2016 NORDP Conference Featured Keynote Speaker: Julie Burstein, Creativity Guru, Bestselling Author and TED Speaker

Julie Burstein portrait
Photo Credit: Pavlina Richterova Perry

The 2016 NORDP Conference will feature two sessions led by the multitalented Julie Burstein, host of Spark Talks at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and renowned creativity consultant. Ms. Burstein will join us in Orlando this May as both a keynote speaker and leader of a special interactive pre-conference session – a first in NORDP Conference history.

Ms. Burstein is a Peabody Award-winning radio producer, TED speaker, and best-selling author who has spent her working life in conversation with highly creative people – interviewing, probing, guiding, and creating live events and public radio programs about them and their work.  In her book Spark: How Creativity Works, Julie offers a tour through some of creativity’s essential byways: shining a beam onto its mysterious workings in a way that is illuminating and can help us find more of that dimension within ourselves, and put it to good use in our roles as RD professionals.

Keynote Address: “Creative Friction”
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 (morning Conference session)
Included in your NORDP Conference registration fee

Ms. Burstein’s keynote address will focus on the friction between different elements that sparks creativity and enables innovation to emerge.

Special Interactive Session:
Monday, May 23, 2016; 1:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern
Limited to 50 attendees – sign up when you register for the Conference!
Price: $50

In order to create anything new, we have to spend a lot of time experiencing something none of us can avoid (though many try): uncertainty.   In this workshop, Ms. Burstein will lead us in playing with uncertainty, expanding our capacity for not knowing what comes next, and developing the ability to live in the essential, sometimes maddening space that the poet John Keats calls “negative capability” – where we are “capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason…”  Learn to dance with uncertainty – and expand your creativity – in this special interactive session!

Registration opens next week, and we’ll be posting fee information soon to assist you with budgeting for the Conference. Follow @NORDP_official on Twitter to stay in the know as we confirm additional 2016 Conference speakers!

 

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