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Conversations about the future That Matter


In a world where the rules of the past and our expectations of the future no longer make sense, strategic planning isn't enough to help us engage
with the future in meaningful ways.

We need new frames for thinking and conversations about the future, not glossy plans. We need people at the centre of our strategy processes.

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Conversations about the future That Matter


In a world where the rules of the past and our expectations of the future no longer make sense, strategic planning isn't enough to help us engage
with the future in meaningful ways.

We need new frames for thinking and conversations about the future, not glossy plans. We need people at the centre of our strategy processes.

 
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Thinking Futures is a foresight practice that brings people together to have strategic conversations that help us think in new ways about the future.

Conversations about the future let us grapple with the complexity of change facing our organisations and society. Thinking about the future in new ways starts with assuming we have multiple futures and that today isn't the future.

Conversations about the future about about people using foresight. People who are building their capacity to anticipate the future, not react to it. To be futures ready.


My new site - University Futures - is now live.

Originally established in 2006, University Futures has been in hibernation for some years. I'm doing my PhD on the future for the university now and it feels like it's the right time to bring University Futures back to life.

It's a work in progress and I'll be adding resources as quickly as I can. Do me a favour? Check it out and let me know what you think and what I can provide that will be of most use to you. Thanks!

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About Thinking Futures


Using foresight infused conversations about the future to build individual and collective foresight capacity. The aim? To be futures ready, ready for whatever futures emerge.

About Thinking Futures


Using foresight infused conversations about the future to build individual and collective foresight capacity. The aim? To be futures ready, ready for whatever futures emerge.

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Who I Am

I'm Maree Conway, a foresight practitioner and researcher based in Australia. I was asked to 'do foresight' in 1999 and had to google the term to know what it was. That sent me on a journey I'm still on. Come join me and let's engage with the future together today.

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What I Do

I started with strategy but I now try to work with people who are keen to explore possibilities beyond the status quo, beyond the single assumed future. Together we design conversation spaces that seek to retain our humanity as we move into the future.

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Why I Do It

Because people matter. And the future matters. People create the future and that means talking about the future, what works and what doesn't, to take action to re-frame those systems and processes constraining and limiting us to 'the' future. We have many possible futures.

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How I Do It

By putting people back at the centre of thinking about the future. By moving beyond formulaic strategic planning to create the future than matters for you. People not plans create your futures and conversations about those possible futures are the starting point.

Conversations about the future aren’t superficial. They are designed to help us see beyond the systems that aren’t working anymore, to think deeply about alternatives, new assumptions and new questions that will build individual and collaborative futures ready capacities.
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Start Now - Download Foresight Resources


Free downloads on foresight approaches

Start Now - Download Foresight Resources


Free downloads on foresight approaches

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Explore the Site


Find our more about foresight and engaging with the future today

Explore the Site


Find our more about foresight and engaging with the future today

When I founded Thinking Futures in 2007, I committed to share information about foresight, including what I do and how I do it,
and generate free resources and information to help you use foresight in practice.

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More Resources for You

Read the blog, check out my publications and presentations, read the Foresight Primer, download free resources or buy my book. And you can ask a question too.

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My Frame of Reference

Read about how I use integral and foresight to design what I do, my core ideas, and how I keep working on integrating them to help us think about the future.

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More about My Background

Read about my background, about Thinking Futures, about my writing and presentations, what people say about working with me and when I've made it into the news online.