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Vote for Our Panel at SXSWedu: Preserving Creativity with Intentionality

By: Andrea Oliveira

Show your support of Destination Imagination and creative learning by voting for our SXSWedu 2017 panel proposal!

The four-day annual SXSWedu Conference & Festival in Austin, Texas has just opened its PanelPicker, allowing the public to provide feedback, vote on their favorite submissions and help shape the programming for its 2017 event.

About our panel: Preserving Creativity with Intentionality

We’re excited to announce we’ve submitted the panel session, Preserving Creativity with Intentionality, with a fantastic group of educators, innovators, leaders and visionaries: Dr. Ronald Beghetto of the University of Connecticut, Lizabeth Fogel of The Walt Disney Company, Dr. Steven Paine of BrightBytes and Stephan Turnipseed of Destination Imagination, Inc. Our panel will discuss:

  1. Why creativity is one of the most important skills necessary to thrive in the 21st century workforce and key to economic growth and development.
  2. What is causing creativity to dwindle among the K-12 student populace, especially when all young persons are born creative?
  3. How we can foster and preserve individual creativity with intentionality in a new opportunity provided by ESSA.

With more than 1,300 session ideas submitted this year, we’d appreciate your vote and support so our expert panelists can share at SXSWedu the main drivers behind today’s creativity crisis and discuss how project-based learning methods can play a major role in teaching creativity as well as help children remain creative throughout their entire pre-K-12 experiences.

So how do you vote, you ask?

Participating in the voting process is simple.

  1. Visit: sxsw.com and login or create a free account.
  2. Once logged in, go to the “Search/Vote” section and look for our proposal title, “Preserving Creativity with Intentionality.” Or, go directly to our proposal here: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/62645 
  3. Click the “thumbs up” button (on the left, under “Cast Your Vote”). You can also leave a public comment on our proposal.
  4. If you’re feeling extra generous with your time, please tell your friends and colleagues and/or spread the word about the need for Preserving Creativity with Intentionality on your social media channels.

Voting is open through Friday, September 2. There’s plenty of time to vote, so tell your friends and colleagues!