Creativity Week Keynote Event: Keith Sawyer: Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity -- CANCELLED

Due to the inclement weather forecast and the University’s closure on Tuesday, March 14, many of the events scheduled for March 13-15 with the theme “Celebrating Creativity,” including tonight's poetry workshop with Professor Janet Kaplan and those featuring choreographer Twyla Tharp and author Keith Sawyer, have been canceled. The Hofstra Cultural Center is working on rescheduling them for a future date. Visithofstra.edu/creativity for updates.

Events that are proceeding as scheduled are:

·        Today, March 13, 3-4 p.m., 3-D Printing Workshop at Room 106 Calkins Hall from 3-4 p.m., sponsored by Student Computing Services. Watch a 3-D printer in action and get a printout to take home.

·        Thursday, March 16, 10 a.m.-4 pm. Hofstra-CPXi Venture Challenge Semifinal Round and NYS Business Plan Competition Qualifying Round at the IdeaHUB, 2nd Floor, Axinn Library.

The Wednesday, March 15, “Great Writers, Great Readings” event featuring A. Van Jordan at 6:30 p.m. will be announced depending on that day’s weather conditions.

 

Hofstra Cultural Center presents Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity by Keith Sawyer. Keith Sawyer, Morgan Distinguished Professor in Educational Innovations at UNC’s School of Education, speaks about his book Zig Zag, a science-backed method to maximize creative potential in any sphere of life. With the prevalence of computer technology and outsourcing, new jobs and fulfilling lives will rely heavily on creativity and innovation. Sawyer draws from his expansive research of the creative journey, exceptional creators, creative abilities, and world-changing innovations to create an accessible eight-step program to increase anyone’s creative potential. Sawyer reveals the surprising secrets of highly creative people (such as learning to ask better questions when faced with a problem), demonstrates how to come up with better ideas, and explains how to carry those ideas to fruition most effectively.

 

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

Creativity Week investigates innovation and creativity across multiple disciplines -- science, computing, business, the arts, and medicine -- and through diverse activities and events that include keynote addresses by choreographer Twyla Tharp and psychologist Keith Sawyer, hands-on workshops, scholarly presentations, and artistic performances.

Monday - Friday, March 13-17, 2017

For a full list of events, go to Creativity Week at Hofstra University webpage

 

Creativity Week is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required for all events. To register visit Creativty Week events registration

 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Cost:

Free

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Cultural Center Theater - Leo A. Guthart
Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
USA


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Phone: 516-463-5669
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