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Creativity Studies


SESSION 1:   9:00am - 10:30am.......Creativity & Well Being

SESSION 2: 10:45am - 12:20pm......Creative Space

SESSION 3: 12:20pm - 1:00pm........Creative Communication

SESSION 4:  1:45pm - 3:00pm..........Creative Transformation


MIHALY CSIKSZENTMIHALYI - National Best-Selling Author, Psychologist & Professor
SESSION 1: 9:00-10:30AM

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi says creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives. A leading researcher in positive psychology, he has devoted his life to studying what makes people truly happy: “When we are involved in [creativity], we feel that we are living more fully...” He is the author of the notion of “flow” and a best-selling book by the same more 



Special Guests

ANN LE CAM -- SVP Production and Talent, Walt Disney Animation Studios
SESSION 4: 1:45PM-3:00PM

Reimagining Creativity: Transformative Leadership in Creative Markets. 

Cam has been described as one of the women who are changing animation and is known for her work on Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph and Big Hero 6, among others. She says transformative leadership can ignite the energy of a creative community and generate lasting change.


LUCAS WILSON - Founder of SuperSphere Productions
SESSION 2: 10:45AM-12:20PM

 “All the R’s. 360, Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality: An Introduction and Creative Study.”  

SuperSphereVR is a VR and AR content and technology company shaping entertaining, immersive VR experiences globally, with offices in Los Angeles, New York City, and Singapore. Wilson is also founder and CEO of Revelens, a technology company pioneering ad tech and interaction in VR and AR. Clients and partners include Walt Disney, FOX, DIRECTV and more


ED BARUIARENA -- Creative Director, Right Brain Project
SESSION 1: 9:00-10:30AM

"Cultivating Your Creativity"

In addition to serving as Creative Director of the Right Brain Project, a creativity consulting firm, Baruiarena is a Sundance Institute composer fellow, musician/producer/writer/event more




ANA MARTINEZ -- Manager of Proposal Development, SpaceX
SESSION 2: 10:45AM-12:20PM

"The Creative Edge of Space Exploration"





DEBRA ROGERS - Relationship Expert & award-winning author of 
“He Did You a Favor”
SESSION 1: 9:00-10:30AM
"How Failure Leads to Creative Success"
PETER MITSAKOS -- West Edge Architects, Principal 
SESSION 2: 10:45AM-12:20PM
“Creative Spaces: The Impact of Physical Environment on Individual 
and Group Creativity"

YOGI HALE HENDLIN, Ph.D. -- Environmental Philosopher, UC San Francisco

SESSION 2: 10:45AM-12:20PM

"The Ecological Self: Harnessing the Power of Our Interspecies Nature for Good"
SHELI WRIGHT -- Marketing / Advertising Professional and Founder of True Moon
SESSION 3: 12:20PM-1:00PM
"Using Disruptive Marketing and Promotions to Break through 
the Clutter for Consumer Attention"
HOLLY MANDEL -- Comedian
SESSION 4: 1:45PM-3:00PM
“Good Girls Aren’t Funny: How Gender Expectations Affect the Creative Edge”


MICHELLE STALLONE-EGGERS - Chopra certified meditation and energy coach
SESSION 4: 1:45PM-3:00PM
"The Edge of Consciousness: Co-Creating through Meditation"

From West

KATHERINE BOUTRY, Ph.D, English Professor -- WLAC, Harvard
SESSION 1: 9:00-10:30AM

Creativity Takes Courage: This talk posits that underserved student populations demonstrate more creativity than traditional students because they convert obstacles to opportunities for growth simply by making it to campus each day.


...about Katherine



RICK MAYOCK, Philosophy Professor --WLAC  
SESSION 3: 12:20PM-1:00PM

The Philosophy of Creativity - How does something come from nothing?  From the beginning, the earliest philosophers have struggled with trying to make sense of creativity.




KEVIN COFFEE, Communications Adj. Professor -- WLAC, Toastmaster DTM

SESSION 3: 12:20PM-1:00PM

“What Public Speaking Can Learn from Mathematics”








SESSION 4: 1:45PM-3:00PM        KAYLA MITCHELL, WLAC Student
                             "How Disney & Creativity Saved Me From Bullies”

SESSION 4: 1:45PM-3:00PM        HWAN MOORE, WLAC Student
                            "Re-Creativity: The Transgender Experience
                                                          & Living on the Creative Edge"
SESSION 1: 9:00AM-10:30AM      ALEX ESTRAD, WLAC Student
                             "Life Obstacles and Csikszentmihalyi’s Influence"



WLAC Adjunct Professor of Sociology, video producer and on-camera host
who’s passion is to reach the masses with accessible, relatable content.