Youth and the Future

What does it mean to be young today and what will it mean in the coming years of this rapidly accelerating world? What will future of youth be and look like? Finland Futures Research Centre explores essential themes on the Youth and the Future during it’s 14th Annual Conference in June 2012.

The aim of the conference is to perceive and create futures through the eyes of today’s youth, adults and decision makers for the young people of the future. The course of a youth’s life, both today and toward the future covers an entire spectrum of reality. Focusing on faith in young people, their ability and determination to build an inevitably different and in many ways an improved world for us all to live in is the focal point of this conference.

The conference is organized in association with the Finland Futures Academy and the Finnish Youth Research Network. The “To Be Young” conference marks Finland Futures Research Centre’s 14th Annual International Conference and its 20th Anniversary celebrating twenty years of quality academic research.

Who Should Attend?

  • Youth Researchers
  • Futurists (practicioners, professionals and students)
  • Experts and Specialists in Youth Work
  • Public Officials, (decision-makers at local/national/international level)
  • Teachers
  • Representatives from Youth Organisations
  • Journalists (social media, bloggers, trend researchers and experts)
  • Mentors and Coaches Working with Children (sport, art, hobbies etc.)

This conference is dedicated to the memory of Professor Pentti Malaska and Doctor Mika Mannermaa, the pioneers of futures research and founding members of the Finland Futures Research Centre.

Pentti Malaska (1934-2012)    Mika Mannermaa (1957-2012)