175 Days till Mindcamp!

Thursday to Sunday August 20-23, 2015
Orillia, ON, Canada

Stuff you ask

"I want to skip a meal / leave a day early / skip sessions. Can I get a price reduction?" No. We don't segment our fees.

Welcome to Mindcamp

First time here? Mindcamp is an annual creativity conference. If you feel like you’re missing something, check out What is Mindcamp? to find out what the heck this is all about.

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Pan American Games in Toronto 2015

Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 8.43.18 AMHeads up travelling Mindcampers! Toronto will be a busy place this summer, as we are hosting the Pan American Games from July 10-26 and the Parapan American Games August 7-15, 2015.

What does this mean for you? If you don’t have a home base in Toronto, it may be a little more difficult this year to book flights or find accommodation in the city. Our advice: start early! For more information, here is our page on getting here, and here is another page of travel tips.

And by the way, there are fewer than 30 Early Bird discounts left… they will likely be gone in 2-3 weeks’ time. $50 is a big discount, so register early!

Shhh… Registration is Open!

race-startHey there Mindcampers… we’ve opened registration and, as usual, you blog followers get first crack at it. Which is good, because there’s a $50 discount on each of the first 50 registrations!

You’ll see some differences, the most obvious being that we are ticketing through Eventbrite this year. It’s an effort to make things simple for you, and to reduce the workload on the Registration Fairies.

Another new thing (actually an old thing, brought back) is that we no longer take deposits: fees are due in full on registration. They are of course still refundable, less a $50 admin fee, right up to August 1.*

Eventbrite is new to us, so please be our guinea pigs! If you register now, you’ll be among the first to test our new system. Register now, get your $50 discount, and some good system-testing karma as well!

*If you want to register but need to pay in installments, just email us separately and we can figure something out.

New Zealand Conference! Open for Registration!

b0268a74-ecd3-472c-9639-901dedc0b436YES YOU CAN register now to attend the second-ever New Zealand Creativity Challenge, our sister conference down under, in April.

Lead presenters include Robert and Michele Root-Bernstein (authors of Sparks of Genius), Steven Pritzker (joint Editor in Chief of the Encyclopedia of Creativity), Ruth Richards (editor of Everyday Creativity and New Views of Human Nature) and Emeritus Professor Arthur Cropley (author of Creativity in Education and Learning).

The event will include hands-on workshops, discussion groups and excellent networking opportunities. Plus it’s in New Zealand! Check it out here, and if you decide to go, drop Mindcamper Wayne Morris a line: he’s the organizer!