Imagine: How Creativity Works (2012 GEO Conference)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 -
11:30am to 1:00pm EDT
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
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Did you know that the most creative companies have centralized bathrooms? That brainstorming meetings are a terrible idea? That the color blue can help you double your creative output? From the bestselling author of How We Decide comes a sparkling and revelatory look at the new science of creativity.
Shattering the myth of muses, higher powers, even creative "types," Jonah Lehrer demonstrates that creativity is not a single "gift" possessed by the lucky few. It's a variety of distinct thought processes that we can all learn to use more effectively. Lehrer reveals the importance of embracing the rut, thinking like a child, and daydreaming productively, then he takes us out of our own heads to show how we can make our neighborhoods more vibrant, our organizations more productive, and our schools more effective.
Join your grantmaking colleagues to attend a live video feed from the Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) 2012 National Conference. Bring your brownbag lunch and learn "How Creativity Works." 


  • How to strengthen your organization using the thought processes that make up creativity. 
A Philanthropy New York Collaborative Program presented by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations.


  • Jonah Lehrer, Neuroscientist, Author, How We Decide, How Creativity Works
  • Sonya Campion, Founder and Trustee, Campion Foundation

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