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Everyone’s a Creative Genius: Inspiration in Days of Digital Abundance

Saturday, Sep 7
10:00 — 12:00
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Everyone’s a Creative Genius: Inspiration in Days of Digital Abundance

This session is part of Techfestival: a 3-day festival in Copenhagen with 200+ events on humans and technology.
Interested? Great! Register to let us know you’re joining.

How Does a Fast-Paced, Technology Dependent World Affect Our Creativity?

Everyone has their own way to get inspired. We all have the potential to spark innovative and cool ideas, and oftentimes, we don’t even realise it.

During this hands-on session, we want to find out if everyone can in fact be creative. We want to define what curiosity and creativity mean to you as a company leader, digital creative, freelancer, student, or however you identify yourself

Together we’ll use the tools and exercises that matter and that allow us to keep the creativity flowing in unexpected places. Tools that allow us to unlock our own creativity and the one of others.

We will look for the answers to questions that have haunted mankind since forever (or at least since we’ve had the internet):

  • How to stay inspired by a familiar environment we know by heart? 
  • How do we keep seeing the world with fresh eyes when every corner has been Instagrammed? 
  • How can technology be a trustworthy companion in our quest to staying curious?

In a fast-paced, online world, it can be tempting to rely on technology for every aspect of our lives. But how does this apply to creativity?

Join us as we dive into the meaning of ‘creativity’, discover how to keep the ‘creativity flowing’ and finally get to a framework of 5 essential questions that the world can use to get more inspired.

After all, being creative is being human. With or without technology.

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Hosts

Camille Pollie (BEL)

Community manager, radio host and co-founder of Pollie Pocket. Friends would describe Camille as one big ball of energy. For the past 4 years, she’s been running the OpenVRT community for young creatives at VRT. Together with Bert, she runs Pollie Pocket and you can hear her every morning on Tomorrowland One World Radio. Any time left goes towards the BXL Run Crew she founded with fellow crew captain Tim Verheyden in 2017.

Bert Sap (BEL)

Creative director and co-founder of Pollie Pocket. If Bert was an internet celebrity it would be grumpy cat. He seems serious on the outside but he’s full of brainfarts on the inside. In his professional life, he runs a company, Pollie Pocket,  with Camille where they make micro-content for a maxi audience. On the flip side, Bert is a Creative Director at VRT, the public broadcaster in Belgium where he and his team are responsible for expanding the digital footprint of every subbrand.

Nickias Pauwels (BEL)

Digital Strategist at Creative Lab. Nickias likes to make the complicated simple. At advertising agency These Days Y&R / Wunderman he builds strategies for brands like Ford, Campbell’s and BNP Paribas Fortis. As a digital planner at British commercial broadcaster ITV he voiced the wants and needs of the audience. Creative Lab is the in-house creative agency of Belgian public-service broadcaster VRT. Creative Lab challenges the status quo by advising and inspiring all brand teams at VRT. They experiment with new digital formats on a daily basis.

Kim-Ling Nicolai (BEL)

Kim-Ling Nicolai needs a good shot of caffeine before she starts her day as a producer at OpenVRT (a community for young digital creatives, supported by the Flemish public broadcaster VRT) and Pollie Pocket. She loves Brussels, Taiwan, a good book and unexpected opportunities. 

Bram Algoed (BEL)

Born in the 80s,  Bram learned how to draw in the 90s, studied how to draw in the 2000s and still draws today. He is based in Brussels, where he is working as an illustrator and comic book artist.

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