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ICL Talk March 2014: How To Know Where Failure Will Be OK



Speaker: Professor John Howkins

Series: Innovation, Creativity and Leadership (ICL) Talks

The Innovation, Creativity and Leadership (ICL) Talks are a series of seminars hosted by the Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice. The talks take place on the second Wednesday of every month and will cover a wide range of topics linked with innovation, creativity and leadership. The talks are free to attend and open to the public.

In this talk Professor Howkins will talk about the process of choosing a job. Many people with little commercial experience don't know how to select the right industry or the job that suits them most. In particular they may be influenced by people they happen to know or meet.

Professor Howkins will present a checklist of factors that people should take into account. It includes aesthetics, regulations, technology, international factors, remuneration, risk and intellectual property. He will use this to discuss how people decide where to work in terms of which industry, which sector and which job. This session will be interactive with audience members invited to raise related matters as the talk goes along.


Professor John Howkins is an authority on the development of creative economies. His book, 'The Creative Economy: How People Make Money From Ideas' (2001, second edition 2013), shows the relationship between creativity and business. His 'Creative Ecologies' (2009) describes successful ecosystems for creativity and innovation. He now writes, advises and runs seminars on the creative economy worldwide.

Professor Howkins has a BA in International Relations and a MA and AA (Dip) in Urban Design. He is a Visiting Professor at City University, London, and the Shanghai School of Creativity. He is a member of BAFTA.


  • 6:00pm - Registration w/Coffee & Tea
  • 6:30pm - Talk starts
  • 7:30pm - Networking with wine & nibbles

We encourage everyone to arrive in good time for the 6:30pm start of the talk. Arriving late is disruptive to the speaker and the audience. So why not join us for a cup of coffee or tea and a bit of conversation before the talk starts.

Please note that the registration form once submitted will take you back to this page. You should receive an email confirmation to the email address you provided. If you have not received an email confirmation within 60minutes, email us

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6.00pm - 8.30pmWednesday 12th March 2014

College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB UK

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