In addition to Jenica Rogers, Ruth Kneale, Ingrid Parent, and Marcus Foth, we’re pleased to be introducing our fifth keynote for NLS6 – Stuart Candy.
Dr Stuart Candy is a professional futurist with a design twist. He helps people engage more creatively and systematically with the worlds they could find themselves in, and generate ways to shape them. He currently works as regional Foresight and Innovation Leader for the global design and engineering firm Arup.
Stuart holds a Ph.D. in political science for pioneering work on ‘experiential futures’, designed immersions as a catalyst for more effective strategic conversation. His writing on this and other topics can be found at The Sceptical Futuryst.
When we asked Stuart, what does it mean to you to ‘be different’, this was his response :
It has been said that all we know about the future is that it will be different. A futurist’s practice of stretching into that difference means having the courage to transition from the known, the comfortable and the familiar into something else – and helping others find a way to do likewise.
Stuart, we’re really looking forward to seeing you at NLS6 in Brisbane in February 2013.