2 - 9 April 2017
The Innovation and Creativity Summit was designed to turbocharge your ability to generate and execute breakthrough new ideas, and take back control over your own creativity. The experts collected for this summit want to help you understand how your own creative ability works, lead innovation teams, launch successful products & services, enjoy more of your life, and do it all from an evidence-based perspective.
The experts sharing their insights and stories are all leaders in their field. Each speaker will share the unique research and insights into what it takes to get value from your ideas, and the proven tactics that you can applied to find similar success. The insights on this summit can change how you act for the better...will you let them?
The summit itself will be divided into three topics:
What is the latest scientific research telling us about how we get ideas, and how this ability can be enhanced?
How can your teams bring new consistently successful products to the market, while lowering risk and managing innovation effectively?
What does it take to foster a culture where innovation flourishes naturally and where everyone feels they can add value?
Karen Dillon - Former editor of Harvard Business Review, Co-Author of Competing Against Luck
Nick Skillicorn - Summit Host, Founder of Improvides Innovation Consulting
Dr Mark A Runco - Editor of the Creativity Research Journal
David Burkus - Author of Under New Management & Myths of Creativity
Dr Jennifer Mueller - Author of Creative Change
Erik Wahl - Author of The Spark and the Grind
Holly Green- Founder of The Human Factor
Alan Iny - Head of Creativity at Boston Consulting Group
Stephen Shapiro - Author of Best Practices are Stupid
Dr Mark Batey - Manchester Business School
Cris Beswick - Author of Building a Culture of Innovation
Adam Meggido - Co-creator of Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
Janet Sernack - Founder of ImagineNation
Dr Kevin McFarthing - Founder of Innovation Fixer
Simon Hill - Founder of Wazoku
Greg Satell - Author of Mapping Innovation
Mitch Ditkoff - Founder of Idea Champions
Dr KH Kim - author of The Creativity Challenge: How We Can Recapture American Innovation
Peter Cook - Author of Leading Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise
James Taylor - Host of the Creative Life Podcast
Drew Boyd - Author of Inside the Box
Dr James Kaufman - Author of Creativity 101
Dr Roni Reiter-Palmon - Editor of The Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts
Gijs Van Wulfen - Founder of the FORTH Innovation methodology
Dr Max McKeown - Author of The Innovation Book
Patti Clark - Author of This Way Up
Soren Kaplan - USC Center for Effective Organizations & Author of The Invisible Advantage
Michael Graber - Founder of Southern Growth Studio
Leigh Stringer - Author of The Green Workplace
Paul Sloane - Author of Think like an Innovator
Jorge Barba - President at Baja California Innovation Cluster
Dr Keith Sawyer - Author of Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity
Alan Gregerman - Author of the Necessity of Strangers
Gregg Fraley - Author of Jack's Notebook
Dr Art Markman - Author of Brain Briefs: Answers to the most (and least) pressing questions about your mind
David Goldstein - Author of Creative You
Lisa Bodell - Author of Why Simple Wins and founder of FutureThink
Bryan Mattimore - Author of 21 Days to a Big Idea
Mark Bidwell - CEO Innovation Ecosystem and Chairman BC Platforms
Shad Kunkle - Touring member of Second City Chicago
Austin Hill Shaw - Founder of Creativity Matters
Paul Hobcraft - Founder of Agility Innovation
Neil Mullarkey - Actor and Co-Founder of the Comedy Store Players
Dr Arne Dietrich - Author of How Creativity Happens in the Brain
Dr Jack Goncalo - Professor at University of Illinois
Warren Berger - Author of A More Beautiful Question
Jeffrey Shaw - host of Creative Warriors podcast
Matthew E May - Author of Winning the Brain Game
Dr Ralph-Christian Ohr - Founder of Integrative Innovation
Taddy Hall - Principal at The Cambridge Group; Leader of The Breakthrough Innovation Project
Denise Jacobs - Author of Banish Your Inner Critic: Silence the Voice of Self-doubt, Unleash Creativity, and Do Your Best Work
Mike Brown - Founder of Brainzooming
1. You won't find this collection of experts anywhere else
Every single one of the experts presenting at this event was hand-chosen as they are an expert in their respective field. They will include 45+ neuroscientists & clinical psychologists studying creativity, artists, innovation thought leaders and people who have helped design and launch some of the most successful products out there. Put simply, this is the cream of the crop when it comes to who you should be listening to about innovation and creativity.
2. No travel required, it's all online
Finally, a summit where you don't have to pay for the ticket, flight, expensive hotel, food and headache tablets, only to end up sitting in a ballroom where it is either hot as a sauna or freezing like the arctic. Instead, you can tune in to each and every talk from wherever you are, requiring nothing more than an internet connection.
3. You will learn new insights to help you break through your barriers
It is vital to continue to invest in yourself to grow, professionally and personally. The insights which you will learn at this summit will help you break through whatever is stopping you from taking your ideas and finally making them happen. Whether it is learning how to talk to your boss about your new ideas, breaking through your writer's block or finding out why your customers aren't reacting the way you expected, you will definitely learn something that will make a fundamental difference in how you view innovation and creativity.
4. You are in control of what and when you want to learn
Every session is hosted as an online webinar, which brings a wealth of advantages to you. Not only can you pick and choose exactly which session you want to listen to (as there will never be the problem of having to choose one and miss another), but in case you are busy while one of the sessions is going on, you can catch the replay for up to 48 hours for free as well. Plus, with the All-Access Pass, you'll get lifetime membership to every session.
Meet your host
Nick Skillicorn is one of the most in-demand innovation experts out there. As well as being a Top 5 most important innovation blogger of 2016, he has presented TEDx talks, is an author, host of the Idea to Value Podcast, consultant, speaker and has helped thousands of individuals and companies through his live workshops and online training courses.
He is passionate about finding out the evidence behind how creativity works, and using this to help individuals, teams and companies finally get the value they know is in their innovations and ideas.
And with the Innovation and Creativity Summit, he wants to help you too.