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Innovation, Creativity & Leadership - Research and Practice
Monday 13th June 2011
Organised by the Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice, City University London
The interdisciplinary Centre for Creativity in Professional Practise is organising a one day event on innovation, creativity and leadership in research and practice. This is an event for decision makers, experts, researchers, practitioners and organizational leaders in the fields of Innovation, Creativity and Leadership. In expert sessions and workshops, you will share insights from research and practice, including the impact on practice of the interdisciplinary Masters in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership, launched in 2010-11. The event is designed to encourage networking, sharing and active, applicable learning.
The strategic importance of creativity and innovation has been acknowledged by many commentators, both at the international level - the Nomura Institute's proposition is that 'Creativity will be the next economic activity, replacing the current focus on information' - and within the UK, where the Cox review, commissioned by the Chancellor in 2005, sees exploitation of the nation's creative skills as 'vital to the UK's long-term economic success', and the government's Innovation Nation white paper published in 2008 declared the need for 'harnessing ideas from the public and private sectors, users and professionals to create more effective products, services, processes and methods of public service delivery.'
During the day there will be a number of talks and demos (Schedule) from both industry and academic contributors. The response to our call for papers have been fantastic and we are very excited about the quality of what has been submitted.
We have also got two exciting keynote speakers:
•Patrick W. Jordan is a design, marketing and brand strategist. He consults for many of the world's most successful companies and is considered to be one of the most influential practitioners in his field.
•Michael Wolff is a designer and co-founder of iconic brand consultants Wolff Olins. He is the UK Government Inclusive Design Champion and Patron of the Inclusive Design Challenge with the Helen Hamlyn Centre at the Royal College of Art.