Our judges

Our judges are a diverse and international group of foresight experts, activists, users, innovators and commissioners. They have been invited to join the judging panels due to their deep committment to the values of the Awards, and because of their sense of adventure in supporting the next generation. You can read more about individual judges below.

We're incredibly thankful to all the judges for this years' awards. Their generosity and time make the awards possible.

2021 judges

    Adam Sharpe Metafuture
    Ahmad Faris Bin Ismail Deputy Rector (Academic and Internationalisation) and the Co-Chair of the UNESCO Chair in Future Studies at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
    April Michele Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI)
    Argen Hicks Future Problem Solving Program International
    Björn Rust Elrha—Humanitarian Innovation Fund
    Björn Theis Main Award
    Brooke Mitchell George Washington University Nuclear Security Working Group Fellow
    Caroline Lopes Teach The Future
    Chris Jackson We Create Futures
    Claire Nelson The Futures Forum
    Dale Van Der Lingen Former Head of Strategic Foresight, Western Cape Government in South Africa
    Damilola (Fash) Fasoranti NGFP Coordinator and Community Weaver at SOIF
    Daniel de Sant'anna Martins Teach the Future / École 42 Rio
    Daniella Tilbury Commissioner for Sustainable Development and Future Generations, HM Government of Gibraltar
    Darcy Winslow Founding President and Co-Founder of the Academy for Systems Change
    David Snowden Cognitive Edge and the Centre for Applied Complexity at the University of Wales
    Doris Viljoen Institute for Futures Research at University of Stellenbosch Business School
    Eduardo Valladares Self-employed entrepreneur
    Enric Bas Professor of Foresight and Social Innovation at the University of Alicante (Spain) & Director of FUTURLAB-Creative Futures
    Finn Strivens Designer, researcher, and foresight practitioner
    Florence Gaub Deputy Director, EU Institute for Security Studies
    Hitomi Rankine United Nations ESCAP
    Ivana Gazibara Director, The Futures Centre
    Jane Davidson Pro Vice-Chancellor Emeritus at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David & Author of #Futuregen: Lessons from a Small Country
    Jim Maltby Principal Scientist, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
    Jim Scopes Director at InScope Consulting Ltd, Management consultant & civil servant
    Joe Liddane Retired Management Consultant
    John Sweeney
    Julie Styan Future Problem Solving Program International(FPSPI)
    Julius Gatune Maastricht School of Management (MSM) and Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT)
    Kristiina Paju Union of the Baltic Cities Sustainable Cities Commission
    Laurie Smith Senior Foresight Lead, Discovery Hub
    Mario Reyes Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile
    Markus Becker Global Load Control
    Mathew Burrows Director of the Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative (FSR)
    Mehmet Kinaci NATO Allied Command Transformation
    Michele Chaboudy Adjunct Faculty/Santa Rosa Junior College
    Ollie Bream McIntosh Social Systems Lab
    Paniagua Karla CENTRO, Advanced Design Institute
    Peter Glenday Director, Programmes and Research, SOIF
    Pierre Schoonraad Head of Research and Development at the South African Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI)
    Prabhat Ranjan Vice Chancellor of D Y Patil International University
    Puruesh Chaudhary Futures researcher and strategic narrative professional. Distinguished Fellow 2015 at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI)
    Richard Sandford Professor of Heritage Evidence, Foresight and Policy at UCL’s Institute for Sustainable Heritage
    Richard Walsh Fellow at SAMI Consulting
    Riel Miller Head, Futures Literacy, UNESCO, Paris
    Roger Dennis Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council. Edmund Hillary Fellow
    Sabine Lehmann Association of Professional Futurists
    Sheila Ronis The University Group Partners, LLC
    Sohail Inayatullah UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies, Sejahtera Centre for Sustainability and Humanity, IIUM. Professor, Tamkang University. Futurist-in-residence, Government of Abu Dhabi, Culture and Tourism.
    Sudebi Thakurata Narrative designer, creative facilitator, educator, writer and futurist
    Sultan Khair Independent Consultant at World Bank and UNDP
    Tom Burin Security and Threat Intelligence Manager, Solvay
    Tony Scott International consultant, executive coach, former editor and journalist
    Verne Wheelwright Association of Profressional Futurists (APF), World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF)
    Wayne Pan Institute for the Future
    Wendy Schultz Infinite Futures
    Zainal Abidin Bin Sanusi Director, Sejahtera Centre for Sustainability and Humanity, International Islamic University Malaysia
    Zhan Li Partner at Actus Partners and Head of Strategy & Impact Committee at the Jamaica Actus Small & Medium Enterprises Fund (JASMEF)

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