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Threatcasting Seminar - Las Vegas


September 15, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


The Mirage

3400 S Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109


About the Event

Technological advances as well as shifting economic and cultural landscapes have made identifying and planning for possible future threats increasingly difficult.  Traditional planning and forecasting tools are necessary but not sufficient for these 21st century problems.

Threatcasting is a conceptual framework used to help multidisciplinary groups envision these future scenarios. It is also a process that enables systematic planning against threats ten years in the future. Using the Threatcasting process, groups explore possible future threats and how to transform the future they desire into reality while avoiding undesired futures. Threatcasting is a continuous, multiple-step process with inputs from social science, technical research, cultural history, economics, trends, expert interviews, and science fiction storytelling. These inputs inform the exploration of potential visions of the future.

The Threatcasting seminar provides managers and planners a comprehensive review of the principles and functions of Threatcasting. The presenter will give attendees a practical overview of the Threatcasting process with case studies.  The presenter will also lead them through exercises to apply the process broadly and then explain how it can be applied specifically to their areas of interest.

Attend the Threatcasting seminar and learn how to:
  • Understand Threatcasting and how it can be applied
  • Model the future using key research vectors and data inputs
  • Identify possible and probable future threats as well as the actions needed to disrupt, mitigate and recover from them 
  • Translate the output and raw data generated by Threatcasting into actionable next steps 
Attendees will receive 7 elective hours upon completion of this seminar which may be used toward a Risk Management education certificate. By earning this certificate, you demonstrate your commitment to protecting your organization from supply chain risk and your ability to balance rewards and risks in the decision-making process. A total of 7 core and 5 elective hours are needed to obtain this certificate. 7 core hours may be earned by attending the Risk Management Seminar


Brian David Johnson
Brian David Johnson

The future is Brian David Johnson's business. As a futurist he works with organizations to develop an actionable 10-15 year vision and what it will feel like to live in the future. His work is called futurecasting, using ethnographic field studies, technology research, cultural history, trend data, global interviews and even science fiction to provide a pragmatic road map of the future. As an applied futurist Johnson has worked with governments, trade organizations, start-ups and multinational corporations to not only help envision their future but specify the steps needed to get there. Johnson is currently the futurist in residence at Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination, a professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the Director of the ASU Threatcasting Lab. He is also a Futurist and Fellow at Frost and Sullivan.



ASCM Member $399
Nonmember $499

Cancellation, Refund, and Transfer Policy for Events

  • Requests for cancellation of registration must be made in writing and emailed to no later than 14 days prior to the event. APICS will charge a 15% processing fee on all refund requests. Refunds will not be given for failure to attend, late arrival or early departures, or requests made within 14 days of the event.
  • All transfers to a different seminar date will be subject to a 15% processing fee. No date transfers will be accommodated within 14 days of the event.
  • Registrants may transfer registration to another name up to 2 days before the event; please submit your request in writing to

APICS reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any training or event at its discretion. Registrants will be notified personally and given the opportunity to reschedule or have their full registration fees reimbursed.

Seating is limited and registration closes one week prior to event. Onsite registration is not available for this event.  

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