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• October 2011

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• October 2011

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• September 2011

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• May 2011

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• November 2010

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• October 2010

“Managing the Future”

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• July 2010






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Seminar 8

“Think Globally – Act Locally”

April 19, 2020 | Bellevue, Washington


Historically, Humanity 3000 seminars have drawn distinguished scholars from all over the world to address critical issues that may affect the long-term future of humanity. In April 2008, for the first time, the Foundation For the Future hosted a “local seminar,” bringing together fourteen leading citizens from Washington State for focused discussions on how to “think globally, act locally.” Attendees included business leaders, educators, a college president, a prominent radio talk show host, consultants, and others to engage in a one-day discussion on the long-term future of humanity from a “community inquiry” perspective.

Increasingly, Humanity 3000 subjects such as population, resources and sustainability, education, technological developments, governance, the biosphere, space, and energy have planet-wide implications and ramifications. But how do issues such as these play out on the local level? How do the two levels impact each other? What does it mean to think globally while acting locally? These and related questions were addressed in the April 2008 Humanity 3000 seminar. The proceedings, including transcripts of keynotes and discussion sessions, will be available late summer 2008.


C.F. Baumgartner
Baumgartner Insurance
Mercer Island, WA

William H. Calvin
Author and Neurobiologist
Affiliate Professor Emeritus, UW
Seattle, WA

Phyllis J. Campbell
President and CEO
The Seattle Foundation
Seattle, WA

John Carlson
Radio Talk Show Host
KVI Radio 570
Seattle, WA

Dee Dickinson
Founder and Retired CEO
New Horizons for Learning
Seattle, WA

B. Jean Floten
Bellevue Community College
Bellevue, WA

Paula Fraser
Teacher, Fifth Grade Prism Class
Stevenson Elementary
Bellevue, WA

Glen Hiemstra
Kirkland, WA

Madhuri Hosford
Marketing and Technical Communications
Tacoma, WA

Raj Manhas
Executive Director
Seeds of Compassion
Bellevue, WA

P.S. Reilly
Athena Institute
Kirkland, WA

R. Bryce Seidl
President and CEO
Pacific Science Center
Seattle, WA

Phyllis Shulman
Legislative Assistant
Seattle City Council
Seattle, WA

Robert Swegle
Former Vice President of Corporate Planning
SAFECO Corporation
Bellevue, WA