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The Creativity Conversation

Institute Of Creative Technologies: De Montfort University
11 June 2007 00:00 - 12 June 2007 00:00

Registration for The Creativity Conversation symposium is now open.

We have five prominent speakers and a range of events that should stimulate discussion and promote debate. There will also be the opportunity for all delegates to participate in an online discussion in the run-up to the event, a discussion that will help to shape some of the activities of the two days.

Creativity is a fundamental human attribute, critical to cultural and economic well-being yet it is still mysterious in many ways.  This symposium brings together leading thinkers together with delegates from varied backgrounds to consider some key questions:

•    What is creativity?
•    How can technology help us to understand creativity?
•    What part can technology play in the creative process?
•    What can creativity research offer industry?
•    What can researchers learn from commercial creative practice?
•    How can industry and academia collaborate to further our understanding of creativity?
Who is the creativity conversation for?
This event is deliberately intended to appeal to people across a wide spectrum of disciplines, because creativity is such a ubiquitous human characteristic.  It is for people working in the creative industries as practitioners and for researchers who wish to enhance their understanding of creative processes and mechanisms, broaden their understanding of the different research perspectives and contribute to the future research agenda in this field.

Why should you consider attending?
In a post-industrial global economy, creativity is likely to be a key to future economic success as well as cultural well-being.  The creative industries are among the fastest-growing areas of the UK economy, growing by 8% per annum between 1997 and 2001, significantly more than the economy as a whole, and contributing £11.5 billion to the balance of trade in 2001. Creativity impacts on so many aspects of our lives: health care, politics, business, entertainment, education, etc.  If you want to gain a better understanding of what creativity means, how it can be enhanced through the use of appropriate technologies and how you can play a part in shaping the future research agenda, then this symposium is for you.

more information

Contact Name:
Thom Corah
Contact Telephone:
0116 250 6382
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