Bridging Great Ideas to Entrepreneurial Success Charles Nelson, II, President & Co-Founder, Sprinkles Cupcakes Candace Nelson, Founder & Pastry Chef, Sprinkles Cupcakes
The global cupcake phenomenon began with an idea by Candace and Charles Nelson, II, co-founders of Sprinkles Cupcakes. Charles, a 2013 Oklahoma Creativity Ambassador, and Candace, a TV regular on the “Cupcake Wars,” will talk about their entrepreneurial success.
Does Creative Thinking and Innovation Fuel Our Economy? David Goldstein, Author, Creative You: Using Your Personality Type To Thrive Brad Moore, President, Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions Charles Nelson II, President & Co-Founder, Sprinkles Cupcakes Candace Nelson, Founder & Pastry Chef, Sprinkles Cupcakes Cathy Tripodi, Senior Vice President, Council on Competitiveness Dan Maloney, CEO & Co-founder, Tailwind
Join David Goldstein as he facilitates an intriguing conversation with corporate and entrepreneurial leaders sharing their perspectives on how important creative thinking and innovation is to our economic growth and well-being.
Creative Ideas Transforming Communities David Burkus, Author, The Myths of Creativity Peter Sims, Co-Founder/Director, Fuse Corps Jennifer Anastasoff, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Fuse Corps Justine Rukeba Mbabazi, Author, This is Your Time, Rwanda Mick Cornett, Mayor, City of Oklahoma City
The most sought after regions for livability are those brimming with creative energy and new ideas fostering entrepreneurial start-ups and solutions to societal problems. Join co-founders of FuseCorps, Peter Sims and Jennifer Anastasoff, for a conversation with Oklahoma City’s mayor, Mick Cornett, and Rwandan author, Justine Mbabazi, as they explore how creative ideas have reshaped both an American city and an African nation.
Bridge Conversation—What New Research Tells Us About the Role of Creativity & Learning Dr. Rex Jung, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, University of New Mexico Dr. Ben Michaelis, Clinical Psychologist James Catterall, Professor Emeritus, UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies Dr. Michael Raiber, President, Oklahoma Music Educators Association Dr. Stephen McKeever, Secretary for Science and Technology, State of Oklahoma
New scientific evidence about the human brain, how we learn, and the impact that stress and fear-based environments have on our learning capacities and mental health is shared by researchers and scientists who have been studying the field of creativity and learning for many years.
Bridge Conversation—The Bridge from Education to 21st Century Learning Dennis Cheek, Executive Director, National Creativity Network Robert Sommers, Oklahoma Secretary of Education & Workforce Development, State Director, Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education Valerie Greenhill, Chief Learning Officer, EdLeader21 Dr. Peter Gamwell, Superintendent, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board Jean Hendrickson, Executive Director, Oklahoma A+ Schools Nikhil Goyal, Author, School on Trial Derek Brown, Managing Director, Actorshop Ltd
Over the last 200 years, education of America’s children has been largely defined by the continuance of the 19th century Industrial Age model with classrooms lining up students in rows to memorize and regurgitate facts. Today’s societal and complex economic issues demand new solutions and training children to learn in ways that encourage idea generation, invention, and entrepreneurial thinking. This august group of national and international experts explores where education is today and where it is heading.