Noted creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson will help officially launch the National Creativity Network from 9 to 11:30 a.m., and then will join the opening of the workshop at 2 p.m. Both events take place at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City.
Robinson is author of The Element and speaks globally about the importance of creativity and arts in education, work and society. He will join several other national thought leaders who will help in the first hour of the workshop to set context about creative alternatives that are already happening related creativity across society. This group includes:
- Carrie Fitzsimmons – executive director of ArtScience Labs.
- Jean Hendrickson – executive director of Oklahoma A+ Schools.
- Dan Hunter – arts advocate and policy expert.
- Mary Alice Long – play consultant and advocate.
- Scott Noppe-Brandon – executive director of the Lincoln Center Institute and co-author of Imagination First.
- Scott Rich – assessment specialist at Scholastic Testing Service.
- Exploring the state of creativity today.
- Engaging creative alternatives about the future of creativity.
- Directly involving participants in creative processes and tools that help move beyond merely advocating the value of creativity to igniting action for change about creativity's role in society.
More information about the Creativity World Forum is available at http://www.stateofcreativity.com/ and about the National Creativity Network at http://www.nationalcreativitynetwork.org/. [8 November 2010 - National Creativity Network - For more information, contact Kathy Oden-Hall, Creativity World Forum, (405) 203-5742 or email@example.com]