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Face of the Future

Posted by: Nika White on Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The face of the future is radically changing in America.  But what does it mean to live, work, think and believe, to manage and lead, and finally to innovate and create in the world of the future?  Join the Greenville Chamber for an opportunity to hear from a futurist who will address this provocative subject.  This topic supports the Greenville Chamber’s desire to advocate economic development through diversity and inclusion and helps to foster leadership in futurist thinking.  Collaboratively, the Upcountry History Museum - Furman University and the Greenville Chamber are proud to welcome Dr. Nat Irvin, II to Greenville to lead community and business thought leaders in strategic conversations about the future.  Dr. Irvin is a futurist, commentator, author, innovator, and teacher who will led participants in an interactive multimedia experience designed to provide a stimulating look at the world of 2039 and beyond.  Dr. Irvin’s presentation will address how social, political, economic, technological, and environmental trends of today may influence the world of tomorrow.  I have had several opportunities to speak with Dr. Irvin and he promises to challenge our imagination and help us see the future through new eyes as we learn to appreciate better the emergence of the global mind.  Dr. Nat Irvin, II, is the Woodrow M. Strickler Executive in Residence, Professor of Management Practice, College of Business, at University of Louisville where he has taught change management, leadership, future studies, and team dynamics since 2007.  From 1996-2007, Irvin led Future Focus 2020, a think tank dedicated to providing leadership in bringing futurist thinking to urban communities.  In 2000, Future Focus 2020 became a center of the Babcock Graduate School of Management at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where Dr. Irvin served as Executive Professor of Future Studies and as Assistant Dean for MBA Student Development.  Irvin has engaged numerous groups and organizations, including leadership and management teams of several Fortune 100 companies in strategic conversations focused on the significant social, political, economic, technological and environmental trends events that will drive the mid to long term future.  In 2005, he was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of the World Future Society, Bethesda Maryland and served as chair of the 2008 Annual World Future Society Meeting held in Washington, DC.  In 2005 and 2007, Dr. Irvin spoke at the annual TED (Technology Entertainment & Design) Conference.  The event will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Upcountry History Museum.  Admission is $25 and pre-registration is encouraged.  Following the presentation, attendees will be invited to tour the Upcountry History Museum’s current exhibit, “Protest, Prayers, and Progress: Greenville’s Civil Rights Exhibit.” Learn more about CAPACITY, Greenville Chamber’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiative Follow CAPACITY on Twitter Like CAPACITY on Facebook Check out the CAPACITY YouTube Channel


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