Opening Keynote Speakers
Robert & Michele Root-Bernstein (USA)
Co-authors of the worldly renowned Spark of Genius : The 13 Thinking Tools of the World’s Most Creative People. Robert Root-Bernstein is a physiologist at the State University of Michigan, where his wife Michele also works as instructor in the Theater department. The Spark of Genius retraces and analyzes the thinking process of world-class thinkers, scientists and artists who revolutionized their fields by creative conceptions confounding existing paradigms and paving the path for new ones. Quoting Pasteur and Einstein who both testified that fantasy, intuition and imagination, more than scientific reason, were vital to scientific creativity, this book, which strongly made the case for an education bringing emotion and thinking, the fantastic and the real, science and arts together, was met with enthusiasm extending far beyond the world of education.