Saturday, March 14, 2015

The International Conference of Creative Thinking: Your Child & YOU!

It’s 10:00 am. Do you know what your child is learning? 

Patricia Rose Upczak, owner (19+ years) of Synchronicity Publishing LLC, and producer of The International Conference of Creative Thinking and Education is guest on The Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos Show, aired LIVE Wednesdays 6:00-6:30 pm PT. 

 Patricia Rose’s small publishing company is dedicated to creating materials that enhance people’s lives of all ages, but especially children ages nine through eleven.  The main subjects her books cover are reiki, synchronicity coincidences, symbology, and metaphysical mysteries for children. Synchronicity Publishing is now working on books that enhance education in a more positive and significant way.

Patricia Rose Upczak also is the brains behind The International Conference of Creative Thinking.

About this awesome conference…. The International Conference of Creativity, Thinking & Education is filled with groundbreaking educators, thinkers and creatives. The goal of the conference is to have attendees expand their professional and personal horizons. The forum will be conducive to allowing all of us to explore the leading edge of creativity, brain-based education and techniques to relieve stress in our daily lives.

Q.)   Patricia Rose, why do you call the presenters at this conference groundbreaking?
          A.) Patricia Rose:  All of our presenters this year are knowledgeable, powerful and unique in many areas.

Q.)  Can you give us some examples?

           A.)  Yes. Sharon Promislow, the author of Making The Brain Body Connection gives transformative, interactive workshops. We are very lucky to have her on both days of the conference.  Tim Gangwer is a pioneer in the field of visual literacy, and is a multi-award songwriter. He will also be presenting on both days. Our panel is absolutely amazing and the title will give you an idea of how creative our panelists are. It is called "Orbiting the Giant Hairball in Education."  Over the years I have seen NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming Technique) do amazing things both professionally and personally for so many people.It is a powerful technique. We are very lucky to have Executive NLP Coach and Master Trainer, Bill Thomason giving an interactive workshop for all of us.  We also have re-known photographer John Schaefer doing his workshop on Mapptivities where he will be doing trainings and giving away software to all the attendee. He is the founder of the Children's Media Workshop. His work is in the Library of Congress Master Photographers Collection. He was the original Sundance documentary artist and is still connected to Sundance. And there are many more equally talented presenters throughout the weekend.

Q. What do you hope the attendees get out of this conference?

       A.)  I hope everyone who attends comes away feeling more empowered. I hope they are guided to develop some of the techniques they are shown for themselves. I hope they find ways to relieve the daily stress in their lives and realize that we live in a multifaceted world full of different perspectives and ways to develop our own happiness. I believe that teachers especially are so important for not only our children, but for our future world. We all have to learn how to nurture ourselves, and each other in healthy ways.

Q.) Last but not least what are the details of the International Conference of Creativity, Thinking & Education if people want more information?

         A.) The conference takes place at the University of St. Thomas in the Schulze Auditorium in Minneapolis, MN on April 18th and 19th, 2015. For more information on all of our presenters, and how to register go to

The International Conference of Creativity, Thinking & Education Keynote speakers and some presenters will be interviewed on The Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos Show each Wednesday from 6:00-6:30 pm EST until the start of the conference. The date of their interview is below.

·         Terry Heick- (Panelist-"Orbiting the Giant Hairball in Education.") Wed March 18th
·         Tim Gangwer-Keynote-Visual Literacy & the Sound Track of Our Lives) Wed April 1st
·         Sharon Promislow- (Keynote- Making the Brain/Body Connection to Enhance Learning & Creativity: Part I) Wed April 8

Patricia Rose Upczak will be a presenter at The International Conference of Creativity, Thinking & Education, Sunday April 19th 3:30-4:45 on Where Are You & Where Do You Want to Be?

Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos will be a presenter at The International Conference of Creativity, Thinking & Education, Sunday April 19th from 1:00-3:15pm on The Dream Theatre of Life: Who are the Actors in Your Life?

Patricia Rose was a teacher at the Boulder Valley School district in Colorado for 24+ years from September 1975 to 2000. She also designed and ran a new program for learning disabled adolescents in a large high school in Boulder, Colorado.

“I loved my job, the school and the people I interacted with on a daily basis. Much of what I learned in those years is the basis of my new book coming out in 2011 Happy Teachers Happy Students – The Power of Intention.”

Here are 3 questions you should be asking about your child’s teachers about their education.

1.       Are they teaching students to develop lifelong skills that will help them be healthy, happy, productive adults?
2.       Are they teaching children how to use their remarkable brains that research now shows are capable of much more than anyone in education imagined?
3.       Are they teaching students how learning and education can be filled with wonder, curiosity and joy?
Now, it is my pleasure to introduce you to Patricia Rose Upczak:  

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  By Kathleen (Kat) O’Keefe-Kanavos, TV Producer/Host and Author/Lecturer of the International bestselling book, Surviving Cancerland: Intuitive Aspects of Healing which promotes dreams, patient advocacy and connecting with inner guidance for success in health, wealth and relationships.