Anticipation 24 is a unique, radically interdisciplinary conference for exploring how ideas of the future inform action in the present. With an emphasis on Just Futures, we seek contributions that explore equity and fairness and question who imagines futures and with which impacts. We invite researchers, scholars and practitioners engaging with anticipation and anticipatory practices to come together to deepen their understanding and create productive new connections.

Anticipation 24

5th Annual conference on Anticipation

11-14th September 2024, Lancaster University, UK

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), Oslo, Norway (2019), and Tempe, Arizona (2022).

Anticipation 24, will emphasize questions of justice and is devoted to opening up the study of anticipation to new voices, new spaces and new approaches.

Venue

Lancaster University is set in a beautiful campus near the Lake District, which is one of the main tourist destinations in the UK and World Heritage Site since 2018. Details of how to reach us and additional relevant information will be shared via the website nearer the conference date. The conference will be hosted by the Centre for Social Futures in collaboration with several departments and other centres across the university.
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.

Summer school

More details Coming Soon…

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)

Place-Based & Virtual Options

In lieu of a complex hybrid event, we have decided to offer this event as hybrid. Due to concerns ranging from carbon, convenience, cost, and/or COVID-19, some will prefer to attend virtually. This offering also aligns with our goals to create an accessible and inclusive international event.

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.

Conference Organizing Committee

Sponsoring

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: anticipation2024@lancaster.ac.uk

Key Dates​

2 October 2023 Call for participation launched.

1 March 2024 Deadline for submission of abstracts

30 March 2024 Notification of acceptance

12 July 2024 Early Bird registration closes

11-14 September 2024 Conference in Lancaster, UK