Hope you are well, and feeling the inspired elation you released worldwide for World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21 and Week, April 15-21. People have hope where they didn’t before; they feel they can in some way, make a difference through their disciplines.
No one can do everything, everyone can something. That message is traveling throughout our atmosphere, people breathing it in; they are generating new ideas, making new decisions, taking new actions and achieving new outcomes that make the world a better place and make their place in the world better too, due to your efforts. Thank you.
So many people from all over the world, on this site and through tweets, everywhere, from all parts of society. #wcid #wciw #worldcreativityday #worldcreativityweek #worldcreativityandinnovationday #worldcreativityandinnovationweek #wcid2018 #wciw2018. At the final count, we had representation on the website alone from 35 countries and more than 80 listings.
I’m taking a break until mid-May when data collection, hashtag checking, a review of the website and strategies for the future will begin development.
Please feel free to send in your ideas, suggestions, recommendations, wishes.
Would you like to participate in next phase in celebrating WCID? Send a brief email to info at wciw.org and include how you’d like to be involved (its to uncover interests, you are not making a commitment) and your email address. Then, watch your in-basket for further conversation to take using creativity in problem-solving to create a decent life for all on a sustainable planet up to another level in your community and around the world.
Thank you again, for opening further the creativity and innovation portal, moving everyone on the planet closer to contributing to make our world the sustainable home we want it to be. Looking forward to keeping in touch and to celebrating with you again next year and in the years to come.
In 2017, more than 55 WCID and WCIW celebrations spanned over 40 nations, provinces, and states.
Today’s spotlight in on Lagos, Nigeria. Organizer Muyiwa Fasakin, former Chief Executive Officer at Sure Success Consultancy reports:
“We had a great time in Nigeria, we started the Day with the first ever Creativity and Innovation Walk in Africa, followed by Display your Creativity session, and finally we had speakers from various sectors speak on topics revolving around The Role of Creativity and Innovation in an Emerging Economy. Our celebration for 2018 will be even grander!”
First Ever Creativity and innovation Walk in Africa
Display Your Creativity
Creativity through makeup for women; Creativity through song
Other photos from Nigeria’s WCID 2017
Please let us know if you would like your 2017 WCID and WCIW celebrations spotlighted as inspirations for others.
Update April 21,2017. Great news!! WCIW is gaining momentum. More sponsors want to be included in UN resolution. Delayed reading in General Assembly! Thank you, everyone, for your leadership, inspiring others to use creativity (generating new ideas, making new decisions, taking new actions and achieving new outcomes) and innovation in their problem-finding and problem-solving to make the world a better place and to make their place in the world better too. I am thrilled to announcethat On April 20, 2017, 10:00 am eastern, I. Rhonda King, Permanent Representative/Ambassador to the United Nations from St. Vincent and the Grenadines is scheduled to read a UN resolution on the floor of the General Assembly to include World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21, among the UN Days of Observance which includes Earth Day, Water Day, World Humanitarian Day, and the like. In her 10-minute speech, Ms. King will emphasize the importance of using creativity to meet the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals: 17 Goals to Transform the World Friends, I urge you to do a few things:
Review the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and choose one to creatively champion (even in one small way) with your family, friends, clients and colleagues this year and every year forward; in the coming months we will be collecting your stories so keep a record, and stay tuned!
Gather with others to Watch Permanent Representative I. Rhonda King deliver her speech on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 10:00 Eastern Time on UNWebTv
Celebrate, celebrate, celebrate! on April 21st; the UN is sanctioning using creativity in problem-solving to transform the world.
List your celebration (it’s free!) here for others to see.
To help you start planning for World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21, 2011, here’s a copy of the presentation Tom McMillian, Megan Mitchell and I made at the World Futures Conference in Boston on July 10 entitled World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21: Sustaining the Global Human Spirit.
We’d love to include your stories, photos, videos, web pages and logos in our upcoming presentations, so let us know what you’ve been up to and what you are planning. Help spread the word. Send your links, other info and questions to marci at creativityland.net.
Start talking up World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21 at your work, school, club, community and get some plans together for something you can do a little differently, using new ideas, new decisions and a sprinkling of imagination to make the world a better place and to make your place in the world better too, without causing harm.
Open minds, hearts, eyes to new ideas, new decisions, new actions: one week worldwide