Program of the Conference

Frist Day- 5 November, 2005

Scoend Day- 6 November, 2005

Third Day- 7 November, 2005

 

5 November, 2005 ( Saturday )

Time

Activity

Place

08:10 ~ 08:40

Registration organized by GIFS, Tamkang University

Chueh-Sheng International Conference Hall

08:40-08:45

Opening Chien-Fu Chen, Director, GIFS, Tamkang University

08:45-08:50

Opening Speech: The Global Mind and Visions of the Future of the University

Flora Chia-I Chang , President, Tamkang University

08:50-09:00

Vision of the Future

Clement C.P. Chang , Founder, Tamkang University

09:00-09:25

Welcome for International Futures Organizations

Walter Kistler, President, Foundation For the Future

Tim Mack, President World Future Society.

Richard Slaughter, President, World Futures Studies Federation

Walter Truett Anderson, President, World Academy of Art and Science

Dada Shambhushivananda , Vice Chancellor, Gurukul University

Jyh-Horng Lin, President, Taiwan Future Society

 

Chair: Chien-Fu Chen, Director, GIFS, Tamkang University

09:25-09:30

“The Global Soul” Video by Pico Iyer

09:30-11:00

Keynote Speeches: Alternatives Futures of the Global Soul/Mind

Chair: Sohail Inayatullah, Professor, GIFS, Tamkang University

How Science and Technology will Revolutionize the Future

Michio Kaku , Professor, City University of New York

 

Self and Dissenting Futures

Ashis Nandy , Professor, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies

11:00-11:15

Break

 

11:15-12:30

Plenary I : Questioning the Future of Global Mind/Soul/Knowledge

Chair: Wan-Chin Tai , Dean, College of International Studies, Tamkang University

Chueh-Sheng International Conference Hall

Paradise and Identity in Our Futures

Peter Miller, Professor, University of Hawaii

 

The Future of Humanity: Global Cultures, Human Rights, Quality, and the Role of the Market

Clement Bezold , President, Institute for Alternative Futures

 

The Future Evolution of Humanity

Linda Groff, Professor, California State University

12:30-13:30

Lunch Video- Pico Iyer and Global Soul, a full vision of the presentation to Tamkang University on the 27 th October 2005

 

13:30-15:30

 

Concurrent Plenary sessions

Plenary II : Identity and the Spirit

Chair: Peter Miller , Professor, University of Hawaii

Chueh-Sheng International Conference Hall

Towards a Critical Spirituality

Marcus Bussey , University of the Sunshine Coast

 

The Evolution of Consciousness - Honoring the Inner Dimensions of Education

Jennifer Gidley, Southern Cross University

 

The Past, Present and Futures of Intelligence

Marcus Anthony, University of the Sunshine Coast

 

Globality and Meta-Identity

Vladimir Maliavin, Professor, Graduate Institute of Slavic Studies, Tamkang University

Plenary III : Questioning the Global

Chair: Jian-Bang Deng, Professor, GIFS, Tamkang University

I501, Chueh-Sheng Building

Questioning the Global: Should Corporations Play a Role in a Future Global Governance System?

Anita Kelleher, Designer Futures

 

Leadership, Futures, and Ethics

Robert Burke, Melbourne Business School

 

Learning for Sustainable Futures: One Intervention

Patricia Kelly , University of the Sunshine Coast

15:30-15:45

Break

 

15:45-16:45

Facilitated Fishbowl

Futures of the Soul/Mind, is Thrival Possible? Empire and Multiculturalism, Powowledge and Integration.

Facilita

er, Kntor: Sesh Velamoor, Director, Foundation For the Future

Ashis Nandy, Clement Bezold, Ervin Laszlo, Ian Lowe, Linda Groff, Michio Kaku, Peter Miller and Robert Burke - comments from audience and panelists

Chueh-Sheng International Conference Hall

 

 

6 November, 2005 ( Sunday )

Time

Activity

Place

08:55-09:00

Opening Chien-Fu Chen, Director, GIFS, Tamkang University

Chueh-Sheng International Conference Hall

 

09:00-10:30

Keynote Speeches: Evolution and the Global Soul/Mind – is Thrival Possible?

Chair: Mei-Hwa Sung , Dean, College of Foreign Languages and Literatures

The convergence of science and spirituality

Ervin Laszlo , Founder, The Club of Budapest

 

Prospects for Sustainable Global Futures: Grounds for Cautious Optimism?

Ian Lowe , Professor, Griffith University

10:30-10:45

Break

 

10:45-12:30

 

Concurrent Plenary sessions

Plenary ? : Alternative Trajectories: Dialogues

Chair: Tim Mack, President, World Future Society

Chueh-Sheng International Conference Hall

From Demonization to Dialog

Walter Anderson , President, World Academy of Art and Science

 

Towards a Cosmic Society: A Perspective of Tantra

Dada Shambhushivananda , Vice Chancellor, Gurukul University

 

Towards an Ethics beyond Openness and Tolerance

Cory Han-Yu Huang, Professor, Department of English, Tamkang University

Plenary ? : Alternative Trajectories: Dialogues

Chair: Christopher Jones, General-secretary, WFSF

I501, Chueh-Sheng Building

Global City Futures and Global Consciousness

Phillip Daffara, University of the Sunshine Coast and Maroochy Shire Council

 

Consciously Evolving the Species: Transition the Individual from Survival to Thrival

Paul Radde, psychology and author

 

Sustainability for Tomorrow ?

Renee Yi-Mond Yuan, Professor, Graduate Institute of European studies

12:30-13:30

Lunch

 

13:30-15:00

Workshop 1 : Healing through the Psi Field

Maria Sagi, Psychologist, The Club of Budapest

Chueh-Sheng International Conference Hall

Workshop 2 : Creating the experience of social change

Peter Hayward, Swinburne University of Technology

I201, Chueh-Sheng Building

Workshop 3 : The Perfection of Nothing

Jan Lee Martin, Founder, The Futures Foundation

I501, Chueh-Sheng Building

15:00-15:15

Break

 

15:15-16:45

 

Concurrent Plenary sessions

Plenary ? : Macro and Microfutures and the Global Mind/Soul

Chair: Shun-Jie Ji, Professor, GIFS, Tamkang University .

Chueh-Sheng International Conference Hall

Communities and Thrival through Vision

Steve Gould, planner/futurist, Maroochy Shire Council

 

Two Social Practices to Support the Emergence of a Global Collective

Chris Riedy, Institute for Sustainable Development

 

Exploring and Conceptualizing” Healthy Organizations”

Famin Kong, Professor, Peking University

Plenary Panel ? : Social and Technological Futures

Chair: Jon D. Solomon, Professor, GIFS, Tamkang University

I501, Chueh-Sheng Building

Global Interaction through Technology

Tim Mack, President, World Future Society

 

How to be a Strategic Futurist

John Smart, President, Acceleration Studies Foundation

 

Toward a Poetics of Hypetextuality

Alex Tu, Professor, Department of English, Tamkang University

17:00-20:00

Garden Party with music performance hosted by Po-Chang Chen, Dean, College of Education and Chair of Future- Orientation Committee, Tamkang University

Chueh-Hsuan Chinese Garden

 

 

7 November, 2005 ( Monday )

Time

Activity

Place

09:15-9:20

Opening Chien-fu Chen, Director, GIFS, Tamkang University

Chueh-Sheng International Conference Hall

09:20-10:50

Plenary VIII : Integrating the Soul, Mind and Action

Chair : Kuo-Hua Chen, Dean, College of Global Research and Development

Beyond the Mundane – Integrating the Future

Richard Slaughter, President, World Futures Studies Federation

 

Global Consciousness, Global Mind, Global Brain

Sesh Velamoor, Director, Foundation For the Future

 

Frail and Feeble Mind: Challenges to Emerging Global Consciousness

Christopher Jones, General-Secretary, World Futures Studies Federation

10:50-11:00

Break

 

11:00-12:20

Fishbowl

Walter Truett Anderson, Michio Kaku, Ervin Laszlo, Ian Lowe, Tim Mack, Ashis Nandy, Paul Radde, Chris Riedy, Maria Sagi, Dada Shambhushivananda, Richard Slaughter, Sesh Velamoor

 

Facilitator: Sohail Inayatullah, Professor, GIFS, Tamkang University .

Chueh-Sheng International Conference Hall

12:20-12:30

Concluding Comments from all Speakers and Audience

1. What are the futures of the global soul – mind?

2. What are the possibilities for action?

3. Can we move from survival to thrival?

 

Chair: Sohail Inayatullah, Professor, GIFS, Tamkang University

12:30-13:30

Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

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