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Conversations about the future


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.

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Conversations about the future


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.

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Thinking Futures is a foresight practice that brings people together to have conversations about the future, to use foresight in practice.

Conversations that let us grapple with the complexity of change facing our organisations and society. Conversations that assume we have multiple futures and that today isn't the future.

Conversations that keep people at the core of our thinking. Conversations that build the capacity to anticipate the future, not react to it. To be futures ready.

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About Thinking Futures


Using conversations about the future to build individual and collective foresight capacity

About Thinking Futures


Using conversations about the future to build individual and collective foresight capacity

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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 assumed futures. We co-design futures focused 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 re-connecting people with thinking about the futureConversations about the future help build the capacity to collaboratively anticipate the future today. Together we design ways to create the future we want, not play a role in someone else's future.

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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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

What you'll Find

When I founded Thinking Futures, 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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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 into the news online.