About Foresight in the Present

About Foresight in the Present

Foresight Futures acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people, Traditional Custodians of the land from which it operates, and all Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.


Hello. I’m Maree Conway, based in Melbourne, Australia - find out more about me. I have been a foresight advisor, researcher and sometimes practitioner since 1999 when I first discovered the power of foresight. I run Foresight Futures partly to share what I know about using foresight and futures in practice.

In an increasingly busy world where the dominant focus is on the present and where there is often little time to think in deep ways about just how we create our futures in the present, this site and my newsletter gives you lots of ideas, hints and knowledge about how we can - individually and collectively - think about futures in more meaningful and considered ways. That is, we can move beyond assuming there is something called ‘the future’, a steady evolution of today. The bad news is that this single future doesn’t exist. The good news is we can explore how to think about futures here - in the multiple - to open our minds to what is possible, not only what is.

Futures matter. How and why we think about them matters too. Foresight in the Present is written for people who want to find and use their foresight in practice, and imagine new futures. It's particularly useful for people new to foresight.

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By subscribing to Foresight in the Present, you can share in an opportunity to understand how and why you think about futures, what your assumptions are and how you can challenge them. You can think about the types of futures we want for those who come after us. I do this work because I know we can think in new ways, find new perspectives on the present (remember, what we see isn’t all there is), and take new actions to create futures in ways that are open, inclusive and participatory - and sustainable over time.

Come join me on this journey to find out what our futures need from us.

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