8 June 09:30Skellefteå - Nordanå teatern

Creativity is dead! Long live Creativity!

On first seeing a photograph around 1840, the influential French painter Paul Delaroche proclaimed, “From today, painting is dead!”

Today as AI and machine learning hits us as a tsunami wave many people are questioning if creativity is dead. Why not just let the machines handle it?

We believe the opposite. We believe this shift will urge and inspire us humans to display our creativity in even more fantastic and unforeseen ways.

So this year when Creative Summit returns after a few years on pause, we would like to show that human creativity is by no means dead. Humankind is taking a leap forward and our creativity will prosper and take expressions like never before….

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Stefania Druga

Meet Stefania Druga who is right now doing a research internship at Microsoft’s Human-AI eXperience Team focused on Large Language Models applications.

Her research focuses on Large Language Models and the design of Creative AI tools and resources 🖌️. She also enjoys designing and building future smart toys 🤖 and games. 

When she is not coding & writing papers 👩🏽‍💻 she loves hiking, climbing, and riding her 🚲.

She is a former AI Resident at X Moonshot Factory, a product engineer at Fixie.ai, and a Weizenbaum Research Fellow. An awardee of the NSF Formal Verification in the Field Grant and the Jacobs Foundation Grant. She was previously a LEGO Papert Fellow during my time as a master's student at MIT researching with Prof. Mitch Resnick and the Scratch team.

This is the second time we welcome Stefania to Creative Summit and we are thrilled to make this happen.

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Liz Carey
Head of Play Discovery - The LEGO Group

Liz Carey - Head of Play Discovery at the LEGO Group, a capability built on how kids play.

Liz has a deep passion for kids and making life more playful, a love of design and creativity, many different ways of thinking about innovation and a deep passion for unleashing the super-powers in teams.

She is an international leader with a background as an interactive specialist with over 24 years of experience across the globe in design leadership and brand strategy. She brings to life sensorial brand experiences through immersive stories and hidden technology, and has had the pleasure of working with many innovative brands including adidas, Nike, Google & Dyson Automotive, but most of all she loves to play!

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Erik Legernes
Physical Play Invention Lead - The LEGO Group

Erik has his degree from AHO Industrial design in Oslo, 2 years specialty in Toy design in F.I.T New York. Even more importantly Erik has a degree in being a curious inventor together with kids. Erik has worked for the LEGO company for 23 years, he has developed and directed play worlds like: Vikings, Exoforce, Mars Mission Atlantis, Ninjago, Chima and Nexo Knights. Even more importantly Erik invented new playing experiences and play functions that gave more play, and bigger smiles.

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Mikkel Lee
Story Innovation Lead - The LEGO Group

Mikkel’s work in kids entertainment entails creating shows & concepts for CBBC, CBeebies, Nickelodeon & LEGO and others. He also had a stint in broadcast and IP investing. Mikkel is currently enjoying concepting at LEGO where stories meet play, and is at a moment of his career where he can buy all the comics and chocolate he wants.

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David Eriksson
Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of North Kingdom

David Eriksson is Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of North Kingdom Design & Communication. He has over 20 years experience of exploring the intersection point of human behaviour and technological advancements for some of the biggest brands in the world.

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Daniel Ilic
Creative Director

Meet Daniel Ilic, our speaker, a Multidisciplinary Creative Executive Leader who has a passion for pushing the boundaries of technology, product design, and brand experience. With a background in digital design and a focus on interactive storytelling, product design, and brand communication, Daniel's work has touched the hearts of over 10 billion people.As a Creative Leader, Daniel thrives in the unconventional, building and cultivating a culture that supports creative excellence. He currently oversees a design team at Meta, bringing brands to life through product design across their platforms. Daniel is a leader who is at the forefront of the creative industry, shaping the way we experience human connections in the digital age.

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Jonas Johansson

This is the way Jonas describe him self: 

Anywhere based artist transforming light ✺ technology through ❋ play, collaboration and (un)human intervention. Progress, not perfection.

At Creative Summit we are super happy to have Jonas involving you all in a project we more or less can promise you that you have not experienced before!

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Sveinung Skaalnes
Moderator of Creative Summit 2023

I am a learning and development entrepreneur. As a co-founder of Colearn I create tools and solutions for accelerating learning and driving sustainable change in organization.

At Creative Summit I will share a framework that helps you drive your own learning and development in the flow of life. 

Together we will do small experiments with three key learning behaviors to help you get the most out of your conference experience and start to build learning habits that stick.

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We promise you surprises

Creative Summit 2023 will be held in Skellefteå. We will kick off at 9.30 on the 8th of June at the Nordanå Theatre and from that we will give you an experience all day and night.   

Organized by WDO

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