Imaginative Learning Comes to Mexico

Image by Susan Hardin*

This Thursday, I will have the great honor of bringing Lincoln Center Institute’s core message—that 21st-century students need imaginative learning—to Mexico. My 40-minute presentation, “Myths and Realities of the Imagination,” will be part of a session on imagination in education at the Third Worldwide Meeting on Human Values and Rule of Law (EMV2011) in Monterrey.

EMV2011, organized by the Council for the Promotion of Human Values and Rule of Law, will take place on September 8-10 at the 7,000-seat Banamex Auditorium. (On staff at the Council is my good friend Barbara Arredondo, an advisor to LCI’s Imagination Conversations initiative.) The conference’s incredible lineup of speakers includes Aldo Civico, founder and director of the International Institute for Peace; Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi; Forest Whitaker, Oscar-winning actor and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Peace and Reconciliation; and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Among the topics I plan to highlight in my Monterrey speech is the Imagination-Creativity-Innovation Continuum and the vital importance of these skills in this century, as well as the methodology of imaginative learning. EMV2011 represents a rare opportunity to instantly spread these ideas to a mass audience—more than 200,000 students and teachers at over 15 universities will view a simulcast of the proceedings. I’ll also announce LCI’s exciting new partnership with Mexican organization EducarUno (read about it here [p. 7]).

To purchase tickets to EMV2011, visit the event’s Ticketmaster page. A detailed post about my experience in Mexico will appear here soon, so be on the lookout!

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