Friday, October 20, 2017 -
8:00 am to 4:00 pm

On Friday, Oct. 20, educators in K – 12 grades have the opportunity to experience workshops and talks by experts focused on developing and energizing creativity in education. CreativityCon is sponsored by The Connecticut Association for the Gifted (CAG) in partnership with HCC. The forum, Energizing Minds in Creative Ways, takes place in the HCC Events Center in Beacon Hall from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Participants in the Forum will also be given a tour of the HCC Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center.

The Keynote speaker is Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman, Professor of Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, author, researcher and renowned expert on creativity and imagination.  His topic is “Imagination: A Critical Key to Learning.”

HCC Advanced Manufacturing Technology Professors Paula Chapla and Michael Gugger will present a workshop, “The Continuous Improvement Model for Creative Success”. In addition, a choice of 15 breakout session topics include “Using Design Thinking to Foster Creativity,” “The Synectics Connection: Creativity through Metaphor,” “DaVinci's Number One Thinking Skill: the Switchover!”, “Developing Creativity and Emotional Intelligence Through Art” and more.

Teachers, administrators, parents and others are invited to attend the events dedicated to helping develop and nurture creative thinkers and problem solvers.  Please visit for details.  On-site registration is available.

About the Connecticut Association for the Gifted (CAG)

The Connecticut Association for the Gifted, founded in 1969, is the pre-eminent parent, teacher, and school resource and legislati engage ve advocate for Connecticut’s gifted and talented students.  CAG provides parents with information and resources to benefit their talented children, educators with high quality professional development, and Boards of Education with the tools to support talented students.  Our highly acclaimed Minds in Motion programs engage hundreds of Connecticut students in high interest, interactive courses which stimulate learning.  CAG meets with legislators to advocate for legislation to provide high ability students with challenging curriculum.  CAG is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization. Visit, or call (203) 968-8033 for more information.