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International Creativity Summit: Are You Ready for the Imagination Age?

  • August Wilson Center Downtown Pittsburgh (map)

The New Culture of Creativity:
From the Information Age to the Imagination Age

Moderated by Kim Chestney
Author and Founding Director, CREATE! Festival + Mystic Studios

What comes after the Information Age? As we approach the singularity, assets like creativity, intuition and innovation are becoming the new holy grail of cultural and technological progress. Join us for a talk on what that means, and how we can prepare for the next era.

Emmai Aliquiva, CEO of Ya Momz House Pittsburgh, PA
Emmai is an Emmy Award-winning film director, composer and mentor known for his
impact across mixed-media art platforms. 

Jesse Schell, CEO & Founder, Schell Games, Pittsburgh PA
Jesse Schell leads a team of more than one hundred people who strive to make the world’s greatest educational and entertainment games. Jesse also serves as Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Entertainment Technology at Carnegie Mellon University and is the author of the award-winning book The Art of Game Design.
Jody Fisher, Chief Wonderer,, Pittsburgh, PA
Jody is a workshop designer, facilitator and trainer, specializing in creative thinking.
Jonathan Glus, Director of Cultural and Creative Economy, Sacramento, California
Jonathon moved to Sacramento after serving as CEO at the Houston Arts Alliance and Executive Director of Arts and Culture with the City of Pasadena.
Susan Soroko, Director of Creative Economy, Arlington, Virginia
Susan is the Director of Creative Economy in the Department of Economic Development of Arlington County, Virginia and co-leader of the national Creative Economy Coalition.