WHAT: Creativity Forum is the annual fundraiser and thought leadership luncheon presented by the Bay Area Discovery Museum and its research division, Center for Childhood Creativity. This year’s event features keynote speaker Jane McGonigal, a world-renowned designer of alternate reality games and author of New York Times bestseller SuperBetter. In her presentation “The Power of a Gameful Mindset,” McGonigal will look at how we can help kids maximize the creativity-boosting skills they develop playing games and apply them in their everyday lives. Following her talk, there will be a moderated question and answer opportunity.
WHO: Jane McGonigal, Director of Game Research & Development for the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto. She creates games designed to solve real problems and improve players’ real lives, and has created games for organizations such as the World Bank, the New York Public Library, the American Heart Association, and the International Olympics Committee.
WHEN: Friday, March 10, 2017 from 12 – 1:30 p.m. Registration opens at 11 a.m. Lunch is served at 12 p.m.
WHERE: The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, 600 Stockton St., San Francisco, CA 94108
WHY: Funds raised at Creativity Forum support the Bay Area Discovery Museum’s work to provide early learning experiences that inspire and build creative problem solving skills in children, transforming the way they learn and contribute to the world.
MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES: Interview, photo and video opportunities with Jane McGonigal, as well as experts on early childhood development from the Bay Area Discovery Museum and the Center for Childhood Creativity. Attendees will include educators, researchers, industry thought leaders, socialites, and philanthropists.
About the Bay Area Discovery Museum
The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a children’s museum in Sausalito that applies the latest research to develop early learning experiences that inspire and build creative problem solving skills in children, transforming the way they learn and the way they contribute to the world. As an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the museum provides STEM-focused, inquiry-driven experiences that develop creativity and conceptual thinking, critical components of problem solving. BayAreaDiscoveryMuseum.org