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Breakfast Club– What If? A Brainstorming Session about Trends, Forecasting, & the Future - Dec. 7

December 7, 2011 - 4:00am

As 2011 winds down and preparations for the New Year begin, join the Cultural Alliance to think about the future and how forecasting can play a role in your organization.

What will it mean for arts and cultural organizations when 1 out of 5 Americans will be over the age of 65 in less than 25 years? Will increasing gas prices affect leisure time travel? What is the impact of changes in the distribution of wealth in America?

We’ll discuss these questions and many more in this inquisitive session. We’ll read about trends and what they might mean for not only society, but for cultural organizations, in Museums & Society 2034: Trends and Potential Futures from the Center for the Future of Museums. We’ll also re-examine some of the trends we reported on in Research Into Action: Pathways to New Opportunities

While we don’t have a crystal ball, we will share some techniques and exercises that will help us free our imaginations and think creatively about our futures.

Breakfast Clubs are supported by The Wallace Foundation and The Philadelphia Foundation and are a program of the Cultural Alliance's research and marketing initiative Engage 2020. Engage 2020 is sponsored by a lead grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts, with additional support from The Wallace Foundation and The Philadelphia Foundation.

Event Details

December 7, 2011 - 4:00am

Registration Information

Event Fee:
$15 Members, $30 Non Members
Contact Name: 
Melissa Cooper
Contact Phone: 
(215) 399-3524