Sir Ken Robinson, author and engaging lecturer, is giving a free talk at the University of Saskatchewan this week.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
8:00pm – 10:00pm
Convocation Hall – University of Saskatchewan
An author of numerous bestselling books and government reports, Robinson has worked with governments, cultural organizations and Fortune 500 companies around the world.
He will be travelling to Saskatoon as the keynote speaker for the Gail Appel Lectureship in Literature and Fine Arts, presented annually through the College of Arts & Science at the U of S. His lecture, entitled “Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative,” is open to the public. A book signing will follow this event.
Sir Ken Robinson – Biography
In 1998, Robinson led a national commission on creativity, education and the economy for the UK government. All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education (The Robinson Report) was published to wide acclaim in 1999. He was the central figure in developing a strategy for creative and economic development as part of the Peace Process in Northern Ireland, working with the ministers for training, education enterprise and culture. The resulting blueprint for change, Unlocking Creativity, was adopted by politicians of all parties and by business, education and cultural leaders across the province.
In 2005, he was named as one of Time/Fortune/CNN’s ‘Principal Voices’. In 2003, he received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the arts. He speaks to audiences throughout the world on the creative challenges facing business and education in the new global economies. His new book, currently a New York Times Best Seller, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything (Penguin/Viking 2009) is being translated into eight different languages. To hear his TED talk on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG9CE55wbtY
He also gave a RAS Lecture
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