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Hello. I’m Maree Conway, based in Melbourne, Australia - if you'd like to know now, you can find out more on Foresight Futures. I have been a foresight advisor, researcher and sometimes practitioner since 1999 when I first discovered the power of foresight. Foresight in the Present is a content site that publishes my writing on how we can find and use our foresight capacities individually and collectively. Ultimately, I hope to add the writing of other people in the field too - that's a work in progress.
Why this site? 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 give 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.
By subscribing to Foresight in the Present, you can share 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.
Find out more about what I do on the About the Site page which includes a free newsletter, run subscriber events, provide foresight resources for subscribers, post regularly and immerse you in the world of foresight and futures studies. If you are new to foresight or just curious, come join me on this journey to find out what our futures need from us.
You can join as a newsletter subscriber which is free, or as a paid member with a subscription for $10/month or $95/year (AUD). There is a 14 day free trial so you can explore the site before signing up, and sometimes a discount sign-up offer.