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Thank you for participating the conference “Security in Futures – Security in Change” and visiting Turku in June 2010!


– 5 internationally recognized keynote lecturers
– over 40 workshop presentations on 8 parallel workshops
– over 100 participants from all over the world
– new viewpoints and novel ideas
– innovative atmosphere

The 12th Annual Conference of the Finland Futures Research Centre and the Finland Futures Academy was held 3–4 June in 2010 in Turku, Finland.

By developing images of alternative futures, the goal of the conference was to give new viewpoints and novel ideas to decision-makers to assist them towards more feasible decisions to construct the world a better place. Security means that something is safe and protected – the absence of threats. Empirically, that is not possible and in consequence security is always a relative concept. Security is something that guarantees our lives to continue without fear of termination in physical and mental domains under a shield provided by the society.

This conference aimed to look deeply into the inevitable changes of security issues. The traditional way we experience our existence in the world faces new challenges. The situation may feel obscure, fuzzy and even weird or frightening. Thus, it will increase and change the quality and quantity of security we demand from our communities. At the same time, awareness of the ways of interacting with the world is gradually slipping away from our own control. To decrease the feeling and, further on, the realization of insecurity, the foreseen changes and the states of the futures shall be brought closer to our everyday by introducing novel and innovative ideas of making the future more feasible. Novel thinking and solutions are required to fulfil the human need to feel secure and to build more reasonable security solutions for futures’ world.

This conference brought together the best experts of its fields in the scientific community to interact with policymakers and representatives of companies.

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