Category Archives: Culture

Conversation about Creativity is Changing

Former US President Bill Clinton, Richard Florida, author of the Creative Class and Director of the Martin Prosperity Center,  & Walter Isaacson, President and CEO of the Aspen Institute discuss why creativity matters….and the importance of creative collaboration. At the Creativity Conference in Washington, DC, April 26, 2013.

It’s great to see these kinds of conversations are happening, replacing the one’s people used to have – about who is creative and who isn’t.  Agree?  Imagine if that was the tone in 2001 at the Canadian Millennium Conference – there’s a chance World Creativity and Innovation Week (WCIW) April 15 – 21 might not have come to be.

Thanks to Michelle James for the link to this video.

The Creativity Crisis – Newsweek

The Creativity Crisis – Newsweek.

Just in case you haven’t seen this yet.  Worth reading.

newsweek_coverFor the first time, research shows that American creativity is declining. What went wrong—and how we can fix it.

About 10 years ago, a similar headline appeared in Canada’s National Post newspaper, and, as a result, World Creativity and Innovation Week (WCIW) was born. Celebrations began in 2002 and now cover the globe. It’s purpose is to engage and inspire people to use their creativity to make the world a better place and to make their place in the world better too, without causing harm.

WCIW happens wherever you are.  It’s grassroots, spread through word-of-mouth and is totally volunteer.

For further info see: and the attached presentation document from the World Futures Society presentation: World Creativity and Innovation Week: Sustaining the Global Human Spirit.

WCIW handout FINAL

Further contact @worldcreativity