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World Futures Day 2024

Join the 24-hour around the world conversation that young people and futurists are having to celebrate World Futures Day on March 1st.

That's a Wrap!

We are so grateful to everyone who joined World Futures Day - Young Voices 2024. We hope to see you again next year!


Recordings

https://youtube.com/live/n8KE1DtGNlU

https://youtube.com/live/-h7f-f1gO_A


WHY?

World Future Day is held every year on March 1st to spark a global conversation on the future.

WHAT?

We want to make sure young people are also part of the conversation. After all, it is their future we are all talking about. Teach the Future in Partnership with the Millennium Project, and friends, initiated the young voices edition.


JOIN!

Want to hear future visions of youngsters and chat together about the future? Then join our online session(s) all day round on March 1st. RSVP Here

24 hour conversations about the future

March 1st is World Futures Day. Together with partners from around the world we will be hosting live events on Zoom to inspire young people and imagine possible futures together. We will start broadcasting at 5pm evening in every timezone!


Young people

You want to join this intergenerational conversation among people of all ages. Contact us if you are interested in facilitating a session. You can bring your ideas about the future or just listen to what other people, younger and older, have to say.

About World Futures Day

World Futures Day is an annual 24-hour conversation around the world initiated by the Millennium Project in 2014 after Humanity+ launched the Future Day celebration 12 years ago. They organize a 24-hour online worldwide conversation during this day where grown-ups discuss the future. The Millennium Project, a global foresight participatory think tank, will host this conversation for everyone on the future in collaboration with the Association of Professional Futurists (APF), Humanity+, and the World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF).


About World Futures Day - Young Voices Edition

Starting 2021, Teach the Future organizes World Futures Day - Young Voices Edition every March 1st. For 24 hours, young people and futurists co-lead a session at every hour having conversations about the future. By spotlighting youth, we provide young people with a platform to share their ideas about the future with the world.


Below is the 24-hour schedule. Each session is at 5pm of the major city column. Check what the session time is using the everytimezone link. You can join as many sessions as you'd like!

Session #

UTC & Major City

Convert session time to your local timezone

Session Title

Youth Facilitator(s) Name

age 25 and under

Facilitator(s) Name


age 26 and over

1

(UTC 13) Auckland Aotearoa NZ

How elevating indigenous thought and process creates a more equitable future

Sam Wixon

Alice Dimond

2

(UTC 12) Pacific Harbor, Fiji

Playful Ageing: Reimagining the Futures of Ageing from Case Studies to Co-Creation Workshop

Kaixin Li

Edmund Zhang

3

(UTC 11) Sydney AU

Youth Voices for the Future

James Balzer

Katy Cooper

4

(UTC 10) Brisbane AU

Ocean Futures

Christabelle Enya Lim

Cesar Jung-Harada

5

(UTC 9) Tokyo JP

How might we measure an effective education system of the future?

Darice Wong Jing Wen

Louis Puah

6

(UTC 8) Singapore SG

Futures Literacy in K12 Education

St Peters School

Sandra Martinez

7

(UTC 7) Bangkok TH

Securing Tomorrow: Quantum Cryptography Unveiled

Sadiyah Saqib

Paricha Duangtaweesub

8/9

(UTC 6) Dhaka BD

Playing is not a Plaything

Diya Loka & Sahithi Radhak

Tamás Gáspár, Helga Veigl, Dr. Bernadett Szél, Dr. Ildikó Dén-Nagy

10

(UTC 5) Islamabad PK

Let's Talk about Failure

Muhammad Ukasha

Umar Sheraz

11

(UTC 4) Dubai AE

Ready, Set, Future! What Skills Will Take You There?

Sureka Jeyakumar & Atanda Laughter

Asma Zainal

12

(UTC 3) Kuwait City, Kuwait

Futures Literacy through Art: Lesson learned from kids in Kuwait


Manal AlHasawai

13

(UTC 2) Cairo EG

 Exploring the Impacts of AI in Education: A Futures Wheel Workshop

Yasmine Bahaa

Dr. Bea Rodriguez-Fransen & April Michele

14

(UTC 1) Lagos, Nigeria

Igniting Futures: Today’s Teachers for New Tomorrows

Christabel Asha

Abigael Anaza-Mark

15

(UTC 0) London UK

What's the future of human rights?

Akanksha Prasad

Zabrina Epps

16

(UTC -1) Azores, PR

Creating The Future Through Education Innovation

Eli Boahen

Jamaal Thomas

17

(UTC -2) Nuuk, Greenland

[Spanish & English] Civic Participation for Better Futures: Two Case Studies in Medellín, Colombia

Sofia Londono

Maggie Greyson & Juliana Restrepo

18

(UTC -3) Sao Paulo BR

 The Future of Work in Space

Nicole Piontek

Randi Millard

19

(UTC -4) Halifax CA

[Spanish] Acciones Presentes para Construir el Futuro


Lydia Caldana, Deyra Charles & Fabiola Mármol

20

(UTC -5) New York US

[Portuguese] Women Futures: Intergenerational Dialogues

Thainá Silva de Paula Theodoro

Rosa Alegria

21

(UTC -6) Mexico City CDMX

[Spanish] Entrepreneurship for Youth Empowerment in the Present & Future

Belen Montesinos, Stephanie Venegas, Mayumi Casas

Gabriela López

22

(UTC -7)Calgary CA

The Future of Self-Sustained Nutrition

Jade Brannon

Renee Stewart

23

(UTC -8) Los Angeles US

Creating The Future Through Education Innovation

Amna Habiba

Daniel de Sant'anna Martins

24

(UTC -9) Juneau US

Futures of Democracy with UNICEF Foresight Fellows

Fathmath Zahanath Zuhury

Adam Sharpe & Ijun Kim

25

(UTC -10) Honolulu US

Living Preferred Futures, Today

Hauson Le

Kara Cunzeman


Sessions

World Futures Day is held on March 1 each year. This will be the eleventh year that futurists and the general public will conduct a 24-hour, round-the-world conversation on the future on March 1st this year starting at 17:00 (5:00pm) evening in whatever time zone they are in. 


Check out last year's report to learn more about how World Futures Day works! Download for free below:




Annually, individuals globally congregate in an informal, welcoming setting to converse about alternative scenarios for the future. Futures projects, research, new ideas and studies are shared, and new collaborations and friendships are made.

The Millennium Project, a global foresight participatory think tank, will host this conversation on the future in collaboration with the Association of Professional Futurists (APF), Humanity+, the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS), and the World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF). Teach the Future, a global non-profit, is providing a platform for intergenerational conversations about the future. Join Teach the Future and our global network register for the event, Free Ticket Registration Here. This will be based on time zones around the world at 17:00 (5:00PM) evening. Whatever time zone you are in, there will be an activity occurring at, 17:00 (5:00PM) evening so come check it out on March 1, 2024. World Futures Day - Young Voices

Partners