Want to further ignite entrepreneurial and visionary thinking?
Join the 2012 SCIL Vision Tour!
SCIL Vision Tours have to be one of the annual highlights to which I most look forward. I love the SCIL Vision Tours because spending in-depth time with like-minded people who are similarly energised by fresh thinking, entrepreneurial mindsets, creativity and spontaneous dialogue, never fails to ignite new professional passion. This year we’ve managed to link up with some outstanding thinkers, as well as journeying to dynamic places and spaces. I love the intersection of minds as a way of sparking fresh vision – and with people from education, business and entrepreneurial backgrounds. This year the focus is once more on some northern European locations, plus the UK. Last year participants described the SCIL Vision Tour as the ‘best professional development’ a leader can undertake.
Some of the people we will meet along the way:
Dr Becky Parker (Langton Star Centre: www.thelangtonstarcentre.org; http://tomwhyntie.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/the-langton-star-centre-first-day/; http://www.youtube.com/user/LangtonStarCentre) ‘If you’ve met [Becky Parker] the Director of The Langton Star Centre, you’ll you know why that’s seventy shades of awesome.’
Prof Sally-Jane Norman (Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/acca/; http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/240005) - an inspiring cultural theorist who innately understands the fusion of people, culture, space and technology
David Price OBE – Creator and project Leader of Musical Futures and Learning Futures; Senior Associate at the Innovation Unit, UK. David’s passion is learning. David’s thinking is guaranteed to inspire, unsettle and challenge. (https://sites.google.com/site/davidpriceorg/;http://davidpriceblog.posterous.com/; http://www.innovationunit.org/)
Jens Guldbaek (LOOP, Copenhagen). Among many community oriented design projects, Danish architect Jens Guldbaek designed Hellerup School, a game changing educational vision that continues to challenge and inspire students, teachers and visitors alike.
Some of the places that will spark thinking and lateral thoughts:
Design Factory at Aalto University, Helsinki Finland http://www.aaltodesignfactory.fi/Love this creative place & space!
Kunskappskolan Schools, Sweden & elsewhere – ‘the Knowledge School’ (http://www.kunskapsskolan.se/foretaget/kunskapsskolaninenglish.4.1d32e45f86b8ae04c7fff213.html;http://gettingsmart.com/blog/2012/07/free-school-reforms-sweden-boost-quality-innovation-choice/)
NEMO (www.e-nemo.nl; http://www.cityscouter.com/travelguides/amsterdam/NEMO-Science-Center.html) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands largest science centre. The motto says it all:’Please touch everything you see and explore’. The unique building was designed by Renzo Piano, for the National Centre for Science and Technology Foundation. It is a playground of creative thinking and learning.
DOK: Library Concept Centre in Delft – ‘the world’s most modern library’ (www.dok.info; http://themuseumofthefuture.com/2011/01/22/dok-delft-inspirational-library-concepts/) have reinvented the library as the heart of the community, on a mission to be the world’s most progressive library.
TU Delft Library (www.library.tudelft.nl; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ4m3gnfpNQ) is an amazing university library, with a uniquely designed captivating interior, described as ‘triangle of grass and glass’.
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Creativity Zone – a multi-configurable innovative teaching and learning space (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/acca/creativityzone)
(I’m also getting excited about the plans for the 2013 SCIL Vision Tour because the focus will be on the US and Canada!)