The keynote speaker at the ICAM conference was Sir Ken Robinson and quite possibly one of the best presenters I have ever heard. He presented for two hours and had the entire audience captivated with his skillful presentatin and dry wit. His British sense of humor was well received and presented a very powerful message about educating students on creativity, imagination, and innovation.
His presentation was focused on his books, “The Element,” and “Out of Their Minds.” No! I don’t get commission on marketing his books:-)
The following are some of the quotes from his presentation:
“Diversity is the pulse of human achievement.”
“Life is not linear.”
“We need people who can think differently.”
“We live in a world that is culturally challenged.”
“Imagination is the root of innovation.”
“Anticipate the future: don’t predict it.”
“We are born with a capacity to be literate and creative.”
“If you’re serious about leading a culture of innovation, everyone and everyting need to be involved.”
“It’s not HOW creative you are, but how YOU are creative.”
“The role of a leader is not about control, it’s about climate control.”
Source: Sir Ken Robinson, 2012 ICAM Conference, San Diego, CA., May 2, 2012.
It’s worth taking a look at the following link for one of his presentations: