Ideas 2007: Creativity without Borders is the first Middle East and North African Creativity Congress - recognizing the values and relevance of creativity-centered practices to engage change, reshape the economy and bridge connection. Next spring, global innovators, changemakers, creative leaders, thinkers and practitioners will convene at the Ideas 2007 Conference:
The Ideas 2007 Conference is a unique event, a means to connect ideas and people in the world of creativity. Breaking the mould, Ideas 2007 has brought together an unprecedented group of under one roof to spur change in the creative economy...This 'change imperative' is relevant to all modern societies, whatever the degree of economic progress or social development...If we are to stand a chance in keeping abreast of advances in the realms of education, technology, design, communications, business, finance, public and private sector governance, we must embrace the creative culture more fully.
A creative work-force: a nation needs a critical mass of creative individuals from which a cohort of creative entrepreneurs, innovators and inventors will emerge.
An infrastructure for creativity: there are elements of both soft and hard infrastructure that make up the enabling environment for creative businesses, and which business cannot provide on its own.
Culture of creativity: the creative economy will only develop in places where risks can be taken and discoveries made; where there is a ‘can-do’ atmosphere, a hunger for the new, where difference is celebrated and failure is tolerated.