With a growing emphasis being placed on creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship we are excited to share that UNB and the Atlantic Centre for Creativity are hosting an interdisciplinary conference on creativity this November 16th to 18th and all educators, students, administrators, entrepreneurs, and business leaders are encouraged to attend. In many fields including: creative writing, education, business, science, engineering and entrepreneurship creative skills are being developed to ensure our students and employees will be well equipped to be the thinkers, creators, innovators and entrepreneurs of the future and so this conference is a unique opportunity to learn from one another’s ideas, experiences and research.

This conference features three keynotes: Dr.Susan Chichton, the Director of the Centre for Innovation and Learning at UBC, Dr. Marjan Eggermont, a Design Engineer and Visual Artist from The University of Calgary and Nora Young, the CBC Radio Host of Spark – A program on the Impact of New Technology. There are also over 50 presentations and workshops on such topics as new media, composition, design thinking, social innovation, entrepreneurship, creative capacity building and more. Centres such as the Pond Despande Centre are featuring problem-solving workshops for entrepreneurs, and other centres of innovation are presenting on the latest research on creativity and its relevance in today’s economy.

There is a special welcome reception and music event on Thursday evening in the Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s new Pavilion, and two full days of sessions/events as well as a creative showcase on the Friday evening featuring performances by NB artists and performers.

We would greatly appreciate your participation in this conference and hope you will encourage others to take part.

The deadline for registering is Nov.10th but we hope participants will register as soon as possible.

Should you have any questions please contact mlb@unb.ca or call 506-451-6836.

The conference poster is attached, which has the link to the website, registration and the program details.