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The Marconi Institute for Creativity (MIC) is pleased to invite submissions for the 2nd MIC Conference: From Creative Brains to Creative Societies, to be held on Sep 14-16, 2016 in Bologna, Italy. This high-level event will span from neuroscientic to behavioural levels, considering individuals as well as networks. The event is coorganized with the European Project CREAM (Creativity Enhancement through Advanced brain Mapping and stimulation).

The 2nd MIC Conference 2016 aims to bring together multidisciplinary researchers, scientists, professionals, doctoral students, educators from all over the world to present their views, activities, results, open issues about all aspects related to Creativity and Creative Thinking.


  • Click on the following tables to download the detailed final program

Creativity in Neuroscience

• Neurological substrates of creativity
• Innovation in brain mapping methodologies
• Brain stimulation for creativity
• Neuroscientic models for creative thinking

Creativity in Psychology and Education

• Human creativity and methodologies
• Human creativity and methodologies
• Theoretical aspects of creativity
• Divergent thinking processes
• Ideation processes
• Genius, creativity and talent
• Creativity and emotions
• Creativity and development
• Creative education methods

Creativity in Design and Engineering

• Future studies
• Problem solving
• Mathematical aspects of creativity
• Artificial creativity
• Intuitive machines
• Complex systems
• Discovery and invention
• Design methodologies

Creativity in Economic and Social Sciences

• Creativity and fashion
• Creativity and society
• Social creativity
• Innovation in economy and business
• Cultural and creative industry
• Human resource development
• Innovation networks
• Information society trends

Clearly identify your preferred topic area of interest. Submit a max 2-pages long abstract including contributions and main ideas for evaluation. Include the following details in your abstract: Title, Name of Author(s), Affiliation(s), and full address of the corresponding Author, including e-mail address and phone number.

Best papers will be selected to contribute to a Special Editorial Initiative.

Abstract must be prepared by using the following downlodable word template: MIC CONFERENCE ABSTRACT TEMPLATE

Where to submit

To submit your abstract, please send it by e-mail to with subject "MIC Conference abstract" no later than June 15.

Notification of abstract preliminary acceptance and/or revision will be sent before June 30. Reviewed abstract and registration must be completed before July 15.

General Conference Chair

Giovanni E. Corazza
University of Bologna, Italy
Marconi Institute for Creativity

Honorary Co-Chairman

University of Bologna, Italy

Technical Program Chair

S. Agnoli
Marconi Institute for Creativity

International Steering Committee

J. Bhattacharya
Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
F. Celaschi
University of Bologna, Italy
V. Glaveanu
Aalborg University, Denmark
Wellesley College, USA
M. Karwowski
Academy of Special Education, Poland
E. Ladavas
University of Bologna, Italy
T. Lubart
Université Paris Descartes, France
University of Georgia, USA

Please find here below some structures which are accredited for the MIC Conference 2016. Clicking on the pictures you will access to the prices reserved to the conference attendees.

When booking, remember to indicate your participation in the MIC Conference 2016 in order to benefit from the prices reserved to the conference attendees.

Zanhotel TRE VECCHI ****

Via Indipendenza, 47
40121 Bologna
Tel. 051/231991 - F
or booking write an e-mail to

Zanhotel EUROPA ****

Via Boldrini, 11
40121 Bologna
Tel. 051/4211348 - For booking write an e-mail to

Zanhotel REGINA ***

Via Indipendenza, 51
40121 Bologna
Tel. 051/248878- For booking write an e-mail to

Further accredited structures will be published soon.

For information on Bologna and on its attractions, please visit the tourism website of Bologna.

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