Creativity Forum 2016

The Science of Creativity

March 3, 2016
Registration begins at 11 a.m. 
Luncheon 12 - 1:30 p.m.
The Fairmont San Francisco

Join the Bay Area Discovery Museum in our 25th anniversary year for a discussion with psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman, following the release of his newest book 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, will moderate a question and answer opportunity.


Listen to last year’s Creativity Forum on How to Spark Innovation and Creative Thinking in Children and Why This Matters for Success Later in Life.


Levels of Support

For more information about joining Host Committee or purchasing a table, please contact Elizabeth Friedrich at (415) 339-3958 or efriedrichbadmorg.

For more information about corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact Julia Russell at (415) 339-3968 or jrussellbadmorg.

Unable to attend Creativity Forum? You can still donate to the Museum and fund our mission to ignite and advance creative thinking for all children. Click here

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.

Listen to Last Year’s Creativity Forum

Creativity Forum 2015 featured Daniel Pink, author of A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers will Rule the Future, and Tony Wagner, Expert in Residence at Harvard University’s Innovation Lab, in a conversation about How to Spark Innovation and Creative Thinking in Children and Why This Matters for Success Later in Life. Click here to listen.



Donate to Creativity Forum

If you cannot attend Creativity Forum but would still like to donate to the Museum's mission, click the button below or contact Major Gifts Officer, Lea Wood, at (415) 342-6372 or lwoodbadmorg.

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