Creativity Forum 2016
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Thank you for attending Creativity Forum on March 3 at The Fairmont San Francisco! We hope you enjoyed psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman’s presentation on how to develop and foster creativity in children.
With your support, we were able to raise more than $350,000 to put the Bay Area Discovery Museum and Center for Childhood Creativity’s mission into action by promoting creative thinking as a critical 21st century skill. Your generous donation supports our work in early childhood education and our efforts to close the achievement gap before it begins. Because of you, thousands of Bay Area children will get to visit the Museum and experience research-based learning that promotes creativity.
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“The Science of Creativity”
The Bay Area Discovery Museum hosted Creativity Forum on March 3 in San Francisco. Creativity Forum featured a discussion with psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman, author of Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind, about what the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology tell us about cultivating creativity. Following the talk, Victoria Barret, Chair of the Museum’s Board of Trustees, moderated a question and answer session with Kaufman.
About Scott Barry Kaufman
Scott Barry Kaufman is scientific director of the Imagination Institute in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania. He conducts research on the measurement and development of imagination, creativity and play. He is host of The Psychology Podcast, co-founder of The Creativity Post, and he writes the blog Beautiful Minds for Scientific American. Kaufman’s latest book, Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind, was released in December 2015.
About Victoria Barret
Victoria Barret is a marketing consultant for early-stage technology start ups. Previously she spent over a decade writing in-depth stories for Forbes magazine about technology trends and the industry's most influential executives including Bill Gates and Marc Benioff. She also appeared weekly on the nationally-syndicated television show “Forbes on Fox” to discuss policy and economic issues. Prior to Forbes, she was a reporter for BusinessWeek in Boston and TIME magazine in Paris. Victoria is a graduate of Wellesley College. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and their three sons. She is chair of the Board of Trustees at the Bay Area Discovery Museum.
About Creativity Forum
Every year, the Bay Area Discovery Museum and its Center for Childhood Creativity present Creativity Forum, a sold-out thought leadership luncheon for educators, parents, business leaders and the research community. Creativity Forum supports the Museum’s efforts to close the achievement gap before it begins and puts our mission into action by promoting creative thinking as a critical 21st century skill.