Entry: Future
Focus: International Institute of Forecasters

The International Institute of Forecasters, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to developing and furthering the generation, distribution, and use of knowledge on forecasting through the following objectives: Develop and unify forecasting as a multidisciplinary field of research drawing on management, behavioral sciences, social sciences, engineering, and other fields; Contribute to the professional development of analysts, managers, and policy makers with responsibilities for making and using forecasts in business and government; Bridge the gap between theory and practice, with practice helping to set the research agenda and research providing useful results; Bring together decision makers, forecasters, and researchers from all nations to improve the quality and usefulness of forecasting.