ProjecTHINK is pleased to announce the featured speakers for the inaugural innovation in learning conference taking place Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 8:30am to Noon at the Alfred R. Goldstein Library on the campus of Ringling College of Art and Design.
projecTHINK is the ultimate journey into the world of innovation and creativity in learning. Designed for educators, professionals and innovators interested in thinking outside of the box, projecTHINK challenges perceptions and jumpstarts creative sparks, from early education to lifetime learning.
Each year, we curate an eclectic collection of speakers who will share their work in deconstructing, reframing and pushing the boundaries of experiential learning. Each thought leader will share the how, why and what nows of their work and its impact on adapting and transforming the way we think about lifelong learning. We’re thrilled to announce this year’s Keynote Speaker and INVO8 Speakers.
Keynote Speaker – Nathan Schwagler
Co-Director, The Dali Museum Innovation Labs
Nathan Schwagler is a founding Co-Director of The Dalí Museum Innovation Labs, where he serves as lead program designer and executive facilitator. In addition to expert-level facilitation skills across a portfolio of Creative Problem Solving methodologies, Nathan is also a certified practitioner of LEGO Serious Play, and is a certified administrator of both the Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile and the creative problem solving preference measure, FourSight (utilized by organizations including: NIKE, Pfizer, GOOGLE, Disney, HP, IBM, Kra, and L’oreal, and academic institutions including: MIT, Stanford, and Harvard). Before joining the Museum, Nathan served as the nation’s first Business School “Creative-In- Residence” at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, where he designed and delivered courses on Creativity and Innovation and New Venture Creation.
SRQ INOV8 Speaker Line Up
Jacqueline Lloyd Smith MA, MBA, (ATR), (CMC)
Director of Fun, Strategic Play Group Ltd. and
Master Trainer in LEGO®SERIOUS PLAY® Methods
As a successful entrepreneur, Jacquie started her first business at age nineteen and today she continues to grow the global brand StrategicPlay®. With an interesting educational background in the arts, psychology, and innovation, she now focuses her energy on helping others by revolutionizing how they think to solve messy problems and to improve their business functions. For years Jacquie worked as a licensed partner with the LEGO® Group in Denmark, where she was trained and then became a trainer for the company in the method LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®. In 2009, Jacquie was appointed to the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® training board, and is a Master Trainer, trained by the LEGO® Group to deliver facilitator training in LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®.
Janice Francisco, CEO, BridgePoint Effect and
Certified FourSightTM Facilitator and Administrator
Operating at the intersection of learning, change, creativity and innovation, Janice brings clarity to innovation for organizations that are struggling to define and bring action to their innovation initiatives. She helps her clients build teams of “innovation champions” who understand the value innovation brings to the organization, and have the eagerness, confidence, skills and creativity to drive results. Janice speaks internationally on applied creativity, and has developed expertise on building innovation cultures within government. She works with clients in the public, private, Fortune 500 and non-profit sectors.
Cameron J. Camp PhD., Director of Research and Development,
Center for Applied Research and Dimentia
Cameron J. Camp, Ph.D., is a noted psychologist specializing in applied research in gerontology and gives workshops on designing cognitive and behavioral interventions for dementia internationally. These interventions are all designed to reduce challenging behaviors and increase the level of functioning of persons with dementia. He has co-authored three college textbooks and published over 150 peer-reviewed articles and chapters. Dr. Camp is a Fellow and past-president of Division 20 (Adult Development and
Aging) of the American Psychological Association, a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, and a Charter Member of the Association for Psychological Science. His research has been funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, and the national Alzheimer’s Association.
Dr. Cyndi Burnett, Associate Professor,
International Center for Studies in Creativity
Dr. Cyndi Burnett is an Associate Professor at the International Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo State. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater, a Master of Science in Creativity, and a Doctorate of Education in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning; all of which she uses to help ignite creativity around the world. Her research interests include: the use of creative models and techniques with children, creative thinking in higher education, and current trends in creativity. Her work includes projects such as: working with educators to bring creative thinking into the classroom, connecting communities of creative thinkers via social media and designing and running a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Everyday Creativity. Dr. Burnett is devoted to creating engaging lessons in education.
An invigorating morning of innovative thinking and interactive collaboration await you at SRQ MEDIA’S inaugural projecTHINK Conference hosted at the Ringling College of Art and Design’s award-winning Alfred R. Goldstein Library on Saturday February 10, from 8:30am-12:00pm.
Space is limited, purchase tickets online at srqprojecthink.com.
For more information please contact Associate Producer of Marketing, Events and Programs, Madeline Crotts at firstname.lastname@example.org or 941-365-7702 x221.