Creative Innovation conference inspires Melbourne

Held late last year, Creative Innovation 2012 offered a place for nearly 800 attendees to get inspired and network over the two day program in Melbourne.

Held late last year, Creative Innovation 2012 offered a place for nearly 800 attendees to get inspired and network over the two-day program in Melbourne.

Held in late 2012, Creative Innovation 2012 saw over 800 participants including more than 40 international and Australian presenters.

Creative Innovation featured world-changing innovators, futurists, inspired thinkers from around the globe who gathered together with leaders and curious souls in an interactive world. It was a place to network with like-minded people and to learn techniques and strategies; unlock and share ideas and gain empowering experiences.

Ci2012 featured more than 40 international and Australian speakers, thinkers and leaders including Baroness Susan Greenfield (UK), Scott Anthony (Singapore), Wade Davis (Canada), Geoff Mulgan (UK), Richard Rumelt (USA), Nadia Rosenthal (UK), Adam Kahane (Canada), Dr Thomas Frey (USA), Michael T. Jones (USA), Dr Iain McGilchrist (UK), Adam Kahane (Canada), Li Cunxin, Megan Clark, Michael Rennie, Steve Vamos, Eric Knight, Bernard Salt and many others.

Speaker expertise and knowledge spanned the fields of creativity, innovation, leadership, future, “The Asian Century”, medical research, high performing workplaces, start-ups, entrepreneurship, technology, courage and much more.

Interspersed throughout the conference were artistic talents creating art, poetry, music and comedy to transport delegates into a right-brained headspace if possibilities! Everyone shared their experiences and had the opportunity to participate in the discussions during the deep conversations, master classes, Q & A sessions and lunchtime hotspots. The event also honoured 10 scholarship winners making a difference through social innovation and enterprise.

Among the entertainment, a performer from the Tony Award winning play War Horse, kept guests engaged. 

Ci2012 included a 2 day conference, 9 master classes and gala dinner supporting Creativity Australia’s unique With One Voice social inclusion programs. The conference delegates included CEOs and Directors of major ASX-listed companies, owners of SMEs, academics, and executives from health, banking, finance, advertising, arts, media, education, industry, innovation and government sectors. Over 40% of the delegates were from regional areas and interstate and there were also a number of international delegates in attendance.

Conference attendees were inspired, provoked and gained a deeper understanding of our increasingly wicked problems and the importance of courage, creativity leadership and building a culture of innovation in these uncertain and volatile times.


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