WHAT: Creativity Forum is the annual thought leadership luncheon presented by the Bay Area Discovery Museum and its research division, the Center for Childhood Creativity. This year’s event features psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman, author of Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind, who will present his latest neuroscience and psychology research on developing and fostering creativity in children and adults. Following his talk, titled “The Science of Creativity,” there will be a moderated question and answer opportunity.
WHO: Scott Barry Kaufman, scientific director of the Imagination Institute in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania. He conducts research on the measurement and development of imagination, creativity and play.
WHEN: Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 12 – 1:30 p.m. Registration opens at 11 a.m. Lunch is served at 12 p.m.
WHERE: The Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason St., San Francisco, CA 94108
WHY: Creativity Forum puts the Bay Area Discovery Museum and Center for Childhood Creativity’s mission into action by promoting creative thinking as a critical 21st century skill. Funds raised at the event support the Museum’s work in early childhood education and efforts to close the achievement gap before it begins.
About the Bay Area Discovery Museum
The Bay Area Discovery Museum has been at the forefront of early childhood education for 25 years, welcoming millions of children, parents, and teachers to its iconic site at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge on 7.5 acres of National Park land in Sausalito, CA. As an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Museum’s mission is to ignite and advance creative thinking for all children. The Bay Area Discovery Museum is the only museum in the United States that combines a research division, a laboratory preschool, and comprehensive programming at the intersection of creativity development and STEM.