American Council for the UNU - Millennium Project

Planning Committee Meeting
July 17-18, 2003
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The Millennium Project Planning Committee meetings are restricted just for the Planning Committee members of the Millennium Project and special invitees.
The July 2003 Meeting was held at Hyatt Regency Hotel San Francisco, Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, California

Latest studies and accomplishments
Report from the Nodes

1.  Elizabeth Albrycht, Albrycht McClure & Partners, Arlington, VA
2.  Ismail Al-Shatti, CEO, Dar Almashora and Gulf Inst. of Futures and Strategic Studies, Kuwait
3. Peter Bishop, Program for the Study of the Future, University of Houston, Clearlake, TX
4.  Betsy Burroughs, Burroughs & Hamilton, San Francisco, CA
5.  Jonathan Cheyer, SOFI Sofware team member, San Francisco, CA
6.  Kurt Conrad, SOFI Software team member, San Francisco, CA
7.  Jose Cordeiro, President, Sociedad Mundial del Futuro Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela
8.  Philippe Destatte,  Institut Jules-Destrée, Namur, Belgium
9.  Pascale Van Doren, Institut Jules-Destrée, Namur, Belgium
10.  Miguel Angel Gutierrez, Latin American Center for Globalization and Prospective, Buenos Aires, Argentina
11. John J. Fittipaldi, US Army Environmental Policy Institute, Arlington, VA
12. Elizabeth Florescu, Research Director, Millennium Project, Calgary, AB, Canada
13. Nadezhda Gaponenko, Russian Institute for Economy, Policy and Law, Moscow, Russia
14. Jerome Glenn, Exec. Director, and Director, Millennium Project, Washington, D.C.
15. Theodore Gordon, Senior Fellow, Millennium Project, Old Lyme, Connecticut
16. John Gottsman, President, The Clarity Group, Atherton, CA
17. Arnoldo José de Hoyos Guevara, The Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
18. Hazel Henderson, Futurist and Author, Foundation for Social Innovation, Anastasia Island, FL
19. Naoko Hosokawa, Intern, Millennium Project, Japan
20. Jim Hurd, NanoScience Exchange, San Francisco, CA
21. Ivan Klinec, Institute of Forecasting, Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
22. Bruce Lloyd, South Bank University, London, UK
23. Anandhavali Mahadevan, Vice?Chancellor Mother Theressa Women's University, Kodaikanal, India
24. Kamal Mahmood Sheer, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
25. Shinji Matsumoto, Japan Society for Futures Studies, Tokyo, Japan
26. Peter Mettler, Fachhochschule Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany
27. Tom Murphy, Intern, Millennium Project, Des Moines, IO
28. Ruben Nelson, The Alliance for Capitalizing on Change, Lac Des Arcs, AB, Canada
29. Pavel Novacek, Ecological Studies, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
30. Margo Schlossberg, Administrative/Research Assistant, Millennium Project, Washington, DC
31. Sari Söderlund, Finland Futures Research Center, Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Turku, Finland
32. Rusong Wang, Urban Ecology, Chinese Academy of Natural Sciences, Beijing, China
33. Peter P. Yim, CEO, CIM Engineering and SOFI Software team leader, San Mateo, CA


Thursday July 17, 2003
Room: Bay View B

  9:00   Coffee, continental breakfast, friendly conversation, review materials

  9:15   Introductions and review agenda

  9:45 Recent accomplishments

10:15 Current research

 Middle East Peace Scenarios Round 2
 Global Science & Technology Scenarios for 2025
 Environmental Security Issues Scanning
 Updating and improving the 15 Global Challenges
 2003 State of the Future Index and SOFI software: the big picture
 Futures Research Methodology Version 2.0
 11:00 Break

11:15 Continue recent research

  1:00 Lunch

  1:45 Node Reports

  Previous six month's work of the Node
  Next year's objectives for the Node
  Suggestions for the future of the Millennium Project
  3:30   Break

  3:45   Node Reports continue

  5:15 Review the day and agenda for next day

  5:30  Adjourn

  7:00 Dinner

Second Day -- Friday 18 July 2003
Room: Bay View B

  9:00   Coffee, friendly conversation, continental breakfast, review materials

  9:10   Node reports continue as necessary

10:00 Tutorial on collaborative software for the Millennium Project
          Planning Committee - Peter Yim; and Intranet used by Interns

11:30 Break

11:45 Discussion of the Millennium Projectís purpose and longer range objectives

1:00   Lunch

1:30 Discussion of Objectives for 2003-2004

  Middle East Peace Scenario drafts, interviews, and re-drafts
  Futures Research Methodology Version 2.1
  Implications for current decisions from Global S&T Study and Briefings
  Environmental Security Issues Scanning
  Changes to 15 Global Challenges - and re-assessment of actions
  Promotion of 2003 State of the Future & Futures Research Methodology V. 2.0
  Repeat of the questionnaire to up date judgments about SOFI inputs
  National SOFIs
  SOFI software
  Make MP more deliberately and recognizably a collective intelligence
  Future global ethical choices and their resolution
  European Convent and the future of TransAtlantic relations.
  G8ís 14 Issues, next meeting in the US, MPís 15 Global Challenges
  Additional suggestions
3:00 Break

3:15 Public Relations, Marketing, and Fundraising Plans

4:00 General and Millennium Project Node Issues

Node coordination and InfoSystem
State of the Future and Futures Research Methodology V 2.0
Local sales, use, distribution, promotion, reviews, translations
Node fundraising and Public Relations
 4:30  Review, action items, conclusions, final comments

5:00 Adjourn

5:30 Potential Sponsors Meeting in same room: Bay View B

7:00 pm WFS conference opening session
8:45 pm Reception

Millennium Project panels at the WFS conference:
Saturday July 19
10:30-12:00  MP panel
  2:00 - 3:30  MP Nodes Panel 1 (Futures Research Around the World)
  3:30 - 4:00  MP Meet the author session Glenn & Gordon - 2003 SOF and FRM v.2.0
  7:30 - 9:00  MP Nodes Panel 2 (Futures Research Around the World)

Latest studies and accomplishments
Jerry Glenn and Ted Gordon presented the latest accomplishments of the Millennium Project and the results of the recent studies.



Report From the Nodes

The Nodes introduced to the audience their organizations and presented some recent work of their own research, and then focused on their role as nodes of the Millennium Project in their countries/regions. The following nodes were represented at the meeting:

Brazil, Arnoldo José de Hoyos Guevara, node chair
Brussels-Area, Philippe Destatte,  node chair
Canada, Ruben Nelson, node chair
Central Europe, Pavel Novacek and Ivan Klinek, node co-chairs
China, Rusong Wang, node co-chair
Egypt, Kamal Zaki Mahmoud Shaeer, node chair
Finland, Sari Söderlund, secretary of the Finnish node
France, Saphia Richou, Node chair, couldn't attend but sent in the report
Germany, Peter Mettler presented the Node's report sent in by Cornelia Daheim, Node chair
Golf Region, Ismail Al-Shatti, Kuwait, Node chair
India, Anadhavalli Mahadevan, node co-chair
Japan, Shinji Matsumoto, node chair
Latin America, Miguel Angel Gutierrez, node co-chair
Russia, Nadezhda Gaponenko, node chair
Silicon Valley, John Gottsman, node chair
Venezuela, Jose Cordeiro, node chair

Peter Yim, leader of the State of the Future Index System (SOFI-system) presented the latest developments on the system and new ideas for improving the on-line communication between the Millennium Project nodes and members of the Planning Committee. Click here to see the power point presentation presented by Peter Yim. The SOFI System Proposed Approach and Initial Plan are available at

Elizabeth Albricht, from Albrycht McClure & Partners, who produces most of the PR material for the Millennium Project and maintains the Press Room, presented a comprehensive analysis of the issues and plans regading Public Relations, Marketing, and Fundraising. Please click here to download the Power Point presentation. She also offered her help in PR-related issues to the nodes through  the new web portal and service:

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