Appendix 2. Leaders - Exemplary Foresight Practitioners and Organizations

Futurist Blogs and Speakers

Futurists’ Blogs is a good starter list of 240 blogs by futurists or foresight professionals. Most are single author blogs, a few are multi-author or organizational. It is curated by personal foresight leader Verne Wheelwright. It includes additional individuals that also belong on the leader list above, but didn’t get there by press time.

Here are some speakers bureaus that list futurists and future trends speakers in Futurist/Trends category. Some of these folks are not yet on our list above, which was independently compiled. No speakers bureau lists foresight speakers by industry yet, as far as we know. A bureau that listed leaders in the Eight Skills and Twenty Specialties of foresight, and across all 154 Sub-industries of the Global Industry Classification Standard would be a great addition to our profession. It would bring more credibility and specialist experience and credentials to our field, and offer audiences many more specialist foresight speakers, by subject. Anyone want to launch that business for our community?

AEI Speakers BureauFuturists and Future Trends, (58 entries)
All American SpeakersFuturists (143 entries)
A Speakers InternationalThe Future/Futurists (40 entries)
Big Speak, Futurist Speakers (62 entries)
Capital City Speakers (IL, USA)Futurists & Future (31 entries)
eSpeakers, Futurists (91 entries)
IMG SpeakersTechnology & Futurists (23 entries)
International Speakers BureauFuturist (62 entries)
London Speaker Bureau (UK)Futurist & Technology (55 entries)
National Speakers Association eSpeakers, Future (31 entries)
Premiere SpeakersFuturists (82 entries)
Shaping TomorrowFuture Voices (60 entries)
Speak, IncFuture (118 entries)

  • Lieve Van Woensel


    This is a great site which I regularly recommend colleagues to visit.

    I send you this message as a recent reference:

    My name is Lieve Van Woensel. I am heading the Scientific Foresight Service at the European Parliament and I authored a book on Foresight-Based Scientific Advice:

    A Bias Radar for Responsible Policy-Making
    Foresight-Based Scientific Advice

    Palgrave/Springer © 2020

    The book includes a chapter on bias as I am convinced that foresighting requires an open mind, and that, therefore, a foresight practitioner should be aware of biases (of themselves and others).

    Best wishes,


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