biography of Fabienne GOUX-BAUDIMENT
Born 18th June 1960 in Franche-Comté (France).
Assistant to Prof. Jacques LESOURNE and Prof. Michel GODET and lecturer in futures studies and strategy (cycles B and C of the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers); then assistant to the general manager in charge of futures studies within the Agence pour la Diffusion de l'Information Technologique (ADITECH); subsequently studies manager of Futuribles International.
She is the head of proGective, a consulting firm dedicated to futures research, which has both a study and advisory capacity. She founded proGective in August 1994.
Since 1995, she has taught futures studies at the University of Angers (France) —ISTIA, Institute of Science and Technology for Engineers— and regularly gives lectures at French (IAE, ENPC, etc.) and foreign (Genova, Melbourne, Seoul...) universities, public institutions, and private organizations on various futures-oriented subjects.
She is a member of several French and foreign think tanks and a fellow of futurists associations such as the World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF), the World Futures Society (WFS) and the Association of Professional Futurists (APF).
Her expertise in foresight and a certain number of related themes, have led her to take part in advisory boards, expert panels and scientific committees for international conferences (including the European Futurists Conference). She often gives public conferences on varied topics (environment, energy, space activities, Mediterranean area, etc.).
She has written several papers and books (three on territorial foresight and one on 'French prospective'), some of which have been translated into English, Italian and Spanish.
2005-2009: President of the WFSF ( World Futures Studies Federation). This NGO, established in 1967, is a global network of practicing futurists −researchers, teachers, scholars, policy analysts, activists and others from over 50 countries− dedicated to the promotion of futures studies.