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Creativity World Forum - Metro Tech

Going global is as much about attitude as it is expertise; that's why when given the opportunity to interact with entrepreneurs from all around the globe, a local school jumped at the chance.
Creativity World Forum - Metro Tech

Creativity World Forum

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Show 1148: Creativity World Forum - Metro Tech

Air date: November 27, 2011

 

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Rob McClendon:  Well going global is as much about attitude as it is about expertise.  That’s why, when given the opportunity to interact with entrepreneurs from all around the globe, a local school jumped at the chance.  Here’s our Courtenay DeHoff.

Courtenay:  Innovative minds from around the world flooded Oklahoma City and gathered to talk about the driving force behind the next big idea.  Twenty-five hundred registrants from 38 states and more than 18 different countries attended the World Creativity Forum; a landmark global event that gave some local students insight, into the future.

Courtenay:  They’re greeting one another, and bringing together different cultures.  Students from Metro Technology Center are volunteering for the Creativity World Forum, a 2-day conference that examines how creativity drives commerce, culture, and education around the world.

Dylan Davis:  It’d be, it’d be nice.  It’d be nice to make new friends from different countries and compare the cultures.

Courtenay:  Metro Tech student, Dylan Davis, is one of the many students interested in other cultures and traditions at the Creativity Forum.

Dylan:  And I see what, like different holidays for instance, you know.  Say, take Christmas in my culture and see what they have in theirs.

Courtenay:  For Davis and fellow students, it is also a place to expand their own horizons.

Dylan:  You need to get outside your comfort zone.  It’s different, to meet somebody from a different state or a different country, just the way their culture is.

Courtenay:  Giving these students a taste of global economy.

Courtenay:  And culture certainly was diverse in Oklahoma during the 2-day conference.  But the Creativity Forum also impacted the Oklahoma economy, bringing in over 1.8 million dollars during the 2-day event.