Call for Abstracts


Call for Abstracts is closed. We have received 110 abstracts and want to warmly thank you all who have submitted your abstract! Welcome to Turku in June! 

Book of Abstracts 

“Futures Studies Tackling Wicked Problems” is an international forum for the philosophies, methods, ideas and concrete examples to find out what is going on in the field of futures research, education and action. The aim is to harness the views of preferable futures and methods for reaching them. The conference will work collaboratively discussing research, initiatives and projects to gather various views and compose ideas to face future challenges.

The conference committee welcomes papers, posters and performances on following themes:

1) Philosophy of Futures Studies
2) Methodologies
3) Futures Education and Learning
4) Studies on Futures Research
5) Evolving Identity of Futures Research
6) Futures Movement and New Creative Cultures

Conference program will consist of keynote lectures, parallel sessions, panel discussions and performances. Our aim is to generate multidisciplinary, lively and productive discussions, as well as promote networking between people from different backgrounds. In this conference the tradition meets new ways of participation: academia meeting activism and experience meeting enthusiasm. We invite researchers, activists, artists, leaders and decision-makers to share and elaborate ideas how to construct the future together, discover opportunities and solve wicked problems.

Call for papers, posters and performances is open!

Extended deadline for the abstracts: February 13, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: March 6, 2015

Download Call for Papers in pdf format (version 28 Jan 2015)

Abstract submission guidelines

– Length of the abstract is 250 words.
– Abstracts must be written in English.
– Choose which theme or special session you would like to participate.
– Use this specific abstract form to write and submit your abstract: Abstract form .doc
– Traditional scientific presentations are most welcome, but we also encourage to make proposals on innovative ways of presenting.
Abstracts can only be submitted via e-mail to futuresconference(a)
– It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific fact in the abstract text will be reproduced as typed by the author.
– Abstracts will be reviewed and approved by the Scientific Committee. This Committee can either reject or accept your abstract, suggest minor changes or propose session other than you have suggested.
– Accepted abstracts will be published in the conference book of abstracts.
– The best papers received after the conference will be published in the conference publication.

Poster presentations carry the same status as verbal presentations and will be subject to the same selection process.


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