Calling all Creativity Researchers!

UK Creativity researchers annual conference
London, Wednesday
 may 18th 2022.


Registration now open. click here.

We can’t wait to see you, in person this time!

Join us for a day full of speakers, posters, and discussion on the latest findings in creativity research. Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) have generously agreed to host the event in their central London office.

Anyone with an interest in the study of creativity is welcome to join us! You’ll find details on times here, and a registration is now open!

Follow us on Twitter at @ukcreativity.

Keynote Speaker:
Professor Roni Reiter-Palmon

Special feature:
The creative process: a comedian’s point of view
Interview with Prof. Jonathan Plucker and Comedian’s Comedian Stuart Goldsmith

Read more here.


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About us

UK Creativity Researchers is a collaborative community open to anyone with an interest in the psychology of creativity. We are a network that facilitates the organisation of annual creativity conferences, to bring together researchers, practitioners, academics, students, and any other interested parties. The conferences are not-for-profit events organised by volunteer committee, one of whom normally hosts at their home institution, see our HISTORY for more information. We aim to keep our registration fees low, to be as inclusive as possible, and put all fees back into the costs of the conference events.

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Key information

Key Dates:  

Our in-person UK Creativity Researchers Conference will take place on Wednesday 18th May, 2022. 

To register, purchase your ticket here by May 11th 2022.

On the day

Here is our full programme, including schedule, abstract, and list of attendees:

09:00 – 09:30Posters Pin-up Coffee Bar
09:00 – 10:00Registration and refreshmentsCoffee Bar
10:00 – 10:20Opening Remarks
UKCR Organisers and Welcome from BBH.
Conference Room
10:20 – 11:20Keynote Address titled “Creativity in virtual teams”, by
Prof. Roni Reiter-Palmon, University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Conference Room
11:20 – 11:30Comfort Break 
11:30 – 12:30PresentationsConference Room
12:30 – 13:30Poster Presentations and Lunch Coffee Bar
13:30 – 15:30PresentationsConference Room
15:30 – 15:50RefreshmentsCoffee Bar
15:50 – 16:50In conversation with…
Prof Jonathan Plucker and comedian Stuart Goldsmith
Conference Room
16:50 – 17:00Closing RemarksConference Room
17:00 – 18:30Drinks Reception and NetworkingCoffee Bar

Information for poster presenters

Posters will be on display throughout the day, with a designated presentation time over lunch time. Please bring along your printed poster between 9-9.50am, and we’ll provide a board and fixings to attach the poster to.

The poster should be A1 size (59.4 x 84.1 cm) and designed in portrait orientation. 

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Keynote speaker

We are delighted to announce that Professor Roni Reiter-Palmon will join us as opening Keynote Speaker at our UKCR 2022 conference! Prof. Reiter-Palmon is an internationally recognised expert in creativity, and we are honoured to have her join us.

Prof Roni Reiter-Palmon is the Varner Professor of Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology and the Director of the I/O Psychology Graduate Program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her research focuses on creativity and innovation in the workplace, cognitive processes and individual difference variables that influence creative performance of individuals and teams, development of creativity and leadership skills, and methodology.

Follow Roni on twitter: @RRPcreativity

Special Feature

We’re excited to announce that our conference this year will close with a live interview between Johns Hopkins University Prof Jonathan Plucker and renowned comedian Stuart Goldsmith!

Stuart is an internationally award-winning stand-up, writer, podcaster, host, speaker and comedy expert. With a recent stand up appearance on Conan (TBS) under his belt, he is also the series warm-up for The Graham Norton Show and the creator and host of host of The Comedian’s Comedian podcast. Having amassed over 18 million downloads, his podcast interrogates the creative processes of his colleagues, including Stewart Lee, Bill Burr, Jimmy Carr, Sarah Millican, Russell Brand and over 400 others. He loves sharing the creativity and resilience secrets of the world’s greatest comics with businesses. He has built a reputation as an exceptional speaker through his ‘Resilience Presentation’ and has presented to professionals in finance, investment, law, software development, PR, the charity sector, broadcasting, health and many more.

Prof Jonathan Plucker will interview Stuart about how professional comedians develop an idea from a spark of inspiration to the page to the stage and beyond, and explore the necessity of risk, the power of crisis and how to achieve creative efficiency. They will also discuss how these creative concepts transfer to other professional and personal settings.

Short Talks and poster presentations

Applications are open to those who would like to present at the conference, click here to apply!

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Registration is now open! Click here, you’ll be redirected to the Edinburgh Napier University store to complete your ticket purchase.

Register by 12 noon May 11th 2022 to guarantee your spot!

We can’t wait to see you, Wednesday 18th May, 2022.