Institute for the Future

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The Institute for the Future (IFTF) was founded in 1968 by a group of former RAND Corporation researchers (Paul Baran, Olaf Helmer, and [[Ted Gordon) "with a grant from the Ford Foundation and active interest and support from the following notable organizations: The RAND Corporation, The Russell Sage Foundation, The Eugene and Agnes Meyer Foundation, and The Conference Board". [1] Roy Amara took over in 1970.

Their website notes that they focus "on emerging trends and discontinuities that will transform the global marketplace." [2]


Other staff


Accessed March 2013: [1]

Trustees (2007)


Advisory Council

Accessed March 2013: [2]

Contact details

Institute for the Future
124 University Avenue, 2nd Floor
Palo Alto, California 94301
Phone: 650-854-6322
Fax: 650-854-7850
Email: info AT

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  1. Institute for the Future Trustees, organizational web page, accessed March 30, 2013.
  2. Institute for the Future Advisory Council, organizational web page, accessed March 30, 2013.