In response to current crises and opportunities, a new worldview is arising called conscious evolution. It connotes the evolution of evolution itself from unconscious toward conscious choice. Through a study of recurring patterns in cosmogenesis, or the creation of new universes, we see crisis after crisis leading to innovation and transformation. What is emerging out of the emergencies? What new “memetic code” will shape how we communicate and shape new ideas for the new millennium? How can we learn from the past to best shape an evolutionary future? How can futurism help discover and communicate the chaotic systems ”optimum attractors,” toward which an evolving future might be moving?
Who should attend: Anyone interested in new approaches to foresight, innovations in evolutionary thinking, and the creative generation of innovative approaches to current crises.
What you’ll learn: How the discoveries of chaotic change and cosmology, such as the birth of worlds, might shed light on how social and economic systems are evolving in present conditions that at times appear chaotic. The dynamics of memes and other communications processes will also provide insights concerning how the future is changing, affecting all of us.
How this new knowledge can be applied: New understandings of how change occurs, especially within large systems and insights into creative approaches to foresight and future studies.
Barbara Marx Hubbard, author, speaker, and evolutionary educator, and one of the original Advisory Board Members of the WFS, Santa Barbara, California
Jerome C. Glenn, director, Millennium Project; co-author, 2010 State of the Future, Washington, D.C.
Sandra de Castro Buffington, director, Hollywood, Health and Society (HH&S), a program of the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center, University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, Los Angeles, California
Kate McCallum, founder and executive director of the c3: Center for Conscious Creativity, Los Angeles, California