CPSI is a project of the Creative Education Foundation, the first authority on Creative Problem Solving training and education. Learn more about CEF

The Creative Education Foundation — the creators of “brainstorming” and original experts in creative problem solving — presents the annual Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI) Conference. We explore themes including innovation, entrepreneurship, change leadership, applied imagination, deliberate creativity, design thinking and more.

Our attendees come from all professions, including entrepreneurs, consultants, C-suites, educators and researchers. WHAT BONDS US? We are change makers, big thinkers, instigators and architects of innovation out to make a difference in our own worlds (at work and at home) and the world at large.

For First-Time Attendees

You’ll learn practical skills and tools to help you access your creativity and solve problems more effectively, both at work and at home.

For Returning Attendees

We’re live and in person again this year! The conference provides enhanced networking and deep-dives on our industry’s most pressing issues.

For Everyone

We guarantee you a refreshed sense of purpose, enlightened perspectives, a community of like-minded individuals, and the freedom to explore new ideas.


Don’t take our word for it!

CPSI is a wonderful combination of expert knowledge and evocative exploration filled with extremely captivating and inspiring speakers.

— Mallori DeSalle, Faculty, Indiana University School of Public Health

The virtual conference came as a blessing since it allowed me to “taste” a ton of content. I’m walking away with ideas that I can apply to my practice and an introspective experience that will help with my self growth.

— Pascal Patenaude, President & Owner, Patenaude Research & Communications

This comprehensive conference addressees the whole person, from mindfulness to creative wellness to leadership and more. EVERYONE can benefit — personally and professionally — from developing creative problem solving skills.

— Kristen Lorenz, Director, Training & Culinary Innovation


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