To be young! Futures Conference 2012

06.06.2012 09:00 - 08.06.2012 17:00

What does it mean to be young today and what will it mean in the coming years of this rapidly accelerating world? What will future of youth be and look like? Finland Futures Research Centre explores essential themes on the Youth and the Future during it’s 14th Annual Conference in June 2012.

The aim of the conference is to perceive and create futures through the eyes of today’s youth, adults and decision makers for the young people of the future. The course of a youth’s life, both today and toward the future covers an entire spectrum of reality. Focusing on faith in young people, their ability and determination to build an inevitably different and in many ways an improved world for us all to live in is the focal point of this conference. The conference is organized in association with the Finland Futures Academy and the Finnish Youth Research Network. The “To Be Young” conference marks Finland Futures Research Centre’s 14th Annual International Conference and its 20th Anniversary celebrating twenty years of quality academic research.

Topics of Interest

Conference themes include but are not restricted to:

Power and Impact of Different Age Groups on the Future
Making the Future: Creativity, Continuity and Effect of Marginal Phenomen
Effect of Today’s Phenomena in Youth on the Future
Young People, Work and Participation in Society
Theoretical and Methodological Development in Building Futures
Case Studies

For more information see the conference web page