The overarching aim of the conference and of the interdisciplinary field of Anticipation Studies is to create new understandings of how individuals, groups, institutions, systems and cultures use ideas of the future to act in the present. This conference will build on prior conferences in Trento, Italy (2015), London, England (2017) and Oslo, Norway (2019).
Anticipation 22 will emphasize questions of justice and is devoted to opening up the study of anticipation to new voices, new spaces and new approaches.
The in-person conference will be held at Arizona State University, at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory, located in the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. The area offers a wide range of accommodation options, from budget to five star facilities and is easily accessible from Phoenix’s Sky Harbor airport.
Taking advantage of the spectacular desert location, with enough interest, we will organize field trips to
Biosphere 2 11/15/2022 (fee for shared transport and tour)
Emerge Festival in Mesa 11/19/2022 (no fee, participants self-organize local transport)
In lieu of a complex hybrid event, we have decided to offer an all-virtual event and an in-person event. Due to concerns ranging from carbon, convenience, cost, and/or COVID-19, some folks prefer to attend virtually and thus we are planning to create a virtual conference on November 4, 2022. This offering also aligns with our goals to create an accessible and inclusive international event.
If you are interested in sponsoring an element of the conference or if you are able to assist with travel bursaries, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org