terça-feira, julho 14, 2009
Sir Ken Robinson was born in Liverpool 4 March 1950, the son of James and Ethel Robinson. He is an internationally recognized leader in the development of innovation and human resources. He has worked with national governments in Europe and Asia, with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, national and state education systems, non-profit corporations and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations. They include the Royal Shakespeare Company, Sir Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, the Royal Ballet, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the European Commission, UNESCO, the Council of Europe, the J Paul Getty Trust and the Education Commission of the States. From 1989 - 2001, he was Professor of Arts Education at the University of Warwick. He is in high demand as a speaker represented by the Washington Speakers Bureau (USA and Asia) and Speakers for Business (Europe). He speaks to audiences throughout the world on the creative challenges facing business and education in the new global economies. He has chaired and given keynote lectures to Fortune 500, corporate, educational and cultural conferences throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, the Middle East and Asia. In 2001, he was voted SfB Business Speaker of the Year by over 200 global and European companies. In 2005 he was named as one of Time/Fortune/CNN’s ‘Principal Voices’.