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Creativity: Worlds in the Making  

A National Symposium at Wake Forest University, March 18-20, 2009
Call for Submissions
Deadline: October 1, 2008

Welcome to the Program for Creativity and Innovation

Welcome to the Program for Creativity and Innovation at Wake Forest University! The Program is an emerging leader among universities in that it brings creativity to the liberal arts campus as a program of study and focus for student citizens envisioning the future and faculty transforming research through new creative pathways. Through the initiatives of the Office of Entrepreneurship and Liberal Arts, the Program for Creativity and Innovation has been helping to lay the foundations of entrepreneurial studies with imagination and to build bridges to other disciplinary areas across the campus and into the larger community.

Photo: Participants in the Program for Creativity and InnovationThe big news is the national symposium “Creativity: Worlds in the Making” that Wake Forest will host March 18, 19 and 20 in the spring of 2009. Save the date and spread the word! A host of creative thinkers and practitioners will revalue creativity in the radically changing global environment in which we live. Harvard biochemist and social entrepreneur David Edwards will engage us w/ provocative ideas on the imperative of creativity. Pioneering performance artist and twice MacArthur “genius” award recipient, Meredith Monk, will give a centerpiece concert and keynote address. They are joined by a growing number of daring creativity leaders including Josh Frieman, an astrophysicist at Fermilab, filmmaker, poet and author Abigail Child, and one of North Carolina’s newest arts mavericks, Emil Kang, executive director of Carolina Performing Arts at Chapel Hill. In addition, we are looking forward to your voice in the mix as we engage a range of panels, papers, presentations and interactive sessions that will make this event one of the not-to-be-missed of 2009.

Free-forage the site which will be updated often and watch for new developments including several new courses that feature creativity, an online creativity commons and other initiatives that draw knowledge and creativity together with astonishing results. So please sign up to be on our mailing list. We want to hear from you. And you will definitely be hearing from us as we continue to grow big ideas in the coming days.

Lynn Book
Director, Program for Creativity & Innovation

Entrepreneurship & Liberal Arts
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Creativity: Worlds in the Making
Call for Submissions
Deadline: October 1, 2008