Creative Innovation 2019 (Ci2019)

How will we build Australian innovation success? Tania de Jong AM, Founder Creative Universe, Creative Innovation Global and Creativity Australia

Thursday, 26 April 2012

At Creative Universe we are assisting Australian organisations to unlock a culture of creative leadership and innovation.

9 principles for innovation success are:

  1. Strong research universities with endowments
  2. Globally experienced repeat entrepreneurs
  3. Sophisticated risk capital
  4. Building social capital (links between innovation executives across sectors)
  5. Knowledge sharing across siloes
  6. Risk tolerance (We tend to have an enormous fear of failure in Australia.)
  7. Creative destruction of obsolete or unsuccessful ventures to build new ones
  8. Learning from constructive failures
  9. Positive returns for entrepreneurs and supportive government policies

Join us at Creative Innovation 2012 – Asia Pacific to connect with leaders and emerging leaders across sectors. Ci2012  will take place 28-30 November 2012 at Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, Melbourne, Australia.  Save the date NOW!  

WICKED PROBLEMS, GREAT OPPORTUNITIES! Leadership and Courage in Volatile Times

2012 began precariously. The global economy swings between signs of recovery and predictions of imminent collapse. Businesses appear paralysed. Though many are cash-rich, they’re risk-averse, strategically incremental and lacking in fresh ideas and innovation. The world needs leadership, invention and daring now more than ever. We need audacity not austerity. We need to attack big, wicked, problems that improve the economy and society as a whole.  Bold ideas that represent real business opportunities, that spark a revolution for courage and change.

Building on Ci2010 and Ci2011, over 40 innovators, thinkers and business leaders will present valuable strategies, stories and insights to create an interactive event of a lifetime.

To engage with a range of our transformational leadership programs and unlock you and your team’s potential, please visit

"Without a doubt the best conference in Australia with a delightful mix of creativity and big thinking bringing together an eclectic group of industry, community and education leaders. Once again, I’ve come away enthused by new ideas, more aware of future trends, and heartened by the kindness of humanity. We all have a role to play and it should be a collective one." Kerry Anderson, Founder of Operation Next Gen

"Conferences are boring. Creative Innovation is more like a rodeo for ideas, and you are guaranteed to leave wanting to make the world better for everyone." Andrew Despi, A.kin

"Kudos to Tania for organising the the 2019 CI Conference in Melbourne - it is the best I have attended so far. All the speakers and sessions were very well-planned. I have attended many conferences and this is the first I did not have the 'luxury' to skip any sessions. Your effort in this space has truly made Melbourne a global innovation and entrepreneurship hub." Danny Ong, Deakin University

"I wanted to pass along how incredible I thought Creative Innovation was and how much your passion for life and for humanity was inspiring to all of us. It was a privilege to be included and one that I am very grateful for." John Pickering, Chief Behavioural Scientist

"Creative Innovation is a transformational platform built by changemakers for changemakers. It is an educational adventure showcasing the forefront of ideas internationally." Melissa Warner, Ci2019 Scholarship Winner & Education Officer, Mind Medicine Australia

"Creative Innovation 2019 was one of the most well-organised events I’ve ever taken part in. From beginning to the end, every detail had been planned through and taken care of. Secondly, are the production values. As a result, it was possible to attend all the sessions without suffering conference burn-out, happy in the knowledge that the next piece of content was guaranteed to delight and challenge the senses." Richard Claydon (Singapore)

"Well done on another successful Ci conference. Your energy, passion and sheer determination to ensure the conference delegates get a fantastic experience is admirable." VP People & Global Capability | P&GC, Woodside Energy


There are a host of incredible opportunities to partner with us on this world class innovation event. If you are interested in becoming a partner or creative collaborator for the upcoming conference, please contact:

Tania de Jong AM // Founder and Executive Producer
Tel: +61 (0)3 8679 6000

Alrick Pagnon
Tel: +61 (0)3 8679 6000

“Remarkable, mind blowing, brilliantly choreographed – easily the best conference ever and I’ve been to plenty. Truly wonderful and amazing.”

Jim Grant, Partner, Dattner Grant

“Thank you for a challenging and rewarding couple of days. The quality of the team you had at the conference was extraordinary! These events will change people and thereby the world.”

Craig Carolan, Director Private Wealth, ANZ

“I came to learn – I came away inspired! Best conference ever.”

Paul Duldig, University of Melbourne