Calling all Creativity Researchers!

UK Creativity researchers conference 2020

at the offices of BBH, London, UK.

Postponed until further notice.

Sadly we’ve had to postpone UKCR2020, which was due to take place on May 27th. Registered delegates and abstract authors have been notified by email. We are looking at a new date, look out for updates on twitter: @ukcreativity. We look forward to meeting you! More details coming soon…

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Keynote Speaker:
Professor Roni Reiter-Palmon!
Read more here.

Special feature:
Comedian’s Comedian Stuart Goldsmith in conversation with Prof Jonathan Plucker! 
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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We are delighted to announce that Professor Roni Reiter-Palmon will join us as Keynote Speaker! Prof. Reiter-Palmon is an internationally recognised expert in creativity, and we are honoured that she will attend UKCRC20.

Dr 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. Roni 1Her 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.

She has over 80 publications in leading journals such Journal of Applied Psychology, Creativity Research Journal, The Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts, Journal of Creative Behavior, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, and Leadership Quarterly. She is an associate editor for the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology and for Frontiers: Organizational Psychology.

Dr Reiter-Palmon is an editor or co-editor of 4 books on creativity, and editor of a book series: Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Innovation in Organizations. She has obtained over $8 million of funding from granting agencies, public and non-profit organizations, and businesses. She has been elected as a fellow of APA Division 10 (Creativity) and division 14 (I-O) in recognition of her contribution to the field of organizational and team creativity. She has received the University of Nebraska system award for research in 2017.

Follow Roni on twitter: @RRPcreativity

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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 with a recent appearance on Conan (TBS) under his belt, the warm-up comic for the Graham Norton Show, and also the host of the “Comedian’s Comedian” podcast. Having amassed over 15 million downloads, his show interrogates the creative processes of his colleagues, including Stewart Lee, Bill Burr, Jimmy Carr, Sarah Millican, Russell Brand and over 300 others. He loves sharing the creativity and resilience secrets of the world’s greatest comics with business. 

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.

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Registration will re-open again soon!

Registration will cost £60, and includes lunch and refreshments.

If you have financial barriers affecting attendance, please contact the organisers at

As each of our previous UK Creativity Researchers’ conferences has achieved a full capacity of delegates, it is advisable to register early to secure your place.