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DAY 1 SESSIONS

7th DECEMBER 2022

7th DECEMBER 2022

Auditorium

9:10
Keynote Address
11:00
Coffee Break
12:30
Lunch
14:00
Presentations
Session 01
Global Futures
Whilst expanding upon the worldviews, paradigms, utopias, and dystopias surrounding our growing future uncertainties, this session is set up as a mutual learning process attempting to bridge between theory and practice of anticipatory governance.
It will consider the thinking and practices that are applied to our policy making systems with the goal of creating an equitable transition towards a sustainable future for humanity. UNESCO
16:00
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7th DECEMBER 2022

Lecture Hall

14:00
Presentations
Session 02
Economic and Business Futures
In the world of growing decentralized economics, the session will elaborate on how emerging and future technologies are contributing to the challenges, continuities, and discontinuities we can expect in our shifting techno-economic paradigms.
It will deal with the march towards a more ethical, humanistic economic structure, sustainable market development and emerging business operations systems.
Dr. David Lee Pumphrey
Department Chair, Management Information System, College of Business Administration, PMU
Dr. Rabaa Alabdulrahman
Assistant Professor, Management Information System, College of Business Administration, PMU
16:00
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7th DECEMBER 2022

EMBA

14:00
Presentations
Session 03
Human Futures
This session will deal with the changing human and how concepts such as identity, archetypes, language and anchors are being reconceptialized and recontextualized by inter-generational collaboration.
It will consider the growing levels of human augmentation and adaptiveness to changing societal needs and the human capacity to adopt fresh approaches to new societal and cultural challenges.
16:00
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7th DECEMBER 2022

MFCFS Center

14:00
Presentations
Session 04
MENA Regional Development
Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Center for Futuristic Studies (PMFCFS) proudly announced the launch of the registration page for the WFSF MENA chapter at PMU in December 2020.
This chapter includes all members who are interested in Futures Studies in the region. As of December 2021, PMU-WFSF MENA Chapter received 48 membership applications. It was composed of 44 individual membership and 6 institutional membership from different MENA region such as Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and United Arab Emirates.
Dr. Muamar Hassan Salameh
Director, Center for Futuristic Studies, PMU
Dr. Ghadeer Kayal
Dean, Quality and Accreditation, PMU
Ms. Afnan Y. Alnajim, Ms. Maha Saad M Albahar and Dr. Shakir M. Usman
Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University
16:00
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DAY 2 SESSIONS

8th DECEMBER 2022

8th DECEMBER 2022

Auditorium

9:30
Panel Discussion
Session 05
Education Futures
The panel will discuss how the teaching and integration of futures studies can augment the transformation of education, led by drivers such as transdisplinary programs, changing mentor-learner roles and styles future job and skills needs, learning analytics, new currencies of excellence and xMedia supported, immersive learning environments, etc
11:00
Coffee Break
8th DECEMBER 2022

Lecture Hall

9:30
Presentations
Session 06
Sustainable Futures
To meet the needs of society in the transformative age of sustainable development requires advancing design with futures thinking. as well as environmental sensitivity.
Our current approach to sustainable development, that means more environmentally friendly production met by more ethical consumption, smarter, cleaner and safer liveable environments, is being questioned as our familiarity with the future global sustainable challenges becomes more widespread and meaningful.
11:00
Coffee Break
8th DECEMBER 2022

EMBA

09:30
Presentations
Session 07
Technology Futures
The increasing importance of transdisciplinarity – (the fusing of the newer technologies, Nano, Bio, Neuro, Robo, Quanto) and the potential it has for an entirely new realm of potential and challenges on all levels, markets and industries.
The session will also continue the growing ethical issues, but also some really exciting new opportunities in innovation areas that we have hitherto never see.
Dr. Tariq Soussan
Assistant Professor, College of Computer Engineering and Science, PMU
11:00
Coffee Break
8th DECEMBER 2022

PMFCFS Center

09:30
Literacy Lab
Session 08
Understanding Planning, Preparation and Innovation through Futures Literacy
In our complex world, the global challenges we face require more inclusive and agile approaches to policy design and decision-making, enabling innovative leadership and sustainable solutions. There are a multitude of approaches and tools to ‘using the future’ depending on purpose and context. UNESCO’s Social and Human Sciences sector has been advancing Futures Literacy and Foresight approaches improve our capacity to shape policies and systems that withstand shocks and create long-term resilience. This session will introduce Futures Literacy and present case studies from academia, government and international organisations on topics such as technology and education.
11:00 am
Coffee Break
8th DECEMBER 2022

Auditorium

8th DECEMBER 2022

Lecture Hall

8th DECEMBER 2022

EMBA

14:00
Forum
Session 10
Future Studies Workshop
From the familiar aircraft, it’s then off on a journey into space. These talks offer a glimpse into a future that is rapidly emerging.
They discuss the past and future development of space habitats and infrastructures in the context of the development of activities in extreme environments, the influences of limited resources and new technologies, and the continuing growth of commercial space travel and our future relationship with our universe and planetary system.
Session 12
Cultural Futures (Art)
The session will explore the power of the arts and progressive culture to drive revolutionary future thinking and radical visions of the future, as well as the integration of the arts in the co creation of our future worlds, and societies.
This thought-provoking session will include an internationally acclaimed keynote, interviews, videos, and presentations that demonstrate the raging diversity of artistic approaches that are pushing the boundaries of the unthinkable
8th DECEMBER 2022

PMFCFS Center

14:00
Presentations
Session 11
Ethics and Legal Futures
This postnormal age has led to a new set of convergences not unlike the digital convergence era that transformed communications at the beginning of the 21st C. This new convergence is rather different in that it is predominantly transdisciplinary bringing together major inventions by connecting nanotechnology with robots and conventional sciences, AI and ethics cs with genetic engineering and biotech with quantum computing. Whilst these emerging inventions are creating exciting new paradigms that will help solve hitherto unsolvable issues, they are creating major new challenges of their own especially when it comes to legal aspects such as privacy, ethics, biases and other critical aspects of protecting and advancing societal well being. The session will discuss a number of the legal and societal implications of these emerging challenges.
16:00
Closing Ceremony
DAY 1

6th DECEMBER 2022

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