International Symposium: The Real-World Impact of Creativity in Education, Organisations, and Society

Date: Friday, December 6th 2019

Time: 09:00 – 17:30 (complementary coffee breaks and networking reception)

Place: LLC Commons, Webster University Geneva



Creativity is undeniably one of the buzzwords of the 21st century. It gained a prominent role in educational policy, business strategy, marketing campaigns, recruitment plans, political activism and beyond. And yet the question remains of what exactly we mean by creativity in all these contexts. More than this, what is the real-world impact of our definitions, theories, and practices of creativity in the life of students and teachers, in organisations, and in society at large? If creativity is the ‘force for good’ we imagine it to be, what can we learn from its application in different key domains and areas of our collective life?


This international symposium explores the real-world impact of creativity in education, organisations and society with a focus on a) how creativity is understood and practiced in these different contexts; b) what we can learn about the creative process from considering these domains; and c) how we can assess and critically reflect on the role and value of creativity in the 21st century. We debate these themes with the help of international experts through keynotes, paper presentations, and panel discussions. 


This symposium is the third edition of a long-term collaboration between the WCCI and SLATE, including a first event on creativity, learning and technology and a second one on interdisciplinarity.


The program and contributors abstracts and bios can be found here.


While this is a free event, we kindly ask that you register HERE

Friday, December 6, 2019

Webster Geneva Campus, Living and Learning Center (LLC)
Route de Collex 9 1293 Bellevue, Switzerland

Event Type

Global Campuses, Geneva



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