We are extremely excited to announce our keynote speaker for the conference
Dr. Don Ambrose
Don Ambrose, PhD, is professor of graduate education at Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ, USA, and editor of the Roeper Review. He serves on the editorial boards of many of the major journals in creative intelligence fields (gifted education, creativity studies, educational psychology) and for several book series. He has initiated and led numerous interdisciplinary scholarly projects involving eminent scholars from gifted education, general education, creativity studies, cognitive science, ethical philosophy, psychology, political science, economics, law, history, sociology, theoretical physics, and critical thinking.
Some of his recent books include Creative Intelligence in the 21st Century: Grappling with Enormous Problems and Huge Opportunities (with Robert J. Sternberg); Giftedness and Talent in the 21st Century: Adapting to the Turbulence of Globalization (with Robert J. Sternberg); How Dogmatic Beliefs Harm Creativity and Higher-Level Thinking (with Robert J. Sternberg); Confronting Dogmatism in Gifted Education (with Robert J. Sternberg & Bharath Sriraman); Expanding Visions of Creative Intelligence: An Interdisciplinary Exploration; Morality, Ethics, and Gifted Minds (with Tracy L. Cross); The Roeper School: A Model for Holistic Development of High Ability (with Bharath Sriraman & Tracy L. Cross); A Critique of Creativity and Complexity: Deconstructing Clichés (with Bharath Sriraman & Kathleen Pierce); and Conceptions of Giftedness (3rd Ed.; with Robert J. Sternberg; forthcoming).
His most recent projects involve the invention of new creative and critical thinking strategies based on concepts discovered in multiple academic disciplines and professional fields. Honours include the Distinguished Scholar award from the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC); Hall of Fame award from the New Jersey Association for Gifted Children; Creativity Award from the International Centre for Innovation in Education (presented in Istanbul, Turkey); selection to the Routledge/Taylor & Francis Educational Expert Panel; Outstanding Book Chapter award from the American Creativity Association; the Research Briefs article of the year award from the Research and Evaluation Division of the NAGC; the Iorio Research Prize for outstanding scholarship; and the Frank N. Elliott Award for outstanding university service. He has done invited keynote presentations throughout the world.