I have to admit that I am very excited by the forthcoming Creativity World Forum which is due to take place in Oklahoma City on November 15th -17th. Apart from anything else is the list of speakers that they have lined up.. it reads like a “Who’s Who” of exciting and innovative people like Sir Ken Robinson, Daniel Pink and Pranav Mistry any of whom I would gladly have paid to see on their own!!
Unfortunately I am unable to get in there in person but in these days of video I am sure that there will be a number of fascinating talks that I will look forward to seeing on the net.
I really feel that Oklahoma is to be congratulated on having taken the idea of creativity on board and giving it such a public face. In these days where schools are relying so much on standardised tests and narrow curriculums here are many examples of where innovation and creativity is paying huge dividends.
My favourite part of the promotional video is where the speaker says that, as he speaks, there are probably two nineteen year old people in a garage somewhere inventing something that will transform the lives of many if not all of us on this planet.
I can only hope that the World Forum will be seen by as many policy makers and politicians as possible and that they might begin to get the message that creativity is the basis of our future and that without it we may face a much more negative scenario for our children to inherit.
- Oklahoma City Hosts 2010 Creativity World Forum (eon.businesswire.com)
- K-20 Innovative Learning Institute Nov 4th in Norman, Oklahoma (speedofcreativity.org)
- “My pick for video of the week: Thoughts on education from Sir Ken Robinson” and related posts (whyhomeschool.blogspot.com)
- Recommended summer reread: Daniel’s Pink A Whole New Mind (fredzimny.wordpress.com)