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Global Creativity Initiative

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What is Global Creativity Initiative

Global Creativity Initiative (GCI) is an emerging international organization whose purpose is to seek, archive, celebrate, and share global examples of creativity, related research, innovations, and their motivations. When the first GCI meeting took place at the SOU Creativity Conference in 2022, it brought to fruition attempts to collaborate internationally.

For whom?

GCI is for those interested in discussing, reading and writing about creativity to support a global initiative.


The GCI is a learning organization whose aim is to share understanding about creativity and innovation across countries and cultures that will create new collaborations, novel research and mutual understanding.


The GCI goals are to:

i) design a shared hub of diverse representations of creativity as practiced worldwide and

ii) help spark creative activity in a range of

ways—individual, community, national and international.  


The first GCI activity is to create a virtual archive comprised of research publications, videos and other artifacts of interest to members. The first creativity talks from creativity trailblazers were presented at the 2023 Southern Oregon University (SOU) Creativity Conference. We heard from the following distinguished creativity scholars, which you can access the videos by clicking their names: Bonnie Cramond, Vlad Glaveanu, Fredricka Reisman, Ruth Richards and Mark Runco.

Book Chapter

You can read about GCI in chapter one in the newly published KIE Creativity Book entitled Unpacking Creativity: Culture, Innovation, and Motivation in Global Contexts, Edited by Dr. Fredricka Reisman and Foreword by Dr. James Ogunleye, KIE Chair, that will be distributed at the KIE “The Knowledge, Innovation and Enterprise” conference to be held in Madrid, 25-27 July 2023, as well as online to the GCI members at

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GCI Global Café Brainstorming Event Documents (May 20, 2023) -- UPDATE from May 18, 2024 GCI Global Café Coming

Here are the GCI Global Café Brainstorming event documents from the SOU Creativity Conference 2023 that include the PPT presentation and the results from the table discussions and meeting. This brainstorming event focused on the potential of a global creativity network. Feel free to share your input by sending an email to:

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