Creative Innovation 2019 (Ci2019)

World-renowned Leader Ervin Laszlo on how to deal with the Uncertainty

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Ervin Laszlo is a world-renowned philosopher of science, systems theorist, integral theorist, and originally a classical pianist. He has published about 75 books and over 400 papers, and is editor of World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution.

In this video, he is in conversation with Tania de Jong (the Founder of CI Global) for our upcoming event Creative Innovation 2012. He shares his perception and insight on uncertainty in the world of today and how to prepare for that uncertainty. He asserts that the future is to be created, not to be predicted. So, we should organize ourselves to shape and create what we want it to be. He talks over some key traits which are fundamental to our future growth. In his opinion, sustainability is one of the greatest challenges of today’s world. We should work together to build a system of openness to connections. It is critical to promote collaboration instead of opposition because our current system is not capable of responding to the changes our world is facing.

Watch the video here:

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"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)

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Tania de Jong AM // Founder and Executive Producer
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Alrick Pagnon
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