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Creative Oklahoma Presents the 2013 State of Creativity Forum

Creative Oklahoma is proud to announce the 2013 State of Creativity Forum will take place Nov. 19 at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City. The State of Creativity Forum is an annual event dedicated to promoting and influencing innovation in Oklahoma and around the world.

Creative Oklahoma invites you to join innovators and entrepreneurs, educators and students, policy makers, business leaders, technology experts and trailblazers as they participate in this memorable event full of inspiration and collaboration.

The Forum is projected to have over 1,200 attendees with many creative and innovative corporations, educational institutions, and civic organizations represented from around the world.

The Creativity Forum attracts a diverse attendance population each year. Participants and speakers come from across the U.S. and the globe to take part in this event. Confirmed keynote speakers for this years’ Forum include Brad Moore, CEO of Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions, Nancy Kanter, Senior VP of Disney Junior Worldwide, and Peter Sims, co-founder of FuseCorps and author of “Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries.” Many other speakers have been confirmed for workshop sessions and other presenting roles throughout the day.

This Forum is an important and influential opportunity for entrepreneurs, university students, and business leaders to network and communicate with each other about the growing global creative economy.

Creative Oklahoma is encouraging individuals to recognize their innate talents and creativity, bringing those gifts passionately into boardrooms, school rooms, parish halls, and city halls. Creative ideas will drive the economic and social change so critical to our survival. This Forum provides innovators and entrepreneurs a chance to communicate and share not only their ideas, but also their hopes and dreams for the growing creative economy.

Our 21st century interconnected global economy is an economy built on ideas. The next new ideas will drive corporate profitability, entrepreneurial growth, and solutions to some of the most serious health, environmental, and social issues facing the human race. Yet, there is a disconnect between how educational systems are preparing young people for this fast-paced change and the needs of the workforce and society for creative thinkers, inventors, and entrepreneurs.

In conjunction with the 2013 State of Creativity Forum, cSchool, a program of Creative Oklahoma to advance deeper creativity and innovation learning, will be presenting two half-day workshops on Nov. 18 as a pre-Forum offering. These workshops are focused on developing the “creative community” and attendees will have the option of taking both half-day sessions with lunch or each half-day session individually. The morning session will be co-presented by Oklahoma-based cSchool experts and the afternoon session will be taught by James Nave, utilizing his “Imaginative Storm” methodology in community development.

The individual early-bird registration cost of the Forum is $195, and student tickets are $95 each. In order to keep the ticket price affordable, Creative Oklahoma seeks sponsorships to off-set the full cost of the event. Businesses, educational institutions, foundations, and individuals have the opportunity to become sponsors for the forum which includes recognition and amenities prior to and during the Forum. Information on sponsorship can be found by contacting creativeoklahoma@stateofcreativity.com.

About Creative Oklahoma: Established in 2006, Creative Oklahoma is a statewide nonprofit organization advancing Oklahoma’s creative economy through creativity and innovation. Our mission is to establish Oklahoma as a world-renowned center of creativity and innovation in education, commerce and culture. The organization transforms the State of Oklahoma through projects and collaborative ventures that help develop a more entrepreneurial and vibrant economy and an improved quality of life for its citizens. For more info, see www.stateofcreativity.com.