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John L. Petersen



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John L. Petersen, Futurist

December 15, 2018, 2 to 5 pm
Ice House Theatre
138 Independence St.
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411


(Registration: $45)

A New World Emerges: The Outline of a New Way of Living

If the new era we are rapidly converging upon is based on thousands of years of no war, as many ancient, spiritual and indigenous documents explicitly suggest, then what happens between now and the emergence of that new world?

Multiple sources are now starting to deliver some common threads that describe that emergent new world. Built on a new species of human – that appears to become obvious within a decade – the new world will operate fundamentally differently. New agriculture. New economy. New government. In short, a new paradigm.

Internationally acclaimed futurist, John Petersen, will build a picture of what is happening, when it looks like it will happen and what the outline of the new world will look like. This is the biggest change in the history of humanity. Come and see the amazing picture of what appears to be ahead.

Timeline -- The Next 10 Years: An Overview of the Biggest Change in History

It is becoming clear that we are fast into the biggest, most rapid shift in the history of humanity. NASA says the sun is cooling like never before. Political systems are collapsing. The global financial system is being redesigned. Extraordinary technologies are aborning . . . and major players on the internet are seriously threatened. In the middle of it all, it’s hard to know for sure what’s real . . . with all of the fake information that is in the air.

But, interestingly, an outline is emerging of both the possible new world and the sequence of events lining up for the next decade. And it’s pretty amazing . . . and disruptive.

The good part is that once the general shape comes into focus, the way forward for preparing for the shift also begin to solidify. If you don’t know about an incoming event – you won’t prepare for it. In this case, the forces of change are immense . . . and the need to rise to the occasion are profound.

John Petersen is considered by many to be one of the most informed futurists in the world. He is best-known for writing and thinking about high impact surprises—wild cards—and the process of surprise anticipation and for having conceived of and developed the first national surprise anticipation system in the world for the government of Singapore.

In 1989, Petersen founded The Arlington Institute (TAI), a non-profit, future-oriented research institute where he now edits and publishes FUTUREdition, an internationally acclaimed newsletter that tracks early indicators of potentially significant futures.

Mr. Petersen's government and political experience include stints at the National War College, the Institute for National Security Studies, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the National Security Council staff at the White House. He is a decorated veteran of both the Vietnam and Persian Gulf wars. He has served in senior advisory, fundraising and policy positions for a number of presidential political campaigns and was an elected delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1984. He was twice the runner-up candidate to be Secretary of the Navy.

An award-winning writer, Petersen has written three books. He has also written many articles and papers on different aspects of the future including national security and the military, the future of energy and the future of the media. His current book, A Vision for 2012: Planning for Extraordinary Change, presents a systems approach for preparing for big change whether from the perspective of a government, organization, or individual.

Currently the chairman of the board of the Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation, he is a former network member of the Global Business Network, a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, and is a former member of the Global Agenda Council of the Geography of Innovation for the World Economic Forum.


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Linda Moulton Howe

Linda Moulton Howe

March 15, 2019
Venue TBA
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411


(Registration: $60)

Is A. I. An Existential Threat To Human Existence?
Linda Moulton Howe

Linda Moulton Howe is a graduate of Stanford University with a Masters Degree in Communication. She has devoted her documentary film, television, radio, web, writing and reporting career to productions concerning science, medicine and the environment. Today she is Reporter and Editor of the award-winning Science, Environment and Real X-Files website Earthfiles.com.

Ms. Howe has received local, national and international awards, including three regional Emmys, a national Emmy nomination and was an honored producer for medical and science programming in a WCVB-TV (ABC) Boston station Peabody. Linda’s award-winning documentaries have included A Strange Harvest that explored the worldwide animal mutilation mystery that has haunted the United States and other countries since the 1960s and continues to date.




Gregg Braden

Gregg Braden

August 17, 2019
Venue TBA
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411


(Registration: $75)

Mark your calendars for August 17, 2019! Details coming soon.

New York Times best-selling author Gregg Braden is internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science, ancient wisdom, and the real world! Following a successful career as a Senior Liaison with the U.S. Air Force Space Command, in 1991 he became The First Technical Operations Manager for Cisco Systems. Since 1986 Gregg has explored high mountain villages, remote monasteries, and forgotten texts to merge their timeless secrets with the best science of today. His discoveries are now shared in 34 languages through such paradigm-inspiring books as: The God Code, Deep Truth and The Divine Matrix. Gregg has received numerous honors in recognition of his work including a 2015 nomination for the prestigious Templeton Award, and was named by England’s prestigious Watkins Journal as one of the world’s 20 most spiritually influential people. His books hold five gold awards in the categories of Science and Cosmology, Religion, and Social Change. Gregg has shared his presentations and trainings with the United Nations, the U.S. military, Fortune 500 companies and is now featured in media specials airing on major networks throughout North America and Europe. www.greggbraden.com.




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