2019 Session Description

Excursions to the Edge

For adults • 90 minutes
Category: Immersion
Maximum Participants: 24
Wednesday 8:00pm • Centennial 15
Time and location subject to change (what isn't?)

Come with us on a personalized journey beyond the ordinary.

In this session you will explore a series of edges — the edge of society, the edge of the world, the edge of time, and the edge of your imagination.

On each of these excursions, you will question, ideate, and reflect as you evolve your thoughts about a meaningful challenge unique to you. At the end of the session, you will have a series of Post Cards From the Edge to inspire and enlighten you, take you beyond the conventional, and maybe even move you one step closer to fulfilling a deeply felt wish.

The Skinny: 3 things you will do in this session

  • An imaginary journey beyond the known
  • A methodology to explore your edges
  • A way to visualize your real journey toward your desired future
Dorte Nielsen
Copenhagen, Denmark
Dorte Nielsen, M.Sc., is a creativity author and speaker. She is the founder of Creative Thinker and the Center for Creative Thinking, Copenhagen.

Dorte studied at The Graphic Arts Institute of Denmark, The School of Communication Arts, London and holds a Master of Science degree in Creativity from the International Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo, New York. She has a background as an advertising creative in London, where her creative work won her international recognition.

Since moving back to Denmark, Dorte has been teaching and researching creative thinking. She founded the Creative Communication education — one of the most award-winning advertising bachelor programmes in the world. After her success training creativity at university level, she took her uniquely effective creativity curriculum to primary schools.

Dorte Nielsen is the Chair of Creative Circle and the author/co-author of eight books on creativity, including The secret of the highly creative thinker.


Dorte is a returning presenter. Click to see what they've presented in the past.

Tim Hurson
Toronto, ON
Throughout his career, Tim has helped global corporations solve problems and seize opportunities. He spent 15 years as a founding partner of Manifest Communications, where he discovered the unique synergy to be had by combining the principles of creative thinking, marketing, and sales.

The result of his experience in both marketing/sales and strategic innovation is the basis for the principles and tools in his books: Think Better and Never Be Closing (co-written with Tim Dunne). He is currently working on a new project: Do it Better.

Tim speaks around the world about how to develop creative leadership to manage change rather than be swamped by it, and has guest lectured in business schools in the US, Canada, UK, Mexico, Chile, and Australia. He is a founding director of several no-for-profit organizations, including Mindcamp.

Tim thinks the phrase “out of the box thinking” should be put back in the box and buried in a deep hole.


Tim is a returning presenter. Click to see what they've presented in the past.

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