CPSI 2017’s main creativity programs offer in-depth learning experiences about creativity, innovation and change. If this is your first time at CPSI, we recommend registering for the Springboard to Creative Problem Solving program as your Main Track selection.

PLEASE NOTE: You will find a complete schedule and full program details in February 2017. Below is an overview of the main CPSI programs.

CPSI 2017 begins the afternoon of Tuesday, June 13, with orientations and the Opening Event. Main programming begins on Wednesday morning, June 14. CPSI closes at 12 pm on Sunday, June 18.

Here are the choices you will need to make when thinking about your CPSI experience during the registration process:

These one-day sessions held on Wednesday, June 14, aim to ignite your CPSI experience related to creativity and innovation. You will select one session to participate in for the day. Spark Sessions will be posted in February 2017.

From Thursday, June 15, to Saturday, June 17, you will experience a 17-hour deep-dive experience in one of the following tracks:

  • Creative Problem Solving Track: This track develops deliberate creativity skills through CPS. There are courses for the beginner and the advanced CPS person. We recommend first-time participants at CPSI register for the Springboard to Creative Problem Solving program. Other programs in this track include CPS Tools & Techniques, Facilitating CPS, and Training CPS.
  • Educator Track – Levels 1 and 2: This track is designed for educators who want to bring creativity and creative thinking skills into the classroom.
  • Immersion Track: This track is a deep-dive into creativity and innovation content.
  • Extending Track: This track covers a wide-range of creativity topics in back-to-back shorter sessions during the main program day.


Breakout Sessions are shorter, concurrent workshops that are offered once between Thursday, June 15, and Sunday, June 18. Breakout Sessions cover diverse topics on creativity, and are designed to expand the CPSI experience with shorter sessions that cap the day’s work with inspiration and exploration.

Night Flights provide a continuation of the day’s Extending sessions in an unstructured and flexible series of evening programs. All CPSI participants – maybe including YOU – are encouraged to offer and participate in Night Flights.