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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 For more information, contact Lange at or 307-766-6340, or Sheridan-Rabideau at

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

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