05 / 25 / 2016
At Charles M. Harper Center, Room C-06, Concourse Level (5807 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago)
Do you want to encourage more creative thinking in your business? Would you like to better understand how people solve problems and develop ideas? Are you curious how scientists study complex, human thought processes like this? Come to "Understanding Innovation: New Insights from the Next Generation of Behavioral Science", presented by the Booth School of Business's Center for Decision Research, to learn about cutting-edge research on creativity and innovation. Admission is FREE, and refreshments will be served. All are welcome!
This event is part of UChicago Innovation Fest.
When: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Charles M. Harper Center, Room C-06, Concourse Level (5807 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago)
Who Should Attend: All members of the UChicago community and open to the public
Hosted by: Center for Decision Research
Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from the Center for Decision Research will explore critical questions including, what are the short- and long-term consequences of withdrawing incentives for solving novel and interesting problems, what kinds of approaches to decision-making do people bring to new problems, and how does this affect their outcomes, and why do people undervalue the importance of persistence in generating creative new ideas? To close, we will present the new approaches to behavioral science being pioneered at the CDR, and provide information about how students, researchers, and the general public can involve themselves in “making science happen” here at the University of Chicago. Refreshments will be served.
How to Register: http://bit.ly/innofest-25
Questions: Justin Landy at firstname.lastname@example.org
UChicago Innovation Fest, a three-week celebration of the University of Chicago’s entrepreneurial and innovative advances and solutions, kicks off May 12 and runs through June 2, with more than 35 sessions scheduled across the city and UChicago’s downtown and Hyde Park campuses. Join us to share big solutions to problems in Chicago and across the globe, find new collaborators, and rub shoulders with leaders in business, health care, tech, and social and environmental policy. Highlights of this year’s celebration include the 20th anniversary of the Polsky Center’s Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge, a behind-the-scenes look at life as an entrepreneur at the university’s Chicago Innovation Exchange, and events featuring faculty who are bringing groundbreaking advances out of the lab and classroom.
This annual festival is led by UChicago’s innovation leaders, including Arete, the Chicago Innovation Exchange, the Institute for Translational Medicine, the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Social Enterprise Initiative, and UChicago Tech. Additional sponsors include UChicago Urban, UChicago Urban Labs, and the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. Learn more at innovationfest.uchicago.edu.