Call for papers


The WFSF XXV World Conference will accept both online and in-person presentations. Prospective presenters are encouraged to submit contributions according to the themes of the conference:

The futures of futures studies – pushing the boundaries of futures thinking
  • Lexicon on futures
  • Use of machines for futures studies
  • Futures of futures studies
  • Education for the future, Futures Literacy – so important as History in the schools, stakeholders (influence, impact, action), futures education and research policy
  • The 100th anniversary of WFSF
The futures of humanity – exploring the liminal spaces between sustainability, equity and planetary justice
  • Universal values, ethics (techno-economic paradigms)
  • Anticipatory regeneration
  • Artificial vs natural
The futures of becoming(s) – exploring the liminal spaces between consciousness and spirituality
  • Humanity, humanness, human being(s), becoming(s)
  • Spirituality, emotions and consciousness
  • AI, technology and augmented humanity
  • Identity and representation
The futures of agency – exploring the liminal spaces between action and responsibility
  • Measuring influence, impact, action
  • Narratives of (for) the future(s)
  • Education and research
  • Value, value creation and no metrics (beyond GDP and growth)
  • Leadership, stewardship
Review criteria

The XXV World Conference Scientific Committee will review each abstract and provide a recommendation based on the following criteria:
Critical / Creative Contribution to the field
Importance / Prescience

Important dates

The new submission deadline for abstracts is 15 July, 2023.

Notifications will be sent by 15 August, 2023.


To submit your abstract for the WFSF XXV World Conference, please use this form:

If you have any questions or issues with submitting your abstract, please contact the organizing committee at: wfsf2023paris _at_ Please complete this fully in order to ensure that your submission is reviewed in a timely fashion. Notifications will be sent out by August 15th.

Please note the language of presentation when you submit. And, please reach out if you have any questions about presenting in language other than English. It is possible for an online presentation or even a panel to be conducted in a language other than English, and we will do our best to support this and move forward on a case-by-case basis.


WFSF does not plan to publish a Selected Proceedings, but, rather, we have been discussing the possibility of developing Special Issues / Symposia with multiple journals in the futures and foresight field.
Following the close of the conference, all accepted presenters will receive further information on this, and each contribution will be subject to the standards and review process of each journal, so acceptance for presentation at the conference does not ensure publication.

Need more time to prepare your abstract for the XXV World Conference? Want to submit a workshop or panel? Got questions?

Please join Helga Veigl (Conference Co-Chair) and John Sweeney (Scientific Committee Chair) on Thursday, June 29th, at 2pm CEST for an informational webinar where you can learn more about abstract submission, review process, and, most importantly, ask questions.

We will also cover how you can propose workshops and panels. First time and student contributors are highly encouraged to attend.

You do not need to register to attend. Just pop in here ( at 2pm CEST on Thursday, June 29th. We will also create a LinkedIn event.

See you there!