WCIW 2013

 

CANA0001Toronto Canada WCIW Toronto’s Big Brainstorm April 15th in service of The Forgiveness Project f-you.  Details

PURE and Simple: We are bringing awareness of a recycling program for food and cosmetic packaging. From April 15 – 21  you can have your recyclable packaging picked up and have the proceeds from it go to your favourite charity. We are working with Terracycle. The benefit of coming into the spas for the info is you can get 50% off any Pure + simple product you want when you bring in an empty Pure + simple container on top of what you get from terracycle. Details

Four Spring Walls Art Exhibition at Wychwood Barns.  Reception April 19.  Details

I’m leading a webinar for World Creativity and Innovation Week on April 15th to inspire innovation and engage 200 IT professionals in Europe, the Middle East and Africa .  Megan Mitchell.

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Getting my Creative Leadership program set up for the United Way, and the City Leaders for young community leaders from across Toronto. A great mix of creative problem solving and design thinking! The world needs more of all of our creative clout. Marysia Czarski

WCIWTorontoUrinalsZoom Media created this poster for World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21 in Toronto

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PechaKucha Night Toronto is excited to be collaborating with WCIW, celebrating creativity and innovation on April 16 at Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar. Doors will open at 7:30pm and we’ll start with another special performance at around 8:00pm. Rumour has it WCIW founder Marci Segal will be there and presenting close to 8:30…Details  

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In preparation and celebration of 2013 World Creativity and Innovation Week, we are giving back with http://www.damnyouartschool.com/ (DYAS)! Recognizing the lack of knowledge regarding business-enhancing resources in the creative community, Damn You Art School was born to help creative independent business owners be more successful. DYAS – Introduces people to hand picked toolkits showcasing services to improve productivity, business management, technical skills and inspiration. For more information  sofija@4ormat.com

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The Ontario Public Service, HR Ontario, Ministry of Government Services is sponsoring “Expanding the Box” in the St. Lawrence Lounge April 16th from 10-2 with people sharing their innovation in government stories, and is holding a (now sold-out) TEDxOPS on April 18th.
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Quebec_flagCréa-Québec sent this message to everyone on their list!

Bientôt la semaine de la créativité et de l’innovation!

Créa-Québec vous invite à célébrer votre capacité à imaginer, à trouver de nouvelles idées et à prendre de nouvelles décisions pour améliorer votre environnement et votre quotidien.
Pendant cette semaine, toutes les initiatives créatives sont encouragées. Pourquoi ne pas organiser une marche de la créativité, co-créer un mandala ou une recette de cuisine, organiser une rencontre ou un festival différent, changer ses petites habitudes…?

Depuis 2002, des professionnels, des particuliers, des associations, des écoles…une centaine environ dans 46 pays différents ont célébré cette semaine de la créativité, marquée le 15 avril par le jour de la naissance de Léonard de Vinci.
Rejoignez ce mouvement positif et plein d’énergie en exprimant votre esprit créatif !

Pour ce faire, pourquoi ne pas partager sur notre site vos initiatives, grandes ou petites, et ainsi contribuer à l’expression de votre créativité et peut-être à inviter les autres à les partager avec vous! Laissez-nous savoir ce que vous planifier en donnant un court descriptif de vos initiatives sur notre site en cliquant ici!

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UNST0001National Public Radio aired an interview on Monday April 15th a.m. with Dr. Bonnie Cramond,Dir. of Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, at the University of Georgia. The interview will help kick off World Creativity & Innovation week.

Indianapolis, Indiana: United Way holds Staff Leader’s Conference, April 17th.

San Diego, California Intro to Improvisational Comedy, April 18th taught by Jacquie Lowell.  Details

Anaheim, California: Igniting divergent thinking and building on ideas in sales and marketing at Disney.

Langley, VA: Giving a talk April 18th to 2-4 year olds on imagination. I’m wearing a full size furry mouse costume. Might be the most fun yet. 😉

Washington, DC American University is hosting courses for faculty and staff to enliven their creativity.  This aligns with AU’s 9th strategic objective to encourage innovation and high performance.  Details

Buffalo, NY Buffalo Creativity Salon is meeting during World Creativity and Innovation Week and as something a little different, as a special event, are viewing the video Happy.

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It started in Buffalo, NY, now it’s global!

To commemorate Earth Day (April 22) and World Creativity and Innovation Week (April 15-21), groups from Western New York, West Palm Beach, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; Charlotte, North Carolina and Campobello di Licata, Italy will be leading neighborhood litter pick-ups. With the trash they collect, they will be creating collages entitled “Please stop littering! We are running out of glue.” Details If you would like to join in and form a small group of youths to take up the project, I will email you the flyer, registration sheets (if needed), project write-up, and materials list. email us at 1WNY4U@gmail.com  Write up in the Buffalo News!

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I am using my creativity for good during WCIW. I will be altering and styling prom dresses for disadvantaged young ladies. The event is hosted by @Colvin Cleaners and Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, NY! I will also be attending Creativity Salon.. more to come…. Dana Calanan

Rochester, NY: I am running a seminar for about 100 teachers titled “The Creative Imperative”, Leading a lesson on Creativity with high school students and offering a free community talk on Creativity. I’d like to also encourage all to take the PLEDGE. Cory Wright.

Athens, Georgia. The Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development at the University of Georgia is excited to announce that the 2013 E. Paul Torrance Lecture on April 18, 2013 will be given by Dr. R. Keith Sawyer, one of the country’s leading scientific experts on creativity. Details

Bloomington, Indiana:The Tailored Fit is partnering with My Sister’s Closet to re-purpose donations into fashion accessories in celebration of World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 -21 in Bloomington! Volunteers are needed! Do you have a project/or idea for Creative Indiana‘s local celebration of WCIW? Contact.  Bloomington has a lot of activities going on for WCIW – make sure to check them out.

Chicago, Illinois :FUSE 2013: a provocative curation of intriguing stories about igniting brand growth through strategy and design. This year, we present ONE COLLECTIVE VOICE and celebrate collaboration across more disciplinesand industries than ever before. Explore brand strategy, graphic design, industrial design, trans-media & interactive design, trends and culture. Conference April 15 – 17 Details

Durango, Colorado DurangoWCIW2013Warming up to World Creativity Week, the DaVinci School of Creativity and Innovation in Durango, Colorado transformed themselves into a vibrant community of creative learners, thinkers and producers (WCIW begins on Leonardo DaVinci’s birthday, April 15). Details

Early College Creativity Workshop Video
Jacksonville, FL, The Early College Creativity Workshop at Florida State College at Jacksonville introduced high school juniors and seniors to creative process, organizational creativity and creative problem solving. The students did an amazing job in applying these skill sets to the challenge for the day. This event was under the program direction of Maggy Dartinguave Peck and videographer Mr. Haines.

Puerto Rico0001Puerto Rico will celebrate for the first time this year, 2013, the World Creativity Week as an initiative of the Mayagüez Creative Industries Incubator. Puerto Rico’s Secretary of State, Hon. David Bernier, will issue a Proclamation and the Mayagüez Creative Industries Incubator will launch their Creative Applause Campaign to encourage the community to recognize local creativity and talent with virtual applause.

NETH0001The Netherlands “Plans for WCIW? yes – working on my ‘out of the box’ management book Storytelling meets Management – whatever you do this week do it with love – the the love will show in the outcome” Makheni Zonneveld

MALS0001Malaysia We will be having an earth day event at our school for the week. We will be using recycled materials to do a sports day event in conjunction to our school monthly theme “environment around me” and the Earth Day celebration. Our kids will be exposed to games by using recycled materials. They will also make a banner for their own team by using recycled materials. Details

Penang, Malaysia: I am delivering a two-day custom-designed Strategic Creative Thinking workshop for a Fortune 500 company in technology with branches in Malaysia and Asia and around the world. We will honor WCIW when the program begins this morning at the Eastin Hotel. Robert ‘Alan’ Black

BRAZ0001Aracaju, Brazil “I´ll be working with my clients to generate new ideas on How to improve creatively your relationship in this Company?” With my fellows at my Master Degree Program I´ll suggest to generate creative ideas to improve our study methods (since the our concepts of time seems not work at all….). Vera Tindo
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Lisbon, Portugal Conference April 16th. Innovare Portugal 2013 – Boas Practicas De Innovacao Em Portugal. Details

FRAN0001Paris, France: Kick off World Creativity and Innovation Week with a Pop-Up Art Experience, a creative collaboration between artist and writer. Starts with a vernissage on Thursday, April 11, starting at 19h: Art, with wine & cheese and a reading, too. The Gallery is open all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 12-14, from 10h to 21h. Writing Ateliers will be offered throughout the weekend: Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Selected Memory Details.

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This started in Paris – it is an invitation for you to join the world’s largest online idea workshop.  Here is the link with info on the Stormz Workshop for the World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21. Details.

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From Crea France: Semaine mondiale de la créativité et de l’innovation 15 à 21 avril 2013
Chaque année le 15 avril, à la date anniversaire de Léonard DE VINCI, débute la semaine mondiale de la créativité et de l’innovation.

Il s’agit à la fois d’un hommage à l’immense talent de Léonard DE VINCI, à l’héritage exceptionnel laissé par sa pensée et par son œuvre, et surtout d’une invitation à suivre son exemple, en osant exprimer sa créativité.

Et si… on pensait comme Léonard ?… Cette année chez Créa-France, nous avons décidé de promouvoir cet événement en nous posant et en vous posant la question suivante : Comment être un « enfant de Léonard » et laisser s’exprimer notre capacité à rêver, à oser, à créer, à jouer… ? Comment œuvrer créativement au quotidien ?

Le principe est de contaminer son entourage par des actions surprenantes, inattendues, inventives ou simplement différentes de l’habitude, et de disséminer ce mouvement par contagion virale en témoignant de vos actes créatifs ! Dites nous quelle question vous vous êtes posée et surtout comment vous y avez répondu ! Témoignez sous formes d’écrits, d’interviews, de photos, de vidéos… sur la page facebook du groupe Créa-France : https://www.facebook.com/groups/5785131596/?fref=ts,  groupe ouvert sur simple demande ! Et si, de proche en proche, par cercle concentrique, nous parvenions à toucher et à concerner de nombreuses personnes pour instiller de la créativité, de la ludicité et de la joie dans des milieux différents et variés… et pourquoi pas ?

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ITAL0001Sestri Levante, Italy Conference April 17-21. CREA. Details

NWZE0001Taranaki, New Zealand Conference April 27-28. NZ Creativity Challenge.  Details

CHIL0001Santiago, Chile: We prepare in Santiago, Chile, our World Creativity and Innovation Week in UDD university. Details to follow.  About Universidad del Desarrollo

GERM0001Frankfurt/Main, Germany inporticu (network for innovation) offers a celebratory workshop on 20 April “Beim Arbeiten wachsen mir Fluegel” (I grow wings at work) – Strategies for Creative Spaciousness at Work. Details: email s.amend at inporticu.net.

HOND0001Tegucigalpa, Honduras:  Teacher’s at the American School are engaging this week and next week in a course in Creative Problem Solving given by Dr. Keller-Mathers from the International Center for Studies in Creativity(ICSC) in Buffalo NY. They will also have the opportunity to connect with ICSC graduate Mary Beth Puerto (McCune) who moved from Buffalo, NY to Tegu recently.

ASTL0001In preparation for the #AmplifyFestival of Innovation & Thought Leadership which will take place 3-7 June 2013 in Sydney and Melbourne ( http://www.amplifyfestival.com.au) we have created an activity coinciding with World Creativity and Innovation Week. Everyone of our 7700 employees received an Origami pack by deskdrop today, with an invitation to fold 4 Cranes, photograph them in unusual places and upload it to the Amplify website, and use the folded cranes to create their own mass art installations. These will form part of the final Amplify Festival expo in the foyers of all our corporate buildings and meeting spaces around the world.

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Queensland Australia: To mark the occasion of World Creativity and Innovation Week, Innovation Edge and Dr. Irena Yashin-Shaw are hosting a special creativity and innovation event called Making Innovation Easy for businesses, organisations and people interested in this topic. At The Edge. State Library of Qld. Lab 2 Wednesday April 17th 4 – 6pm Free Details

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UNKG0001A campaign to get people to be creative while they travel is being launched in the UK to mark World Creativity & Innovation Week (April 15-21).

Commuters are being urged to switch off their mobile phones or stop playing computer games on your journey to work for just one day each week and join in with ‘Thinking Thursdays’ – to tackle hyper-attention where people spend less time thinking. ‘Thinking Thursdays’ aim to combat the growing problem of hyper-attention, where people spend less time thinking deep thoughts, have lower boredom thresholds, and need higher levels of stimulation. Details

Top tips for Thinking Thursdays include:
•    Switch off your headphones or computer games and set your mind free
•    Don’t be afraid of being alone with your thoughts. Silence can be golden – start enjoying and savouring mental solitude.
•    Think of your problem or challenge as a question. Explore using different words, ways of stating the question to help you look at things differently
•    Use things around you to stimulate new thoughts or inspire you
•    Remember to capture your thoughts and ideas

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University of Bristol, United Kingdom: I’m organising a Creative workshop for colleagues in Research Development, supporting creativity in research.  Patty Holley

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ARGE0001From Argentina, online
INTERNATIONAL DEBATE CONFERENCE
Participate on the go. Third edition of “45 Minutes with the talent of …” Juan Carlos Rosman, specialist in developing Creativity/Innovation and reengineering of thought. In World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21 we invite you to participate in a “disruptive” meeting with one of the most renowned experts in innovation and creativity of Latin America (http://ideogenesis.com.ar/) to reflect (in time real) about the power of wishes go to concrete ideas to create and promote projects. Event online free, open and interactive. Thursday April 18th at 20 Hrs GMT / 22 Hs Spain / 17 Hs Argentina / See your local time at www.horamundial.org. Program Details

SOAF0001Stellenbosch, South Africa In celebration of WCIW, InnovUS from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, will be focusing on the impact that good ideas can have on the day-to-day lives of everyday people. To this end, a Mavericks event will be held at the Neelsie cinema on 17 April. The evening will start with the first screening of the film Extreme by Design outside of the United States. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on how we, as South Africans, can have a positive impact on our own communities. Extreme by Design is a documentary that follows a band of Stanford University students who design and build products to solve the seemingly intractable problems of the world’s poor. One student’s team must create a breathing device to keep babies in Bangladesh from dying of pneumonia. Another seeks a way to store drinking water for Indonesian villagers. View the trailer: http://vimeo.com/55808962

BanderaPy2Asunción PARAGUAY: This evening will be the official launch AFICHE CONACYTof the “week” for the first time in Paraguay, as an initiative of the National Council for Science and Technology. The event will be held in the auditorium of the American University. We’ll have two speakers, the Coordinator of Detiec Project,  about the National Innovation System in full production, and an engineer who visited Silicon Valley and will talk about the entrepreneurial ecosystem. At the end of the talks, we will enjoy musical performances by Camerata of the host university. And finally during the break an exhibition of garments made from recycled material, work done by the School of Fashion Design at the university and other exhibits of works by independent artists will be shown.  Details

BLVA0001Santa Cruz, Bolivia Bolivia supports the World Creativity & Innovation Week 2013 with workshops and seminars with University Students in Santa Cruz

SantaCruzBolivia WCIW 2013

12 thoughts on “WCIW 2013”

  1. In preparation for the #AmplifyFestival of Innovation & Thought Leadership which will take place 3-7 June 2013 in Sydney and Melbourne ( http://www.amplifyfestival.com.au) we have created an activity coinciding with World Creativity week. Everyone of our 7700 employees received an Origami pack by deskdrop today, with an invitation to fold 4 Cranes, photograph them in unusual places and upload it to the Amplify website, and use the folded cranes to create their own mass art installations. These will form part of the final Amplify Festival expo in the foyers of all our corporate buildings and meeting spaces around the world.

  2. We at http://4ormat.com/ (from Toronto) love the WCIW initiative and are avid supporters of giving back to the creative community.

    In preparation and celebration of 2013 World Creativity and Innovation Week, we are giving back with http://www.damnyouartschool.com/ (DYAS)!

    Recognizing the lack of knowledge regarding business-enhancing resources in the creative community, Damn You Art School was born to help creative independent business owners be more successful.

    DYAS aims to empower creatives by:
    – Introducing them to hand picked toolkits showcasing services to improve productivity, business management, technical skills and inspiration
    – Providing artists and designers with more time to do what they love to do

    For more information email me: sofija@4ormat.com

    Join the DYAS + WCIW crusade by spreading the word!
    Tweet to us: @_DYAS_ or pick from the fun list of tweets below:

    Being #creative comes naturally. Being a #creativeprofessional takes work. #WCIW http://www.damnyouartschool.com

    Creatives helping creatives this #WCIW, because #artschool didn’t. http://www.damnyouartschool.com

    Because sometimes you need help with the invoice-and-taxes side to creativity. http://www.damnyouartschool.com #wciw

  3. HI ya
    To celebrate WCIW I will be filming a Creative DVD for Coaches, Mentors, Trainers and Teacher to use. Once it is done it will be available to all.
    This coming Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th April I will be in Llanelli, South Wales UK to film my first DVD. It is “Creative Coaching and Mentoring”. I am doing this with Michelle Williams of https://www.facebook.com/shelbyartmycreativelife

    Together we are creating this DVD and writing a book about Creative Coaching and Mentoring. It will be a 30 min DVD that will stand alone or acompany our book.

    If any one is free on Tuesday and lives in South Wales or could get there we could do with a few more extras for the filming. Contact me if you are interested.

    Michelle will be one of my guest bloggers soon, so look out for that.
    Be Gr8
    Kev
    http://www.greatkidslifecoach.com

    Shelbyart my creative life

    Creative Mentoring used for Personal Improvement with a holistic and inclusive approach. Mentoring through creativity is one of my specialities. Please take a look a my website http://www.shelbyartmycreativelife.com

  4. Early College Creativity Workshop Video
    Jacksonville, FL,

    The Early College Creativity Workshop at Florida State College at Jacksonville introduced high school juniors and seniors to creative process, organizational creativity and creative problem solving. The students did an amazing job in applying these skill sets to the challenge for the day. This event was under the program direction of Maggy Dartinguave Peck and videographer Mr. Haines.

  5. Great: 1 year is over (like it has been just yesterday) … and it’s about time to celebrate creativity again! At long last!

    My this year’s Creativity and Innovation DAY contribution is the opening of the 2nd official Ideas Fitness Trail in Germany on Monday April 15th – Leonardo surely would have loved it ;-).
    Like the 1st course in 2012 it will be a setup, encompassing 12 solid stations which are custom-tailored to stimulate the brain and to flex a broad range of “creativity muscles” – and with that to help people to develop from a mere brain-owner towards a competent brain-user. Basic information about the path, which will be awarded “Best idea 2013” in the nationwide ZI-award 2013, can be found on this website: http:/www.ideentrimmpfad.de (German only).

    Since however Creativity and Innovation DAY is not a day but a WEEK, there will 6 more activities which I’ve the pleasure and honour to contribute:

    2) A new FORUM will be launched on a social media platform called Xing (contrastable with Linkedin, focussed on the German “market”) – the theme of the group will be … of course: World creativity day.

    3) The internet-creativity-encyclopaedia http://www.creapedia.com (German only) will open up a new category, including CREATIVITY BOOKS (funny enough, most of them are English titles)

    4) The 1st Ideas Fitness Trail will reveal it’s latest UPDATE & UPGRADE: Ideas Fitness Trail 2.0 – where all stations wil be redesigned as a unique work of art featuring diverse “famous creative minds” as sculptures and “wanted posters” with the respective CV in a nutshell.

    5) Eventually a new websites part will open: A HALL OF FAME of applied creativity.

    6) A WEBINAR “Ideas 2 go” will be held for all interested in taking a “first ideas shower” without physically entering an bewildered seminar room.

    7) And finally, my secret favourite: I’m going to launch a new WIKI-ARTICLE about one of my “creative heroes”. Stay tuned.

    So this is it … less than the pope can do but more naught 😉

    If you are interested in one of the projects, let me know and I’ll be happy to share ideas n more.

    Best
    Match

    1. Just saw this here, and would be very interested about the ideas fitness trail. How would I get more to know about it.
      Thx in advance Susi

  6. The International eJournal of Creativity & Human Development is an independent non-profit online journal at http://www.creativityjournal.net. Our aim is to showcase great creativity around the world, creativity research and academic articles, interviews with creative people and topics such as creativity in science, technology and the arts.
    We are celebrating WCIW by offering free-to-read articles on the site each day, as well as a special subscription offer of 18 months for the price of 12.
    We are also asking for ideas for problems to be solved by Creativity Live! which is our online creative problem solving project facilitated by Vincent Nolan of Synectics. We need a real life problem to solve – with a problem owner who has the capacity to action the best ideas. If you have an idea for a problem please let us know on the site http://www.creativityjournal.net, our Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/CreativityJournal or Twitter @creativityjourn
    Wishing everyone a wonderful Creativity & Innovation Week!
    Caroline

  7. World Creativity& Innovation Week in Portugal

    Project participants in a problem solving follow up session, at Amorim & Irmãos, the world’s biggest cork company, agreed to dedicate the session to the creativity week 15-21 April 2013. Apgico believes that one of the best ways to celebrate creativity is by turning people’s creativity into profitable innovation. In this case, a team of managers and workers is developing ways to improve feedback communication about company quality programs.
    Oporto, 18th April, 2013

    http://www.apgico.pt

    http://www.amorim.com/home.php

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