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Creativity Speakers


Can creativity be taught? At Lavin, we think so — and we have the data to prove it. Creativity isn’t just for artists and designers. It’s about thinking differently. These leading creativity speakers incorporate science, psychology, tech, and education into our ongoing discussion of the human imagination.


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Neri Oxman

MIT Professor at the Crossroads of Art, Science, and Technology

Neri Oxman combines breakthroughs in materials science (such as 3D printing) with design principles found in nature. Imagine a skyscraper made with concrete that can breathe and grow and “think”...
Sarah Lewis

Author of The Rise, a book about where new ideas come from

Sarah Lewis is the bestselling author of The Rise, which is the biography of an idea—a big idea—that no current term yet captures. It’s about creative human endeavor and innovation.

David Eagleman

One of the World’s Foremost Neuroscientists | Host of PBS’s The Brain | Scientific Advisor for HBO’s Westworld this is the science description this is the neuroscience description

How can we harness the brain for maximum creativity—at work, and school? In The Runaway Species, David Eagleman—“the hottest thing in neuroscience” (The Times)—reveals how any organization can adopt a...

Welby Altidor

Executive Creative Director, formerly with Cirque du Soleil

As Executive Creative Director for Cirque du Soleil, Welby Altidor was responsible for groundbreaking live events at one of the world’s most creative companies. His leadership there taught him that cr...

David Kwong

Illusionist, Puzzle Expert, and Author of Spellbound

David Kwong is no ordinary magician. He’s a New York Times puzzle builder, TED speaker, Harvard grad, consultant on blockbusters like The Imitation Game, and now a greenlit TV producer. His fun, pract...

Maria Konnikova

Science Blogger for The New Yorker | New York Times Bestselling Author of The Confidence Game and Mastermind

Mindfulness. Decision-making. Creativity. Attention. Resilience. When it comes to the mind, Maria Konnikova is a brilliant Swiss Army knife. A New Yorker writer and the bestselling author of Mastermin...