Robert Kelly
  • upcoming events:

    October 2016 - Tempo: The Manitoba Music Conference - Presentation - Creative Development. Winnipeg, Manitoba (October 21, 2016)

    October 2016 - AMAM (Association of Music Administrators of Manitoba) Annual Conference - Keynote Presentation - Creative Development through Design Thinking and Innovation, Winnipeg, Manitoba (October 20, 2016)

    July 2016 - Summer Institute of Creativity in Educational Practice, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Education. Dates TBA

    November 6, 2015 - Early Childhood Education Association of the Alberta Teachers Association Annual Conference - Keynote Presentation - Developing Creativity: Engagement and Motivation through Design Thinking and Innovation. Kananaskis, Alberta

    October 5 to 8, 2015 - University of New Brunswick Faculty of Education Colloquium Speaker Series - Creative Development: Transforming Education through Design Thinking, Innovation and Invention, October 6th, 7:00 p.m. Fredericton, New Brunswick.

    September 2015 - LungA School Research Visitation - Seydisfjordur, Iceland

    July 13, 2015 - Design Thinking for Innovation graduate certificate program - Beginning of a new cohort in the Interdisciplinary MEd program at the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary.

    July 6, 2015 - Creative Development in Educational Practice graduate certificate program -   Beginning of a new cohort in the Interdisciplinary MEd program at the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary.

    June 17th, 2015 - Big Plans for Little Kids (Early Intervention Agency) - presentation: Inspiring Creativity in Early Intervention. Calgary, Alberta.

    May 23rd, 2015 - Elite Calgary (Conference for Youth Empowerment), University of Calgary - Keynote Presentation -Every Dream I Have Ever Had Has Come True: Empowerment Through Creativity

    March 16, 2015 - Sun West School Division,  Keynote presentation. Developing Creativity , Rosetown, Saskatchewan

    March 11, 2015 - Chipperfield Parent Speaker Series - Developing Creativity: Growing Engagement, Motivation and Achievement through Design Thinking and Innovation. 7:00 p.m. Calgary Academy, Calgary, AB.

    October 24, 2014 - Association of Art Educators Manitoba, SAGE Conference - Keynote Presentation - Developing Creativity: When You Are All Dressed Up You Need a Place To Go. Breakout session: Educating for Creativity. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

    September 10 to 17, 2014 - Research Visitation and Collaboration - LungA School, Seydisfjordur, Iceland

    July 7 to 11, 2014 - Creativity in Educational Practice Graduate Certificate Program - Course #1 - Creative Practice: An Introduction

    January 23, 2014 - Teaching and Learning University of Calgary - Lecture/ Workshop - Creativity in Educational Practice Across the Disciplines

    January 18, 2014 - Keynote - Educating for Creativity: A Global Conversation. Education Student Association Conference - Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary.


    October 17 - 19th, 2013 - Keynote - Educating for Creativity - "Celebrating the Challenges"

    Special Education Conference, Kananaskis, Alberta


    July 2 to 8, 2013 - Creativity in Educational Practice Graduate Program at the University of Calgary.

    Creative Practice: An Introduction. Calgary Alberta


    May 29th, 2013 - Keynote - From Design Thinking to Creative Practice - Orchestras Canada - Toronto, Ontario


    May 15th, 2013 - The Banff Centre - Educating for Creativity: A Creative Education Conversation - Banff, Alberta


    March 2013 - Webinar - Educating for Creativity: Understanding Creative Dvelopment - National Creativity Network, USA



    February 28th, March 1st, 2013 - Keynote - Design Thinking as the Accessible Lens for Creativity - ArtStarts - Vancouver, British Columbia



    December 12st, 2012 - NEW BOOK - "Educating for Creativity, A Global Conversation" - Robert Kelly, Available in hard copy and ebook through,, Chapters/Indigo, Kindle and Kobo.


    November 16th, 2012 - ArtSmarts Knowledge Exchange - Keynote - Educating for Creativity, A Global Conversation, Downtown Campus, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB


    August 22nd, 2012, NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) - Keynote Address - Balancing Creativity and Achievement at inaugural Celebrating Teaching event.


    July 2012 - Summer Institutes of Creativity in Educational Practice

    - July 4th to 17th - University of Calgary. Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    - July 11th to 13th - University of British Columbia Okanagan. Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

    - July 23rd to August 4th - University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada





Robert Kelly

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