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IIBA ACD - Creativity Unleashed

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 -
18:45 to 19:30

This event will have an in-person component, with Jonathan joining us at the NYS Forum's office. Come and see this energetic and dynamic TED Talk presenter. Refreshments will be available for those in attendance.

Discover the secrets to unlocking creativity - when it matters most! Innovation and creativity are paramount in today’s rapidly changing climate.

Are you and your organization becoming more - or less - creative? Based on 2 decades of research into world-class innovators, we found the secrets for unleashing creativity. Are you ready?

Jonathan’s TED Talk on this topic won the best speaker of the conference. Participants will discover 5 core strategies to build a culture of creativity. Lessons and memorable anecdotes come from some of the most creative people and organizations in history, as well as Jonathan’s personal experience implementing these lessons as an entrepreneur, parent, educator, and with clients large and small.

We’ll explore game-changers, including: “Einstein’s Hour”, “Wilber’s Sensible Piece of Paper” and the “Innovator’s Equation,” which has been a game-changer for leaders across the country. This was a favorite for a global entrepreneurship summit in Sydney, Australia.

Key Focus Areas:

  • Understand the importance of creativity and innovation
  • Realize creativity and innovation can be nurtured
  • Learn strategies that you can apply to improve your creativity and innovation


Jonathan Fanning is an entrepreneur, parent, leadership development expert, and internationally acclaimed speaker. He has written several books, including Who are you BECOMING?, Creativity Unleashed! and I Once Was Lost. Jonathan was voted best speaker at a TEDx Conference and has inspired and challenged audiences with his message in 49 states and on 3 continents.

After a traumatic car accident provided a much-needed wake-up call, Jonathan knew it was time to make some serious changes. Since then, he’s shared his gift of combining story-telling, humor, emotion, and tough questions to help audiences discover practical game-changers for their work and lives. Audiences include Mars Chocolate, Mercedes-Benz, McDonald's, Churches, Schools, Parenting Groups, Alvin Ailey, the American Hospital Association, all branches of the US Military and the Fire Department of New York.

Jonathan Fanning has also built several successful businesses, including a national children’s fitness franchise and Entrepreneur Adventure, designed to help young people truly experience the emotions, challenges, freedoms, and responsibilities of business start-up and ownership.


5:45 Networking

6:00 Announcements

6:15 Feature Presentation

7:15 Question & Answer Session


This is a virtual event.

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Event Details: 
Registration is required by noon on Monday March 4th.
Event Location: 
Virtual event
Jonathan Fanning