Upcoming Events

Forums – regular meetings and Book Circles – meet at 6:30 at the Panera Bread Co. community room (875 Bethel Road).

Forum:  September 25  – –  Topic:  Entrepreneurship in Central Ohio and Beyond

For discussion: Topic:    Bill Lafayette, founder of Regionomics, will join us to discuss trends in the Central Ohio economy, focusing especially on improving the amount of, and support for, entrepreneurial activity.  This will prove to be an enlightening and invigorating discussion.

We look forward to seeing you and pursuing a unique discussion at this meeting of the Columbus Futurists!


New Futuring Resource:

The field of “big data”  is fascinating because it not only involves some of the newest of new technologies, but also promises to be the root of  broad scale change in field it touches.  Participating in those changes – and their benefits – requires first that countries around the world have access – starting with access to the most basic tools like the Internet and broadband, high-speed communications.  The World Economic Forum has assembled a detailed look – country by country – of the quality of their Internet and communications technology.  The report is free and and very accessible.  If you are interested in this field – the report will provie a wide range of detail for your analysis.

The Global Information Technology Report 2014  (The report is free and downloadable in print and PDF.)

Thanks to Chuck Coutellier for this link!

Make note:

Scheduled meetings for 2014 – 2015  (all meetings meet 6:30-8:30 at the Panera Bread Co. community room,875 Bethel Road):

  • Sept 25 – Topic: Columbus Futurists’ friend Bill Lafayette will discuss local trends, focusing on improving the amount of, and support for, entrepreneurial activity to enhance our economic community.
  • Oct 23 – Topic: The Future of Television
  • Nov 20 – Topic: The Future of the Home
  • Dec 18 – Topic: tbd
  • Jan 22, 2015 – Topic: tbd

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