Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized leader in the development of education, creativity and innovation. He works with governments in Europe, Asia and the United States, with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies and some of the world's leading cultural organizations. He speaks to audiences throughout the world on the creative challenges facing business and education in new global economies.
Robinson's many accomplishments have earned him several awards and honorary Doctoral degrees. Key moments in his history include:
- 1998 - Led a national commission on creativity, education and the economy, U.K.
- 1999 - Published the highly accliamed All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education (The Robinson Report)
- 2003 - Received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for services to the arts
- 2005 - Named a "Principal Voice" by Time, Fortune and CNN
- 2008 - Honorary Degree of Doctor from the University of Central England
- 2008 - Received the Peabody Medal for contributions to the arts and culture in the U.S.
- 2009 - Honorary Degree of Doctor from the Rhode Island School of Design
His most recent published works are The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything (Penguin/Viking 2009), a New York Times bestseller that has been translated into 21 languages, and Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative (Capstone/Wiley), a 10th anniversary edition of his classic work on creativity and innovation.