About Central Texas Chapter of the World Future Society

Vision
To be known as a source of futures perspectives in Central Texas.

Mission
To raise awareness of the future and its impact on Central Texas.

Objectives:
  • Contribute to a reasoned awareness of the future without advocating particular ideologies or engaging in political activities.
  • Advance serious and responsible investigation and assessment of the future.
  • Teach futures methodologies, strategies and concepts.
  • Facilitate communication and cooperation among organizations and individuals interested in studying or planning for the future.
  • Network with diverse people interested in the future.


Things We Do:
  • Meetings: monthly meetings to hear presentations by experts on the future or methods of forecasting the future, and for networking.
  • Forums: future oriented conversations
  • Seminars: biannual public seminars sponsored by the chapter and open to the public.
  • Workshops: professional development workshops.
  • Speaker Bureau: for members who make themselves available for speeches on the future.
  • Newsletter: web based newsletter for members.
Values:
  • Inclusivity
  • Diversity
  • Communication
  • Community
  • Futures Knowledge

Assumptions
  • Everyone can contribute
  • Diversity of cultures, ideas, opinions, experiences and knowledge will substantially contribute to our vision
  • Communication about the future will make people increasingly engaged in their personal and communal future development
  • Focusing on community benefits will achieve greater advancement than on the individual
  • Making people aware of future potential makes them more engaged in advancing the future
  • Focusing on the development of education, regional development and technology utilization and development will help us better achieve our vision.
  • Modeling the use of infocom technologies in our operations will help us realize our vision
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