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Includes Feature Films, Kistler Prize Acceptance Speeches, Interviews, Lectures, and Scholar Visions of the Long-term Future


Recent Publications

“Global Transitions and Asia 2060” Executive Summary

“Water – The Crisis Ahead” Executive Summary

Winter 2010 Newsletter

All Foundation publications are available for download from our Publications page.



“Global Population and the Planetary Future – 2011”

• Humanity 3000 Workshop
• October 2011

Walter P. Kistler Book Award

• Dr. Laurence C. Smith
• October 2011

12th Annual Kistler Prize

• Dr. Charles A. Murray
• September 2011

Norman Myers Lecture

• Walter P. Kistler Lecture Series
• May 2011

“Global Transitions and Asia 2060” Workshop

• Taipei, Taiwan
• November 2010

Peter Ward Lecture

• Walter P. Kistler Lecture Series
• October 2010

“Managing the Future”

• Talk by Sesh Velamoor
• July 2010






The Next Thousand Years
Television Series






“This Tiny Planet”

Convened June 18–20, 2004 | Foundation For the Future Building, Bellevue, Washington

The workshop “This Tiny Planet” focused on the scientific content, related to planetary considerations, of a one-hour television program to be entitled “Earth and Beyond.” Eight scholars worked together to look at the future of planet Earth and its options and potentialities in three timescales: one generation (25 years), ten generations (250 years), and forty generations (a thousand years).

Proceedings (4.3 MB PDF)

“The Future Human”*

Convened November 8–10, 2002 | Foundation For the Future Building, Bellevue, Washington

Nine scholars gathered with Foundation officers and affiliates in a weekend workshop focused on Program 2: The Future Human, which addresses how humans may evolve in the next thousand years as our species begins to defy its biological limits.

Proceedings (4.2 MB PDF)

*Support for this workshop was provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

First Producers Workshop

Convened April 19–21, 2002 | Hyatt Regency Hotel, Bellevue, Washington

The First Producers Workshop brought together 17 prominent television documentary producers and 11 eminent scholars to discuss content and production issues related to The Next Thousand Years television series.

Report (3.6 MB PDF)