About WFSF

The WFSF is a non-profit global NGO governed by a President and Executive Board. We are independent, non-commercial in focus and geared towards strengthening the scholarship of futures research.

WFSF Awards are granted from time to time to individuals and institutions at the forefront of futures.

WFSF is a UNESCO and UN consultative partner and global NGO with members in over 60 countries. We bring together academics, researchers, practitioners, students and futures-focused institutions. WFSF offers a forum for stimulation, exploration and exchange of ideas, visions, and plans for alternative futures, through long-term, big-picture thinking and radical change.

WFSF is a non-profit global NGO governed by a President and Executive Board. We are independent, non-commercial and lead the way in futures research & scholarship.

Founded in Paris in 1973, WFSF is a global network of leading futurists. WFSF membership is transdisciplinary and very diverse. WFSF welcomes scholars, teachers, researchers, foresight practitioners, policy analysts, activists, students and others with a long-range view. Members include women, men and young people from all corners of the globe.

We collaborate with dozens of futures-focused organisations all over the world and invite applications for institutional membership from suitably qualified organisations.

WFSF has a long-standing commitment to truly global futures, meaning openness to creating alternative futures that embrace cultural diversity and individual difference.

WFSF is dedicated to stimulating awareness of the urgent need for long-term thinking in government, policy, civil and educational institutions, to resolve complex local, national, regional and global problems.

To find out more about WFSF you can browse the various sections of our website.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and links to Answers:

Who founded the WFSF and when?

Who is the current Leadership Team?

Can anyone become a WFSF Member? How do I join?

Who were the former Presidents and Secretaries-General?

Where have previous WFSF Conferences been held?

Are there any WFSF Conferences coming up that I can attend?

How do I learn more about futures studies?

What does our partnership with UNESCO mean?

What does our partnership with the UN-ECOSOC mean?

What books are recommended for finding out the basics about futures studies?

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