Annual Florida Creativity Conference drives innovators from around the country and world to Sarasota


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15th Annual Florida Creativity Conference
Grow Your Creativity in Sarasota, Florida: March 23-25, 2018

SARASOTA, FL. (February 16, 2018) – Grow Your Creativity is the theme of the 15th Annual Florida Creativity Conference which will take place March 23-25 in Sarasota, Florida.

“The importance of growing human creativity at this time in the 21st century cannot be overestimated with innovation being recognized as an essential for business leaders, entrepreneurs, and educators,” said Hedria Lunken Saltzman, internationally known deliberate creativity facilitator and Florida Creativity Conference Co-Chair.

This year the Conference, which attracts novice and seasoned creative, is offering 50 workshops and presentations by a who’s who of presenters from 9 states in addition to Colombia, South America, The Netherlands, and Canada.

This highly interactive event offers participants the opportunity to learn from experts in innovation and creative problem solving, as well as expressive creativity. Participants will leave with a widely expanded network of creative connections as well as innovative strategies for actualizing ideas and fueling imagination and creativity.

Innovation catalysts Lee Kitchen, a 30-year Disney veteran, and Josh Mahaney, a member of Orlando Magic’s Innovation Lab team, will deliver a keynote designed to shake up old concepts of creativity with their interactive program: “CPS: Creating Purposeful Spontaneity.”

Since 2013, this conference has been presented in partnership with the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee and Florida Studio Theatre. It is made possible by volunteers and supporters of the Florida Creativity Alliance, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to developing creativity in ways that make a positive difference in people’s lives, communities, and the world. Sponsorship donations allow us to expand the conference, offer discounts to educators, and offset the costs of high school and college students with a passion for creativity and innovation who want to attend.


Venue Details/Dates

Friday-Saturday, March 23-24, 2018: University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee Campus, 8350 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236

Sunday, March 25, 2018: Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N. Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

Attendees can choose to attend all three days, any two days, or one day.

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