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Creativity Forum 2014

Featuring Tim Brown, CEO & President of IDEO 

"Today's kids, tomorrow's innovators: How success in an innovative workforce demands creative thinking." 

Friday, February 7, 2014

The Ritz Carlton Hotel
600 Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA

Proceeds from Creativity Forum support our mission to ignite and advance creative thinking for all children. 

Listen to the full podcast of Tim Brown's talk.

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KGO-TV Interview with Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO, at Creativity Forum 2014


About Creativity Forum

Creativity Forum puts the Museum’s mission into action by promoting creative thinking as a critical 21st century skill.  Previous event speakers have included pediatrician Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg, entrepreneurship expert Tina Seelig, author Daniel Pink, Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist Steve Wozniak, and creativity in education leader Sir Ken Robinson. Funds raised at the event support the Museum’s work in early childhood education, from on-site exhibitions, programs and community outreach to our Center for Childhood Creativity’s professional development and research initiatives.

About Tim Brown

Tim Brown is CEO and president of IDEO. He frequently speaks about the value of design thinking and innovation to business people and designers around the world. He participates in the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and his talks Serious Play and Change by Design appear on

An industrial designer by training, Tim has earned numerous design awards and has exhibited work at the Axis Gallery in Tokyo, the Design Museum in London, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He takes special interest in the convergence of technology and the arts, as well as the ways in which design can be used to promote the well-being of people living in emerging economies.

Tim advises senior executives and boards of Fortune 100 companies and has led strategic client relationships with such organizations as the Mayo Clinic, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, and Steelcase. He is a board member of the Mayo Innovation Advisory Council and the Advisory Council of Acumen Fund, a nonprofit global venture fund focused on improving the lives of the poor. Additionally, he writes for the Harvard Business Review, The Economist, and other prominent publications. His book on how design thinking transforms organizations, Change by Design, was released by HarperBusiness in September 2009.

Tim maintains a blog on the subject of design thinking at

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