Day 1, Thursday, November 19, 2020

Emcee: CJ Almodal

Development Academy of the Philippines, Philippines

NB: All times indicated in Philippine Standard Time

12:30 NN – 8:30 PM Gather Futures Plaza
9:00 – 10:50 AM Opening Plenary

Welcome Remarks

Shermon Cruz, Conference Chairperson

APFN2020 Conference Chairperson, Philippines


Conference Overview

Shiela R Castillo. Conference Secretary-General

APFN2020 Conference Secretary-General


Keynote Speakers:

Using Macrohistory and Cases Studies of Futures in Action
Sohail Inayatullah

Inaugural UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies, Australia


USec. Ernesto Abella

UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines


Regenerating Asia 2050: Using Futures Literacy to Transform Governance, Culture and Economy

Michael Jackson

Shaping Tomorrow Network, Philippines


Secretary Leonor Briones

Department of Education, Philippines


Hiraya Foresight: The Case of Democratizing Futures Literacy in the Philippines
Lizan E. Perante-Calina

Philippine Futures Thinking Society, Philippines


Plenary Chair:

CJ Almodal

Development Academy of the Philippines

10:50 – 11:00 AM Health Break
11:00 – 12:30 NN Zoom into the Futures Sessions
Zoom into the Futures 1:

Democratizing the Future



The Futures School – Holoptic Evolution

Frank Spencer

The Futures School, United States of America


21st Century Mindsets

Yvette Montero Salvatico

The Futures School, United States of America


Regenerative Futures

John MacCabe

Aether Learning, United States of America



Frank Spencer

The Futures School, United States of America

Zoom into the Futures 2:

Policy Foresight 1



Possible Scenarios on the Future of Philippine Export Tariff Preferences using Jim Dator’s Four Archetypes of Alternative Futures in the year 2025

Nicole Parreno

House of Representatives, Philippines


Prospective Scenarios to 2050 of the political relationship of Mexico to ASEAN

Mauricio Hernandez Ramirez

Universidad Nacional Autonoman De Mexico, Mexico


Strategic Foresight for Policy: Central Asian Futures in Practice

Pete Malvicini

Center for Policy Research and Outreach, Uzbekistan



Reginald Ugaddan

University of the Philippines, National College of the Public Administration and Governance, Philippines

Zoom into the Futures 3:Book Launching

Book 1:

Futures Thinking in Asia and the Pacific: Why Foresight Matters for Policy Makers

Susann Roth

Asian Development Bank


Book 2:

Savage Ecology: War and Geopolitics at the End of the World

Jairus Victor Grove

Hawai’i Research Center for Futures Studies, USA


Book 3:

My Asia 2038: Ten Disruptions that Change Everything

Sohail Inayatullah and Lu Na

Metafuture, Australia


Book 4:

Toward a Better Future

Acharya Shambhushivananda Avadhuta

Ananda Marga Gurukala, Sweden


Sohail Inayatullah

Metafuture, Australia

Zoom into the Futures 4:The Futures of Basic Education



Introducing the futures of education and recommending futures in education

Peter Bishop

Teach the Future, USA


How do you create one kind world where every learner has quality learning opportunities?

Shakil Ahmed

Acumen Academy, Bangladesh

Rakibul Islam

Noakhali University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh

UNESCO’s Learning to Become, and the education systems needed to support the futures of education

Fernando Reimers

UNESCO International Commission on the Futures of Education, United States of America


Teachers’ role in preparing for future-ready learners

Vikas Pota

T4 Education, London

Chow Jia Yi

National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore

Launch of the Philippine Department of Education’s Education Futures Programme



USec. Nepomuceno Malaluan

Department of Education, Philippines

Zoom into the Futures 5:City Futures and Urban Regeneration



Urban Brand-Utility: Repurposing Brand Communications as Urban Regenerations

Sergio Brodsky

SURGE, Principal Australia


Opportunity Spheres in the Garden of Eden: Preferred and Emergent Visions of Smart City Futures

Shermon Cruz and Shiela R Castillo

Center for Engaged Foresight, Philippines


Cultivating Cities Scenarios of Philippine Cities vis a vis Food Production Technologies

Daven Mendoza

Senate of the Philippines, Philippines


The Effects of Covid-19 in the Architecture and urban design: a causal layered analysis

Mohamadali Baradaran and Clara Khosravizad

University of Tehran, Iran



Lizan Perante E. Calina

Development Academy of the Philippines Graduate School of Public and Development Management, Philippines

Zoom into the Futures 6:Health Futures



The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on health systems and suggestions for the future

Reza Dehnavieh

Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Iran


Medical Education in the Philippines Beyond COVID-19: A Futures Thinking Approach

Arianna Diangkinay and John Lorenzo Hanrahan

St. Luke’s Medical Center, Philippines



Marvin Munar

Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center, Philippines

12:30 – 1:30 PM Health Break
1:30 – 2:50 PM Fireside Chat 1:Innovations in Policy Foresight

Keynote Speaker:

Imagining futures literacy as a pre-condition for emergent governance, resilience cultures, and learning economies

Riel Miller

UNESCO Futures Literacy, France




Cheryl Cheung

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore


Cat Tully

School of International Futures, United Kingdom


Prateeksha Singh

UNDP, Thailand



Ma. Lourdes Rebullida

Development Academy of the Philippines, Graduate School of Public and Development Management, Philippines

2:50 – 3:00 PM Health Break
3:00 – 4:30 PM Workshops/Provocations
Provocations 1:

Strategy and Consciousness


Become the Conscious Futurist Asia Needs Now

Charlotte Kemp

Association of Professional Futurists, Africa


The Future of Strategy in Asia Pacific

Norman Chorn

The Brainlink Group, Australia


Future of Conscious Communities

Monica Jamaluddin

Sandbox Advisors



Pamela Carbonell

Department of Interior and Local Government, Philippines

Special Session 1:

Why Foresight Matters for Policy Makers

(Attendance will be limited in order to facilitate engagement and allow for more meaningful conversations)



Duncan Cass-Beggs

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development


Susann Roth

Asian Development Bank


Rushdi Abdul Rahim

Malaysia Foresight Institute (myForesight), Malaysia



Lizan E. Perante-Calina

Development Academy of the Philippines


Arndt Husar

Asian Development Bank, Singapore

Workshop 1- Tools/Methods: Co-creating in Uncertainty


Bridgette Engeler

Swinburne University, Australia

Workshop 2 – Game:

Dreams and Disruptions: A Foresight Game


Shermon Cruz, Shiela R Castillo and Peachie Valera

Center for Engaged Foresight, Philippines

4:30 – 4:40 PM Health Break
4:40 – 5:50 PM Plenary 2:

Post-Normal Times



Moving Towards Transnormal Futures

Ziauddin Sardar

The Centre for Postnormal Policy and Futures Studies, United Kingdom


Plenary Chair:

Jordi Serra del Pino

The Centre for Postnormal Policy and Futures Studies, Spain

5:50-6:00 Health Break
6:00 – 7:00 PM Open Space 1: Sharing Knowledge to Regenerate Asia Together


Jost Wagner

Change Initiative, Thailand