About the Creativity Conference
The University of Portsmouth’s Creativity Conference is an opportunity to reflect on the power of the creative process within different contexts - particularly in Education, Social Enterprise and Research.
Following several years of successful project work in schools using the Creative Partnerships model funded through Arts Council England and Creative Cultural Education, this conference is both a legacy to this work and a next step forward. Schools, creative practitioners, social entrepreneurs and those interested in innovative and creative practise will engage and inspire each other through discussion, workshops and participation.
We are delighted to welcome three highly regarded Keynote speakers:
Sir John Jones (Centre for Educational Leadership, University of Manchester) – former head teacher, author, sought-after speaker and knighted in 2003 for his services to education.
Professor Guy Claxton (Professor of the Learning Sciences and Co-Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning, University of Winchester) – originator of the educational programme, Building Learning Power, author and worldwide speaker.
Kristin Birkeland (Associate, KaosPilots, Denmark) who teaches personal development, value-based entrepreneurship, creativity and social innovation.
The programme will include break-out sessions with practitioners and case studies from the fields of education, research and enterprise. In parallel Jason Taylor, a product designer by trade, will use his own creative process to transform unwanted objects brought in by the delegates concluding in a mini-installation at the end of the day . There will also be a debut performance from the i-pad orchestra of Great Oaks special school.