Apply for WFSF Membership

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. Once you become a member either individually or institutionally you will also be given access to a members-only discussion electronic listserv hosted by the Free University of Berlin. This is the major digital place for the interaction among members from around the world. It is also a place to share announcements about job opportunities, events, courses, book review, call for papers, open positions, etc. The annual fee covers such benefits among others: Members are the key scholars and researchers in the futures studies field from around the world. You can explore their websites and backgrounds here: 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 …

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WFSF Membership Information

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. 

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Member Directory

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. 

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Donations & Sponsorship

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.  

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