & Prose, Lower Level,  5015 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C. NW

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm


March 24, 2005
Special Dinner Event
At the MARIAN KOSHLAND SCIENCE MUSEUM

                        CLIMATE CHANGE: AN INTER-GENERATIONAL HOT POTATO
                             What is the Long Term Future of Climate Change?
                      Presentation Dr. Peter Schultz
  Also An opportunity to explore and interact with the new museum exhibits

Wednesday, March 02, 2005 : 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Book Discussion:
               "The Progress Paradox: How LIfe Gets Better While People Feel Worse"
                                            By Gregg Easterbook
at  Politics and Prose, Lower Level : 5015 Connecticut Ave. : Washington, DC

February 17, 2005
Dinner Event:                             

                                                                  "The Integrated Revitalization Initiative"
                                                                       Presented by Strom Cunningham

February 8, 2005
Brown Bag Lunch Book Discussion with the Authors

Jointly Sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and World Future Society US National Capital Region Chapter Dinner Event

                                      Downsizing Democracy: How America Sidelined Citizen and Privatized Its Public  
                                                      
by Matthew A. Crenson and Benjamin Ginsberg

January 20, 2005
Dinner Event:                             

                                                                  "Is a New Constitution in Our U.S. Future"
                                                                       Discussion With Joseph F. Coates

January 05, 2005
Book Discussion:
                                                                   "The Hype about Hydrogen"
                                                                       by Joseph J. Romm

Thursday November 18, 2004
DINNER EVENT:
"The Great Energy Transition"
Presented by Robert L. Olson, 
senior fellow at the Institute for Alternative Futures (IAF) and its for-profit subsidiary, Alternative Futures Associates (AFA).
 

November 3, 2004
Book Discussion:

                                                                 "The Wisdom of Crowds"
                                                          By James Surowiecki (Doubleday, 2004)

Wednesday October 27, 2004
DINNER EVENT:

"Megaforces Changing Heath Care"
"How will we receive care in 2025"
Presented by Dr. Bill Rowley, a noted heath care futurist"
 

October 6, 2004
Book Discussion:


                                   "Digital Soul: Intelligent Machine and Human Values"
                                                                     By Thomas M. Georges
Should the day come when intelligent machines not only make computations, but also think and experience emotions as humans do, how will we distinguish the "human" from the machine?

September 30, 2004
LUNCHEON EVENT:
"Integral Futures: Changing Times Demand a New Approach to Futurist Thought & Analysis"
Presented by Professor Richard Alan Slaughter. He is a leading developer of "Integral Futures"

Thursday September 23, 2004
              Forest Waller: "Emerging Weapons of Mass Destruction Technologies: Impact on U.S. Security"


PAST EVENTS, 2003 - 2004 SEASON


Thursday July 15, 2004
Mark Bayliss: "The Cyborgization of Humans"

Thursday, June 17, 2004
Eric Garland: "The Future of Sex"

Thursday, May 20, 2004
Richard Smith: "Nanotechology in Medicine: From Housecalls to House Calls"

Thursday, April 22, 2004
Ed Cornish: "Futuring:Preparing for a Changing World"

Thursday, March 18, 2004
Dr. Ervin Laszlo: "You Can Change the World"

Thursday, February 19, 2004
Dr. Steven Dick: "The Postbiological Universe"

Tuesday, December 16, 2003(Back by popular demand!)
Interactive Session on Futures Exercises and Holiday Mixer

Thursday, November 20, 2003
Richard Langevin: TRIZ, Its Uses and Its Potential Impact

Thursday, November 8, 2003
Book Discussion Group: "What's Next? Exploring the New Terrain of Business

Thursday, October 16, 2003
Sam Del Brocco: The Future of Media and Communications Strategy

Tuesday, September 16, 2003
Jerome Glenn: Future Scenarios for Middle East Peace

 

 
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