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Updated TMRE Speaker Profile: Jim Dator

Jim Dator will be a keynote speaker at this year’s The Market Research Event. The Market Research Event will be taking place from October 18-21, 2009, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He will be presenting “How do you Research a Tsunami? A New Era For Market Research.”

Dator founded Alternative Futures in 1977, and is currently a professor at the University of Hawaii. He is also the Head of Futures Graduate Option. A collection of the papers he has written is available here. A podcast titles “Four Generic Images of the Futures ‘ Continued Growth, Collapse of Economic Stuctures, Disciplined Sustainable Society, Transformation” is available here.

His major areas of specialization include:

–Political futures studies (especially the forecasting and design of new political institutions, and the futures of law, education, and technology)

–Space and society, especially the design of governance systems for space settlements

–The political-economic futures of North America, the Pacific Island region, and East Asia, especially Japan and South Korea

–Media production and the politics of media– video, radio, and multimedia production and the effects of these media on political and other human relations and consciousness

He is also: Co-Director, Space & Society Department International Space University, Strasbourg, France.

Fellow and member of the Executive Council of the World Academy of Art & Science,

Secretary General/President of the World Futures Studies Federation, 1983-93.

He was an advisor to the Hawaii State Commission for the Year 2000, and has consulted with state futures commissions for Florida, Oregon, and Illinois. He has been a planning consultant to the state judiciaries of Hawaii, Virginia, Arizona, Massachusetts, Illinois and Kansas, and the Federated States of Micronesia as well as several law firms in Hawaii and on the US mainland.

He has lectured to several thousand general, professional, governmental, business, as well as futurist, audiences in Hawaii and throughout the United States and Canada, and in Costa Rica, Italy, Egypt, Germany, Malaysia, Mexico, Sweden, Holland, England, North and South Korea, Japan, China, Yugoslavia, Spain, Hungary, Australia, Romania, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Finland, New Zealand and Pakistan.

References: Wikipedia and Muratopia