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Primer19 is all about

Futures For All

PRIMER was created to prepare you for the future and to equip you to help shape it. This year we are partnering with Parsons New School in New York to bring you an amazing program focused on diversity, inclusion, and the power of futures thinking to drive social innovation. Find out more.

 
 

THIS YEAR OUR THEME IS

Futures for All

In order to manifest futures for everyone, we need diverse perspectives and platforms that elevate more voices in discussions around where we are heading. We often fail to question who the future is created for, how it is made accessible, whose interests are promoted, and how power and agency are redistributed in its envisioning. However, these questions are hard to ask when technology is only imagined and designed by a small group of people working within industry.

 
 
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Futures for All:

Call for Collaboration

The Speculative Futures community is growing! We now have 25 chapters in 12 countries, and more are joining everyday!

In the spirit of our theme for PRIMER19, Futures for All, we would like to invite you to join other members of the global Speculative Futures community in a collaborative effort to articulate how you and your community are thinking about the future and what forms Futures for All might take.

Submit your thoughts to us before 11:59 EST on MARCH 3RD 2019!

 

 

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Speakers

Speakers are called upon to critique, challenge, and liberate how we think about the future, moving away from the stock ideas and dominant discourse popularized by today’s saturated media landscape. Together we will share outstanding work, radical practices, and pedagogical approaches to inclusive innovation. See our lineup of speakers

 
 
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ATTEND PRIMER 19

Register 

Join us for our expanded 2-day conference on Thursday & Friday June 13-14th and workshops on Saturday, June 15th!

PRIMER19 Conference Ticket includes attendance for the Main Conference in addition to the Opening Party. Workshops are sold separately.

 
 
 
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Sponsors

We’re always looking for service donations and contributions to make our event a special experience for everyone. 

If you’re interested in being one of the pioneering sponsors of PRIMER, please contact us today!

 
 
 
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Location

The New School

 

This year, PRIMER 19 will be hosted at Parsons The New School in New York City.

 
 
 
 
 
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