A wiki for foresight students, grads, professionals, and advocates!

This wiki is a public directory of the world's best foresight resources, compiled for your benefit. 
It lists communities, degree programs, courses, people, employers, organizations, and educational materials that help advance our global foresight culture. It can be edited by any future-oriented person who wants to help. Email us if you'd like to apply for editing access. It is maintained by FERN, volunteer students, alums and advocates of improving foresight and supporting the graduate and certificate programs in foresight around the world. We also run a social network, Global Foresight @ LinkedIn4,000+ members, join us! If you are a foresight advocate, consider joining any of the foresight communities listed here, and enjoy the pages below!

Main Wiki Pages

 1. Foresight Communities (social networks, events, and conferences for foresight students, faculty, alums, and advocates)
 2. Foresight Frameworks (common definitions and models of the skills, methods, and specialties of foresight)
 3. Foresight Certificate Programs (non-degree certificate programs in foresight; great intros to foresight tools and thinking.)
 4. Foresight Graduate Programs (top primary, 2ndary, and partial graduate foresight educational programs)
 5. Foresight Undergrad and Earlier Programs (undergraduate, high school, and elementary school foresight education programs)
 6. Foresight Courses and Syllabi (grad, undergrad, and earlier foresight courses and syllabi, by title, name, institution, instructor)
 7. Foresight Curricula (freely sharable and reusable content from various foresight courses, put here by foresight educators)
 8. Foresight Professionals (professionals, academics, researchers, educators engaged in foresight work.
 9. Foresight Organizations (top general, science, tech, business, govt, policy, philanthropy, social, health, & other foresight orgs)
10. Foresight Careers (foresight career resources, job types, contact info for foresight employers)
11. Foresight PhD Research (ongoing and completed doctoral dissertations on primary foresight topics around the world)
12. Foresight Media (foresight periodicals, books, articles, websites, roadmaps, plans, slides, audio, and video)
13. Foresight Resources (databases, models, games, trends, scenarios, weak signals, quotes, stats, problems, and solutions)

Our major project at present is The Foresight Guide, a free online 14 chapter, 600-page guide to the emerging field of foresight, 
produced in collaboration with Foresight University. Each page is publicly commentable, and we look forward to your feedback, either publicly or by private email. The Guide explains the difference between futurists (a few folks, those who speak publicly to others about the future) and foresighters (a much larger and generally more impactful community). It also describes career options in strategic foresight, and offers some big picture models and stories about the 21st century. It is written for students, entrepreneurs and the global foresight practitioner community.

Most of the Guide is now online. When it is complete (in 2017) we'll make an ebook and physical book at Amazon. We hope you enjoy it and please let us know what you think.


Our most recent event was FERN's Foresight Careers conference, Washington, DC, April 12-14, 2013. A gathering of foresight students, grads, practitioners, and advocates from around the world. To raise the profile of our industry and advance our careers.

Read the profiles of the folks who came, and we hope to see you at our next event!

Social Networks

1. For general foresight discussions, join our Global Foresight Facebook group 
2. For business and professional foresight discussions, join our Global Foresight LinkedIn group.
3. If you are a foresight student, practitioner, employer, or advocate, interested in working with FERN on our foresight projects, please join our FERN LinkedIn group. 

Editors Needed! 
If you would like editing privileges on this wiki, please email the wiki moderators, susanchesleyfant{at}gmail{dot}com or 
johnsmart{at}accelerating{dot}org, with a brief paragraph on your background, and ask for editing access. We are always looking for more foresight students, professionals, grads, and advocates to keep this wiki current and help the global foresight community.
Thanks for visiting the Global Foresight wiki. We look forward to meeting you in the future!