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Welcome to the schedule for BBF 2016! Please note that with the exception of the following sessions (Life without Envy, The Art of Perspective, Writing with Risk, Sound Advice, and Lore), absolutely every session at the BBF is free, and no tickets or preregistration are required. Thanks, and enjoy your day!
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Saturday, October 15 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Being Creative

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Creativity and innovation are among the most overused buzzwords in circulation today.  But let’s face it: some people truly are more creative and able to innovate. Why? Alexa Clay, coauthor of The Misfit Economy, asserts that we can learn a lot about creativity from observing drug runners, computer hackers, con artists, Amish entrepreneurs and other outsiders and outcasts. In Inventology, Pagan Kennedy explores some characteristics of the highly inventive and outlines four main paths to discovery. Do you have what it takes to be creative? Find out and learn some tricks of the trade in this creative and innovative session moderated by BBF Fellow and digital reporter at WBUR, Zeninjor Enwemeka.

Moderators
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Zeninjor Enwemeka

Zeninjor Enwemeka is a digital reporter at WBUR, covering all things relevant to people in Greater Boston on wbur.org. Before joining WBUR, she worked as a breaking news writer for Boston.com and spent several years as a homepage producer for the website. Enwemeka was part of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning team for the Boston Globe's coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings. She is also an adjunct lecturer at Boston University, where she teaches... Read More →

Presenters
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Alexa Clay

Alexa Clay is a writer, strategist, and leading expert on social innovation. She is cofounder of the League of Intrapreneurs, a movement to create change from within big business; founder of Wisdom Hackers; and cofounder / director of the collective The Human Agency, a global nonprofit that aims to create communities of purpose and encourage the development of breakthrough ideas. Her writing has appeared in Dazed and Confused, Harvard Business... Read More →
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Pagan Kennedy

Pagan Kennedy is a writer, journalist, and creator of the popular New York Times Magazine column Who Made That? She is the author of eleven books, including Black Livingstone, a New York Times notable book, and The First Man-Made Man, an acclaimed biography of transgender pioneer Michael Dillon. Her fiction and journalism has also appeared in journals and magazines including the Boston Globe, Dwell, Newsday, Salon, and The Village Voice. She is a... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Trinity Forum Copley Square, Boston, MA