GS01 KEYNOTE: Stimulating Creativity and Innovation in Your Organization
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Tuesday, June 20
Harbor Island Ballroom
Mobile, video, and games are just a few of the methods that have disrupted the world of organizational learning in recent years. In a constantly changing environment, how does an individual stay innovative? How do you balance the technical knowledge needed to understand new technologies with the creative energy required to explore what these technologies make possible? In this energetic opening session, you will learn how artist Liza Donnelly handles the challenges of maintaining innovation in a state of constant change, and how she deals with a common problem experienced in any creative field: what to do when you’re stumped at coming up with new ideas. Ms. Donnelly will share the tips and tricks she has learned in 30-plus years as a cartoonist for The New Yorker magazine, including how to get out of a rut, how to redirect thinking in response to change, how to disrupt via innovation, and how to inspire creativity in your work.
The New Yorker
Liza Donnelly is a contract cartoonist and writer with The New Yorker magazine, where she has been drawing cartoons about culture and politics for over 30 years. She is also a columnist and cartoonist for Forbes.com, a contributing cartoonist on CBS This Morning, and a featured weekly political cartoonist for Medium; her writing and cartoons have appeared in Politico, The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, The Washington Post, and Salon. Ms. Donnelly is a cultural envoy for the US State Department and travels the world speaking about freedom of speech, cartoons, and women’s rights. She has also spoken at TED events, the United Nations, and The New Yorker Festival. She is the author/editor of 15 books. Ms. Donnelly taught at Vassar College and the School of Visual Arts; she is the recipient of an honorary degree from the University of Connecticut and the Woman of Distinction Prize from the American Association of University Women.