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Alexandra Whittington        

Global Futurist, Author, Speaker

Alexandra Whittington is an educator, writer, and researcher who has earned recognition as one of the world’s top women futurists.

Alexandra has taught as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Houston since 2009, where her students describe her as “passionate” about the future. Her courses explore the impact of technology on society and the future of human ecosystems. She has published dozens of articles exploring diverse aspects of the future, often from a feminist perspective. Alex has coauthored/coedited several books including A Very Human Future (2018) and Aftershocks and Opportunities: Scenarios for a Post-Pandemic Future (2020).

Thanks to years of teaching, Alex is adept at giving diverse audiences a relatable overview of the futurist perspective through speeches, education sessions, and workshops about the future. Recent speaking engagements include: the Falling Walls Foundation, TEDxWallingford, Boston Consulting Group, Children at Risk, the Global Foresight Summit, dxFutures Fireside Chat, the Finland Futures Research Conference, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Underwater Technology-Subsea Engineering Society, National Sign Research Education Foundation Conference, the World Future Society Conference, and ASAE Foundation Women Executives’ Forum. Some of her popular speaking topics include the future of women, women and A.I., the future of education, emerging trends and technologies, and an engaging experience called “Invitation to Futurology,” a highly user-friendly approach to thinking about the future.

Speech Topics


Invitation to futurology

Emerging trends and technologies

The future of education

Women and A.I.

The future of women

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