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USFSM welcomes Fla. Creativity Conference this weekend

By: Rich Shopes

Posted: March 21, 2018

SARASOTA, Fla. (March 21, 2018) – Educators, business leaders, entrepreneurs and others looking for a creative spark are invited to attend the 15th annual Florida Creativity Conference March 23-25 at USF Sarasota-Manatee and the Florida Studio Theatre.

The conference will offer dozens of workshops to help participants tap into their creative potential, awaken ideas and discover new problem-solving skills. Presenters from nine states, Colombia, the Netherlands and Canada will guide the sessions designed to stimulate creative energy.

Experts include Lee Kitchen, a 30-year Disney veteran; actor, director and playwright Nate Jacobs; and Josh Mahaney, a member of the Orlando Magic’s Innovation Lab team, who will deliver a keynote speech.

The annual conference is presented by the Florida Creativity Alliance Inc. in partnership with USF Sarasota-Manatee and the Florida Studio Theatre. Founded in 2003, the conference has blossomed from a small, informal gathering into a large multi-day event with workshops by 50 presenters.

“The importance of growing human creativity at this time in the 21st century cannot be overestimated with innovation being recognized as essential for business leaders, entrepreneurs and educators,” conference Co-Chair Hedria Lunken Salzman said.

Workshops will be held at USF Sarasota-Manatee (March 23-24) and the Florida Studio Theatre (March 25). Attendees can attend one day, two days or all three.

For more information, or to register, visit

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