WFSF offers several categories of membership including Individual (Full, Associate or Student) and Institutional Membership. Members are required to pay an annual membership fee. (SEE BELOW). When you complete our online form and pay the allocated fees, our Director will then check your application with our Executive Board to make a final determination on the approval of membership level. If any adjustment needs to be made we will let you know. Types of WFSF Membership Individual Members (Full, Associate or Student) Full Members Persons active in the field of futures studies for at least two years who support the objectives, functions and activities of the Federation. To be considered please include evidence of experience in futures research, teaching or consulting activities AND endorsements from two current Full Members. Associates Persons who are committed to the purpose and work of the Federation but with insufficient experience in futures studies/research to qualify as Full Members may become Associate Members. The prescribed fee is the same for both and both have the same voting rights and privileges. Key Difference between Full and Asscoiate category: Your full or associate type of membership will be public on the Members Directory page of the website if you choose to be listed. 1/ Associate members cannot become candidates for board membership during elections. 2/ Total number of associate members has a quota percentage of all members each year. Students Those with an interest in futures studies and enrolled for full- or part-time study at a University. Please …
WFSF is the leading futures organisation concerned with the scholarship of futures research and the promotion of alternative visions for humanity. In this critical time in human history, we invite you to join the WFSF in its efforts to promote futures thinking as a way to anticipate and respond to the complexity and scale of global challenges. Joining WFSF will provide you with opportunities to collaborate with and support other future-oriented individuals and organisations including UNESCO and the UN family. In working together you will be able to design alternative and preferred futures and network with others with similar concerns.
While many futures organisations today have succumbed to the narrow and short-term mindsets of corporate and commercial interests, WFSF has remained true to the vision of its founders: to democratise futures research and to commit to creating humane futures for all.
Hence our motto: Long Term, Big Picture, Radical Change.
WFSF was founded in Paris in 1973 by leading global scholars, philosophers and activists. Its purpose was to stimulate global awareness of the potential futures that faced humanity and to provide learned insights and support for future decision-makers. WFSF membership includes many outstanding futurists dedicated to ensuring that “the future” is not colonised by a few but rather is democratically, designed and created by a diversity of planetary citizens. Our membership includes Fellows, Full Members, Associates, Students & Institutional Members.
If you believe your values align with ours, you may wish to make a one-off donation or sponsor one of our projects. Your donation will enable us to expand our activities and programs. We have many student members in low-income countries who could participate with your support. Please support our Youth Solidarity Scholarship Fund for 2014 & 2015.