UW to Host Three-Day Creativity Conference
February 12, 2009 — The University of Wyoming will host a three-day conference Feb. 24-26 focusing on ingenuity through education.
Through scholarly talks, panel discussions, performances and hands-on workshops, Teaching Creativity will investigate how 21st-century education must prepare students to move meaningful projects from vision to fruition.
The conference, which will include speakers from 17 states and three countries, opens with a keynote address by UW President Tom Buchanan and colleagues Michael Lange, Peter Parolin and Mark Sheridan-Rabideau at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.
"The University of Wyoming is committed to playing a leading role in the national conversation about repositioning curiosity, creativity and collaboration at the center of public education," says Sheridan-Rabideau.
The conference's other highlights include a keynote address by Richard E. Miller, titled "This is How We Dream: New Media Composition for the Masses," at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the Fine Arts Center concert hall, and a conference-closing concert by Gabriel Alegria's Afro-Peruvian Sextet at 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26 in the Wyoming Union ballroom.
Also, Sheridan College President Kevin Drumm will lead a panel of innovative social entrepreneurs and UW professor Kent Drummond will lead a panel of successful UW alumni entrepreneurs.
Teaching Creativity is free and open to the public. For a complete schedule of events, go to the Web site at www.newhumanities.org. For more information, contact Lange at firstname.lastname@example.org or 307-766-6340, or Sheridan-Rabideau at email@example.com.
Individuals with disabilities needing accommodations should contact Lange at (307) 766-6340.
Renowned jazz artist Eddie Henderson will among guests during the University of Wyoming Teaching Creativity Conference. He will be featured in "This is How We Dream," at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center concert hall and also at the "Moments w/ Creative Minds" session Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Wyoming Union ballroom.
Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2009