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DCU CREDNE - Forging Creativity
DCU Credne Conference

CREDNE - Fostering Creativity Conference

Glasnevin Campus
The Helix
Target Audience
All Welcome
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The DCU Credne Project is pleased to announce a one-day conference on the topic of 'Fostering Creativity in Higher Education: exploring possibilities for creative learning environments'.

The Credne project based in Dublin City University and funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, aims to foster staff and student creativity across DCU and beyond.

Recognising that creativity is a universal and vital human attribute, the project seeks to create resources and opportunities which encourage those in higher education and other sectors to embrace and unleash their innate creative capacity. 

As part of the Credne project, a one-day conference on ‘Fostering Creativity in Higher Education: exploring possibilities for creative learning environments’, is taking place in the Helix, Dublin City University on April 22nd 2022.

The event is aimed at education professionals and those interested in fostering creativity in organisations.

The conference will bring together award-winning, international educators from the field of Creativity Studies, Possibility Studies, and Futures Literacy, and will include both keynote addresses, panel discussions, and engaging interactive break-out sessions where participants will get a chance to learn practical techniques for stimulating creativity in educational environments and beyond. 

The cost of attending this conference is €40  - please note: this is a special subsidised rate for DCU staff, and includes lunch and tea/coffee breaks during the conference. Places are limited and will be given on a first come first serve basis. 

The conference will run from 9:30am until 5pm on Friday, April 22nd, and registration will open from 8:30am.

Loes - Credne Conference

Loes Damhof

Loes Damhof

UNESCO Chair on Futures Literacy at Hanze University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands.

Loes facilitates, teaches, consults and collaborates with organisations all around the world via her Futures Literacy Labs. In 2016, Loes won the highly prestigious Comenius award for Educator of the Year in Higher Education for The Netherlands in recognition of her innovative approaches to education, her commitment to cultivating imagination and creativity, and her unwavering passion for teaching. 


Lene Tanggaard

Lene Tanggaard

Lene Tanggaard

Rector at the Kolding Design School and Professor of Psychology in the Department of Communication and Psychology at the University of Aalborg, Denmark.

Lene is also Director of the International Centre for the Cultural Psychology of Creativity (ICCPC), as well as co-director of the Center for Qualitative Studies. She is widely published in the field of creativity, has a particular interest in the relationship between creativity and sociomateriality, and is passionate about creating educational environments which facilitate the realization of learners’ creative capacity. 


Vlad Glăveanu

Vlad Glăveanu

Vlad Glăveanu

Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology and Counselling at Webster University Geneva, Switzerland, and Associate Professor II at the Centre for the Science of Learning and Technology, University of Bergen, Norway.

Vlad is founder and director of the Webster Center for Creativity and Innovation  and president of the Possibility Studies Network (PSN). He is recognised as a leading international figure in the field of Creativity Studies, with over 150 publications to date, including ‘Creativity: a very short introduction’ (2021) by Oxford University Press.


Dr Ciaran Dunne

Dr Ciarán Dunne

The conference will be facilitated by Dr Ciarán Dunne of the Credne Project and Transversal Skills Director for DCU