ITP Camp 2021

The Future after the Pandemic: A scenario exercise

Session Leaders: Art Kleiner Juliette Powell

Tags: #future #scenario planning #scenarios #COVID-19 #pandemic #business #society

Created By: Art Kleiner

So many uncertainties remain about how the world will recover from the pandemic. In this 2-hour session, Art Kleiner (longstanding ITP "future of media" instructor) and Juliette Powell (tech future expert) will look at possible scenarios for life after Covid-19. We'll provide a few, participants will consider them in detail, and then we'll look at how to prepare now for the coming uncertainties. And maybe how to help the future we want come to pass.

In a similar session conducted by Art just after 9/11 almost 20 years ago, we predicted the U.S. response, its overreach, and the devastating consequences. We hope for equally compelling results this time.

Art Kleiner is a writer, futurist, ITP faculty member, and editor. His books include The Age of Heretics: A History of the Radical Thinkers Who Reinvented Corporate Management and The Wise Advocate: The Inner Voice of Strategic Leadership.

Juliette Powell is a writer, commentator, researcher, futurist and television producer currently exploring the ethics of artificial intelligence. Her works include the book 33 Million People in the Room: How to Create, Influence and Run a Successful Business with Social Networking.