Future Matters : Futures Known, Created and Minded - Cardiff University , September 4 - 6, 2006
Future Matters brings together academics, artists, entrepreneurs and policy makers to consider questions of the future under three overarching themes.
Knowing futures - relates to our ability to anticipate futures through science and imagination.
Creating futures - relates to industrial societies’ capacity to produce long-term futures on a daily basis through work and play, politics and technology.Minding futures - relates to sustainability and the need to know, care and take responsibility for long-term futures of our making.
This conference invite proposals that critically explore questions relating to how the future is known, created and cared for. The Cardiff University would like to receive proposals from academics across the socials sciences and humanities ; practitioners from business and policy domains ; and we invite artists to display, perform or discuss relevant work.
The conference presents a unique opportunity for speakers to address an audience beyond their usual field of expertise. This will be a lively, multi-disciplinary event so please make sure that your contribution engages people from different backgrounds - the social sciences, humanities, the arts, business and politics.
This conference is being held as part of the ESRC Professorial Fellowship-funded project ‘In Pursuit of the Future’.
For more information on the project, please consult