International Conference in Athens: Creativity & Innovation

3 - 4 October 2012

Hilton Hotel Athens, 46, Vassilissis Sofias Avenue, 115 28 Athens, Greece

Unlike most conferences on this topic, our approach will be creative and innovative itself in exploring the challenges of this new reality for all organisations, and posing the questions they raise. We are all committed to making the event content rich and outcome focused – as well as stimulating and enjoyable.

Who is it for?

We are all coming to terms with the fact that the world has become vastly different over recent years. Political, social, economic and competitive change has had significant effects on organisations, work, education, opportunity and prosperity. Clearly difficult challenges exist – which demands that organisations do things differently.

Any executive must face this reality with new success factors. A better capacity for innovation, and being able to create, adapt, initiate and implement ideas and solutions are critical for improving society, organisations and what individuals contribute.

Overview

Unlike most conferences on this topic, our approach will be creative and innovative itself in exploring the challenges of this new reality for all organisations, and posing the questions they raise. We are all committed to making the event content rich and outcome focused – as well as stimulating and enjoyable.

Content

These are the conference themes.

Session I Creative and Innovative Environments (led by Charles Landry)

How do we ensure our societies stimulate creativity and innovation? What must we do better?

Session II Creative and Innovative Organisations (led by Professor George Day)

What must we do to enable organisations to get the most out of people? What must we stop doing?

Session III Creative and Innovative People (led by Professor Adrian Furnham)

How do we find, manage and motivate them – and prevent the ‘maverick’ syndrome?

Session IV Building Collaborative Organisations (led by Dr William Isaacs)

Increasingly, organisations will not have all the answers – and sharing resource, research and people will lead to all-round benefit.