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play4innovation 2017

play4innovation 2017
Event on 2017-11-10 09:00:00
WHY play4innovation?  “Play is the highest form of research.”  Albert Einstein The theme for this two day experience in vibrant Berlin speaks for itself. It is all about fun, creativity and networking but with a twist of real challenges. Playfulness is and always has been one of the key attitudes to face and master challenges. It is in our nature to play, and it fosters creativity and innovation.  "Almost all creativity involves purposeful play." Abraham Maslow Playfulness frees our minds and helps us to find ideas and solutions. Openness, connectedness, collaboration, creativity and learning by doing drive innovation. In these challenging times playing can lead us to creative ideas, to a promising future, to enjoyable learning or better relationships. Purposeful playing allows us to explore, to experiment, to develop ideas for achieving a goal or coming up with new solutions. We just need some rules and a challenge and can start playing to achieve it! We invite you to play4innovation to share and explore… How might we nurture creativity and innovation in individuals, teams and organisations through play? How might we playfully inspire, enable people for more creativity and innovation? We welcome everyone interested in play, creativity and innovation to share, design and test playful solutions and games! Be prepared to be surprised and to have two fun days!   WHAT is play4innovation? Welcome to the 1st Edition of play4innovation! It is a two-day event which brings together an international community of play & creativity experts and practitioners and those who are interested in these fields. We will share and design together playful approaches, games and everything to enhance creativity & innovation the play-way! You might have heard of play4agile which takes place since 2011 in Rückersbach and since some years also in North America. Yes, it’s the same concept, just that play4innovation has the focus more on innovation and creativity.   WHAT will happen? A short preview of the two days of play4innovation: The 1st day will be full of inspiration! After a short opening, we will be heading outside for a field trip! We won't say yet what we're planning, but can promise, it will be playful… In the afternoon we will start the first open space! At the end of the day we meet for dinner in a nice location. The 2nd day will be full of playful open space sessions and hopefully some co-design regarding games and play for innovation. We will close play4innovation 2017 with a final playful experience in the late afternoon! play4innovation 2017 will use an open space approach where everybody can offer and/or attend sessions in several breakout-rooms. The more playful, co-creative and hands-on, the better! We invite you to bring a session (of max. 45min) to the event, built around our central theme: play4innovation. Us participants create and manage our agenda of parallel working sessions. During the day everybody can then facilitate his or her session or just attend. Please have in mind that you don't have to "facilitate" your session: Of course you can bring a prepared session, but you could also bring a discussion topic, a question to explore, or a challenge to prototype a playful solution for – and then this will be your session!   WHO might benefit? Meet your peers, bring your challenges and use the open space to explore, learn and share! play4innovation is for… Everyone who wants to experience how playfulness and co-creation can lead to more creative and innovative solutions. Everybody who already uses playful approaches at work or wants more of that.   WHAT is in it for you? Experiencing play4innovation will be two days full of fun, inspiration and learning.  You will meet other people from a variety of countries, who –  like you –  share the same goal to improve and develop through play and creativity. The open space format allows you to test and learn new approaches, tools, games, methodologies and to gain new insights.   WHERE will it happen? We will meet in a wonderful venue which we already used for CREA Germany e.V. events during the last two years: Gebrüder Fritz! It has a huge kitchen, a lot of welcoming rooms, cosy and original furniture. It is a good place to play together, laugh, hug, argue, listen, doze off, and work. And everybody who attended a CREA Germany e.V. events during the last years there will be delighted to hear: Daniel's Eatery will spoil us with his culinary creative adventures!   WHO are the Organisers? play4innovation is a non-profit community effort. It will be organised by people from StrategicPlay® and Crea Germany e.V. who succesfully hosted the "creaKIX" events during the last years in exact the same setting. If you are interested in joining the organiser team or CREA Germany e.V. let us know! We're just starting!   StrategicPlay® is the brand for playful and strategic co-creation. We started in 2006 with LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® and are one of the few official providers for LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® trainings. We are fascinated how big challenges lose their complexity and new solutions are created when we guide teams playfully through our cocreation processes. Crea Germany e.V. is a non-profit organization to promote creative thinking in science, education and society. It was founded in June 2016 and is currently designing the first products and workshops to spread creative confidence…    Sign up now and join us for two days full of learnings and insights around Play, Creativity, Innovation and CoCreation!

at GEBRÜDER FRITZ
Bleibtreustraße 38/39
Berlin, Germany

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