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Global Futures 2021:
Shaping Tomorrow, Today

Washington, D.C.
Ronald Reagan Building
Fall 2021



Due to global concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, we have rescheduled this conference for the fall of 2021.

Global Futures 2021: Shaping Tomorrow, Today is a space for a broad global stakeholder community to interrogate the trajectory of our planet and the role of global society in shaping it by asking “which global future(s) do we want, and can there be any consensus getting there?”.

The conference, co-convened by the Global Futures Laboratory at Arizona State University and the Earth League, will be outcome-oriented and will enable participants to integrate and synthesize knowledge from multiple frameworks and perspectives.

The main purpose of Global Futures 2021 is to define strategies and immediate action required to fundamentally alter how we manage the planet in ways that achieve sustained habitability. The conference format will foster an open dialogue with diverse perspectives on feasible, immediate action towards the transitions needed to avoid irreparable harm to the earth system, including humankind.

Organizing Committee Co-Chairs:

  • Peter Schlosser, ASU Global Futures Laboratory and The Earth League
  • Johan Rockström, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and The Earth League

Registration will open in September.

If you are interested in being a sponsor of Global Futures 2021, please contact Christy Carter.