International Center for Studies in Creativity Hosts Annual Conference
Buffalo State College’s International Center for Studies in Creativity (ICSC) welcomes more than 75 alumni, creativity experts, and current students from across the globe to campus next week as the center hosts its annual Expert-2-Expert Conference May 17–19.
The conference, which will feature a variety of workshops and presentations on creative problem solving techniques, is designed to provide participants with an opportunity to learn from colleagues in a supportive environment.
“The conference provides an excellent opportunity for our alumni and other participants to test their theories and potentially new practices,” said Gerard Puccio, chair and professor of creative studies. “It is a safe place to receive honest feedback.”
Marci Segal, president of CreativityLand Inc., will offer the keynote address. An internationally recognized author, speaker, and consultant, she is Canada’s first accredited creativity specialist. CreativityLand has worked with corporations, associations, nonprofit organizations, and all levels of government to develop applications to assist their growth, productivity, and human resource and organizational development.
Featured presentations include:
- TRIZ: The Inspiration for Innovation
Featured presenters: Mansour Ashtiani and Richard Langevin
- Design Thinking: A Perfect Complement to CPS for Innovation Projects
Featured presenter: Helene A. Cahen
- FourSight Certification
Featured presenters: Gerard Puccio and Blair Miller
Presentations on day three of the conference will honor the late Mary Murdock, an associate professor of creative studies who died earlier this year.
For additional information on Expert-2-Expert, please contact conference manager Kristin Fields, 878-6223.