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A point of no return « Time-estimates of when the point of no return will be reached for the global system of humanity have shrunk from the end of the century to mid-century, then to the next twenty years, and recently to the next five to twenty years. » Ervin Laszlo 2010
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An unprecedented responsibility
« Today we are the guardians of all future generations of life on Earth. The consequences of our actions (and our inaction!) will have greater and longer-term consequences than ever before. This is an unprecedented responsibility, which we cannot escape. »
The 2010 Right Livelihood Awards Speech by Jakob von Uexkull 6 December 2010

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Cooperation
We are in a race between cooperation and catastrophe, and the threat is outrunning our response. Sam Nunn 2010

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How to raise awareness?

‡ Tell me, and I will forget... ‡ Show me, and I may remember. ‡ Involve me, and I will understand! Confucius - 5thC BC

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AN INTEGRAL OPEN INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM
‡ No matter who you are, most of the smartest people work for someone else is known as Joy s Law in the high-tech industry. Attributed to Sun Microsystems cofounder Bill Joy, this law emphasizes the essential knowledge problem that faces many enterprises today, that is, that in any given sphere of activity most of the pertinent knowledge will reside outside the boundaries of any one organization, and the central challenge for those charged with the innovation mission is to find ways to access that knowledge. The causal explanation of Joy s Law is provided in the seminal work of economists Friedrich Hayek and Eric von Hippel on the distributed and sticky nature of knowledge and innovation. Hayek, in 1945, arguing for the importance of the market economy, emphasized that at the macro level knowledge is unevenly distributed in society, and that centralized models for economic planning and coordination are prone to failure due to an inability to aggregate this distributed knowledge. Thirty years later, micro-level studies by von Hippel began to suggest that in many industries users were the originators of most novel innovations. Users dominant role in originating innovations reflects the fact that knowledge is not only distributed but also sticky, that is, relatively difficult and extremely costly to move between locations, thus shifting the locus of innovation to where it is the stickiest. Karim R. Lakhani and Jill A. Panetta The Principles of Distributed Innovation
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WHY SHOULD I APPLY ?
‡ Understand key success factors for a sustainable future ‡ Understand the stakes which shape the future ‡ Get information to design products and services of the future ‡ Share best practices and ideas ‡ Discover how different cultures influence the way to see the world and the future ‡ Be on the ball and and proactive ‡ Participate in an influent network ‡ Have fun and build a sustainable future for you, your family, your business, your country, the world
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CONTEXT 1
‡ ‡ We are living in a world that is becoming more complex and where change is rapid. In this world, our basic assumptions are likely to change. An action, a process, a culture which could have been successful in the past can become inadequate before it can adapt. It is therefore a question of survival to think, explore and anticipate alternative long term futures. On the other hand, in a world which is complex and fast-changing, a limited action can have a big impact, the well-known butterfly effect. There is good news and bad news. Good news because we are all empowered to participate in a better future for the world and the next generation. The bad news is that we are also empowered to cause major damage to our planet. Complexity has shown the ability to produce emergence of new concepts, new paths, new opportunities. We will live in a world more and more unknown where differently will be at the same time our wealth and our challenge.
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CONTEXT 2
‡ In this context, if you do not think about the long-term future, you are not able to make wise decisions in the short term. Obvious, down-to-earth and pragmatic decisions may result in big mistakes because the world has changed or will change in an unanticipated way. This is a challenge, which is already present, and is becoming more relevant for individuals, companies, states, and the planet as a whole. That is why our way of planning and creating strategy must fundamentally change. We do not have to build our vision only as an extrapolation of the present. We can build our vision from a deep understanding and awareness of alternative scenarios for, and possible discontinuities in, the future. The research program for exploring long-term futures is being designed as a unique place in the world, where an interdisciplinary, international and cross-organisational team interacts on a continuing, networked basis to explore a diversity of possible scenarios for the long-term future and their likely implications for local strategy on the short term.

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OBJECTIVES
Our priorities are to: ‡ Create a rich, diverse set of possible scenarios for the long-term future. ‡ Study the more robust scenarios and the critical factors of success within them for an individual, a company, a nation, and the world. ‡ Experience a venue allowing a rich exchange of views and creativity within an international, multidisciplinary, networked organisation. ‡ Establish a rich communication network regarding important issues of the future, to improve the awareness of concerned people and organisations. ‡ Be a resource centre for organisations and institutions dedicated to studying the future, while providing analytical tools and strategies for shorter-term decision-making in a rapidly changing world.

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METHODOLOGY
We are bringing together diverse institutions that have a range of existing, relevant skills and proven methodologies for performing analyses of alternative futures and studying their implications. ‡ Our methods include:
1. Cultivating Diversity and Otherness 2. Modelling Alternative Future Scenarios 3. Mixing High Tech and High Touch 4. Managing the Process Holistically 5. Using Trends and Dimensions 6. Establishing a Creative Process Supplying Specific and Short Term Outputs for Decision Making
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1. Cultivating Diversity and Difference
‡ Understand that a complex world needs diversity in ways of thinking. ‡ The future will emerge from the complexity of our diversity. We cannot think of the future outside of this diversity. This is why we need to cultivate diversity, diversity of specialties, cultures, organisations. ‡ Our research team is an answer to the need of diversity. We are coming from various different countries, fields of expertise and organisations.
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2. Modelling Alternative Future Scenarios ‡ It is possible today to model thousands of different futures, based on variations in a set of assumptions. Using existing exploratory modelling tools, we can provide instant visualisation of the different possibilities in a rich, multidimensional space. ‡ Such visualisation is extraordinary helpful in becoming aware of critical factors affecting those futures.
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3. Mixing High Tech and High Touch ‡ We use the Internet and other new technologies to communicate efficiently and independently of space and time ‡ We have regular meetings in person, with experimental workshops and innovatively designed processes.

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4. Managing the Process Holistically
‡ The rational approach must be supported by a concern for the affective process. A place must be left open for spiritual intuition and creative imagination. ‡ We support the fact that science, art and spirituality can bring in their different domains very important insights for understanding the future. But it is also a way of life, a way to be open to the instant presence. ‡ There is time and place in our work for moments of rationality, emotional expression and inquiry about meaning.

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5. Using Trends and Dimensions ‡ Particular attention will be given to existing qualitative trends and their re-evaluation during the course of our research. ‡ Various polarities identified in our previous work to be re-examined and explored further are: transparency vs. privacy, vs. abundance vs. scarcity, diversity vs. homogeneity, etc
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6. Establishing a Creative Process Supplying Specific and Short Term Outputs for Decision Making All sponsors are provided with the Basic package: a yearly research report, access to the Research program's internet website, and one week-long seminar every year

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MODALITIES
‡ The project is a joint venture of different research organizations which participate in the project, bringing their unique and specific analytic tools and skills. Each participant is expected to bring financial and research resources. The Research Program is open to research centres on the basis of mutual agreements. Research candidates to the network and the venture should present an application illustrating their motivations, background, and financial and research resources. The Research program is supported by sponsor memberships. All sponsors are provided with the basic package: a yearly research report, access to the Research program's Internet website, and a week-long seminar every year. Three levels of access through different kinds of memberships are proposed, allowing additional benefits: - One-Year Members receive the basic package presented above for a period of one year. - Three-Year Members participate for three years in a specific research project. - Five-Year Members participate for five years in a specific research project, and are member of the Advisory Board of the Research program.

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HOW TO DESIGN A PLANET FOR THE THIRD MILLENIUM ?

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WHAT KIND OF PLANET DO WE WANT? YOU DECIDE! CIVILIZATION OF FUTURES AND FUTURES OF CIVILIZATIONS

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FUTURES STUDIES

HISTORICAL ANALYSIS

INFORMATION SOCIETY

BIOMIMICRY

FUTURES STUDIES INFORMATION SOCIETY SUBSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CULTURAL CREATIVES
COGNITIVE ECONOMY CULTURAL CREATIVES

SUBSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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FOUR ISSUES
‡ FUTURE STUDIES AND HISTORICAL ANALYSIS http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futurology ‡ INFORMATION SOCIETY AND KNOWLEDGE FUTURES http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_society ‡ SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND BIOMIMICRY http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainable_development ‡ CULTURAL CREATIVES AND INTEGRAL APPROACHES http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_Creatives

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KEY QUESTIONS
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Wilber s four quadrants, as summarized briefly here, bear a remarkable similarity to the Four Fields of Knowledge put forward by Ernst Friedrich Schumacher in his 1977 Guide for the Perplexed, summarized as 1. I inner; 2. The world (you) inner; 3. I outer; 4. The world (you) outer. (Schumacher, 1977, p. 62) (Gidley, 2008).

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AN EXAMPLE : FUTURE STUDIES
WHAT ? WHY ? WHEN ? WHERE ? WHO ? HOW ? Concepts, approaches, methods, limits Uses of future studies to critique the present, anticipate risks and alternatives, co-create preferable worlds or History of future studies, main developments, present and future... Which countries, regions have been using future studies ? Important people, organisations, universities Applications to anticipate, design, implement preferred future ?

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OBJECTIVES OF THE WEEK
The priorities of this one-week summer academy research program are to: Identify our planetary macro issues and risks: the big pictures. Attempt to organize problems and solutions into a hierarchy and systemic mapping. Diagnose and sketch out solutions at different scales individual, business, society, planet and in a few selected sectors paper, energy, education, mobility, food, ITC Inquire into the issues and solutions through collective brainstorming with a collaborative approach. Establish a rich communication network regarding important issues of the future, in order to raise the awareness of the people and organisations involved.

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DRAFT PROGRAM DESIGN
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THE TYPICAL WEEK MIX
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ CONFERENCE, SELECTION OF GUEST LECTURES, WELL PREPARED AND ORGANIZED IN ADVANCE OPEN SPACE FOR CREATIVE PRESENTATIONS EMERGING FROM THE CONTEXT AND PARTICIPANTS TIME FOR RELAXATION, MEDITATION AND FREEDOM SPACE AND TIME TO EXPRESS FEELING AND EMOTIONS BODY WORK : DANCE, YOGA, HIKING BALANCE BETWEEN SCIENCE, ART, PHILOSOPHY, AS WELL AS BETWEEN PHYSICAL, SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL, AND SPIRITUAL PRACTICE

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CONFERENCE
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Conferences are usually composed of various presentations. They tend to be short and concise, with a time span of about 10 to 30 minutes; presentations are usually followed by a discussion. The work may be bundled in written form as academic papers and published as the conference proceedings. Usually a conference will include keynote speakers. The keynote lecture is often longer, lasting sometimes up to an hour and a half, particularly if there are several keynote speakers on a panel. In addition to presentations, conferences also feature panel discussions, round tables on various issues and workshops. Prospective presenters are asked to submit a short abstract of their presentation, which will be reviewed before the presentation is accepted for the meeting. We require presenters to submit a paper of about 6 15 pages, which is peer reviewed by members of the program committee or referees chosen by them. It is common for presenters to read from a prepared script. Presenters usually base their talk around a visual presentation that displays key figures and research results.

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WEEK SCHEDULE 2012
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY AM 1 BIG PICTURE SOLUTION AT DIFFERENT LEVELS CREATIVITY OPENING SYNTHESIS & SKYPE SYNTHESIS & SKYPE VISIT UPM CAMPUS PUBLIC PRESENTATION CULTURAL CENTER PUBLIC PRESENTATION DEBRIEF PLAN NEXT STEPS DEBRIEF PLAN NEXT STEPS CAMPUS DEPARTUR E

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DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL COORDINATION FACILITATION AND ACADEMIC ORIENTATION Michel SALOFF COSTE Initiator and founder of Integral University in Paris and the Club of Budapest in France. Author and researcher in the field of futures studies and the integral approach. CHAIR OF THE HONORARY AND STRATEGIC ORIENTATION COMMITTEE Ervin László is a philosopher of science, systems theorist, integral theorist. He has published about 75 books and over 400 papers, and is editor of World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution. DIRECTOR OF THE ACADEMIC BOARD Jennifer GIDLEY, PhD, President World Futures Studies Federation. Principal researcher, Planetary Futures, Research Fellow, Global Cities Research Institute, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia DIRECTOR OF THE AUSTRIAN CULTURAL AND OPERATIONAL PLATEFORM Sonja Aigner Geschäftsführung Telefon : +43 (0)76133951 Mobil: +43 (0)6642405978

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PARTNER SPONSOR PROVIDER
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FOUNDING PARTNERS ALTER ECO ARS ELECTRONICA AUSBILDUNGSZENTRUM DER ÖSTERREICHISCHEN PAPIERINDUSTRIE BSH CLUB OF BUDAPEST CULTURAL CENTER OF STEYRERMÜHL EZA UNIVERSITE INTEGRALE PLANETE DU RTOISIEME MILLENAIRE PLANETARY FUTURES FONDATION TUCK IDEES INTEGRAL POLITICS IN PRINCIPO GLOBAL TRANSFORMING ENSEMBLE RENAISSANCE2 TOWN OF STEYRERMÜHL URBAN LIVING LAB VERSAILLES SAINTQUENTIN-EN-YVELINES YOUSCRIBE WORLD SHIFT ALLIANCE PROVIDERS APPLE NIKON MICROSOFT XEROX SCRIBD DROPBOX SPONSOR IN PRINCIPO BSH EZA ALTER ECO

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PROSPECTIVE PARTNERS WORLD FUTURES STUDIES FEDERATION EUROPEAN COMMUNITY NATURAL STEPS BIOMIMECRY KAIROS EDG 2100

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Gilles Lebail Thomas Legauffre André Jean Marc Loechel Alain Gauthier Olivier Reaud Alexandre Rojey Jennifer Gidley Ervin Laszlo Sigo Gatterer Isabella Klien Elke Fein Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk Sonja Aigner Elisabeth Strumfoll Michel Nguyen The Robin Wood Michel Saloff Coste

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Sonja Aigner
Sonja Aigner, born in Austria, attended Grammer School in Gmunden, master s degree in translating and interpreting (English/French), Bachelor in Tourism and Marketing Studies became assistant of the director of the tourism region of lake Traunsee for 5 years. Since 2001 managing director of the Museum and Event Centre Old Factory in Laakirchen Steyrermühl: during her management many important projects were carried out such as the reconstruction of the event hall in 2003, the complete adaptation and modernization of the museum presentation of the Museum of Papermaking in 2008, international congresses, many high level art exhibtions and cultural events and many more. Among her tasks is also fund raising for the upkeeping of the whole centre (public funding and private sponsors). Mother of 3 children (16,15 and 2 years old).

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Peter Boehm
Peter Boehm studied Economics and Mathematics at the Universities of Heidelberg, St. Gallen and UCLA, Los Angeles and holds a doctorate in Economics from University of Heidelberg, Germany. Since 1985 has been working for BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH and the parent company Siemens AG in several executive functions:  Head of Corporate Planning and Brand Management  Head of Project Business Global Sales  Head of Marketing and Member of Divisional Management, Dishwashers  Chairman of the Managing Board of BSH subsidiary in Poland; responsible for sales and marketing for the full home appliance range of Bosch and Siemens brands with two factories, plant-based customer service and logistics center  Head of Take-back Systems and Recycling; responsible for establishing an corporate-wide takeback system of end-of-life appliances in all EU countries  Head of Energy Excellence Initiative, responsible to focus brand communication and sales activities to our superefficient product assortments  Since January 2011, Vice President Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability

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Alain Gauthier
Alain Gauthier is an international consultant, facilitator, coach, and educator who focuses his work on developing co-leadership and partnering capabilities in and across the public, private and civil society sectors. He is passionate about integrating the inner and outer dimensions of human experience, both at the individual and collective levels. A graduate from H.E.C. (Paris), Stanford University M.B.A., and former senior consultant at McKinsey & Company, Alain is currently Executive Director of Core Leadership Development in Oakland, California and Founder of the Global Transforming Ensemble. Over the last 45 years, he has served a wide range of clients, from large American, European, and Japanese corporations to UN Agencies, global foundations, healthcare and educational systems, as well as other organizations in the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Alain has designed and facilitated leadership capacity-building programs in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Japan, and several African countries. Alain has adapted and prefaced in French three of Peter Senge's Fifth Discipline books, and is a co-author of "Leadership is Global" and "Action Inquiry: The Secret of Timely and Transforming Leadership", as well as of two books on coaching and leadership development in French. He is a cofounder and active member of the Society for Organizational Learning (SoL) in the United States and France, a member of the Global Leadership Network, a senior associate of the World Café Community Foundation, and a visiting professor for the Coaching/Personal Development Master s Program at the Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II. Websites: http://globaltransformingensemble.org/ and http://coreleadership.com/
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Jennifer Gidley
Dr Jennifer Gidley is a psychologist, educator and futures researcher who works from a transdisciplinary understanding of global shifts in culture and consciousness. She is a Research Fellow, Global Cities Research Institute, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. ‡In addition to her research at RMIT, Jennifer is the elected President of the World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF) a global scholarly futures organization that was founded in Paris in 1973. http://www.wfsf.org/ Jennifer has researched and published widely in educational and youth futures, and global socio-cultural change including two books and dozens of academic papers. She also serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals. ‡http://researchbank.rmit.edu.au/list/author_id/1311658/ Working globally, she creates networks between futures studies, integral studies, global studies and post-formal pedagogies. As a result of her wide-ranging experience she has an international profile as a keynote speaker and facilitator. ‡http://www.rmit.edu.au/staff/jennifergidley

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Isabella Klien
Holistic leadership and management consultant, change facilitator, trainer, coach, university-lecturer, keynote-speaker, author. Since 2000 numerous small and large group facilitations (Open Space, Technology, Appreciative Inquiry Summits, World Café etc.), leadership, holistic organizational development processes, trainings in whole person process facilitation ...

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Ervin Laszlo
siege of Budapest by the Soviets in World War II. He was a celebrated child prodigy on the piano and made his public debut at the age of nine. Winning the grand prize at the international music competition in Geneva enabled him to cross the Iron Curtain and begin an international concert career, first in Europe and then in the United States and South America. After shifting to the life of a scientist and intellectual, Laszlo conducted studies and wrote papers for the Club of Rome, of which he was a member. In the late 1970s and early 80s, he oversaw global projects at the request of the secretary-general of the United Nations. He received his doctorate from the Sorbonne and has held positions at Princeton, Yale, the University of Houston, the State University of New York, and elsewhere. His studies and insights in the 1990s led him to the discovery of the Akashic field, which he has continued to explore ever since. The author, co-author, or editor of 86 books that have been translated into 23 languages, Laszlo has also written several hundred papers and articles in scientific journals and popular magazines. He is a member of numerous scientific bodies, including the International Academy of Science, the World Academy of Arts and Science, the International Academy of Philosophy of Science, and the Hungarian Academy of Science. He appears in several documentary films, including one based on his theory of the Akashic field. The recipient of numerous honors and awards, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 and 2005. Ervin Laszlo is founder and president of the Club of Budapest. Members of this global think tank, with whom he frequently exchanges ideas about global problems, include: Mikhail Gorbachev, the Dalai Lama, Milos Forman, Jane Goodall, Bianca Jagger, Zubin Mehta, Desmond Tutu, Elie Wiesel, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Jean Houston, and Deepak Chopra. Websites: http://ervinlaszlo.com and www.clubofbudapest.org
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Gilles Le Bail
Gilles Le Bail, at 45 years, manages his professional life as a champion: with the goals and values of commitment.For the graduation of High Studies in Social Practices, he produced a paper on "volunteer" under the supervision of Dominique Schnapper, a sociologist and member of the Constitutional Council, which marks the beginning of a career in social and politics. The French Red Cross appointed National Delegate when he completed his master's degree in sociology at the EHESS and the ENS de Fontenay aux roses. It supports the strategic directions and is involved in many projects such as the operational profile opening of the Sangatte refugee center near Calais, the establishment of emergency system following the explosion at the AZF factory in Toulouse or management as a result of the Concorde accident. He then served as Director General from JLCT (Youth Culture Entertainment Technology) and obtained a diploma in conjunction with the IEP: Institut d'Etudes Politiques. His knowledge and expertise can deliver a complete restructuring and negotiations with private and public institutions.Its current mission of General Delegate of the French Federation of the Houses of Youth and Culture (FFMJC), with more than 2 million members in France, including 500,000 young people, positioned as a true visionary policy of youth.Gilles Le Bail has a strong reputation in the voluntary sector and social economy at the highest level with:- The Presidency of CNAJEP from 2008 to 2011, (National Committee of the Associations of Youth and Popular Education), representing 430 000 associations, six million volunteers, 1.4% of GDP- VicePresident of the CIFA from 2009 to 2011 (Standing Conference of coordination combining), representing all of the voluntary sector including French as sports, social welfare, youth and popular education, consumption, women's rights, advocacy, culture Vice-President of the UFCV from 1998 to 2002 (French Union of Resorts) 30 M CA-2000 associations.

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Thomas Legauffre
After graduation in political sciences, business administration and innovation management,he has carried out several junior consultant missions in these areas before turning entirely to a double regeneration work of democracy through his action in "La Nouvelle Arcadie " (the federation of "citizen coffee" ) and reflection leading to the formalization of an innovative political transition that can create the economic and social conditions of the emergence of an "Integral society ». His intervention will be around the presentation of proposals for political breakthrough innovations, in terms of worldview and thus-among others-economic organization, especially to reinvent the exchange system, through a replacement of monetary tools. All of which should definitely help us to get out of the logic of competition, selfishness, unconsciousness, power racing, false scarcity, maintained for the benefit of a few, leading mankind to the current situation.
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André Jean Marc Loechel
After a first job done at the Strasbourg University under the supervision of the Dean Georges Livet and after an introduction from Maurice Druon, Andre Jean Marc Loechel is a student at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes. He then actively participates at André Chastel's seminar at the Collége de France. Teacher at the Grenoble II University (1991-1993), he defends his thesis on the myth of Venice in 1992, notably under the direction of Gian-Domenico Romanelli, Director of the museums of Venedice. He sketches a picture of a city at the dawn of the Renaissance, at a point of time where the new technologies of the 20th century saw the circulation of images and written work speed up, on a territory where the putting into images reflects the context of rapid globalisation that existed five centuries ago, as well as a profound articulation between the process of technological innovation and the necessary management of cultural identity (work published by the Italian Encyclopaedia). Organizer of the first seminar dedicated to the art sites on the Web and on the virtual reconstructions of cultural inheritance at the institute for humanities, Sciences and Arts of Venice in 1993, he organises the European Forum on new images (Strasbourg, 3rd to 6th April 1995). Dedicating himself to a European numerisation program of the cultural heritage, he is a joint responsible of the European project MOSAIC of network of virtual museums (1996-1998 / program TEN-TELECOM). Joint director of the Access to European cultural inheritance and education line of action of the European Commission - MEDICI initiative - (1998 - 2001), he is also scientific referent of the European project WEEST (City of sciences of Naples). Scientific director of the ARENOTECH network (Art - Education - New Technologies: www.arenotech.org) which constitutes since 1996 a think tank of teachers, researchers and of persons in charge of economics, he contributes to the creation of the Society of the Future which calling is to regroup the European actors in charge of prospective and of the Numerical Observatory which mission is to put under the spotlight what is at stake with the development of new media and, in a general way, of the economy of the immaterial. Founding father and secretery-general of the Association Digital cities, he presides, starting in 2001, the European Network of Digital Cities (www.villesnumeriques.org), body that intends to develop the technological innovation within local collectivities as well as to observe, analyse and evaluate practices and uses of networks of territorial intelligence, radically in the domaine of formation and of new forms of learning, accessing and sharing of knowledges. Person in charge or member of several scientifical committies, he accompanies many territorial actors, he took in 2007 the presidency of the Foundation territories of tomorrow (www.territoires-de-demain.org), notably in what concerns the questions of education, the new relationships between territories and knowledge, the polarisation of competencies and in a general manner, the new technologies of knowledge through their implementation at an international scale. The Foundation for Tomorrow Territories accompanies innovation actors in the field of territorial economics of knowledge. André Jean Marc Loechel is a specialist skill centers and the clustering of territories, author of numerous publications, articles and action in international conferences, he is originally from several networks of excellence and knowledge communities and of innovation. He created the Laboratory uses Territories of Tomorrow and the Community of Knowledge and Innovation "Future Internet Economy, Society and Territories of Tomorrow".

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Michel Nguyen The
Michel Nguyen The is an alumni from the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon. He holds a PhD in computer science from the École Polytechnique. As a student he was already very interested in epistemology and more generally the issues raised by the transdisciplinary approach. He taught mathematics and the fundamentals of programming in several universities (Jussieu, Marne-laVallée, Polytechnique). He has worked five years as a consultant for banks and corporates in computer science and finance. Michel Nguyen The gets more and more invested in the understanding of the transformations we are witnessing in society. He attended all the colloquiums labelled « Université Intégrale de Paris » and recently joined the Club of Budapest France. He has published several articles in Integral Leadership Review.

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Olivier Réaud
For Olivier Réaud, innovation is an intensely human act that includes creating, adopting and disseminating a project. This vision leads him to combine the strategic and technical aspects of a project with the various human considerations involved, within a single approach. In the nineties, he brought his know-how to cross-disciplinary projects, in the fields of international trade (Hong-Kong), the media, distribution and industry. Olivier Réaud joined the Saint-Gobain Group in 1999, as eBusiness Director of the Building and Construction Materials Distribution branches, for whom he set up numerous projects in 8 countries. He led more than 150 ebusiness partners throughout cross-disciplinary communities known as « e-construction sites », developing a spirit of sharing and innovation. Olivier Réaud founded In Principo in April 2002 , defining his concept of project facilitation. He is a guest lecturer on project community management for the Master of Economic Intelligence program at Paris Dauphine University and for HEC Challenge plus. At In Principo, he is now heading and developing a team of experienced consultants, capable of bringing efficient answers to the evolutionary challenges organizations face today.
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Alexandre Rojey
Alexandre Rojey has been working for many years at IFP, a large R&D organization in France, where he has been Director for Sustainable Development, coordinating activities related to global climate change, long term energy supply and environment protection. Previously he was in charge of natural gas activities and has initiated new developments in the area of natural gas processing. He has been also chairman of CEDIGAZ, an international association in the area of natural gas and chairman of the ECRIN Club "Alternative energies" for the promotion of links between research and industry. He has written a book entitled « Energy and climate- How to achieve a successful energy transition » published by Wiley. He is presently active within the Tuck Foundation, which is dealing in the area of Energy and Sustainable Development, where he is leading a think tank entitled IDEES. Based upon the work done within this think tank, he has written a new book entitled « The future at stake», published 2010.

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Michel Saloff Coste
Michel Saloff-Coste's research focuses on the paradigm shift within the information society that he himself defines as a Creation-Communication Society . Michel Saloff Coste is recognized in Europe America and Asia as being a vanguard artist, integral and global futurist, business advisors and entrepreneurs. As keynote speaker he have spoke this last twenty years in front of more than 10 000 managers of the most important company in the world. He is a change catalyst working with individuals, corporations and government to create fast insights into alternative futures . Michel Saloff-Coste, consultant in management strategy and communication, got involved in more fundamental research on these topics as he directed a multidisciplinary workshop on societal change, from 1985 to 1987, at the Ministry of Research in France. In 1991, he joined as Senior consultant and research director the Bossard Consulting Group, a top leading European consultancy firm, which is now Capgemini. In 1993 he created his own research and consultancy firm MSC ET ASSOCIES Management Strategy Communication specialising in global governance, sustainable development and information society. Between 1997 and 2005 Michel launched and developed a venture capital firm, Newcap Invest. In 1993, he is initiator and founder of the Club of Budapest in France : an international non-profit organisation dedicated to encouraging people to discuss complex global issues. Michel Saloff-Coste has taught vanguard management in HEC Paris since 1990. As a contemporary artist Michel has explored a wide variety of mediums: painting, photography, video and music. His work has been exhibited and collected by many private galleries and individuals but also leading art institutions such as the Museun of Modern Art in Paris, Centre George Pompidou. He his author of several books and papers in fields of future studies, organization, management, sociology, art and communication. In 2011 he was appointed Chief Innovation Officer , research manager in charge of international relationships, in the French consulting firm In Principo. Blog : http://michelsaloffcoste.blogspot.com/ Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Saloff_Coste
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Gyorgyi Szabo
Gyorgyi Szabo serves as Ervin Laszlo s Executive Assistant. She is a co-creator and core team member of the WorldShift International Foundation, the WorldShift Movement and the WorldShift 2012 organizations. In 2006-2007 she acted as the International Relations Associate for the Club of Budapest Foundation in Hungary. In 2010 she translated from Italian The Basic Code of the Universe: The Science of the Invisible of Physics, Medicine and Spirituality by Dr Massimo Citro. She is a trained Reiki and Reconnective practitioner. Gyorgyi holds a Master s degree from Trinity St David, University of Wales, a Bachelor s degree from Birkbeck College, University of London, and is presently working on her dissertation for a Ph.D. at the Sorbonne, the University of Paris. She lived many years in the U.S., the U.K., and Italy and acquired a wide range of managerial and organizational skills. Her holistic approach, interest in metaphysics, and attention to conscious selfevolution serves as a foundation of her aspiration to help facilitate humanity s evolution toward a sustainable future. She lives in Florence, Italy.

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Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk
Mary Ann is an award winning artist, public speaker, philanthropist and activist who has also led The Memnosyne Foundation, in its successful efforts to negotiate the first treaty and plan of action between the Traditional Leadership of the Navajo and Hopi Nations. Together with her husband, Joshua Frenk, she has sponsored various human rights, arts and environmental programs both individually and via The Memnosyne Foundation which provided grants to three Nobel Peace Prize Laureates: Betty Williams, Rigoberta Menchu, and Jody Williams, as well as supporting the CRRR Interfaith Caravan in Mauritania that is fighting bigotry against those with HIV/AIDS and terrorism through education and service. Other endeavors include sponsoring and overseeing the collaboration for The 2010 International Summit on Indigenous Environmental Philosophy which produced the Redstone Statement from input from 40+ indigenous environmentalists from around the world. Mary Ann has led the Memnosyne Foundation to move its interfaith programs from the traditional lecture series styled program into a community service oriented one that engages individuals past religious, racial and economic divides by collaboratively designing the Memnosyne Interfaith Service Network that has since grown to 3,000 people in just two years and is now entering its 3rd year thanks to the leadership of the Memnosyne staff and larger volunteer community in the midst of one of the most demographically divided times of the state of Texas. A similar program was launched in Kyoto in collaboration with the Shinto community of Oomoto in June of 2011. Most recently in 2011 the organization was praised by the Dallas Morning News for launching GreenSourceDFW.org in order to provide the first online community link between both for-profit corporations and non-profit environmental organizations, as well as for the innovative individuals with solutions to share. Other work includes establishing 3 clinics and a school/cultural center in the Yucatan for the Mayan people, as well as other work in Mexico, Rwanda, Tanzania, Vietnam, Malaysia, Mauritania, Guatemala, and with several Native American communities including the Hopi, Navajo, Ute, Blackfoot, Maya, Toltec, Tesuque Pueblo, as well as the Dallas Inter-Urban Tribal Center. Work has also been done with the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission that helped to bring the most survivors forward to testify from the New York area than had been willing to come forward before. She will also serve in 2011 as a United Nations Panelsit for the Nexus Youth Global Summit addressing the role spirituality plays in philanthropiy. The stated goal of The Memnosyne Foundation, to provide mankind with the means to encourage positive, peaceful, global collaboration in all areas of knowledge is being achieved via their ongoing global programs and via the creation of both virtual and physical Campuses for Humanity , inspired by ancient Xochicalco, where there will be Centers dedicated to 7 areas of knowledge. Each center aimed towards encouraging people to become Conscious Cultural Creators embracing the responsibility for how their actions are forming the current and future culture of humanity.

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Robin Wood
Robin is recognized internationally as being in the vanguard of integral leaders, business advisors and entrepreneurs in Europe. He is based in the South of France and London, and has lived and worked in over 30 countries on 4 continents. He has founded, developed and supported hundreds of organizations to realize their full potential. As Founding President of Renaissance2 Robin is responsible for the vision, strategy and design of Renaissance2, as well as leadership of the executive team that ensures the effective operation of the organization. He worked with some of the largest companies, banks and NGO s in the world, as well as some of the most daring leading edge breakthrough organizations. Co-developed the World Bank s first Sustainable Energy policy in 1992. Co-founded one of Europe s first ebusiness incubators in 1999 at E&Y. Consulted to the UK Cabinet Office on social capital in 2002. Contributed to the UN Year of Micro-credit strategy in 2005. He master how to envision the future with leading figures in a wide range of fields and industries, and then how to translate those strategic insights into leading, sustainable organizations and ecosystems, while embodying the disciplines inherent in integral leadership and organizational transformation.

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PUBLICATION PROJECT
A BOOK COULD BE PUBLISHED WITH THE BEST CONTRIBUTIONS UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF ALAIN GAUTHIER JENNIFER GIDLEY MICHEL NGUYEN THE AND MICHEL SALOFF COSTE
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CALL FOR PAPERS :
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1) SEND A PROPOSAL CONTAINING ONE PAGE AND 10 SLIDES IN ENGLISH 2) IF YOU ARE SELECTED : YOU WILL BE INVITED TO DEVELOP A PAPER OF UP TO 50 PAGES AND 30 SLIDES IN ANY LANGUAGE OF THE CHOSEN CONFERENCE LANGUAGES (WITH A SYNTHESIS UP TO 10 PAGES AND 30 SLIDES IN ENGLISH)
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TO APPLY CONTACT MICHEL SALOFF COSTE TEL : +33 6 78723029 MAIL : michel@saloff.fr In Principo Conseil en Management Collaboratif 109, boulevard Haussmann75008 PARIS +33 1 53 05 99 77 http://www.inprincipo.com http://twitter.com/inprincipo WHO CAN APPLY? We are looking for experts, geniuses, visionaries and anyone interested in contributing to planetary transformation and co-creating the world of the future, who are able to learn and to cooperate together.... VERY EASY TO DO ! Just write and submit a one page bio with up to 10 slides about your interests/passions. YOU WILL RECEIVE A RAPID RESPONSE!

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CEO & executive consultant & expert student & scholar 2000 1000 500

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EARLY ENROLMENT DISCOUNT
THE EARLIER YOU ENROL AND PAY YOUR FEES, THE LESS EXPENSIVE WILL BE THE TOTAL COST 20% DISCOUNT FOR ENROLMENT BEFORE 1 JANUARY 2012 AND 10% BEFORE 1 MAY 2012

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MONEY SHOULD NOT BE AN OBSTACLE
IF MONEY IS A PROBLEM, WE WILL TRY TO OFFER SOLUTIONS! PLEASE SPEAK TO US, AS WE WILL OFFER A LIMITED NUMBER OF BURSARIES If you have financial difficulties in paying the fees, please explain your circumstances and your budget and we will do our best to provide a partial bursary.
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‡ Single room in the conference centre with breakfast, lunch and diner : 55 (50 rooms ) ‡ Single room in the conference centre with breakfast : 38 (50 rooms ) ‡ Double room in the conference centre with 2 breakfast : 58 ? (5 rooms) ‡ Single room in the Waldesruh Romantic Landgasthof with breakfast : 38 (5 rooms) ‡ Double room in the Waldesruh Romantic Landgasthof with 2 breakfasts : 68 (5 rooms)
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‡ Lunch in the conference centre : 10 to 20 ‡ Diner in the cultural center : 15 to 30

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LOCATION OF THE FIRST SUMMER ACADEMY DESIGN ME A PLANET CONTACT FOR LOCAL INFORMATION AND ROOM RESERVATION
CULTURAL CENTER OF STEYRERMÜHL Contact : Sonja Aigner

Phone: +43 7613 3951 Mobil: +43 6642 4059 78 Österreichisches Papiermachermuseum Laakirchen-Steyrermühl Museumsplatz 14662 Steyrermühl Tel.: +43 7613 3951 Fax: +43 7613 8834 http://www.papiermuseum.at/

CAMPUS OF STEYRERMÜLL Contact : Sigo Gatterer Tel: +43 6648 2496 20 Ausbildungszentrum der Österreichischen Papierindustrie Papiermacherplatz 1 A 4662 Steyrermühl Fax: +43 7613 8503 413 http://www.papiermacherschule.at/

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WE ARE LOOKING FOR SPONSORS WHO ARE ALIGNED TO OUR VALUES : INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES LOCAL BUSINESSES CONSULTING FIRMS PHILANTROPIC FOUNDATIONS STATE OR REGIONAL FUNDING BODIES

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BRONZE SPONSOR : 5 000 -One-Year Members receive the basic package presented above for a period of one year. SILVER SPONSOR : 10 000 - Three-Year Members participate for three years in a specific research project.

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GOLD SPONSOR : 15 000 - Five-Year Members participate for five years in a specific research project, and have membership in the Advisory Board of the Research program.
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SPONSORS WILL BE ABLE TO: CREATE A INNOVATIVE SPACE PRESENTING THEIR SERVICES AND PRODUCTS COMMUNICATE THEIR UNIQUENESS BE ACKOWLEDGED IN OUR ADVERTISING SEND A RESPRESENTATIVE TO PARTICIPATE IN COURSES AND EVENTS

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SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ The Chaos Point: The World at the Crossroads (Hampton Roads, 2006) Science and the Reenchantment of the Cosmos : The Rise of the Integral Vision of Reality (Inner Traditions, 2006) Science and the Akashic Field: An Integral Theory of Everything (Inner Traditions International, 2004) You Can Change the World: The Global Citizen's Handbook for Living on Planet Earth: A Report of the Club of Budapest (Select Books, 2003) The Connectivity Hypothesis: Foundations of an Integral Science of Quantum, Cosmos, Life, and Consciousness (State University of New York Press, 2003) L'uomo e l'universo, Di Renzo Editore, Roma, 1998 Third Millenium : The Challenge and The Vision, Editions Village Mondial, Paris, 1997 Evolution: The General Theory (Hampton Press, 1996) The Whispering Pond: A Personal Guide to the Emerging Vision of Science (Element Books, Ltd., 1996) The Systems View of the World: A Holistic Vision for Our Time (Hampton Press, 1996) The Necessary Revolution: Working together to create a sustainable world, by Peter Senge et al (Doubleday ,2010) Action Inquiry: The secret of timely and transforming leadership, by Bill Torbert & Associates (Berrett Koehler, 2004)

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SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
‡ Le management du troisième millénaire aux éditions Guy Trédaniel en 1991, 1999 et 2005 ‡ Manifeste pour la technologie au service de l'homme, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, 2000 ‡ Les Horizons du Futur aux éditions Guy Trédaniel en 2001 ‡ Trouver son génie aux éditions Guy Trédaniel en 2005 ‡ La société de l'information enjeu stratégique, Revue Agir, 2005 ‡ Le dirigeant du troisième millénaire aux éditions d organisation en 2006 ‡ Mimétisme et singularité, deux leviers de croissance, La Revue de Kea, 2006 ‡ La stratégie créative de singularisation, La Revue de Kea, 2007 ‡ Le DRH du troisième millénaire aux éditions Village Mondial en 2007,2009 ‡ Réenchanter le futur par la prospective RH aux éditions Village Mondial en 2009 ‡ Prospective d'un monde en mutation aux éditions de l'Harmattan en 2010
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Club of Budapest
Founded in 1993, the global Club of Budapest is an informal international association dedicated to developing a new way of thinking and a new ethics that will help resolve the social, political, economic, and ecological challenges of the 21st century. With its roster of internationally renowned members the Club initiates a dialogue between different belief systems and world views in order to co-create and develop effective strategies for responsible and sustainable action with a global focus.The idea of the Club of Budapest was developed in 1978 in a discussion between Aurelio Peccei, founder and first president of the Club of Rome, and Ervin Laszlo, systems philosopher and also member of the Club of Rome at that time. They were convinced that the enormous challenges to humanity can only be dealt with through the development of a cultural and cosmopolitan consciousness. Based on these ideas, the Club of Budapest was founded by Dr. Laszlo in 1993. The founding city and namesake of the Club lies at the heart of Europe and is spread out over both banks of the River Danube. The successful merging of the two cities Buda and Pest is symbolized by the famous Chain Bridge. It visualizes our ambition to build bridges between generations, disciplines and cultures. Therefore, it was selected as the logo and signet for the objectives of the Club. The main essence of the global efforts lies in the initiation of dialogue. Please read more on the website http://www.clubofbudapest.org/ Since 2008 the operational platform of the Club of Budapest is the WorldShift Network, which was established by Ervin Laszlo, Wolfgang Riehn and Johannes Heimrath in 2007 as an international foundation. It has its seat in Germany. In future the WorldShift Network will be responsible for the international projects of the Club as well as for the coordination of the National Clubs Please read more on the website of the WorldShift Network.

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About Integral University in Paris by Michel Nguyen The
So far, the Integral University ("Université Intégrale" in French) in Paris refers to a cycle of conferences organized by the French chapter of the Club of Budapest based on an idea put forward by Michel Saloff-Coste. It is not an institute as such, as it is still in its developing stages. The idea is to organize one-day seminars on various themes in cooperation with speakers, theoreticians as well as practitioners. The use of the word integral puts the emphasis not on the integral movement, but on a common desire of being integral. With this aim in view, the systemic and transdisciplinary approaches are also considered as part of the same quest for integrality. Over the past two years there have been height seminars; they dealt with the following themes: 1) what the integral approach is; 2) how to integrate it into our lives and actions; 3) education; 4) the social, economic and ecological crisis; 5) sustainable development; 6) civilizations from the future and the future of civilizations; 7) eco-life, eco-cities and eco-villages; 8) Asian and Western Civilizations. The seminars consist of presentations followed by questions, mini-workshops, exercises and musical interludes. The complete programs of the seminars, as well as videos, can be found on the Integral University web site : www.universite-integrale.org/.

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Planetary Futures
We emphasize the notion of Planetary Futures in the light of the increasing challenges that we face in relation to environmental, psycho-social and politicoeconomic domains across the planet. From a number of philosophical and theoretical perspectives it is being suggested that we are now in a Planetary Era (see Edgar Morin: Homeland Earth, 1999).Ecologists are calling for a planet-wide response to global warming and rapid climate change; evolution of consciousness theorists refer to the emergence of planetary consciousness (see Jennifer Gidley, 2008); leading-edge political scientists point to the rise of a global imaginary (see Manfred Steger, 2008); and innovative educational researchers stress the need to globalise the research imagination (see Jane Kenway and Joannah Fahey, 2008). It is vital that futures pedagogy is informed of these emerging perspectives and incorporate them into their projects and programs. We particularly welcome contributions from futures researchers, practitioners and educators who think and work beyond nationalistic boundaries and take a planetary approach to futures pedagogy. For more information on the above-mentioned theories and approaches please contact the Project Coordinator, Dr Jennifer Gidley. http://wfsf.merlot.org/projects/index.html

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Tuck Foundation
The Tuck Foundation is a recognized charity set up in 1992 with the aim of developing international cooperation particularly FrenchAmerican for teaching and research in the fields of oil and gas, petrochemicals, engines and related activities, and their environmental impact.
http://www.fondation-tuck.fr/fondation-tuck-la-fondation.html

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The Austrian paper making museum in Laakirchen-Steyrermühl with its attached exhibition and function centre is open since 1st June 1997. It is one of the most popular local excursion destinations for schools and travel groups. http://www.papiermuseum.at/

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