04/25/2013 15:26 (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Tomorrow, April 26th, on the eve of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), Microsoft, and TIME will host ‘The Creativity Conference’, at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. The Conference will showcase the integration of technology and creative arts while underscoring their importance as drivers of American innovation. The Creativity Conference is a one-of-a-kind convocation of leaders from the worlds of politics, media, business, and the arts. The participants will be engaging in direct dialogue on the role creativity plays in our economy and in creating the workforce of the future. Earlier this week the Bureau of Economic Analysis announced it will be revising the way our GDP is calculated to better reflect how creativity and innovation impact our nation’s economy. Friday’s conversation will be between and among some of the most important creators and innovators of our time, from all sectors of society and the economy, and will explore new ways for creative arts to serve as a catalyst for growth and opportunity.
Headlining the conference will be keynote speaker President Bill Clinton. Other panelists and speakers will include Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the MPAA; Rick Stengel, TIME Managing Editor; Harvey Weinstein, Co-Chairman, The Weinstein Company; House Majority Leader Eric Cantor; Michael Duffy, TIME Executive Editor; Benh Zeitlin, Director of 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'; Frank Bruni, Op-Ed columnist for the New York Times; and Richard Plepler, CEO of HBO; Paula Kerger, President & CEO of PBS; Nancy Gibbs, Deputy Managing Editor for TIME Magazine; along with many more.
The conference will also be available via live-stream at Time.com/creativityconference and TheCredits.org.