In 2008, IAF developed a set of four scenarios for the health industry in 2018 by conducting an environmental scan, developing forecasts, and interviewing more than 20 thought leaders. IAF then facilitated a workshop with AARP senior managers, who explored the scenarios and identified implications for AARP strategy.
On April 16, 2008, ASME convened more than 120 engineering and science leaders from 19 countries representing industry, academia and government in Washington, DC to imagine what mechanical engineering will become between now and 2028. Facilitated by IAF, they identified the elements of a shared vision that mechanical engineering will collaborate as a global profession over the next 20 years to develop engineering solutions that foster a cleaner, healthier, safer and sustainable world. You can view the final report here at the ASME Global Summit website.
The American Occupational Therapy Association selected IAF to guide its board of directors and other key leaders in using scenarios to explore the 2017 future for occupational therapy. IAF created a set of forecasts to brief the leaders at the outset of a two-day workshop. Working in collaborative teams, the AOTA leaders defined the elements of four scenarios. These scenarios are being used to frame discussions to create a vision and path forward as the association anticipates its centennial and a preferred future for the profession.
In 2000-01, IAF assisted the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Foundation in studying key issues and trends affecting the future of associations. Over 50 association thought leaders and 25 subject matter experts and futurists worked together in a "Virtual Community of Practice." Using a web-based conferencing system, participants examined changes underway in technology, the economy, and the larger society, and then explored the implications of those changes for associations.