"Creative Class" Guru Richard Florida and Writer Mary Catherine Bateson Among Keynotes at Creative Problem Solving Institute 2005

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"Creative class" guru Richard Florida and anthropologist and educator Mary Catherine Bateson to keynote the world's longest-running creativity conference - the Creative Education Foundation's 51st Annual "Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI) 2005." Mark your calendar for CPSI 2005 - to be held June 26-July 1, 2005, at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. Registration will be available in the next several weeks, with an early-bird deadline of April 30! Plan now to be at the event where "applied imagination" is just the beginning. Learn why creativity matters ... in business, in education, in communities, in aging and retirement, in arts, and in society.

Mark your calendar for CPSI 2005 - to be held June 26-July 1, 2005, at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. Registration will be available in the next several weeks, with an early-bird deadline of April 30!

Plan now to be at the event where "applied imagination" is just the beginning. Learn why creativity matters ... in business, in education, in communities, in aging and retirement, in arts, and in society.

For 51 years, CPSI has helped you learn to intentionally apply creativity to get results. At CPSI 2005, the world's leading creativity conference, you'll find abundant opportunities for further professional and personal development:

Don't miss the keynote and spotlight sessions that showcase some of the best thinking about "why creativity matters" in the world right now. Confirmed featured presenters (with more to be added) include:

  • Richard Florida - with Minneapolis City Council Member Don Samuels - on creative class and creative communities: Author, The Rise of the Creative Class; and Hirst Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University
  • Mary Catherine Bateson on being curious, ambiguous, imaginative and willing to learn: Living Curious, Ambiguous and Imaginative Lives: Anthropologist; and Author, Willing to Learn; Composing a Life; and With a Daughter's Eye: A Memoir of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson
  • Joe Dowling on lessons for creative leadership from the theater: Artistic Director, Guthrie Theater
  • Mike Morrison on playing the inner game of leadership: Dean, University of Toyota
  • Genevieve Bell on why culture matters in creative problem solving: Senior Researcher, Intel Research
  • Efiong Etuk on the global relevancy of creativity: Author, Great Insights on Human Creativity
  • Richard Leider on creating the second half of your life on purpose: Author, Claiming Your Place at the Fire and The Power of Purpose
  • Coleen Rowley on always doing right: Agent (Retired), FBI; and Time Magazine's "Person of the Year 2002"
  • Judy Salerno on creative aging and health: Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health

Plus, check out:

  • More than 11 comprehensive programs providing you with the theories, tools and applications you need to apply creative thinking and problem solving in your field.
  • In-depth core programs that offer both an introduction to creative problem solving and advanced programs for facilitating creative leadership.
  • Returning popular "Immersion in Applied Creativity" programs that will help you directly apply your imagination to diverse topics such as corporate innovation; writing; and spirituality.
  • And new Immersion programs on creative education; creative aging and retirement; and more.
  • Special events where you will be able to network with your creative colleagues and peers, while enjoying a top-rated Minnesota museum at CPSI 2005's Arts Night, performing arts events, a Blues Bash with Big Walter Smith and the Groove Merchants, Speed Painting, and nightly entertainment.
  • More than 150 sessions led by the best gathering of creativity professionals and practitioners in the world.

You will find a wide array of creativity topics to meet your specific needs and interests - allowing you to mould a program that ensures your learning goals are met at CPSI and beyond.

For more information about CPSI 2005, please visit http://www.cpsiconference.com .

Remember, save $150 when you register by April 30. Registration coming in February!

The Creative Education Foundation is the centre for Applied Imagination – helping individuals, organizations and communities transform themselves as they confront real-world challenges. CEF is an independent, nonprofit organization supported primarily by grants and contributions from foundations, corporations and individuals. CEF is strictly nonpartisan and takes no institutional positions on pending legislation.

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