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Upcoming Talks and Workshops

me Convention — Scott Smith and Madeline Ashby will host special sessions at this event, a collaboration between SxSW and Mercedes-Benz, on 12-13 September in Frankfurt. More

Next 19 — Scott Smith will join Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner of Wales, at Next in Hamburg on 20 September to discuss how we equip those to come for uncertain futures. More.

See past talks here

Recent Writing

"What Will Everyday Space Look Like?" — Scott Smith — Medium

"Speculative Humanitarian Futures" — Scott Smith — Medium

Changeist in the Media

"Beyond Survival Kits: Humanitarian Aid Is Going Wireless, Communal, And Autonomous" — Aarathi Krishnan — Fast Company

"Think Like a Futurist to Be Prepared for the Totally Unexpected" — Christopher Mims — Wall Street Journal

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