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Sir Ken Robinson

Keynote Speaker
Education & Creativity Expert, New York Times Best Selling Author, TED Speaker
An internationally recognized authority in creativity and innovation in education and business, Sir Ken
Robinson is also one of the world’s leading speakers. Videos of his famous talks to the prestigious TED
Conference are the most viewed in the history of the organization and have been seen by an estimated
300 million people in over 150 countries.

Sir Ken works with governments in Europe, Asia and the US, international agencies, Fortune 500
companies and leading cultural organizations. He led a national commission on creativity, education and
the economy for the UK Government, was the central figure in developing a strategy for creative and
economic development as part of the Peace Process in Northern Ireland, and was one of four
international advisors to the Singapore Government for a strategy to become the creative hub of SE Asia.

Called “one of the world’s elite thinkers on creativity and innovation” by Fast Company magazine, Sir Ken
has received numerous awards and recognitions for his groundbreaking contributions. He was included
in Thinkers50 list of the world’s leading business thinkers and has been named one of
TIME/Fortune/CNN’s Principal Voices. In 2003, he received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for
services to the arts. His 2009 book, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, is a New
York Times best seller and has been translated into 21 languages. A 10th anniversary edition of his classic
work on creativity and innovation, Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative, was published in 2011.
Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life, was published
by Viking in May 2013 and is also a New York Times best seller. His latest book, Creative Schools: The
Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education (Viking, 2015), written with Robinson’s trademark
wit and engaging style, includes groundbreaking research and tackles the critical issue of how to
transform the nation’s troubled educational system.