Who came to the 2010 Creativity World Forum?
Anyone who wanted to gather with innovate minds from around the world to gather and share ideas and best practices on commerce, culture, and education.
Creativity isn’t just for “creatives” anymore. It’s the driving force behind our greatest ideas, our most comprehensive solutions and our most profitable enterprises.
We attracted more than 2,500 registrants from 38 states and 18 countries over the three days of the event making this the largest Creativity World Forum ever. The total economic impact to the city of Oklahoma City was over $1.8 million.
Who and what was there?
- A lineup of amazing presenters guided the flow of creative dialogue
- 80 Showcase Organizations will exhibited their creativity to the world
- Hundreds of international delegates from the Districts of Creativity
- Over 2600 entrepreneurs, business leaders, technology experts, educators, scientists, artists, students and policy makers.
What was the 2010 Creativity World Forum?
With over 65 high-caliber speakers, the inaugural Creativity World Art Biennale, world class entertainment, and a Native American cultural experience, this forum was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – at an unbelievable value.
The 2010 Forum was aligned with Global Entrepreneurship Week and will be recognized as one of the Top Entrepreneurial Events in the World.
When and where was the 2010 Creativity World Forum?
It was held November 16-17, 2010 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. There were post-conference tours and exciting evening events. Please check the Schedule tab for more details.
Why was the 2010 Creativity World Forum important?
The World’s leaders know the future is all about creation and innovation. We must work to transform our world through creative initiatives which lead to a more entrepreneurial and vibrant economy along with a better quality of life for its citizens.
Through all these efforts we can: Work to prepare students for jobs that don’t yet exist…encourage innovation for technologies that haven’t been invented yet…in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.
For the first time ever, a conference specifically focused on creativity, was held in Oklahoma. “Why in Oklahoma?” you ask. Here are just a few reasons:
- Oklahoma has been named “The State of Creativity” by Sir Ken Robinson (an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity and innovation).
- Oklahoma’s transformative sky and open spaces have inspired generations of visual and other artists to create works of expressive beauty.
- As a center of America’s great frontier, Oklahoma has a legacy of exploration, courage, and resiliency, all hallmarks of creativity. For example, more astronauts were born in Oklahoma than any other state and our native son, John Bennett Herrington, a member of the Chickasaw Nation, was the first Native American in space.
- The land run in 1889 placed people of different backgrounds side by side where together they made the innovations needed to survive and thrive on our land. Oklahoma’s modern frontier is seen in the growing scientific branches of our biotechnology and research parks.
- Oklahoma’s vast natural resources have spawned business creativity in many forms. The nation’s largest independent natural gas and oil producer, Devon Energy, is located in the heart of our state, and Oklahoma-based oil company Kerr McGee transformed oil exploration with the first offshore drilling rig.
- Because Oklahoma is the ONLY North American member of Districts of Creativity, a collection of the world’s foremost regions on creativity and innovation.
How will this benefit me?
- Learn about new ways of doing things, new technology and new ideas to solve every day problems at your work, school or in your home.
- Be inspired to start a business, write a book or make important changes in your community—as many of the speakers you will hear have done.
- Become equipped with tools and knowledge about creating something of your very own… whether it is art, business or making your own dreams come true.