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CEF Announces the Ruth B. Noller Research Grant

CEF is proud to announce the launch of the Ruth B. Noller Research Grant to foster and support emerging, paradigm-shifting research with high potential for impact in the field of creativity, creative education studies and/or creative thinking by recognizing an individual or team engaged in such research. Application forms including eligibility and prize information will be available on our website later this month with winners being announced in December.

A special thank you to Twenty One Toys!

CEF and CPSI appreciate Twenty One Toys’ donation of Empathy Toys to our YouthWise program! The empathy toy is a blindfolded puzzle game that can only be solved when players learn to understand each other.

CPSI 2015 Website and Registration Live

Learning & connecting opportunities for business and change leaders, educators, practitioners, innovators and learners. Join us for the Creative Education Foundation’s 61st annual Creative Problem Solving Institute on June 17-21, 2015. A conference like no other, CPSI returns to Buffalo this year, the birthplace of brainstorming. Come for a rewarding experience to learn new techniques in creativity and innovation. The conference will take place on the University at Buffalo Campus. This hands-on learning experience inspires you to think differently and stretch your ideas about what is possible, so you return to your professional arena armed with tools for leading creative change. Network with the world’s premier creativity leaders and innovation professionals. Share experiences with colleagues from around the world and forge friendships that will broaden your horizons. Register today and save. The faster you act the more you’ll save! Because the first people to register for the conference can save 40%. So act now because once these discounts are taken, they’re gone! Visit to explore the many courses and workshops offered.  You will be asked to select your specific course or track when registering. e. t. 508-960-0000 option 1

2015 Greetings and Happy New Year, CEF Community!

I am both honored and humbled to have been selected to be the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Creative Education Foundation. For the past several years, I have worked alongside incredibly passionate and dedicated Trustees and I look forward to serving CEF these next two years. I appreciate the support the CEF community rallies for our organization, now in its 61st year. I am especially grateful to our leaders, volunteers, and donors. Quite literally, we could not exist without you. Finally, I would be remiss to not extend my personal appreciation to Kitty Heusner, who tirelessly and gracefully led the Board of Trustees these past 4 years. She is an incredibly gifted convener, collaborator, educator, leader, and friend. She has been a role model for me (and continues to be) and she left me some very big shoes to fill. Thank you! My warmest wishes to you, Thom Gonyeau Chair, Board of Trustees Creative Education Foundation Link to full update

CEF participates in Giving Tuesday 2014

Giving Tuesday started as a counter-narrative to Black Friday and Cyber Monday because it reminds us that the spirit of the holiday season is about community and not consumerism. The most meaningful gift we can give our children, loved ones, friends, and neighbors is the commitment to work together to help build a better world. Join the Creative Education Foundation in this global movement on December 2nd or give the gift of creativity today. Donate Today.