Welcome Keynote | One Brave Dot: Using the Power of Storytelling to Help Us All Create Bravely
“I just can’t draw.” These words, uttered by a first grader nearly twenty years ago, inspired New York Times #1 best-selling author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds on his mission to urge all of us to “make our mark” bravely. While his book, The Dot is about art and a great teacher, the book is ultimately a metaphor for being brave enough to take that first brave step, and then see where it takes us.
Along with sharing The Dot and the other stories in his “Creatrilogy” series (including Ish and Sky Color,) Peter will also share thoughts about his other “message books” which support critical social emotional development, and his efforts to inspire creativity and bravery in the next generation of creative problem-solvers around the globe. Attendees of all ages will leave feeling inspired and ready to use their own gifts, talents and strengths to move the world to a better place.