Monday General Session - Igniting Creativity: Blending People, Place & Business Experiences Monday, 21 October 2019 from 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Ballroom - 260
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General Session
Imagine two people, two journeys; each embrace experience differently; and both have a profound impact. As the former Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney, Duncan Wardle knows that the best brands in the world don’t thrive simply because of their great product or service. They thrive because of an unrelenting passion and focus on customer experience. Duncan will challenge you to claim your creativity, to own experience making, and provide practical steps to think differently. Candy Chang is an artist who believes our shared spaces can play a vital role in our emotional health and kinship. Through a series of large-scale projects that combine art with social activism, Candy has encouraged people to engage with public spaces to let their voices be heard. Her interactive art experiences evoke emotion, strengthen communities, and addresses the social isolation that many feel in their work where they put on masks to hide their fears.


Portrait photo of Candy Chang Candy Chang
Urban Space Artist
Portrait photo of Duncan Wardle Duncan Wardle
Creativity Consultant, Former Head of Innovation and Creativity for Disney

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Learning: Your Way

Learning comes in many forms. Choose from more than 120 unique Learning Experiences in new formats to fit your style and interests.

  • Case Studies - Real life examples of projects with opportunities to understand what went well (and what didn't).
  • Campfire - Smaller, more intimate facilitated conversations with peers.
  • Debate - Constructive, moderated debate between opposing viewpoints.
  • Empathy Lab - See and understand the world through the eyes of others. Foster a culture that promotes understanding, both within organizations and in the world at large.
  • Engage Studio - Jump in, get involved, and have fun in these hands-on learning opportunities.
  • Future 20 - 20-minute solo presentations highlighting new and emerging ideas.
  • Ignite - Fast-paced showcase of ideas that might be bold, possibly brash – but never boring
  • Learning Theaters - Effective, timely, topical presentations by SME's on Workplace, Wellness, Careers, and Innovation.
  • Roundtable Discussions - Delve into the deeper issues and focus on developing solutions, approaches, strategies, or innovative thinking.
  • Technology Playground - Informative technology insights and trends to keep you ahead of the curve!

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