World Creativity and Innovation Week (WICW) starts today (the anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's birth) and runs through next Tuesday, April 21 (although we'll extend it one day around here until April 22 to cover Jan Harness' birthday).
I was introduced to it several weeks ago on Twitter by Marci Segal. The week is intended to honor "our distinct human capacity to create, adapt, and innovate to make the world a better place and to make our place in the world better too."
Started in 2002, there are activities planned in 46 countries this year among more than a hundred communities, businesses, and schools.
To dive in and get involved, here are a variety of WICW links to check out:
- The main website for World Creativity & Innovation Week: Provides an overview of the week, activities, and ways to participate.
- Follow World Creativity and Innovation Week on Twitter and Facebook
- The WICW Wiki has a listing of scheduled events
- A Webstorm to propose, review and vote on creativity-advancing questions to be addressed
Here on Brainzooming, we'll have posts throughout the week specifically focused on innovation and creativity, including a guest post on Open Innovation tomorrow.