Know the Future: You’ll Spend Your Life There!

Four Thursdays, January 29, February 5, 12, 19 at 6 – 7:30 P.M. | Museum of Printing History, 1324 W. Clay (Between Waugh and Montrose, and between West Gray and West Dallas)

January 29 — Peter Bishop: Thinking about the Future Without a Crystal Ball
Today, the present tumbles rapidly into the past, and we need new tools to think about what is to come. Dr. Peter Bishop will help us understand and anticipate the future. He is chair of the graduate program in studies of the future at the University of Houston – Clear Lake, president of Strategic Foresight and
Development, and a consultant to the Center for Houston’s Future.

February 5 — Stephen Murdock: Texas of the Future
How will Texans live and work in the 21st century? Dr. Stephen Murdock will tell us about surprising trends and developments that will have important implications for education, work, and families in our state. He is a Regents Professor and head of the department of rural sociology at Texas A&M University. He is also the official State Demographer of Texas.

February 12 — Derek Woodgate: The New Generation Gap
How will younger generations differ from their parents and grandparents, even as they too grow older? What changes can we anticipate in their music, their games and their values? Derek Woodgate is a founding member of the Association of Professional Futurists and founder and principal of the Futures Lab, Austin, Texas.

February 19 — Peter Bishop: The Future of Houston and Its Quality of Place
The Center for Houston’s Future recently concluded a study of how Houston might develop toward the year 2025. Dr. Bishop will discuss the possible developments and the issues they raise for our city. This session should be interactive…after all, it is our future!



Registration for fall 2018 is ongoing. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card. 


If you are interested in traveling to Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy. 


Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12. 


Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern on Wednesday, November 14 is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. A second session has been added and will meet Monday, November 12 from 2:00-3:30 P.M. Registrations are being accepted for November 12. You may register online, or by phone.


Who Gets to Vote: Challenges for the 2020 Elections?
Speaker: Dale Ho, director of the American Civil Liberties Union Voter Rights Project
Monday, November 19, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Location to be announced


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