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Just a month ago, on April 19, Connecticut hosted an Imagination Conversation, and, to our delight, it will host a second Conversation this Monday, May 24. Steven Dahlberg, director of the International Centre for Creativity and Imagination, was inspired by the lively debate of the first event, which he hosted, so he proposed another one. This Conversation will take place 7:00–9:00 pm at The Studio @ Billings Forge in Hartford. The theme is “Unleashing and Harnessing the Imagination in Learning and Work,” which certainly sounds provocative. The citizens eager to delve into the importance and potential of the imagination are asked to bring their own “imagination story.”

But no promotion is needed from us; let us just quote Mr. Dahlberg’s blog:

“Connecticut has a long tradition of creativity, invention and innovation, but the current economic downturn and increased worldwide competition mean that we cannot take our position for granted. Now more than ever, we must nurture imagination in our schools, create environments for innovation in workplaces, and build cultures for creativity in our communities.”

Decidedly food for thought. Equally inspiring is the fact that Connecticut isn’t the only state that has decided to organize not just one but a whole series of Conversations: Massachusetts and Ohio have already done so. Here’s hoping the trend will continue.

If you wish to attend the May 24 Imagination Conversation, visit for detailed information.


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