If you are interested in Creativity, but have avoided creativity conferences, I have an idea for you — go on the first ever Creativity Cruise.
Most creativity conferences are held at hotels, and in a way, this is where the problems start. I’ve already said too much in my blog about the why’s and why not’s of Creativity Conferences, but one I didn’t mention in the Not column is the plastic, antiseptic, and expensive aspect of hotel locations. With the exception of Toronto’s MindCamp, nearly all the conferences are hotel-based.
Eileen Doyle and Bruce Baum – two noted creativity practitioners — have decided to change all that, with the Creativity Cruise. Before I go into the details I’ll simply say that the organizers have thought it through, have created some great programming, and have changed the conference game by working with Carnival Destiny to host the event. This conference is innovative in its very concept.
Briefly, Why You Should Go
Do you know what deliberate creativity is? If you don’t, you should go to this conference. Are you aware of the world wide creativity community? Possibly the most interesting group you will ever encounter. If you’ve never been to a creativity conference you will be amazed at how welcoming the “community” is. You’ll hobnob with all the speakers, and you’ll find that most of the participants have something to share. Take this as a vacation and learn something essential that will positively impact: your ability to innovate, your career, your life. Alright, here’s the scoop.
The February 7 – 11, 2011 Creativity Cruise aboard the Carnival Destiny departing from Miami, Florida includes:
- 5 Luxurious Nights and 6 Creative Days on an all-inclusive luxury Caribbean Cruise
- A Creative Education Enrichment Program including Keynote speakers, Workshops and Creative Activities to help you design new solutions for your business and life, challenge old assumptions and let your Creative Dreams set sail. Featured speakers include:
- Frank and Cheri Prince — not to be missed, these two have transformative insights, make no mistake this is innovation-centric, they both have big business experience
- Win Wenger – quietly, Win is the most advanced “tools” person in the creativity universe, his guided visualizations are the best I’ve ever experienced, and he’ll teach you how to think differently in a way you’ve never imagined
- Rosemary Rein – I’ve never seen her speak, but am dying to. She’s about creativity And action plans. This is someone who can take your creative urges and help you put the rubber to the road
- Tamara Christensen — a rising star in the creativity community, has more positive energy than an atom bomb, she’ll teach you how to play, seriously. If you don’t think play is serious business, you really need to hear/experience Tamara
- There are several other notable speakers, but I’m going to stop here, trust me, this is a good line up
- College Credit at Sea! Enjoy the warmth and relaxation aboard a cruise and the fun of ports of call while earning graduate college credits.
- Creativity Cruise VIP Amenities: Enjoy private group cocktail receptions, a $50 on board credit per stateroom, a Creativity Cruise welcome package, an on-board travel professional liaison to help create a smooth sailing experience and all-inclusive amenities including gourmet cuisine, entertainment and 5 nights and 6 days on board the Carnival Destiny.
- Priced for a luxurious and educational winter escape. Cruise from $825 ($725 with early bird discount) per person.
Check this out. If you want to learn deliberate creativity concepts, it’s hard to imagine a better way.