• Open Innovation, Knowledge Transfer and Utilisation
  • 4th E. Paul Torrance International Roundtable on Creative Thinking
  • 6th Big Data Analytics Symposium

Abstracts Submission for Oral & Poster Presentation Close on 4 July

Hotel Single Room from 50 EUR per night



Speaker & Chair: Professor David Turner is Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of South Wales, and Professor at the Institute for International and Comparative Education, Beijing Normal University, a former Treasurer, World Council of Comparative Education Societies.

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Guest Speaker & Editor of KIE Creativity Book Series: Professor Fredricka K. Reisman, Former President of the American Creativity Association and Director of the Drexel/Torrance Centre for Creativity and Innovation at Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA. Dr. Reisman is founder of Drexel’s School of Education and emeritus professor in the School of Education. The RDCA SIG honours Dr Reisman's work.

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Chair: Dr Appolo Tankeh, MIT Sloan Fellow and Lead Data Scientist, Office of GM, Client Financin at IBM, New York USA. Dr has held a variety of positions with the IBM - including Lead Finance Coordinator and Financial Modeler (IBM Finance Diviision), Financial Market Professional (IBM Corporate Treasury), and Development Engineer. Previously, Dr Tankeh was a researcher at the University College London's Computer Science Department, University of Cambridge's Computer Laboratory, and Adjunct Mathematics Lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London.

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Can We Teach Creative Thinking?

This is the question that participants at the 2018 E. Paul Torrance International Roundtable on Creative Thinking will address. Confirmed keynote speakers are Prof. Nathaniel Barr, a Professor of Creativity and Creative Thinking at Sheridan College, Ontario, Canada, Dr Karl K. Jeffries, a design lecturer and researcher at the University of Central Lancashire, UK, and Chris Wilson, of the Centre for Learning Innovation and Professional Practice at Aston University, UK. The event if free for registered KIE participants.

2018 Torrance Newsletter

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Are You An Entrepreneurial Academic? Here is How To Improve Your Chances of H2020 Success

With just 2 years to the end of the current European Union research and innovation framework, also known as Horizon 2020, the KIE offers you a helping hand on how to improve your chances of success. Here is  the link. Enjoy!

Are You Aware of Your Creative Strengths and Weaknesses?

Whether or not your answer to this question is ‘yes’ or ‘no’ you cannot afford to miss the 2018 Presentations of the Reisman Diagnostic Creativity Assessment (RDCA) Special Interest Group, which takes place on 18 July. The topic for the discussion is: The Power of Becoming Aware of Our Creative Strengths and Weaknesses—and How this Helped Us Cope with Life Changing Happenings!  You can download draft program here. You can also Pdownload the Torrance Roundtable newsletter for profiles/bios of this year’s RDCA SIG Panellists.

Venue: Hotel Krystal, Prague – from just 50 EUR per night standard room

You are welcome to stay at the conference hotel for just 50.00 EUR standard room or 67 EUR double room per night. You can also have a Suite if you are coming as a family! You really have no reason NOT to attend, participate and mix business with pleasure! So, do bring along your partner if you are able. You only need to pay 200 EUR per any accompanied partner/person. Please email the KIE team for details. Click here to do your hotel reservation.

Important Deadlines To Note

DEADLINE To Submit Abstracts for Presentation, Papers Publication, and Registration 30 May 2018. Extended DEADLINE To Submit Abstracts For Oral or Poster Presentation ONLY, and Registration 04 July 2018.



Cross-Countries Exploration Organisational Creativity and Innovation Survey - Largest of its kind!

We invite you to participate in the above research which explores organisational innovation and the extent to which creativity informs, drives or fuels organisational innovation activities. The project targets a minimum of 194,000 participants in every UN-member country - and, so far, participation has come from 65 countries. The survey is position to be the largest of its kind and aims to be at the cutting-edge of our understanding of innovation categorisation concepts. Besides, we hope findings on creativity will lay to rest a perception that innovation just happen! The 10-minute survey is supported by the KIE Conference. To take part, please follow this link.

One Time Only: Join Us in Prague as a Group, Enjoy 15% Discount

Due to popular request, the KIE is offering a group discount of 15% off the registration fee for 3-5 participants and 20% for 6 or more participants. All participants must register together. Please contact the KIE team before you register online.

Join our Session on Big Data & Learning Analytics in Higher Education

You can also submit papers for any of our regular tracks