Creativity & Associates to Present at Ignite! Conference

- Thursday, April 29th, 2010

April 23, 2010

Creativity & Associates, whose mission is to strengthen critical thinking and communications skills in schools, businesses and individuals using the techniques of theater, has been chosen to present at Ignite!

In association with the Arts and Humanities council of Montgomery County (, Ignite! is that county’s first creativity and business conference. Engaging and interactive, Ignite! will inspire entrepreneurs, business leaders, artists and visionaries with creative and practical tools for business success.  Now more than ever, businesses need an edge to stand out and sustain growth –  THIS is where creativity comes in!

At Ignite! participants will:

  • Spark business acumen with dynamic keynote speaker Seth Kahan
  • Roll up their sleeves at experiential breakout sessions led by Creativity & Associates and other seasoned pioneers in business creativity and innovation
  • Connect and network with over 200 like-minded creatives, entrepreneurs and business leaders
  • Get fired up under the big top with creative entertainment at the SchmoozeFest Networking Reception following the conference

Registration: More information available at

Creativity & Associates partners Jimi Kinstle and Bruce Nelson are proud to be included in this June 4 event and will present their workshop based on the principle “W3 / TLC – Who am I? Where am I? What am I Doing?/Trust, Listen, Commit”.  They look forward to taking participants through some simple improvisation games to free up creativity, focus listening and improve communication skills. Based in the core skill of “Yes…and” their hope is to loosen rigid thinking, cultivate a sense of letting go and getting ignited and PLAY!

“Can play at work be useful?  I would argue that it is essential”

- Dr. Stuart Brown from his book  Play

Bruce Nelson and Jimi Kinstle attended Towson University together in the 1980s where they were introduced to improvisation. After college they helped form The Flying Tongues, a Comedy-slash-improv troupe that performed regularly in Baltimore and went on a cross-country tour in 1995. Through their study of improvisation, they learned the basic tenet: “yes, and…” In improvisation, an actor receives what is said (“yes”) and then furthers it (“and”). This principle is easily applied in many aspects of life, including education and business.

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Bruce was born in New Jersey into an Army family.  Although from an early age he and the family moved several times, Bruce was fortunate enough to settle in the Baltimore-DC corridor and put down roo...

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