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Saturday, May 13, 2017

9am - 1pm

Fine Arts Theatre, 100

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Creativity Studies




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 than during the rest of life.” He is the architect of the notion of “flow” -- the creative moment when a person is completely involved in an activity for its own sake.



Dr. Jamie Orr --Theoretical physicist & TEDx speaker

The Creative Response: How can humans learn from the animal world to have a radical response to environmental change?





Ann Le Cam --SVP Production and Talent, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Reimagining Creativity: Transformative Leadership in Creative Markets. Transformative leadership can ignite the energy of a creative community and generate lasting change.




Prof. Rick Mayock --WLAC  

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.




Dr. Katherine Boutry --Harvard, WLAC

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.





Re-Creativity: A WLAC Student Speaks on the Transgender Experience and Living on the Creative Edge