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August 05, 2020 at 11:00am - 1pm




Adam Pulford

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Rewrite the Future: Roundtable Series

The Rewrite the Future Workshops is a series of three workshops held online during August and September 2020.

Workshop 1: Scenario Development - 11am-1pm 5 August 2020
Workshop 2: Refining the Narratives - 11am-1pm 19 August 2020
Workshop 3: Backcasting & the Policy Agenda - 12pm-1.30pm 2 September 2020

The outputs from this workshop series will be released in an online Webinar in September 2020, and used to advocate for the adoption of this Future, and the accompanying policy agenda, by federal and state & territory governments.


As we take steps towards restoring our health and economic security beyond the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, we must ensure Australia's recovery agenda sets a course for a healthy, fair, regenerative society and economy.

This innovative event series will bring together leaders from the fields of health and climate change, social and environmental justice, sustainable development, net zero carbon futures, ecology and futures thinking to think deeply and creatively about our future. 

Participants will work together with futurist Dr Colin Russo to ‘Rewrite the Future’ for Australia for the coming decade and beyond through the development of a set of narrative scenarios for a range of possible alternative futures for Australia.

Scenario development is a tool used by communities, agencies, governments, and other  groups to discuss possible alternative futures. Using participatory dialogue, and guided by experts in futures thinking, this process will enable a diverse group of stakeholders to work together to develop a set of agreed plausible future scenarios. This process can build positive attitudes and motivation for effective change, and catalyse support for action to achieve a preferred future. 

The publication and dissemination of these possible alternative future scenarios will help the wider community better understand the consequences associated with different policy choices and build consensus around a shared vision for a healthy future for all.