Please join me in sharing appreciative thanks to Dr. Jenny Wiilis, executive editor of the Creative Academic for her efforts to provide these important, helpful and practical insights. We will be leveraging the findings as preparations for WCIW 2017 begin.
Have you saved the dates in your calendar yet? April 15-21, 2017 World Creativity and Innovation Week #16.
Coming this year – an additional focus: celebrating your own ideas. More to come…
Thanks so much for all of your help to spread the energy and the word about World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21 (WCIW 2016)!
WCIW 2017 is our 16th anniversary and it would be great to double, triple, quadruple our reach so everyone on the planet can engage in meaningful ways.
WCIW experienced tremendous online growth in 2016. Coverage in Innovation Excellence, Creative Academic and The Banff Centre’s blog likely helped.
This year 25 countries (down from 26 last year), that we know of, participated in 72 (up from 57 in 2016) different celebrations. See wciw.org/wciw-2016 for specifics; scroll through the blog posts too.
Here are the percentage increases and counts for our social media platforms
wciw.org followers – 45 % to 4944
FB page likes – 24% to 1046
FB group members – 91 % to 1574
@worldcreativity followers – 12% to 3111
Linked in group members – 13 % to 786
All of this was achieved through volunteers (thank you!!) who use the week to enable people to make a the world a better place in ways that are relevant to their individual contexts.
It was a great year everyone, let’s continue to collaborate, coordinate, communicate and create a greater community for sharing ideas and lending support to open doors for new potentials to emerge.
Your ideas are always welcome. Your help too. Thank you for partnering to move the energy forward.
From your point of view, two questions:
Do you feel WCIW is valuable? If so, in what ways?
Regardless of your response to question 1,
What suggestions do you have for the future of WCIW?
Kindly click on this link to respond. The collector is open now. Thanks.
There are startling parallels in the lives of Walt Disney and Steve Jobs. Their dedication to product quality and innovation transformed industries.
Don’t give up
Finding the right creative partner can be a force multiplier
Betting on new technologies ahead of the curve can be a strong differentiator
Perfectionism, if you can survive it, can create deep customer loyalty
Mashing up disciplines is new ways can transform industries
Read the blog post – First, you get to see Disney’s breakthrough Steamboat Willie animation and you’ll be exposed to good stories and examples to leverage as inspiration for your new WCIW – in 2017 and beyond.
If you quickly scan the two pictures by Octavio Ocampo, you’ll miss the detail and richness. Spend a minute – what do you see in the pictures?
If you quickly observe this sketch, you may assume it’s something less than it is.
First ideas are usually the most conventional; creative insight needs time to gestate.
“People who take time to step back and assess each visual puzzle above are more likely to perceive the multiple layers in the images. In the same way, when we’re developing an original idea, a pause gives our brains time to form creative associations, and recognize patterns, or simply see things from a different angle,” psychologist Maria Konnikova.
Let’s leverage procrastination for next year’s World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21. Why not start to consider ways to leverage/celebrate/engage during the week now?