In a conference room packed to overflowing, scores of University of Denver students repeated a scene that was taking place all over the world Sept. 20, linking up with more than 80 similar audiences for a TEDx presentation that builds on the United Nations' review of its Millennium Development Goals.
Josef Korbel School Professor, Barry Hughes, a global futurist known for his models and forecasting, held a discussion session at DU after the TEDx presentation ended. He said the goals help target ideas and mobilize participants. Now, it's time to look at what affect the ongoing actions might have in the future. By looking ahead, planners can better guide the process toward success.
"In addition to data analysis, we need to be able to do some forecasting," he said. "Where do we seem to be going? What path do we seem to be on?"
The University of Denver will host its own TEDx event May 13, 2011.
For more about DU's involvement with TEDx, visit www.du.edu/tedxdu.