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The Creativity Conference @ Genesee Community College

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Creativity: The future of…

All of our speakers will be talking about the future of their respective industries.
Our Keynote is Ladi Terry. She is the founder and President of Success Work! and Founder and Executive Director of Creative Indiana. She’ll set the foundation for creative thinking and its application in building/developing communities of the future. In addition to being our Keynote, she will also be presenting during 2 back-to-back sessions where she can expand on the concept introduced during her Keynote presentation.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Brian Bell, Entrepreneur and President of First Wave Technologies - The Future of Entrepreneurship

  • Maria Pesin, Fashion Consultant and Apparel Industry Executive – The Future of Fashion and Retailing

  • Amy Slusser, GCC’s Professor of Tourism and Hospitality Management – The Future of Tourism & Sustainability

  • Joe Ziolkowksi, GCC’s Assistant Professor of Photography and Art – The Future of Photography

  • James Bucki, GCC’s Director of Information and Technology Programs and Assistant Professor - The Future of Technology

  • Jodi Harvey, Director of GCC’s Humanities and Human Services Programs/Assistant Professor – The Future of Mindfulness in Education

  • JoNelle Toriseva, Director of English and Communication Arts/Assistant Professor, Doreen Bortle, Academic Support Assistant, and Shawn Adamson, Assistant Professor – The Future of Writing: Frame & Form

  • Reid Smalley and Jennifer Wakefield, representatives from GCC’s BEST Center – The Future of Agri-Business

  • Nicole Brill, owner and founder of Liberty Arts Studio in Batavia and Resident Artist at The City Church in Batavia – The Future of Art

For more information and stories about the presenters and the Creativity Conference, visit the Conference Speakers page, GCC's Student Blog and/or the Creativity Conference blog Awaken!

The Creativity Conference will take place in the Conable Technology Building with displays in the Library. Schedule of events as follows:

  • Registration: 8:00 - 8:30am. Includes coffee and continental breakfast
  • Keynote: 9:00 - 9:45am
  • Concurrent Breakout Sessions: 10:00am - 10:50am and 11:00am - 11:50am
  • Lunch: 12:15pm - 1:30pm.
    • Including a birthday cake to celebrate Leonardo daVinci’s birthday and a chance to have your picture taken with Leo, who will be strolling around during lunch!

Cost for external attendees is $49. Anyone interested can register HERE. Please contact The Best Center if you need assistance registering for the conference.