2022 Futures Conference

October 6-7, 2022

The Conference will explore successes and failures in trying to change things in our profession, both big and more incremental changes. Why do some succeed, and others fail? What are the characteristics of success? What are the causes of failure? We will explore these questions beginning with stories of success and failure by featured storytellers, and continuing with breakout discussions around then change stories of our Fellows. 

Preliminary Agenda (subject to change)

Day 1 — Thursday
11:00    Registration Opens
12:00 - 1:00   Lunch (doors open @ noon)
12:15 - 12:45   Introduction and Expectations
1:00 - 1:10   Story 1 — a change that failed
1:15 - 1:25   Story 2 — another failure
1:30 - 1:40   Story 3 — one more failure 
1:45 - 1:55   Story 4 — and ... the last failure (for today)
    Group Assignments and Questions to Address
2:00 - 3:30   Breakout Working Group Sessions (groupings by the Conference Committee)
3:30 - 4:00   Break, Networking
4:00 - 5:00   Plenary. Groups Report on Their Discussions
5:00 - 7:00   Wine & Cheese Reception, Introduction of New Fellows, and Networking
7:00   Dinner On Your Own—Make Plans to Enjoy Boston with Your Fellow Fellows
Day 2 — Friday
    Breakfast On Your Own
9:00 - 9:15   Welcome and Plan for the Day
9:15 - 9:25   Story 1 — a change that succeeded
9:30 - 9:40   Story 2 — another success
9:45 - 9:55   Story 3 — one more success
10:00 - 10:10   Story 4 — and ... the last success (for today)
10:15 - 10:30   Assignments for the Day
10:30 - 10:45   Break
10:45 - 12:00   Breakout Discussions of the Factors that Lead to Successful Change
12:00 - 1:30   Lunch & InnovAction Awards
1:30 - 2:00   Break, Networking
2:00 - 3:30   Continued Working Sessions—What the Group Has Concluded and What Questions Remain Unsolved
3:30 - 3:45   Break
3:45 - 5:00   Plenary. Groups Report and Discussion of Collective Lessons Learned
5:30 - 10:00   Induction Reception and Dinner (@ Boston Park Plaza)
as of July 5, 2022