Imagination is one of the most beautiful and important functions of the mind. Imagination is essential to life and a key ingredient for educational and economic success in the 21st century. Imagination Presents is a series connecting businesses, creatives, and social leaders for crossover conversations about the algorithms of their respective industries, and how imagination has benefitted their lives in personal and professional ways.
Lincoln Center (Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts) serves three primary roles: world’s leading presenter of superb artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. Located in New York City, the performing arts center is a 16.3-acre complex of buildings in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Manhattan. It has thirty indoor and outdoor facilities and is host to 5 million visitors annually. It houses nationally and internationally renowned performing arts organizations including the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera, and the New York City Ballet. Juilliard School of Music also became part of the Lincoln Center complex.
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Scott Brandon devoted the past 35 years building and researching complex organizational systems, including 25-year tenure as an executive director at Lincoln Center and now as director of Litróf Consulting LLC and President TRaDE Inc. Using his Imagination-Creativity-Innovation (ICI) Index, he delivers a bottom line and outcome-based practice designed to foster inclusion, diversity and equity while improving organizational systems via commerce (transaction), culture (interaction) and education (sustainability).
His latest focus is within healthcare, coining the phrase “precision education” based on diversity metrics and big data. He currently serves as board member for The Corner at Whitman-Walker Center, Design for Change (USA and Global) and he previously served as board chair Compass Charter School and GEMS Americas. Brandon has started numerous ventures, such as the Giveall Foundation USA and TRaDE, a global nonprofit and for profit with interest in healthcare, education and sustainability.
At Lincoln Center, he created the Imagination Conversation (IC), a series of 60 civic dialogues to show how imagination-based outcomes impact change variables, and increased the organizational budget/endowment by over 350%. Currently, Scott is creating concept for another IC series, this time across the globe.
He co-authored “Imagination First” (EBSCO 1% business books, endorsements including Dan Pink, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Judith Jamison) and has been contributing author or shared stage with mentors and luminaries such as Maxine Greene, Ken Robinson, Deepak Chopra, Ervin Laszlo, Tillie Olsen, Adrienne Rich and the Dalai Lama. Scott graduated Ohio State University with a Master's in education/cognition/symbol systems and completed course work for PhD. Previously he was modern dancer, beekeeper, spelunker and Air Force medic. Scott is researcher of systems theory, and how interaction and transaction co-exist across functions.
Bruce Vaughn, Former CEO, explains how he created Happily Ever After experiences for the whole family with his team. Walt Disney Imagineering is the creative engine that designs and builds all Disney theme parks, resorts, attractions, and cruise ships worldwide, and oversees the creative aspects of Disney games, merchandise product development, and publishing businesses. Read more.Watch Now
Dr. Deepak Chopra discusses Western medicine and his experiences between “what happens in our consciousness and what happens in our biology.” He emphasizes the importance of the imaginative, creative, and scientific realms in order to live fully.Watch Now
Creativity and the power of imagination are the gifts that make us human. Sir Ken Robinson discusses that imagination is cultivated, not taught; we are all born with some sense of creativity. Imagination is vital for human culture and for the education of the world's youth.Watch Now
In this unique interview with former Director of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, we remember that among his many accomplishments, Bill Moggridge was on the forefront of creativity and innovation, helping to design the very first laptop computer and integrating human factors into the design of computer software.Watch Now
Judge Judith Kaye shares her journey to becoming Chief Judge to the State of New York. Kaye’s imagination has played a key role in her career. From a young age she imagined herself achieving success, and then manifested it through inspiring visions for the present and future.Watch Now
Chancellor of the New York Board of Regions, Dr. Merryl Tisch helps to create educational policies throughout the NY State School Systems. She believes that imagination leads to the breaking down of barriers, helping us to explore beyond what we think is possible.Watch Now
John Wilson, former director of the National Education Association understands the power of education and how imagination is a critical aspect to education. His focus is to engage students in creativity and imagination leading to deeper learning and innovation.Watch Now