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Theme: Motivation and Creativity

This event occurred on
September 22, 2011
5:00pm - 8:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Norrköping, E

An Evening with Curious Minds is intended to be a common heading for TEDxNorrköping, and the theme for the first event, Thursday September 22, 2011, is Motivation and Creativity. There will be talks about the role of motivation in different situatrions and also about different kinds of motivation: Internat to each one as curiosity, desire to succeed and to contribute, etc., as well as external in terms of e.g. praise, awards, and promotions. Such motivation will also be discussed in relation to creativity.
Participation will be by invitation only, and the guests are carefully selected based on special experience and understanding, position and influence, and also ability to inspire and to spread enthusiasm.

Louis De Geer konsert & kongress
Dalsgatan 15
Norrköping, E, SE-60181
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Peter Gärdenfors

Professor of Cognitive Science at Lund University, since 1994. Visiting Fellow, Princeton University 1973-1974. Visiting Scholar, Stanford University 1983-1984. Visiting Professor, Auckland University September 1986. Visiting Fellow, Australian National University, 1986-1987. Visiting Professor, Universidad de Buenos Aires, November 1990. Visiting Professor, École Normale Superieur, Cachan, June 1992. Visiting Professor, Rome University La Sapienza, May 1995, Visiting Scholar, CREA, Paris, October 1999, Fellow at SCASSS, Uppsala 2003-2004. Visiting Professor, UCSD, January-February 2005, Visiting Scholar, Bristish Academy, April 2005. Visiting Professor, Cà Foscari University of Venice, May-June 2005. Visiting Professor University of Technology, Sydney, January 2006. Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities since 1996. Member of Academia Europaea since 1999. Member of Leopoldina Deutsche Akademie für Naturforscher since 2004. . Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science since 2009. Member of the Prize Committee for the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel since 2011. A number of honors and awards, see

Bosse Larsson

Educator: Bosse Larsson, working as a teacher in Sweden. Long experience of working with creative thinking with students 13-20 years old. Performs in-house training of teachers at all levels, from kindergarten to upper secondary. Has taken "Six thinking hats" course in 1998 and "Serious creativity and lateral thinking" at World Centre of New Thinking (founded by Edward de Bono) in Malta 2007. Listed as a recommended speaker in the network established after the Conference on Thinking- Nordic Follow-up 2008. Invited as a speaker at "The 14th International Conference" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 22-26 June 2009, to conduct the workshop "A bigger box - a visual model for teaching/developing creative thinking"

Lennart Green

Swedish card trick maestro Lennart Green is a world champion close-up/card magician. However, he prefers to be introduced as misdirector. In 1991 he won the grand prize in close-up card magic from the International Federation of Magic Societies (FISM), sometimes called the "Olympics of magic." He might've won it in 1985 also, except his act of seemingly impossible cardplay fooled even the judges. In 1991, he performed the same act but insisted that the judges themselves shuffle the cards to prove that he used no stooges. The judges then awarded him first place. He appeared at TED already in February 2005, and at TEDxNorrköping, September 2011, he was invited as an honorary guest. However he offererd a bonus show together with his friend, Niklas Lennartsson, a mere rookie compared to Lennart himself.

Niklas Lennartsson

Niklas is a friend of Lennart Green's, and jointly they invited the audience at TEDxNorrköping to an unadvertised bonus show on close-up card magic. Niklas' specialty is card magic and his repertoire extends across complicated gambling techniques, cups-and-balls and ‘con’ magic. Niklas has been performing in New York , Las Vegas , Los Angeles ,London ,Phonix,Macedonia and Bangkok.

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