This summer, join Institute for the Future's Governance Futures Lab for the opportunity to share your beliefs about society, human nature, and civic governance. We will be holding pop up events in seven U.S. cities on the inaugural train journey of the Millennial Trains Project.
Gov Futures USA seeks to identify our assumptions and make explicit our worldview through inquiry. Expanding the “Rethinking” section of the Inventor’s Toolkit, Gov Futures USA first provides a platform for people to submit their own inquiries into human nature, society, civic governance, technology, and ethics. Taking these crowdsourced inquiries on the Millennial Trains Project, Gov Futures USA events will be round table discussions in the style of Philosophy for Children Hawai’i—and encourage participants across the USA to ask their own questions about the world around us.
By better understanding the every day beliefs that guide our actions in the world, inspecting operational definitions, and exploring pressing ethical questions, we can build capacity for cultural and political reform.
August 8, 2pm San Francisco, Freespace // 1131 Mission St.
August 10 Salt Lake City, TBD
August 12, 2pm Denver, Galvanize // 1062 Delaware St
August 13, 2pm Omaha, KANEKO // 1111 Jones St
August 15, 2pm Chicago, Grant Park // Seated Lincoln Statue
August 16, 2pm Pittsburgh, Tech Shop // 192 Bakery Square Blvd
August 17, 2pm D.C. National Mall // Lincoln Memorial
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit your questions and follow the journey at Governance Futures USA or on Twitter #govfuturesUSA.