Center for Creative Solutions, Inc.
Country : United States
State : Indiana 
City : Michigan City

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People’s Creativity and Innovation are key to create the future .

#wcid2018 and/or #wciw2018 celebration

Northwest Indiana begins its yearly celebration of World Creativity and Innovation Week April 13. What a week (and beyond) it will be as everyone is invited to “Create, Connect, Celebrate!”

On Tuesday, April 3,the La Porte County, Indiana, Commissioners issued a resolution, encouraging citizens to “recognize and use their own creativity in their homes, schools, workplaces, organizations, government and communities.” The resolution noted last year’s United Nations’ historic designation of April 21 as a special day for the world to embrace innovation as a way to achieve its Sustainable Development Goals.

The regional celebration will start Friday, April 13, 8:00 a.m., with a kick-off breakfast sponsored by the Center for Creative Solutions, according to committee chair, Bill Halliar. Featured speakers include O’Merrial Butchee, Director of the Gerald I. Lamkin Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (Ivy Tech), and Blair Milo, Indiana’s Secretary of Career Connections and Talent.

The Center will present the Tej Ram Gupta scholarships to three A. K. Smith Career Center students. The awards are made yearly in conjunction with Dr. Rakish and Bina Gupta and the B. R. Foundation of Michigan City.

Other area youth will be honored for innovative projects as well. Additionally, the Center for Creative Solutions will present the CREO! to an individual or organization for demonstrating extraordinary efforts to promote an innovative culture in Northwest Indiana.

The breakfast at the A. K. Smith Career Center, 317 Detroit Street in Michigan City, is open to the public.

In addition, there will be other events that celebrate creativity and innovation throughout April. Most of these events are free and open to the public:

April 16 – Lake Hills Elementary STEM School, 201 Ferguson Road, Michigan City. The community event will showcase over 500 students’ innovative projects. 5:30 – 7 :00 p.m.

April 17 – “Lend a Hand” program at the La Porte County Public Library, 904 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, during which everyone is invited to help assemble 3D printed parts for prosthetic hands. 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.

April 18 – Michigan City Area Schools Robotics Team demonstration at the Michigan City Public Library, 100 North 4th Street, Michigan City. 3:30 p.m.

April 19 – Co-Thrive program by Kathy Sipple, “Your Creativity is Needed to Save the World,” Shoreline Brewery, 208 Wabash Street, Michigan City. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

April 20 – “Dream Big Song Writing Contest” for songwriters of all ages.

April 21 – Poetry Contest, including poem readings and award presentation, The Nest, 803 Franklin Square, Michigan City. 4:00 p.m.

April 21 – United Nations, first celebration of World Creativity and Innovation Day. All day.

April 21 – Women’s Conference, Queen of All Saints Parish, 606 South Woodland, Michigan City, featuring a creativity cooking demonstration by Father Leo Patalinghug. 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

April 22 – Earth Day at the Porter County Expo Center, Valparaiso, Indiana. 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

April 29 – Comics Drawing Class, Patina Vintage Goods, 621 Franklin Square, Michigan City.

The Week’s celebration will benefit our entire communities.

The United Nations recognizes the importance of using creativity in problem solving for innovation to meet the 2030 Global Sustainable Development Goals.