Creativity Conference

Nora Naranjo Morse

UMD’s 2nd Annual Creativity Conference was organized around the ideas of creativity across disciplines and cultures this year.  But as our free-ranging conversation with the two conference guests unspooled, it became apparent that creativity is not only useful in a wide variety of contexts … it lurks in some unlikely places.

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UMD's 2nd Annual Creativity Conference begins tomorrow and this year's theme is creativity across disciplines and cultures.

Bill Payne is the dean of the College of Fine Arts and he joins us to talk about chances for students and the public to meet with the guest artists and share ideas.

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Freelance writer Jonah Lehrer and psychology professor at California State University Fresno Dr. Martin Shapiro are the guests at UMD's first Creativity Conference. 

In addition to classroom appearances, panel discussions and TED Talk-style lectures, they joined KUMD's Lisa Johnson in the studio to talk about creativity and the brain.