WCIW 2014

Below are events we’ve been told about.

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UNST0001International Center for Studies in Creativity. Buffalo, NY: Undergraduates in CRS 304 are holding a Community Problem Solving Day on April 12. As many as 24 clients will be facilitated by these students to develop new ideas, complete with action plans, for issues they are facing. The project is connected with the Volunteer and Service Learning Center at Buffalo State, the International Center for Studies in Creativity and The Creative Education Foundation’s Creative Problem Solving Institute.  Dr. Jo Yudess

Dance walking on Elmwood Avenue, hosted by Dr. Cyndi Burnett

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NASA Langley, Virginia asked well known jazz musicians to volunteer kicking off WCIW in their cafeteria.   See the clip here and the write up here.

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University of Athens, Georgia issued a proclamation!jga president 2014 #3828A91


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Athens/Clark County, Georgia also issued a proclamation!





Washington, DC: United Way

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Genessee Community College, Batavia, NY: Anyone who has ever doubted their own creativity, or questioned the impact of creativity in the workplace or in a classroom should attend the one-day Creativity Conference at Genesee Community College on Tuesday, April 15. The conference runs from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is open to all and features engaging sessions targeted for the business world and academia. “Every one of us is creative in our own way, every day,” said Lina LaMattina, Ed.D, director of GCC’s Business programs. More…

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Miami, Ohio: Students itching to bring out their inner child will find Oxford transformed into a virtual playground this week. Beginning April 15, Miami University will be hosting its first World Creativity and Innovation Week (WCIW), an event celebrated annually in more than 60 countries. Miami will be holding the first WCIW in Ohio with various events scattered throughout Oxford designed to bring out the inner child in all students. More…

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Laport, Indiana: The Center for Creative Solutions is sponsoring three events for World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21, 2014.  A Hello Donuts Business Start-up Program (info), a Day of Adventure Innovation Expo (info) and a collaborative industry/community/school WCIW celebration/fair using the theme Energizing Your World with special guests Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla (info).

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Indianapolis, Indiana: Ivy Tech Community College Northwest’s Society of Innovators declared April 12 “Innovation Day in Northwest Indiana” in celebration of the 2014 Northwest Indiana Innovation Expo at the Jean Shepherd Community Center.  The expo kicked off World Creativity & Innovation Week (April 15-21) and featured 14 exhibitors, all of whom are members of The Society of Innovators. More

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ASTL0001Sydney, Australia: Sooo thrilled to have assembled 3 amazing and divergent thought leaders to ponder the magic that creativity plays in our work lives for Amplify Festival talks on 16 April, in celebration of ‪#‎worldcreativityweek‬. If you’re in Sydney, join us for this lunchtime event with Claudia Zwart, Hael Kobayashi and Con Georgiou and become part of a small act of innovation! Julie Ankers One Million Acts of Innovation – Australia.  Annalie Killian

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belgium_flagNorthern Limburg, Belgium:  Belgium, we have 9 events (from april 15th until 23th) during which we bring creative presentations to the region of Northern Limburg. More information on http://www.deel9.be (website in Dutch)

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Flag_of_Chile.svgSantiago, Chile: Santiago celebrate with 3 events.


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225px-Flag_of_Malta.svg Malta: As part of World Creativity and Innovation Week (WCIW), which is being held between Tuesday and April 21 in over 50 countries including Malta, the University’s Edward de Bono Institute for the Design and Development of Thinking is launching an initiative entitled Become More Creative in One Week.

Two of our Master students at the Edward de Bono Institute for the Design and Development of Thinking at the University of Malta have led the initiative to celebrate WCIW. A new challenge is set each day to inspire and promote everyday creativity. We are also launching our revamped Facebook page ‘Discover The Edward De Bono Institute. Are you ready to take up the challenge?Malta_World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 to 21 _2014

The initiative involves a new challenge every day during the week, such as exploring new places, meeting new people, setting new goals and coming up with new ideas. Participants are invited to share their experiences on the institute’s new Facebook page, Discover the Edward de Bono Institute (www.facebook.com/IoTM.uom), which is being launched to coincide with WCIW. More info here.

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ireland_flagDublin, Ireland: The first ever TEDxFulbrightDublin took place in Smock Alley Theatre on Saturday and took the theme ‘Creativity and Innovation’ ahead of World Creativity and Innovation Week, which begins on 15 April. Hosted by the Fulbright Commission, the event attracted speakers and performers from around the world, including Sweden, the US and the UK. More

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russia_flagMoscow, Russia: Today (April 15) we meeting in Moscow and training “Methods of creative thinking for business.” Нелли Козырева

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Flag_of_Canada.svgOntario, Canada: School for Social Entrepreneurs Ontario: In honor of World Creativity and Innovation Week 2014, SSEO is launching a new series of essays called “Cooking up Social Innovation”.  More…

On the web:

Smarttinker.com is issuing a daily challenge.  It also has two video clips of Sir Ken Robinson speaking about the importance of creativity in education.

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