Future Day 2013 Events

About Future Day

Holidays provide a fantastic way of channeling peoples’ attention and energy.

Most of our holidays are focused on past events or individuals, or on the rhythms of nature. History and nature are wonderful and should be honored — but the amazing future we are building together should be honored as well.

Future Day is a way of focusing and celebrating the energy that more and more people around the world are directing toward creating a radically better future.

This is a brand new holiday — the first Future Day was in 2012. This year on March 1st Future Day will be even better! Let us all work together to continue to make Future Day a great success!

What is Future Day?


Future Day was first publicly discussed at the Humanity+ Leadership: MINDS conference on September 15 2011 — in Second Life, an appropriately futuristic location!

The idea was floated by Humanity+ Vice Chair Ben Goertzel and enthusiastically received by Humanity+ Director Howard Bloom, Humanity+ Chair Natasha Vita-More, and a host of others in attendance.
Since then Adam Ford has been rallying for the cause; developing web presence, networking and encouraging others to take action and make a difference to the future.
The rest is (future) history…

“Isn’t it plain that we ought to have not simply one or two Professors of Foresight but whole Faculties and Departments of Foresight doing all they can to anticipate and prepare …?” – H.G. Wells, 19 November 1932.

A History of a Time to Come

This includes you.
With the rise of the information society, sophisticated technologies and a rapidly globalizing economy, human civilization has reached a stage of development that faces not only unprecedented opportunities, but also unprecedented challenges. Leaders have to effectively deal with not just the speed of change but also with complexity, chaos, uncertainty and paradox. The future arises from a constant stream of human actions, decisions, strategies and commitments that have to be made in the present with as much skill, wisdom and foresight possible.


What can you do to advance dialog about the future in your local area?Even a small dinner and chat with friends will help.
Join the conversation on Future Day March 1st to explore the possibilities about how the future is transforming us. You can celebrate Future Day however you like, the ball is in your court — feel free to send a photo of your Future Day gatherings to info@futureday.org, and your jubilation may wind up being commemorated for the future on the Future Day website and the Facebook page!
For more information on the vision behind Future Day, or to help get the new holiday off the ground, please email info@futureday.org
While Future Day is intended as a general holiday not tied to any specific organization, the initial effort to get the holiday off the ground is being coordinated by Humanity+, a nonprofit organization whose contact information is here.

This year’s events


The Mormon Transhumanist Association is sponsoring a Future Day lunch at the Tower Deli at Thanksgiving Point in Utah on 1 March at 11:45am. Everyone is invited.


San Jose CA

ZERO1 will be open late Friday March 1st during South First Fridays for you to experience QRspace+DJspace in iLounge, Michael Joaquin Grey’s Umwelt Belt and the ZOOB Zone. Come and interact, build and explore from 7:00pm-10:00pm at the ZERO1 Garage.


CCIS L1-160 University of Alberta Campus
5 pm pizza and soft drinks,
5:30 music by Joel Crichton,
6:00-7:00 Two student presentations, Damon Monroe – Plight of Globalization of Technology, Vanessa Rogers – From Sense to Intelligence: Enhancement of the Human Mind.
7-7:30 Excerpts from Doug Wolens The Singularity documentary http://thesingularityfilm.com/ with some fun interruptions,
7:45-9:15 Three more student presentations, Matt Herman – The Future of Freedom and Security. Peter Wood – Echocardiography: The Future of Cardiac Imaging.
Diane Laverty – Genomics: Letting the Gen(i)e out of the Bottle. 9:15 More Joel Crichton music, dancing and merriment!

Ranchi, India

Gulmarg Hall, 1st floor, Hotel Chinar Main Road, Near Gurudwara , Ranchi , Jharkhand, 834001
Attention and awareness to this day will let the younger generation to understand the hidden potential behind emerging technologies and rapid technological acceleration.

Talks and Schedule:
1 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. – Welcome and networking session. Free Drinks and nibbles provided.
2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. – About Future Day
3.30 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. – Activity and audience engagement session
4.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. – Other relation efforts and its possible impact
PS: 2nd and 3rd session will include question rounds from the audiences as well. All sessions will be conducted by the organizer himself.

Melbourne, Australia

Future Day Melbourne 2013 is a joint project of Amplify, Second Tree, Humanity+ and Singularity Summit AU.
Address: Lev 4, 750 Collins St Docklands.
5:00pm for drinks nibbles and a change to mingle. A time for Networking (may have a formal networking session)
6:30pm Welcome: Adam Ford, Director Humanity+
6:45pm Activity: Peter Ellyard – Rapid prototyping the Future (extremely participatory)
7:15pm Presentation: Mark Ciotola (formely at NASA) – “The Future of Space Exploration”
8:15pm Presentation: James Newton-Thomas (Engineer, Field Roboticist) – “Automation, and The Future of Work”
9:00pm Wrap up and Thankyou!

Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/415265471890655/?fref=ts

Second Life

Extropia Da Silva is giving a lecture on how technology evolves at Extropia Core in Second Life at 3:30pm SLT (I think that is 3:30pm PST, and I know it is 11:30pm GMT).
People wishing to attend should login and IM Extropia da Silva for a TP, preferably before start time.

Lisbon, Portugal

We will meet at 7:30PM at Café A Brasileira in the heart of Lisbon  and right after gather everybody

we will  head to have dinner at Fabulas Restaurant as the Facebook event link show.
Meeting  start point  – in front of Café A Brasileira  (at Baixa do Chiado)
Hour: 7:30PM
Address – Rua Garret, nº 120, Lisboa Portugal
Dinner  – Restaurante Fabulas
Hour: 8:45PM
Address – Calçada Nova de São Francisco, nº 14
At Fabulas we will celebrate the day as well discuss about the Evolution: The Future, a novell written by Marco Santini ( Forewords by Vanderlei Martinianos)  that will be freely distributed to all my  networking, as well Marcos



Future Day inn Paris: we have changed restaurant: http://www.cafe-elsur.com/ , a cultural Café with lots of events happening regularly: a good place to meet and encounter people


March 1, Friday morning, 10.00, in Bar Ilan University, area 502 (Moreshet Israel, in the northern part of the campus, building 43) also known as the “students house” of the Program in Science Technology and Society
In the program:
Dr. Ilia Stambler – “The “Past and Future of Life Extension”
Report about the activities of the “International Longevity Alliance”, and discussion about possible activities in Israel.
entrance is free.
Hope to see you there
For details, please contact :Ilia Stambler – Ilia.stambler@gmail.com Facebook Event http://www.facebook.com/events/534015236629677/

Ukraine: Kiev

Saksaganskogo str. 120
Start at 18:00 Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/566553010023202/

South Africa

Free talk on Healthy Longevity on the evening of 1 March 2013. Place: Marina Da Gama, (please contact info@belindasilbert.co.za for address when you R.S.V.P.) Time: 7:30p.m-9:00p.m.
France: Paris, we are meeting at 19:30 at the restaurant Tien Hiang, 14 rue Bichat, metro République ou Goncourt.
Belgium: Brussels, 1st of March, in the Café ‘A la mort subite’ (rue Montagne-aux-Herbes Potagères 7, 1000 Brussels) at 6 PM.


Not on this list? Post your event information as a comment on this post and we will add ASAP.

2 Responses

  1. Ben Goertzel says:

    A big futurological cheer to Adam Ford for pushing the Future Day concept forward !!! 😉

  2. The Mormon Transhumanist Association is sponsoring a Future Day lunch at the Tower Deli at Thanksgiving Point in Utah on 1 March at 11:45am. Everyone is invited.

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