Resources for Forecasters, Futurists and Predictive Analysts


This is an evolving list of educational, membership and social media resources that may be useful to those interested in the fields of forecasting and prediction. Please feel free to recommend other sources.

Education and Membership Organizations

Future and Futurist Focused Organizations

Acceleration Studies Foundation

Arlington Institute

Association of Professional Futurists

Center for Australian Foresight

Center for Future Studies

Center for International Futures

Club of Rome

European Foresight

European Foresight Platform

Foresight Canada

Foresight Institute

The Futures Foundation

Future of Humanity Institute

Global Foresight

Good Judgment™ Open

Institute for Alternative Futures

Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Institute for the Future

The Long Now Foundation


Millennium Project

World Future Council

World Future Society

World Future Studies Federation

World-Information Institute

World Resources Institute

Predictive Analytics, Statistics and Data Science

American Academy of Actuaries

Advanced Analytics Institute

American Statistical Association

American Association of Big Data Professionals

Digital Analytics Association (DAA)


INFORMS (Data Mining Section)

International Actuarial Association

International Institute for Analytics

Institute for Advanced Analytics

Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia (IAPA)

International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)

Institute for Business Forecasting and Planning

The International Machine Learning Society (IMLS)

INFORMS (Data Mining Section)


KDNet — European Knowledge Discovery Network of Excellence

SIGKDD, ACM Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery in Data and Data Mining

Society of Actuaries

Social Network Resources

On Facebook

Future Trends in Technology and Education

On Google+

Business Analytics

Future Technology


Machine Learning

Machine Learning, IR, Mining, Big Data

Predictive Analytics

Text Analytics

On LinkedIn

LinkedIn for Futurists and Forecasters

Best Practices in Business Reporting, Planning and Forecasting Analytics

Forecasting Net

Future Hub Trend Forecasting Discussion Group

Future Trends

The Futurist Group

Global Foresight

Institute for the Future

Scenario Planning & Future Strategy Group

LinkedIn for Predictive Analytics Experts

Advanced Analytics

Advanced Analytics, Predictive Modeling & Statistical Analyses Professionals Group

Big Data|Predictive Analytics|Data Mining|Prescriptive Analytics|Statistics|Data Science|SaaS|Cloud|

Business Intelligence & Analytics Group

Data Science & Machine Learning

Data Warehouse / Big Data / Hadoop / Predictive Analytics

HR Predictive Analytics

Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning/ S&OP/ Demand Planning/ Supply Chain/ Analytics/ Data

Predictive Analytics

Predictive Analytics Network (PAN)

Predictive Analytics Professionals

Predictive Analytics World

Predictive Talent Analytics Forum

The Predictive Analytics Times

Python Data Science and Machine Learning

Workforce Analytics & Workforce Planning

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