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Futures Literacy - The Summit 2020


When :

from Tuesday 8 December, 2020
to Sunday 13 December, 2020

Where :

From Paris, Online, France

Contact :

Steven Riel Miller

From 8 to 12 December 2020, the High-Level Futures Literacy Summit provided testimonials from around the world that being futures literate changes what people see and do. From high ranking leaders in the public and private sector to activists, artists, students and professors, the Summit showed how people become futures literate and the impact it has on all aspects of life, from dealing with COVID-19 to breaking the reproduction of oppression.

Gathering for pleasure, knowledge-sharing and sparking creativity did not disappear with the pandemic. Humans still need and want to exchange, to learn from each other, to explore our differences and similarities.

Before the pandemic the dominant pattern for such gatherings was face-to-face, physical presence, physical venues and very costly physical travel. This was the elite model, reserved for the few, the rich, the privileged. The pandemic opened the door to another, more accessible, more fully global form of gathering. We are only at the beginning of inventing the signals, signs, expectations, habits, rituals and formats for gatherings in cyberspace.

But we are much further ahead now than a year ago. Take a look at the additional contents on the Futures Literacy Summit. They tell the story of a gathering that morphed from the conventional to the experimental. Working with wonderful teams of designers, curators, inspired content providers and generous sponsors, the FL Summit took some first tentative steps towards creating a learning venue where everyone and anyone can exchange, explore, have fun.


The Futures Literacy Summit 2020 was brought to you thanks to the exceptional contributions of our sponsors: