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Feel satisfied, you made (and make) a difference.

Friends,

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.

Here are some examples in addition to the one’s posted on our page of celebrations for 2018.

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.

Best regards

Marci

Happy World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21, 2018

World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21, is only one time in the year  during which you are invited to welcome and generate new ideas,  make new decisions, take new actions and achieve new outcomes that make the world a better place and make people’s place in the world better too.

Like newly planted seeds, your efforts to make a difference will require nurturing, attention, friendship, patience and eventually, pruning.

 

As the new creative year begins remember the impossible takes just a little bit longer and, you can use creativity in problem solving, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Continue to discuss, showcase and share your learnings and achievements throughout the year and to strengthen your creative thinking, innovation and entrepreneurial skills through learning, practice and application to help you  prepare for your next World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21 and Week, April 15-21, 2019

Let’s do our best to create the future we want – a decent life for all on a sustainable planet.

Why Celebrating WCID Matters

People feel stifled, bored, tired, spent.

It’s effort to keep pace. Drudgery continues.

Then, a spark, a hope, encouragement.

There’s a day for everyone all over the planet to feel free and welcome to generate new ideas, make new decisions, take new actions and achieve new outcomes that make the world a better place and make their place in the world better too.

That’s it. That’s the vision.

It’s like the old Shel Silverstein cartoon

At times when we feel stuck,  we can shift our perspective to make our place in the world better than it appears.

World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21 and Week, April 15-21 provide an escape hatch of sorts.

Calendar time, for example, to

  • Consider and modify ideas before buying into them: What’s good about what’s going on? How might you adapt to a new situation?
  • Appreciate perspectives and approaches different from ones we already use: How might you figuratively walk in someone else’s shoes?
  • Stretch beyond your knowledge: What’s something you’d like to know more about?
  • Learn from and have new experiences: Get outside your routine.
  • Create new combinations to meet the 2030 Global Goals
  • Feed and further develop your curiosities: What new questions can be asked?
  • Connect with new people: Who’d you like to meet? How might you arrange that?
  • Apply new thinking to technology: What’s another use for your device?
  • Announce a new startup
  • Launch an education campaign: Provide creativity and innovation strengthening activities and lessons
  • Consider ways to code for sustainability

Creativity is in our nature; it’s important to keep it alive to fuel our spirit and our innovations to create a decent life for all. All.

World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21 and Week, April 15 – 21 are celebrated in so many ways all over the world. See examples here, here, here and here.  Upload yours here.

Ever brush your teeth using your other hand, or eat dinner backward?

New ideas, new decisions, new actions new outcomes that make the world a better place and make your place in the world better too.

World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21 and Week April 15-21 – time to free thinking to create new futures.

WCID Celebration Spotlight: Nigeria 2017

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:

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First Ever Creativity and innovation Walk in Africa

 

Display Your Creativity

Creativity through makeup for women; Creativity through song

Speakers

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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.

Either:

  • DM your request on Twitter @worldcreativity
  • Use the comments section below

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: United Nations recognizes World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21

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 announce that 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:

  1. 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!
  2. 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
  3. Celebrate, celebrate, celebrate! on April 21st; the UN is sanctioning using creativity in problem-solving to transform the world.
  4. List your celebration (it’s free!) here for others to see.

Cool news, eh?
Logos created by Vanessa Chaplin

Save the Dates: April 15-21 for World Creativity and Innovation Week

Greetings all. Remember to post a calendar reminder to celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21 this (and every) year.reminder_icon

Which new ideas, new decisions and/or new actions will you honor in 2014? How might you give attention to creativity and innovation April 15-21 World Creativity and Innovation a Week (WCIW)?

This year I’m thinking about ways to help people get over the hurdle of choosing how to celebrate WCIW. So many say they like the idea of WCIW and In the same breath ask, “what should we do?” This has been going on since the beginning in 2001.

So I’ve begun to ask “what’s that about? Why are people puzzled about how to celebrate our creative capacity for innovation?”

Do you have insights, theories, reasons, guesses, about why people ask how to celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Week? Please share your point of view. Somehow, together, I know we’ll find ways to overcome the hurdle so we can all honour our innate nature to make the world a better place and make our place in the world better too. New ideas, new decisions, new actions. Creativity is in you…use it…go!

News: we’re updating the website. Stay tuned.

icon-calendarClick to mark your calendars to celebrate WCIW April 15-21with me this year.

 

Marci Segal, MS
WCIW founder