"The conversations were at a level that most people never have the opportunity to experience. From the content and camaraderie to the food and Camp environment, every single element of Futurist Camp is so much better than you expect."
- NICK O'BRIEN, DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION AND ENGAGEMENT, SHEBOYGAN COUNTY ECON DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
What can you expect at Futurist Camp?
Expect a challenge, maximum engagement, and fun!
What can I expect after I register?
You will receive an intake form...from there, the wheels are turning and good things are happening. Questions on any of it, give Lisa a holler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About a week before Camp kicks off, expect a care package with your (amazing and glorious) workbook, notebook, Camp swag, and other Camp goodies.
Put on your best camp couture (any flannel will do) and buckle up for Futurist Camp!
Meet your fellow Campers, Camp Counselor, and faculty at a virtual "bonfire" to help kick off Camp!
Get matched with Camp buddies (aka your small group). Think of them like your bunkmates. You can help wake each other up before Camp starts or text them during the week to check-in. These small groups will meet regularly, with your Camp Counselor (more on that below).
Futurist Camp Instruction / Workshops (mandatory)
Enjoy some live "big lesson" learning. Big lessons and cool concepts in Strategic Foresight taught by Rebecca Ryan and Yasemin Arikan, along with some guest faculty sprinkled in for some big lesson learning.
Each week, you have one assignment to complete. Here's a sample of a short writing assignment: What are 2-3 signals you're noticing about the future of your chosen domain? How might these signals work - alone or together - to shape the future of your domain? Assignments may take 15-30 minutes or several hours, depending on how much time and effort you put into them. You will submit your assignments online for faculty review.
FYI: All meetings are live, not pre-recorded; you'll get the most from Camp when you interact with our faculty and your peers, but we'll record as many session as possible and make all recordings available to Campers. Some sessions cannot be recorded; we'll explain why at our bonfire.
Futurist Camp - Office Hours / Study Hall (optional)
Office Hours / Study Hall is a time to connect with fellow campers and instructors to ask questions and share ideas.
Futurist Camp - Small Group
Your small groups will meet regularly, along with your Camp Counselor. During your time together, you'll be competing with other teams on a Camp challenge, other times you'll be reflecting on a reading or lesson.
THE WORLD NEEDS FUTURISTS MORE THAN EVER
Attend Camp and learn the techniques that professional futurists use to anticipate and shape the future.
We can come through this COVID crisis #betterthanbefore.
We face a choice: we can "snap back" to the way things were before COVID...but that's recycling a used future. What if we could invent a new future? It's possible.
You can "do" Camp from the comfort and safety of your own home, office, backyard, or campsite.
All you need is an internet connection, audio and video capabilities, Zoom, and a willingness to work hard, think imaginatively, and support others who are doing the same.
You'll save money.
Comparable programs are $2,200 USD. Futurist Camp is just $995.
You'll learn techniques to stay calm and centered.
The world needs stable, clear leaders. You'll learn that and more (see the curriculum below) at Camp.
"Camp was a pivotal point in my career, and I reflect on it often as a helpful intervention in my life at that time."
- JAMIE BERGLUND, CEO, SPARK CDI
WHO ATTENDS FUTURIST CAMP?
Past Campers' job titles
Executive Director, City Planner, Budget Analyst, Chief Information Officer, CEO, President, City Administrator, City Manager, City Councilor, Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer, Marketing Director, Social Media Director, Regional Director, Founder, Professor, Director of Innovation, Director of Strategy, Director of Membership, Communications Director, Economic Development Director
Organizations who've sent a Camper
Alliance for Innovation, Arlington County VA, Association of Government Risk Pools (AGRiP), Charleston SC Chamber of Commerce, City of Altoona WI, City of Aspen CO, City of Beaufort SC, City of Bisbee AZ, City of Charleston WV, City of Kasson MN, City of Oconomowoc WI, City of Philadephia, City of San Mateo CA, City of Tacoma WA, Cricket Design Works, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Filene, Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, Hennepin County MN, Ho-Chunk Nation, Johnson Foundation at Wingspread, Lawrence County TN Chamber of Commerce, Lifeline Foods, Madison College, Madison Gas & Electric, Mammoth HR, Maydm, National Association of Counties (NACO), New America Foundation, POLCO, San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce, Sauk County WI, Savannah Consulting, Shakefest, Stantec, SourceWell, St. Joseph MO Chamber of Commerce
Yasemin Arikan, futurist at NEXT Generation Consulting; Lauren Azar, former advisor to the Secretary of Energy at DOE; Matt Benson, Faurecia xWorks; Dr. Peter Bishop, Executive Director at Teach the Future and (ret) Director of the Strategic Foresight program at the University of Houston; Theresa Coleman, City Manager in Bisbee, AZ; Janyce Fadden, co-author of Strategic Doing; Dr. Charlie Grantham, Co-Author and Co-Founder at Work The Future!, Today; Adam Lee, Incubator Director at Filene Research Institute; Rebecca Ryan, founder of Futurist Camp; Ben Thurgood, City of Tacoma; Freija vanDuijne, CEO of Future Motions, President of the Futures Society of the Netherlands; Dr. Virginia Whitelaw, author of The Zen Leader and President of the Institute for Zen Leadership
Have questions? Email email@example.com!
"I have been able to apply the principles learned during Camp on a project here in the Chippewa Valley and I can tell you it works. In three meetings, using the process I learned at Camp, we were able to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders and come away with a very tangible plan for advancing and growing the region's creative economy. The process works, and it is fun."
- MIKE GOLAT, CITY ADMINISTRATOR, ALTOONA, WI
3 REASONS TO SIGN UP
1. Everyone is worried about the future. You can do better than that. You can approach the future like a futurist, with the techniques, knowledge, and connections to use this COVID disruption as a force for positive change and brighter futures.
2. Futurist Camp is not about theory; it's creating better futures. Starting now. Every session, you'll leave with a broader perspective, clearer foresight, and more confidence in your ability to build a brighter future. By the end of camp, you'll have a calm sense of clarity about the future you're creating, and how to execute it.
3. Everyone loves a bargain. Futurist Camp is the best deal available for live, online foresight training with real, working professional futurists. Yes, you can pay less for online training, but you'll get pre-recorded content and no instructor interaction. Plus, we offer a complete money-back guarantee: if you're not completely satisfied with your Camp experience, we'll refund every penny.
Participation is limited.
Tuition is $995.
The possibilities are...endless.