The conference will be held at the University of Tampere. The main campus of the University is close to the Tampere city centre, some ten minutes’ walk from the railway station. All the sessions are held at the building “PINNI B” which is next to the main building (Address: Kanslerinrinne 1). The entrance to Pinni B is next to the computer center, close to the information desk. > Map of the University Campus
Finland Futures Research Centre (FFRC) is one of the largest academic futures studies centres in the world. The solid and multidisciplinary basic research provides excellent foundations for applied and tailor-made research, as well as services for training and development. In addition, the FFRC continually develops the scientific foundation and methods of futures studies. The FFRC is one of the special units of the University of Turku. Further information.
Finland Futures Academy (FFA) is national education and research network in the field of futures studies for universities. The network is co-ordinated by the FFRC at the University of Turku, and it has 16 member universities. FFA organises an annual summer course parallel to the conference. The teaching structure of the course follows the current topic of the conference and the students are expected to participate in presentations and workshops. Further information.
ABOUT THE FUTURES CONFERENCES
Each year, the FFRC organises its annual conference, an invaluable opportunity for meeting, exchanging and debating current topics related in futures studies and foresight. With approximately 100–200 individual participants attending from all over the world, international researchers, organisational delegates, business people and students convene to the FFRC annual conferences in the spirit of futures-oriented information, research, analysis and collaboration.
Conferences are held in the three Finnish cities where the FFRC units are located: Turku, Tampere and Helsinki. The activities of the annual conference include keynote speeches and panels in plenary sessions as well as papers presented in parallel sessions. Researchers are invited to submit papers for presentation at the annual conferences. It is hoped that papers presented represent a broad spectrum of futures studies and current topic related each year. Futher information.