Time: Friday November 30, 2012 10:00 a.m.
Sir Ken Robinson is an internationally renowned expert in the field of creativity and innovation in business and education, his visionary consultancy skills employed by governments, major corporations and cultural organizations worldwide.
Born in Liverpool, he gained a Ph.D. from the University of London for research into drama and theatre in education. He was the principal author of “The Arts in schools: Principles, Practice and Provision”, a standard text in the UK and around the world. From 1985-1989 he was director of The Arts in Schools Project, a major UK initiative to improve the teaching of the arts, and in 1998 was appointed by the British government to chair the National Advisory Committee on Creative and Cultural Education, the largest ever inquiry into the importance of creativity in education and the economy.
An inspirational business speaker and workshop leader, he was named European Business Speaker of the Year in 2000. His latest book, Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative, was published by Wiley-Capstone.
In June 2003 Queen Elizabeth II knighted him for his outstanding achievements as a writer, speaker and leader in creativity, the arts and education.