Upcoming Events


The Science of Innovation: Teaching Students to Think, Create, Innovate, Imagine, and Inspire

The Fairmont San Francisco
February 15-17, 2018

Discover the research behind the “Science of Innovation”; new strategies to train creativity and innovation; ways to develop innovative mindsets, schools, and leaders; and why promoting imagination and daydreaming can improve student achievement.
Rex will give two talks at the conference, “The Science of Creativity Through the Lens of Divergent Thinking” and “The Science of Imagination: New Measures, Brain Networks, and Openness to Experience.”

Past Events

The Brain Basis for Cognitive Innovation

CogNovo, Plymouth University
Devon, United Kingdom, April 25–29

This workshop will consist of a set of discussions on the scientific basis for Cognitive Innovation, with the goal of producing a seminal paper describing this newly emerging field and further consolidating the theoretical basis for cognitive innovation. 
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What Can Neuroscience Offer the Study of Creativity?

Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience
Buell Hall, Maison Francaise, Columbia University, November 23, 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Recent advances in neuroscience offer a new perspective with potential contributions to an explanation of the mechanisms, development, and origins of human creative faculties. How can neuroscience most effectively complement these other disciplines? What does it have to offer?

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Understanding Genius

New York, NY
Saturday, October 3, 2015

Rex will participate in a roundtable discussion with Steve Hsu, Joanne Ruthsatz and Dean Keith Simonton at the Helix Center in New York City

International Society for Intelligence Research Annual Conference

Albuquerque, New Mexico
September 18-20, 2015

Rex Jung and Ron Yeo are the local hosts for the conference, which offers an unrivaled opportunity for those interested in intelligence to meet, present their research, and discuss current questions and applications.

All Our Futures: Ideas That Matter

Creativity World Forum
Oklahoma City, March 31, 2015

The Creativity World Forum is one of the largest creativity and innovation conferences in the world. The forum features inspirational talks by some of the world’s most important creative minds and provides a platform for networking and idea generation.


Session: Crossing the Boundaries Into Mood Disorders and Psychosis

105th Annual Meeting of the American Psychopathological Association
Crowne Plaza Times Square, New York, March 5-7, 2015

Rex's talk is titled, "White matter integrity, creativity, and psychopathology: disentangling constructs with diffusion tensor imaging"

President’s Symposium
Intelligence & Creativity: Current Issues

International Society for Intelligence Research Annual Conference
Graz, Austria, December 12-14, 2014

The annual conference offers an opportunity for those interested in intelligence to meet, present their research, and discuss current research.

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2014 Aspen Ideas Festival

2014 Aspen Ideas Festival

An Age of Creativity

Aspen Ideas Festival: Imagining 2024

Fest 1, Aspen, Colorado, June 27–June 30, 2014

What can psychologists, neuroscientists, educators, designers, and artists tell us about the creative mind? Are we wired a certain way? Where do innovators come from? Are they a distinct breed of thinker, alien to the rest of us? Why will some take risks and others hold back? What can we do to foster the spirit of creativity in our schools, workplace, and personal pursuits? Ten years from now, might we be more confident in our own ingenuity? How so?
"An Age of Creativity" will examine these questions through presentations, discussions, case studies, and even some design workshops.

The Neuroscience of Creative Thinking

The Science of Smarter Minds: Teaching to Think, Create and Innovate for School and Careers

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York, May 8–10, 2014

Research in the fields of brain, cognitive, and mind sciences are providing new insights into critical and creative thinking and intelligence. Explore ways to use the science of “smarter minds” to teach the skills students need to meet today’s new standards, curriculum and career.

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