WCIW 2017

World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21, 2017

World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21 every year.

WCIW2017 celebrations are listed below the map. Is your country represented? Is your organization aligned? The listings represent a global response to express and release new thinking, deciding, acting.

People and organizations who submitted their events through this website are listed. These show one small slice of global celebrations.  Others may be seen through #wciw2017 and other hashtags including: #worldcreativityweek, #worldinnovationweek, #worldcreativityandinnovationday (April 21) #WorldCreativityDay, #WorldInnnovationDay.

Show your presence and support of new thinking and new futures by celebrating World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21 every year.  Add your celebration/activity: Complete: Partner with World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21.  

Spread the word. Invite others to join. Your friends, family, colleagues, committees, agencies, communities… follow @worldcreativity

April 23, 2017: Today’s count: 31 countries, 100 listings.  Add yours.




April 15-21 2017 actions

Thank you all for your leadership!

Australia flagI am organising a dinner with purpose for my friends. This includes a fast-tracked service design jam to generate creative ways in which we can make a difference to the world. Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne sci-fi author and former teacher, Robert Gennari wants to celebrate innovation and creativity! So… to celebrate this year’s World Creativity & Innovation Week (WCIW) 2017, Robert is taking his love for all things creative on the road!!!

We would like to invite your school to be part of our WCIW – BATTLE FOR SKEPTRON SCHOOL ROADSHOW 15-21 April 2017!

We are offering a unique opportunity for students to participate in creative and innovative workshops with Robert ahead of his appearance at the Supanova Pop Culture Expo in Melbourne and the Gold Coast in late April.

The book has had huge success with endorsements from Lord of the Rings cast members as well as the Australian literary community.

The workshops will entail readings and communications skills, as well as an opportunity to experience a fun and interactive martial arts workshop with Rob, who is also an Australian Brazilian Jiu Jitsu champion and a qualified wrestling coach.

For further information please click on attached links for the brochure and booking form or please contact us on 0424 520 345 or aisling@aislingenterprises.com.au
Battle for Skeptron – WCIW School Roadshow, Melbourne, Australia

The Arts & Creativity is one of the three key strategic priorities at St Mark’s Anglican Community School. The School is committed to increasing our focus on the arts, creativity, and innovation.
St Mark’s Anglican Community School, Perth, Australia

University of South Australia, SA

As a member of ReCA – Rede de Criatividade Aplicada – I published an article in Portuguese on Linkedin Post that explains what the WCIW is about and how to be a part of it. The idea is to call attention to this inspiring and raising conscious initiative. Linkedin Post article is helping to spread the news about WCIW 2017 in Brazil by shares, likes, views and comments. ReCA’s members are preparing simple posts that will be on Linkedin during the week 15-21 April. We already have a short repertoire of articles about Creativity in our page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/reca—rede-de-criatividade-aplicada
All articles are in Portuguese and the main idea behind it is to inspire other professionals here in Brazil.
ReCA is a professional network of experts who believe in creative thinking as a pragmatic and powerful tool for transforming reality.
ReCA (Rede de Criatividade Aplicada), São Paulo, Brasil


We will organize two events – in Sofia and in Varna celebrating Creativity as a way of living for adults. Two celebrations of creativity with children in two kindergartens. InSpiral and Fabrica 360, Sofia, Bulgaria

Multi Arts Center, Municipality of Mladost, 4 schools are taking part in the initiative:”Colour views”.  All together they turn lanes on the roadway at the crossroad in a canvas for painting. The team of Multi Arts will take the colour palettes, the templates and techniques. Artists of different ages will take the brushes and will create together “Colorful trails”.

The lanes, to pedestrian paths will spread their blackened wings of butterflies and birds in flight of the imagination. Will take off in the creative impulse of all the artists and so will all contribute to the neighborhood is becoming more pleasant, more colorful, cosy and safe place to live.

The artists will create with “colour thinking” the insertion of the participants in traffic, will draw attention to the dangers of the road, will call for tolerance and mutual respect between pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers. And will show also how in practice when we together actively and creative say our opinion with respect, then there is a greater chance to be heard.

This year’s ambassador of “Colorful trails “is Venzy who is a resident of the neighborhood, artist, and active citizen and a graduate of one of the partner schools. He will draw with the children.

Multi Arts Center with creative expression ‘Colorful trails’ as part of the ‘Colored perspectives’ is an official partner of the International Week of Creativity and Innovation 2017.

“Painted Paths” are heart-shaped art with a focus on values, respect, tolerance and cohesion.  We call them “Happening”, “Performance”, “Outdoor lesson”, “Celebration” and “Colorful perspective”.  This event takes place with the invaluable support of the Municipality of Mladost and the participation of the young artists from the schools. Multi Arts Center, Sofia, Mladost-4, Bulgaria

For World Creativity and Innovation week we are offering a unique opportunity for art and craft, building block expression,  creative movements with dance singing and imaginative play in our daycare in NE Calgary. Calgary, Alberta

I am re-structuring my famous Code Red class to celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Week. Code Red is my signature and highly successful high-intensity interval training program.  Even though every class is unique, I’m using WCIW as an excuse to challenge myself to create a truly innovative, out-of-the-box experience for my clients, in a good way.
LIfe Works Gym, Canmore, Alberta

I am cutting out pictures or drawing the things that I love in my life and the things I dream about and sticking them on my living room window where the light shines in.

Proposal: Press the Refresh Button – when conversations become bogged down, everyone goes outside to breath fresh air for 5 minutes then come together again to tackle the issue. Canmore, Alberta, @blue_elf

We are going to make tiny art pieces and abandon them all over the Bow Valley.
Marigold Library System, Exshaw, Alberta

I am customizing my leadership development program to support a technology company in their quest to position managers as catalysts for employee success. This way of leading people and teams will advance the company’s mission of transforming technical innovation into a business reality for their clients.
Raising the Bar Inc. Ontario, Canada

Career/Lifeskills Resources Inc
Aurora, Ontario, Canada

In our school Creative and Innovation Day is everyday. We transform education from the standard notion of education and teaching and learning to classrooms, lessons, projects, assignments that are always creative. We support and encourage our teachers to innovate lessons and restructure curriculum in all subjects. We celebrate what it means to be creative and what it means to innovate. Our students are led by example. We teach why its important to innovate and in our school we do not think outside the box…there is simply, no box. This week we focussed on environmental innovation.
Delano Academy Private School, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada @DelanoAcademy

3rd edition of Semana CI, Bucaramanga Colombia organized by IKU innovation, for further details please visit semanaci.com

This year we have invited the academy, well-known companies, and public sector to propose challenges, which will be addressed with creative problem-solving methodologies. The week’s activities begin on Monday,  April 17 and end on Friday, April 21. The themes are as follows:

  • Disruptive Education
  • The most Creative day in History
  • Building Sustainability
  • Productivity and competitiveness
  • Technology + Health

That’s pretty much our event if you have any suggestion or idea to improve the event or if you want to participate, please contact us at eventos@iku.com.co
Semana CI, Bucaramanga Columbia

Help people using the freedom experience from suffering with open up the New World to contribute to take part in the Innovations, González, Reys & Cia, Chia, Columbia

We have been coordinating Innovation Days celebrations in several countries of Latin America for 5 years now. We started in Bogotá and expanded to México, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, Honduras, Nicaragua. With other innovations leaders, we have held different types of activities, including brainstorming sessions, seminars, and others, some of them reaching more than 500 participants.

The Network (www.reddeinnovacion.org or http://www.facebook.com/reddeinnovacion.org ) is a “crowddoing” initiative where everybody puts time and energy to build relations and share knowledge about innovation. Red Iberoamericana de Innovacion, Bogata, Columbia

Durante toda la semana planeamos realizar junto con otras organizaciones educativas, gremiales y gubernamentales una serie de conferencias, foros, exposiciones, etc.

Throughout the week we plan to perform along with other educational organizations, guilds, and Government a series of conferences, forums, exhibitions, including:

  1. Workshop with kinder school teachers, named “Stimulating creativity”, which is lead for our partner LEGO EDUCATION
  2. A visit to the LEGO LEARNING CENTER with kinder school students, named “Construction hands, creative minds”, which is lead for our partner LEGO EDUCATION
  3. Workshop with LEGOS for blind people, which is lead for our partner LEGO EDUCATION
  4. The SMCIES2017 Opening with a Conversational named “Seeking creative solutions to the country’s challenges” with the support of our partner UNICEF El Salvador, and other institutions.
  5.  A creative day in one kindergarten named “Girasoles”, where the kids are going to do different activities for stimulating their creativity.

We invite you to visit our event in Facebook SMCIES2017
Yancor Coaching and Mentory, San Salvador, El Salvador


For WCIW April 15-21, we scheduled several events on the theme: “Express your “I” in Paris. The events are free and welcome to all:

  • a roundtable with a panel of artists, scientists, artisans. Several experts in mathematics, music, art and sculptor paintings, violin-makers… will explain how they consider the links between their object of research, their life and their personality
  • a visit of Paris for discovering composers and interprets famous places
  • a creative workshop/brainstorming to improve quality of life and express better what we are day after day (this meeting is lead by a psychologist and an artist).
  • a creative workshop market (sort of junk shop) to benefit to our non-profit organization.

Our non-profit organization Inventio is created to serve the projects of today’s young talents, a sort of research laboratory, or platform of expression, serving their creativity.

We scheduled over 2016-2017 a concerts series called “Express your ‘I’. Each month, a novel performance, distinguished by its personal underlining thematic cord, linking the works between them, a poetic, esthetic or educational link. Red wire of the season: Program themes beginning with the letter i around meaning with playfulness. For examples concerts’ programs and titles: “Intemporel”, “Impressionnisme”, “Inaccessibles maîtres : les compositeurs face à leurs modèles”, “Isentropique”, etc.

We are very pleased and honored to become a partner of WCiW.
inventio (association) augers en Brie, France

During the week of creativity – April 17 to 21 – I will be in the city of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, preparing 15 facilitators, who will work to develop innovation programs in that region. They will foster the creation of new social innovation enterprises. From there we will send you information. We are very pleased with this project, which aims to integrate less favored groups into economic activities that are important to them, and to the economy of the region.
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Coach and Train People in Organization, School. I have “Ignite Potential Day”. We Plan to get People and students to come with idea for “Entrepreneurial Creativity.” Potential Genesis HR Services LLP, Chennai, India

Address WCIW 2017 & #WorldCreativityandInnovationWeek from INDIA at https://www.facebook.com/ASHISHS80450398/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED&fref=nf
SocialGoodSummit2017, India, @ASHISHS80450398

 I will publish a blog and a Linkedin post telling more about the 5 E’s: Explore, Experience, Examine, Elevate and Express. Those are 5 core principles teachers and parents can simply use to foster kids’ creative thinking towards fulfillment.
Raising Creative Thinkers, Israel

The creation of a creative hub for ages 11-18 years old to Ignite creativity in young people through various trendy digital mediums and creative thinking tools to disrupt the conventional perceptions of “only gifted people are creative, that creativity is only about the arts and creativity cannot be taught.”

Studio Be aims to nurture “practical creativity” in youth while using various digital mediums like photography, filmmaking, design and social media platforms. Through a process-based hands-on approach, working with different creative thinking tools, inspirational instructors, open forums with renowned speakers from different industries, real life relevant projects with the aim of impacting the society to having our very own youth creative exhibitions, we challenge the conventional perception of the need of being an artist to be creative. Studio Be, Amman, Jordan

“The best way to celebrate is the recognition and support for young people in my country to get suitable jobs for them because they have creative ideas.
Amman, Jordan

 Clarify frameworks for people to understand how the innovation process can work. Many people appreciate outlines, structures and definitions for creative and innovation processes so they can plan and track their progress. For example, you can provide a simple step-by-step outline of an innovation process to let people know about the different stages and what to expect in each.
Best way can do.
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia @sela_aak

During the world creativity and innovation week, KFUPM innovation club will launch an innovation competition on Monday 17/4/2017.

“You Can Solve It” is a competition where students gather and compete to find innovative solutions to the university’s technical problems in a form of prototypes.

Let’s compete! Let’s make the world better place!

KFUPM innovation club, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia @kfupminov

Do some workshops to improve the skills moreover we publish information and graphics in social media.  Kingdom of Saudi Arabia @amenaham

Based in Luxembourg (Europe), we are interested in promoting and being a partner of your creativity week. Creativity is a cross-border and cross-generational topic, and we are entering a new world we have to re-invent.

We are launching our Global NoAgeSharing Week (24 -30 April 2017). A photo contest will be the highlight of that week. NoAgeSharing, Redange, Luxembourg

The Edward de Bono Institute will celebrate WCIW through three main events.

1 – On Wednesday 19th April, a Creativity Festival is being organised for all patients at the Paediatric Wards at Mater Dei Hospital.

  • These will include Disneyland, Wonderland and Fairyland. A variety of activities including painting, jewellery making, card making, story-telling and a workshop about story writing will be offered to the children. The Creativity Festival will come to an end with performances from two choirs namely Stagecoach and the Ministry of Music. The festival was made possible with the support of the Paulo Freire Institute, Twinkle Tots Craft Café, Natalie Portelli and Cheer Amigos. Supporting the Edward de Bono Institute on this activity are also a number of students who dedicated their free time to this event.

2 – Another event through which the Edward de Bono Institute will celebrate WCIW 2017 is through its participation at Science in the Citadel on the island of Gozo on the 22nd April, 2017.

  • Science in the Citadel is a one-day Science extravaganza, taking place within the historic walls of the atmospheric Cittadella in Victoria. The aim is to provide a fun and stimulating experience for visitors of all ages in order to get people talking about science, engaging with its many strands and appreciating the breadth of research, creativity and innovation taking place on the Maltese islands. The Edward de Bono Institute will organise various interactive activities will take place during the day that are sure to engage the attending audience in a fun yet creative way.

3 – WCIW this year will come to an end with the award ceremony of the Social Innovation Challenge: Enable and Engage, a competition that was launched last year in collaboration with the Parliamentary Secretariat for the Rights of Persons with Disability and Active Ageing with the support of MAPFRE Middlesea and MSV Life.

More detail about activities organised during WCIW will be available on the Institute’s Facebook page Discover the Edward de Bono Institute. This page also offers information and updates about the courses on offer and activities of the Edward de Bono Institute. https://www.facebook.com/IoTM.uom/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf
Edward de Bono Institute at the University of Malta, Msida, Malta

Ven a vivir un dia ” Out of the Box “y conoce a los próximos graduados Thinkers en #designthinking . Participa en una sesión de las 09:00 a las 13:00 Pm y aprende la metodología que necesitas en tu organización. CUPO LIMITADO a 20 personas. Reserva tu lugar con la frase: yo quiero ser thinker al mail: cco@designthinking-institute.com . Evento sin Costo.

Come to live one day out of the box ” and meet the next graduate thinkers in #designthinking. Participated in a session of the 09:00 at 13:00 pm and learn the methodology that you need in your organization. Limited to 20 people. Book your place with the phrase, ” I want to be a thinker to the e-mail: cco@designthinking-institute.com. Event at no cost.
Design Thinking Institute, México City, Telmex Hub, México

We are celebrating WCIW2017 with Publications, Blogpost, Articles, Concours
ESI (Ecole des Sciences de L’Information), Rabat, Morocco @Hanaehs

We are contributing blog articles, new products, social media, new marketing campaigns. AZcreator is a global communication agency based on Rabat – Morocco.
AZcreator, Rabat, Morocco @azcreator

flag_of_nigeria-svgCreate Awareness via the radio Rythm 93.7fm Jos. Saturday, Monday Wednesday and Friday.
Creativity and innovative workshop.
Express your creativity. Practical session.
The workshop will be on 21st April 2017 by 11:00 am at Solomon Lar Amusement Park.Jos School of Creativity (a subsidiary Sure Success Consultancy),
Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria @muyiwafasakin

Product development (local food drying and packaging), community water recycling for agricultural use and sustainable public procurement in Nigeria.
Energy efficiency through the use of lower energy saving appliances to reduce consumption and increase the availability of power in Nigeria. Book development and new appliances renting strategies to reduce consumption I don’t need to buy an energy consuming appliance when you can rent it and save energy and cost of buying. Using social media (whats-up) in B2B business in Nigeria see before you buy with home delivery services. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria

Using my social media platforms to create awareness on WCIW2017, and promoting creativity on these platforms throughout the week to reach out to friends, family, colleagues, clients and partners through a variety of media like articles, videos, picture, animations, interviews etc.
creative edge africa, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria @mikespiration1

We are making a short film during World Creativity and Innovation Week that has been written by Northern Irish novelist and screen writer Colin Bateman and directed by me, Declan Keeney. This short live-action drama is designed to appeal to young people who are thinking about joining the paramilitaries not to do it. Once again a growing problem in our disadvantaged neighbourhoods. This cycle has to stop. We are using our creativity for positive community action. The film will be taken into these communities and screened followed by discussions with young people about the issues raised. It will also be available on social media to reach a wide audience. It’s using creativity for social change. Queen’s University Belfast/The Playhouse, Belfast, Northern Ireland @declankeeney

 Friday 21. April 2017 is the first official International Day for World Creativity. The shared universal energy of creativity at home, work, association, in the community and at the global level, will be celebrated. The art of eating together, and to celebrate the art of everyday creativity – and everybody is an artist.
360hubGlobal, Molde, Norway #creativitydayNorway

We have prepared a short video on creativity and innovation and also have posters and banners to educate and aware people about creativity and innovation. We will specifically celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Day-2017.
National Academy of Young Scientists (NAYS), Lahore, Pakistan @aftabnays

It is a pleasure to be able to participate once again in this great initiative around the world. We know that all efforts, although they sometimes seem small, have their positive reward and we are concentrating our endeavors into it.

I am attaching the press release containing the activities carried out in the framework of the World Creativity and Innovation Week. Gacetilla_Concurso de Innovación_CONACYT_Py2017





IGNITE 2017: Globe’s Education Innovation Conference is specially designed to inspire design thinking, innovation, and transformational change in our schools.poster-1-18-x-24-01-no-sponsors

A series of expert talks, workshops, exhibitions, and activities are carefully curated and customised to spark exciting fresh ideas and develop solutions suited to meet the needs and challenges of schools and the new generation of students. Together we #LeadTheWay. Globe Telecom, Manila, Philippines

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Helping with social media (RT and mentions) We are developing an open source magazine and we would like to keep in touch with people interested in this academical project. Follow us!!! @mcruzadaspt Universidade do Minho, Braga,  Portugal

This year we will:
–  run a week of creativity courses to help individuals and businesses to harness their creativity skills. We will also be sending monthly emails in support of WCIW, to promote the event and creativity.
Celebrate the creativity in the company of like-minded people with yummy home cooked food, and open mind people…

Torrance Center® is a Portuguese organization, which operates focusing on the 4 key skills to the 21st century for successful people and institutions: Creativity, Communication, Critical Thinking and Collaboration. We seek to achieve Excellence through creativity and emotional intelligence.

For the fifth consecutive year, Torrance Center® promotes Future Problem Solving Program International, all over Portugal, reaching children, youth and adults who want to become more creative and consequently be the ones who will promote innovation in our world/country!

We introduced also Destination Imagination nationwide in Portugal, promoting complementary creative and innovation skills among Portuguese children and students until university level.

These are yearlong programs/competitions based on the Creative Problem Solving process, and their Finals take place in September, with a partnership with Porto University, gathering each year about 500 creative Portuguese persons in a 3 days-long event.

During April 2017 will occur the Qualifying Problem, in which 50 teams, from all over Portugal, will analyze a Futuristic Case Study and develop an Action Plan based on Creative Problem Solving methodology. From 15th to 21st April, certificated creative evaluators will produce evaluation reports to every team who had submitted its Action Plan.

Torrance Center® develops each year a set of workshops and training sessions on Creativity and Creative Problem Solving. Since 2015, we participate in World Creativity and Innovation Week, with some creative acts planned for the week.
Torrance Center, Porto, Portugal

This is the second time, we celebrate Leonardo’s birthday and the creativity and innovation week in the MINDSHAKE House in Porto.

This year we open the week on the 15 of April (Easter Saturday and Leonardo’s 565 birthday) with the exposition “Leonardo’s Egg”. Designers, painters, photographers, jewelry designers, etc. will expose in total 33 EGGS which will be auctioned. But our visitors can’t get the artworks for money, but only by offering other products or services. In the end of the creativity week, on 22 of April, each author will get a list with all offers done for her/his EGG to choose the one he/she will accept.

Participants in the exposition are:
Alexandre Jacinto, Alex Pereira, Ana Menezes, André do Estaminé, Andrew Howard, António de Almeida Mattos, Áurea Praga & Katja Tschimmel, Braulio Roriz, Carlos Marques, Emílio Remelhe, Francisco Laranjo, Francisco Providência, Helena Cordeiro, Ícaro Pintor, Inês D’Orey, Inês Sobreira, Irena Übler, João Cruz, João Nunes, José Saraiva, Luis Gémeo, Mª Dulce & João R. Barata Feyo, Mariana Mattos, Marta Varzim, Miguel Bandeira, Né Santelmo & Pedro Leão, Nick Redgrave, Nicoló Galeazi, Patrícia Iglésias, Pedro Lobo, Sandra Barão Nobre, Susana Fernando, Teresa Dantas.

Although in general the names of the artists/designers are known, the author of each work is only revealed at the end of the auction. To see the 33 EGGs of Leonardo, on 15/4 have a look at https://www.facebook.com/mindshake.pt/

The week from 17 – 21 of April, the Mindshake House will be the home for several events: 3 workshops (Dragon Dreaming, Mind Mapping and Design Thinking), 2 Talkshaking evenings (about Childrens’ Creativity, and about the method of Cross Industry Innovation) and 1 Drinkshaking on the evening 21st to celebrate the end of the creativity week with the revelation of the authors of the 33 EGGs of Leonardo.

For the specific programme, consult our blog, facebook or Linked in:
MINDSHAKE, Porto, Portugal

I represent Design cel Mare, an NGO situated in Iasi, Romania. This week we initiated a Design Lab project, dedicated to an academic institution, with the purpose to promote design science.

We want to be part of this event, by creating a number of creative sessions at the two design labs already signed-up in the project: the Faculty of Arts and Design and the Faculty of Architecture, both from Iasi.

Design Lab and its partners will celebrate World Creative and Innovation Week by inviting students of the two main partners – The Faculty of Visual Arts and Design (www.arteiasi.ro) and The Faculty of Architecture, Iași – to take a step further in changing their surroundings, their city and the object they encounter daily but have flaws, or they know that can, be better designed or innovated.

We will provide feedback to their ideas and solutions and select the best ones for implementation with the help of a few local professionals and sponsors.

Furthermore, the entire week will be filled with discussions, interviews and sessions with designers, architects, representatives and professional groups of creatives that will tell us what does innovation mean to them and what are its benefits for the surrounding space, the environment. The entire project can be followed on designlaboratory.eu and on Facebook @designlaboratory.eu”

We will also share information about innovation, share what other countries are developing in the event and create awareness around the subject.
Design cel Mare, Iasi, Romania


We are Emapic, a technological initiative which arises from cartoLAB, the Cartography laboratory of the Investigation Group in Advanced Visualisation and Cartography in Architecture, Engineering and Urban planning of the Department of Mathematical Methods, located in the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería de Caminos, Canales y Puertos of the Universidad de Coruña.

Emapic tries to facilitate the representation on maps of the knowledge, opinions, and feelings of the citizens worldwide, respecting the privacy of their personal details.

Our proposal is to generate a map with the locations and opinions of participants in World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21, through geolocation methods, always with their authorization and confirmation.

With this survey, we will be able to visualize all the participants on the map: https://emapic.es/survey/7cqaN8Y

Please, feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Dveira at emapic.es @_emapic
Emapic, Galicia, Spain

Creativity is an individual’s ability to come up with something new and original, while innovation is the art of turning ideas into new and improved products, processes, and services. Both are different tools and complementary, so it is essential that companies promote a philosophy of creative and innovative management that allows them to develop both vertically and horizontally, achieving a competitive and differentiating value chain.

Starting from this premise, we must be aware that one of the keys to having an innovative and competitive production model lies in education. In the case of Spain, in order to achieve a “model change” we must address this aspect from the base, which is none other than the education of the young people who, after a time, will form the basis of the Spanish productive force.

In this context, on the occasion of the World Week of Creativity and Innovation, APD and the Xunta de Galicia organize the conference Creative schools, innovative companies, in which experts from the educational and business fields will debate and put on the table topics such as Promotion of creativity in the work environment with the ultimate aim of business innovation, the need for efficient adaptation of current students to the job market or the importance of promoting the incorporation and practice of creative thinking in the classrooms of education in Galicia , responding to the demands of the business world and the new economic context.

We are waiting for you next April 20 in the City of Culture of Santiago de Compostela.


Here is the program for the event: Semana Mundial de la Creatividad


APD (Asociación para el Progreso de la Dirección),
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

With posts and reports into the newspaper and in my blog A Duermevela.
El Correo Gallego, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain @aranchaserantes

Social innovation teaching for be free thinker. Designthinking Today, Lulea, Sweden



Book launch on April 21, “Innoveer Jezelf”
(Innovate Yourself)
Gijs van Wulfen


During WCIW 2017 week we plan to organize several events on:
– creativity, design thinking
– innovations and digital technologies
– music and art.

It will be a part of our University co-working activity and creation of creative industries clusters:

  • In Creativity section we’ll organize several workshops on STEAM and brainstorm new creative ideas (in the form of hackathon).
  • In Innovations and Tech section we’ll present digital innovations for urban entrepreneurship and smart cities, especially in the field of culture and heritage.
  • In Art section we’ll provide several workshops and music performances using vj-ing and video-mapping.

National University of Water Management and Environmental Engineering,
Rivne, Ukraine

We would like to celebrate our most innovative and creative part of Tawazun, the Tawazun Training Center students.  In coordination with the TTC we have chosen two students, Eng. Abdulla Al Moosa and Eng. Hamad Alkarbi who worked on a very creative and innovative project and they will be awarded Tawazun Innovators of The Year – 2017. So we are organizing an internal event where the students will do a demonstration of the project and then they will be awarded by our CEO H.E Saif Al Hajeri.
Tawazun, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates @tawazunholding

On the 21st April the University of Kent is opening its doors for you to experience first-hand how the University is bridging the gap between science, technology, and art.

Join us for a morning of innovation, creativity, and enterprise, with inspiring talks and workshops showcasing the University’s academic excellence and world-leading research.

For more information and to register your attendance please visit our event page on the link at the University of Kent.  University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

During WCIW we will publish Creative Academic Magazine #6 on the theme of ‘Exploring the Role of the Body in the Process of Creation’ guest edited by Lisa Clughen, Nottingham Trent University and facilitate an online discussion on the role of the Body in the Process of Creation on the #creativeHE platform. We welcome your involvement in this conversation. It’s a topic that is rarely discussed in higher education. Creative Academic, Global creativity hub for networking and resources, UK

Milton Keynes Primary Pupil Referring Unit, Milton Keynes, UK

Ignite Your Creativity Creative Supper Club as part of World Creativity & Innovation Week 2017

Thursday 20th April 2017
Dinner & Drawing
6.45pm – 9.45pm
BOOK – http://bit.ly/DandDApril17W_H_O_L_E

Treat yourself to a healthy, mega tasty & hands-on art making creative supper club.
With guest chef Hannah Kate-Meredith from the Meredith Siblings vegan wellbeing food company W_H_O_L_E

In the relaxed company of like-minded people, you will enjoy yummy home cooked food and experience the power of gentle & playful creative exercises and great conversation. The whole experience is designed to open you up to more everyday ways of being more open to create…

Spring is springing so what a perfect way to ignite your creativity! Dinner & Drawing is a creative supper club set up to create a more centred & down to earth way to combine the best of supper clubs & creative workshops…

Price for the event = £30* / Buy 2 tickets for yourself & a friend = £50
which includes a lovely home made meal, soft drinks, and all arty materials.
If you want to BYO.
* 10% from each booking is donated to The Hunger Project UK – creatively re-thinking world hunger. Open To Create, London, UK @opentocreate

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I will celebrate WCIW by offering a free webinar for writers called “Write Without the Fight,” and leading a discussion on social media and blogging about ways to resolve writer’s block, by understanding your creative thinking style and other aspects of your relationship to the creative process. To register for the webinar: https://decodingcreativity.leadpages.co/wwtf-webinar/
Decoding Creativity, Burbank, California @juliadecodes

Burble Creativity Inc. Rancho Cucamonga, California

Happy to be facilitating the celebration of World Creativity and Innovation Week at the Tides Thoreau Center in San Francisco April 17, Tuesday. No Bully and our collaborating 70 non-profits will be envisioning a world of compassion, creativity, and collaboration.
NoBully, San Francisco, California @NOBully_org

By sharing WCIW with the world! Checkiday.com @checkiday

Florida Film Academy, FL, US (here’s the link to their 2016 page http://flfilmacademy.com/creativity-week-2016/)and their partners:
-Florida Hospital Winter Garden
-Winter Garden Village shopping mall
-Royal Society of Arts
-Observer Media Group Florida
-Orlando Science Centre
-My Central Florida Family
-Drone Academy

Posting articles about how to Develop Creative Thinking Traits, Skills, Tools & Technologies each day and reposting ALL Facebook posts about WCIW and Development of Creative Thinking.
Cre8ng People, Places & Possibilities, Athens, Georgia

Here in Bloomington, IN we have proclaimed World Creativity & Innovation week since 2013. To kick this off Creative Indiana in collaboration with Ignite Bloomington and The Combine Entrepreneur & Innovator Conference held three days of coordinated events in preparation for World Creativity & Innovation Week. www.creativeindiana.org
Creative Indiana,
Bloomington, Indiana

Northwest Indiana is about to embark on World Creativity and Innovation Week 2017. What a week it will be as everyone is invited to “Dream BIG!”

The week will start on April 16 and run through April 22, 2017, according to Bill Halliar and Keri Marrs-Barron, event co-chairs. In addition, there will be other events that celebrate creativity and innovation throughout April. Most events are free and open to the public.

This year, the Center for Creative Solutions is focusing on innovative youth. (Remember, though, all events are open to adults!) The Center’s annual, community breakfast will be at the A. K. Smith Career Center (Elston School Cafeteria) on Friday, April 21, 2017, 8:00 a.m. The facility is located at 317 Detroit Street in Michigan City.

The Center for Creative Solutions will present the Tej Ram Gupta scholarships to three A. K. Smith Career Center students, in conjunction with Dr. Rakish and Bina Gupta and the B. R. Foundation of Michigan City. The awards are named after Ms. Gupta’s father, Tej Ram Gupta.

The Center for Creative Solutions will also present the CREO! to an individual or organization for demonstrating extraordinary efforts to promote an innovative culture in Northwest Indiana. Throughout the week, other adults and youth will be honored in poetry, songwriting and art contests.

Friday’s breakfast is open to the public and the suggested donation is $10.00. For reservations, contact the Center for Creative Solutions at 219-861-0955.

Another major event is being sponsored by the Lake Hills STEM Magnet Elementary School, 201 Ferguson Road, Michigan City, on Monday, April 17th. From 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., over 550 young Indiana innovators will share their innovative projects with the public. Families and community members of all ages are invited to this exciting– and free– event.

On Saturday, April 22nd, “Agriculture Days” will be featured at the La Porte County Fairgrounds in Pioneerland. From 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., “you and your family will learn about La Porte County farm life and will celebrate Earth Day. You will explore the one-room schoolhouse, a log cabin, a blacksmith shop and more. Both children and adults will have lots of fun participating in hands-on activities related to Earth Day and farm life,” according to Shelley Deutscher, event coordinator and Board member of the Center for Creative Solutions. This is another free, public event.

Here are additional events for the Northwest Indiana celebration:
Saturday, April 15, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
“Making Corn Husk Dolls” and “Like Birds in a Wind Storm,” video and commentary
Sponsored by the Southern Shores Art Association
Located at 724 Franklin Street, Michigan City

1:00 p.m.
Poetry Contest for area middle and high schools students
Sponsored by the Center for Creative Solutions and The Nest
Located at The Nest, 803 Franklin Street, Michigan City

Monday, April 17, 2017
3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Open house for Sparks Lab
Sponsored by the La Porte County Public Library
Located at the Main Branch of the library, 904 Indiana Avenue, La Porte

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Lake Hills STEM Magnet Elementary School student innovator projects

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.
“Fun Rock Art Project” for everyone, of all ages, to create a rock masterpiece
Sponsored by the La Porte County Visitors Center
Located 4073 South Franklin Street, Michigan City

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
“80/20 Engineering and Design,” presented by the Safe Harbor Club Inspire
Sponsored by Safe Harbor Club Inspire of Michigan City
Located at the Michigan City High School, 8466 West Pahs Road, Michigan City

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
“Co-Thrive, the Creative Possibilities of Time Banking” presentation
Presented by Kathy Sipple, creator, and coordinator of Co-Thrive
Located at Art Space, 717 Franklin Street, Michigan City

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
3:30 p.m.
Michigan City Robotics Team demonstration
Sponsored by the Michigan City Public Library
Located at the library, 100 North 4th Street, Michigan City

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Ozobots Coding and Programing presentation
Sponsored by Safe Harbor of Michigan City
Located at Lake Hills STEM Magnet Elementary School, 201 Ferguson Road, Michigan City

5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Song Writing Contest Auditions for high school students and adults
Sponsored by the Center for Creative Solutions ViVance Assai, inc. and La Porte County Visitors Center
Located at Art Space, 717 Franklin Street, Michigan City

Thursday, April 20, 2017
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Horticulture presentation
Sponsored by Safe Harbor of Michigan City
Located at Marsh Elementary School, 400 East Homer Street, Michigan City

5:00-8:00 p.m.
All Member Meeting with featured speaker, Sue Ellspermann, President, Ivy Tech
Community College
Sponsored by the Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana
Located at NIPSCO headquarters in Merrillville
Open to Society members only

Friday, April 21, 2017
8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Center for Creative Solutions’ annual, community breakfast
Saturday, April 22, 2017
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
“Agriculture Days” at the La Porte County Fairgrounds
Sunday, April 23, 2017
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Song Writing Contest Finals for high school students and adults
Located at Art Space, 717 Franklin Street, Michigan City

Saturday, April 29, 2017
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
“Create Your Superhero,” a cartooning class for all ages
Taught by Bill Halliar, a published artist, illustrator, writer and story teller
Sponsored by the Center for Creative Solutions and Patina
Located at Patina, 621 Franklin Street, Michigan City

In conjunction with all these events, a number of free, community exhibits will be featured in April.  All free, except as noted, they are:

“Showcase Gallery”
Display of area middle and high school students’ arts
Studios of the Franklin Street Arts District
617 Franklin Square, Michigan City

“World’s First Successful Submarine”
Old Lighthouse Museum
1 Washington Park Marina, Michigan City

Creative Art and Books Display
O’Gara & Wilson Booksellers
223 Broadway, Chesterton

Handmade Clothing and Accessories
Urban Soles
624 Franklin Street, Michigan City

622 Franklin Street, Michigan City

Art & Science Works
622 Franklin Street, Michigan City
Thursday, April 21, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Fused glass fusion!
Make a sun-catching, hanging glass window art
$25.00 for materials, instructions, and firing

Friday, April 21, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Blow giant bubbles and learn to use a bubble-making gizmo

Saturday, April 22, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Paper marbling water surface design
Use beautiful, swirling colors to create a one-of-kind work of art

For more information, go to centerforcreativesolutions.com, send an email to creativity52@comcast.net or telephone 219-861-0955.
Center for Creative Solutions, Michigan City, Indiana

New Mexico
A gathering to explore the role of creativity in, and for, outer space. InterGalactic Cultural Relations Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico

New York
WCIW 17 will be integrated into all of my courses and the course syllabus. PPCo’s (Pluses, Potentials, and Concerns) of involvement in WCIW proved that students empowered themselves with the planning out of WCIW week, something that many students shared they had never been asked to do. It’s a Beautiful thing! The actual act of creativity will emerge when  Spring 2017 begins. Erie Community College, Buffalo, New York

Each of my classes – two in Creative Leadership, one in Business did an activity to celebrate. They are posted @Jamry7 on Twitter. Will try to upload the BUS group audio on Facebook: Jo Yudess Buffalo State College, Kenmore, New York @Jamry7

On Friday, April 21st a gathering will occur at the International Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo State where individuals, headed by Kristen Peterson and Susan Keller-Mathers will begin a Wikipediathon. The intent is to update wikipedia pages to be more robust. Beginning with the founders (Osborn, Parnes and Noller), and moving to Creative Problem Solving and other pages, April 21st is set aside as a planning day to conceptualize and move forward with this contribution to the field. International Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo, New York @ICSCreativity

Join me for my talk, “With Creativity in Mind: Applying Design Psychology to Innovation-Driven Environments.” Admission is free, no reservations required.
Time: April 17, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
Place: FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology), Katie Murphy Amphitheater (corner of 27th Street and 7th Avenue)
Donald M. Rattner, AIA, New York, New York @donaldrattner

We are working hard to raise funds for the Creative Education Foundation and are holding a webinar called Launching your innovation Culture on April 20 to help large organizations build a permanent innovation culture.

I’ll also be sharing a series of innovation fostering videos, one each day during WCIW.

New & Improved, Paul Smiths, New York @gator_brain

Educators and community will be exploring ways to inspire greater innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurial thinking in schools and students. ICE Edcamp Rochester – April 12th. This free event will take place at the Creative Village Gate Square using an unconference model. Monroe 1 BOCES, Rochester, NY @ICEroc  http://bit.ly/ICE-edCamp-2017

World of Scouting Movement

Igoodea Creatives @IgoodeaCreative is celebrating World Creativity and Innovation Week by creating a Creativity City for the entire week of April 15th- April 21st.

Igoodea Creatives is a Creativity and Innovation organization in Miami University’s Institute of Entrepreneurship that strives to develop students into creative world changers.

According to Dr. Jim Friedman, Igoodea Faculty Advisor and Amber Hallmann, Igoodea Creative Director, this week will be a week unlike any other at Miami, impacting thousands of students on a daily basis. Creativity City will allow students to break the standard day-to-day of the Farmer School of Business (FSB) and provide events around the entire Miami University Campus In conjunction with FSB, the Institute of Entrepreneurship, and the freshman curriculum, this week will provide an opportunity for students to experience creativity through a variety of ways.

14 teams will contribute to The Creativity City and it will be open for 24 hours, for the entire 7 days of WCIW. Throughout the week there will be various structures and events allowing students, faculty and visitors to truly embrace their creative selves. Look for us on Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat throughout the entire week and engage with Igoodea on all platforms.
Miami University, Igoodea Creatives, Oxford, Ohio

Creative Aerobics is my act of creativity for WCIW2017.
Creative Aerobics is a radical new way to speed up the creative process through the technique of `creative aerobics’. This concept uses four mental exercises that develop elasticity between the left and the right brain – the analytical and creative sides – allowing them access to solutions outside their present problem-solving techniques.

Key features of this technique are: it is process driven; participative; increases productivity of ideas, without anxiety; and it is rooted in what participants do on a regular basis.

Along with two editions of a book, third one in the making, hundreds of professionals using it successfully, a TEDx talk has also been done on it. Creative Aerobics will be a fitting addition to the WCIW.
Penn State University, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA



Open minds, hearts, eyes to new ideas, new decisions, new actions: one week worldwide

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