The Millennium Project Named a 2012 Computerworld Honors Laureate

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The 2012 Computerworld Honors Laureate named The Millennium Project one of the finalists based on the criteria of evaluating the humanitarian benefits and measurable results of applying technology to meet a specific social need. This was an especially competitive year for the prestigious program.

The Millennium Project (MP) is a unique global participatory think tank established in 1996, after a three-year feasibility study supported by the US EPA, UNU, UNDP, and UNESCO. It has now grown to a network of networks of 41 Nodes (groups of individuals, networks, and institutions) that connect local and global perspectives around the world. The Nodes identify participants for MP’s research, which provides the basis for the annual State of the Future report used by policy advisors, thought leaders, and educators around the world to improve thinking.

The Millennium Project will be joining the 2012 Laureates, their guests and industry luminaries for a black tie Awards Ceremony and Dinner on Monday, June 4 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D. C. During this gala evening, The Millennium Project’s achievements will be recognized publicly as each Laureate is presented with a medallion inscribed with the program’s mission, “A Search for New Heroes.” The Honors program, founded in 1988, recognizes organizations and individuals who have used information technology to promote and advance public welfare, benefit society and change the world for the better.

The Millennium Project arms decision-makers facing some of the biggest challenges in human history: climate change, water and energy amongst others, based on a 15-year track record of measuring and reporting on the progress and regress of these issues. It is the only global futures resource produced by a global system.

MP also produces Futures Research Methodology now in version 3.0 with 39 chapters on different methods or categories of methods making it the largest, most comprehensive collection of internationally peer-reviewed chapters on methods and tools to explore future possibilities that has ever been assembled in one resource. All its information, software, and participants are now being organized into a unique global collective intelligence on the future.

The Millennium Project is honored to be a Laureate.

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