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Sir Ken Robinson to speak at Texas State

032310sirkrSir Ken Robinson will speak as part of the Common Experience program at Texas State.

STAFF REPORT

“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” So says Sir Ken Robinson, internationally acclaimed developer of creativity and innovation and the spring speaker for Texas State’s  Common Experience event on April 7.

Robinson’s presentation will be based on his latest book, “The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything.” His speaking engagement is slated for Evans Auditorium at 8 p.m., with the doors opening at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, but space will be limited.

Robinson is a speaker who conveys serious messages with wit and passion. He speaks to audiences the world over on the creative challenges facing business and education in the new global economy.

“Ken Robinson writes brilliantly about the different ways in which creativity is undervalued and ignored in Western culture and especially in our educational systems,” said comedian/writer/producer John Cleese.

Robinson has worked with a variety of governments in Europe and Asia, as well as the United States. His clients include  international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Sir Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, the Council of Europe and the J. Paul Getty Trust.

Robinson’s lecture is sponsored by the University Lecture Series and the Common Experience program. For more information on the lecture, contact honors@txstate.edu.

More information about Robinson can be found at his website, www.sirkenrobinson.com.  One of his lectures is featured on Technology Entertainment Design (TED) at www.ted.com.

(Editor’s note: The above has been revised to correct the name of Robinson’s book and note that the doors will open at 7:30 p.m. for the 8 p.m. presentation.)

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One thought on “Sir Ken Robinson to speak at Texas State

  1. Thanks for featuring Sir Ken Robinson’s upcoming talk. Please note that although doors open at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, his talk actually is slated to begin at 8 p.m. in Evans Auditorium. In addition, the title of his book is THE ELEMENT: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything. (Not The Elements) If you could make these changes, the communication would be more clear. Thanks again.

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