This is the title of the forthcoming International Conference on Future-Oriented Technology Assessment (FTA) being organised by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. The conference will be held in Brussels on 27-28 November. The major themes are the application of FTA to driving innovation, new, creative, technology-enabled tools to facilitate FTA and its communication, and advancing methodologies in FTA. Ron Johnston has been appointed a member of the Scientific Committee to design and manage the conference, in recognition of his detailed experience of the application of FTA in Australia, Asia and Europe.