Our Purpose


We believe in the power of the futurist mindset to create new narratives for a thriving humanity.

How Can I Shape the Future?

Everyone’s talking about the future.

For over 50 years, the World Future Society has been at the forefront of defining what it means to be a Futurist.

Whether you are a professional futurist, or focusing on social impact, disruptive business, or exponential technology — there is a futurist in each of us.

Yet sometimes it seems as though we are firing off in all different directions without a clear, collective purpose — a common goal for humanity.

Our potential is so much greater together. As unique individuals, how can we actively participate in shaping our collective future?

We Are the Futurist Community

Founded in 1966, the World Future Society has spent the past five decades building future studies from the ground-up through publications, global summits, and advisory roles to world leaders in business and government.

Historical members and authors have included legendary minds such as Buckminster Fuller, Gene Roddenberry, and Margaret Mead.

Today, we are an ecosystem of futurists, visionaries and builders, charging forward with the belief that a thriving future for all of us requires us to strategize, construct, criticize, and collaborate.

From every corner of society, we are exploring beyond the edges of the map and linking across boundaries so that you can be a part of charting a collective course for humanity.

Help Us Build New Narratives of the Future

The future is not determined. It does not have to be a continuation of a familiar storyline–we cannot leave the defining decisions of our time in the hands of obsolete, failing systems. We must be active, creative participants in shaping a new narrative to define human existence.


We can write that story together.

Join us as we explore the future of human purpose.