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The Future Between Technological Innovation And Repetition

Institute of International Sociology, Gorizia (I.S.I.G.), International Futures Research Academy (IFRA) in collaboration with the Club of Rome, European Support Centre of Vienna, University of Trieste, Faculty of Political Science - Department of Human Sciences organised the International Conference “The Future Between Technological Innovation And Repetition” in Gorizia on 18 September 2009.


  • Chair: HANIFA MEZOUI – AICESIS, UN Permanent Representative
  • Exploring the future and innovation paradigm. IGOR BESTUZHEV-LADA, president of the IFRA; professor of sociology, University of Moscow
  • Future studies research and technological innovation. BART VAN STEENBERGEN – Nyenrode University
  • New scientific paradigms and forecasting. The case of the international relations. UMBERTO GORI – University of Florence
  • New forecasting techniques for new problems. YURY SIDELNIKOV – IFRA, Moscow
  • Lessons from the past and present research in the Network of the Club of Rome. THOMAS SCHAUER – European Support Centre of the Club of Rome, Vienna
  • IFRA between innovation and creativity. ALBERTO GASPARINI – ISIG-IFRA, Gorizia
  • Debate
  • Conclusions. UMBERTO GORI – University of Florence


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