About Creativity in Education Summit
Building on the successful legacy of our 2022 summit and events, the 2023 edition will bring together 150 education leaders, policymakers, academics and NGOs in-person in multiple cities, plus 1,000 aduience online, for rigorous discussion and debate on the shared issues on creativity in education.

The Creativity in Education Summit is a ground-breaking event that has become a flagship gathering of educators, researchers, policy makers, and industry leaders from around the world. Organised jointly by the OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) and the Global Institute of Creative Thinking (GIoCT), the summit is dedicated to exploring the latest trends, approaches, and best practices in creative thinking and creativity development in schools.
Since its inception in 2019, the Creativity in Education Summit has been a platform for stimulating discussions, innovative ideas, and impactful actions aimed at transforming education for the 21st century. The summit brings together a diverse range of stakeholders who share a common goal of promoting creativity in and for education.
The 2022 Creativity in Education Summit focused on the theme of “Creative Thinking in Schools: from global policy to local action, from individual subjects to interdisciplinary learning.” The summit featured a line-up of distinguished guest speakers who shared their experiences and insights on building a movement of confident, capable teachers of creativity and sharing pedagogies for teaching creative thinking across disciplines.
In 2023, the Creativity in Education Summit will be the stage for the launch of the OECD’s Professional Learning on Creative Thinking (PLCT) programme, an initiative that seeks to enhance the teaching of creative thinking skills in schools across the globe. With a mission to empower educators and learners to thrive in the age of creativity and innovation, the summit promises to be an exciting and inspiring event that will shape the future of education for generations to come.
At the summit, a new OECD-led Professional Learning on Creative Thinking (PLCT) programme will be announced, introducing progress achieved in the pilot stage, and present the National Coordinators from main participating countries in the pilot stage. It will be the soft launch for the Professional Learning on Creative Thinking (PLCT) programme with an aim to invite more organisations from around the world to apply to OECD to become the PLCT National Coordinators and Teaching Centres.

Annual Summit

A flagship gathering of educators, researchers, policymakers, and industry leaders from around the world to discuss how to foster creative thinking in schools.


A networking platform for schools, universities, governments, NGOs, and businesses to share progress and resources.

Professional Support

Discussion and design of targeted, localised professional learning programmes as well as the workforce to provide training courses, mentoring, coaching and workshops.


Regular and on-demand webninars and other online events for schools and educators to discuss most urgent issues encountered in teaching and learning.

Creative Collections

CES gathers the most impactful and scalable creative teaching and learning projects in one collection and celebrates them at the annual summit to our global network.

Research Presentations

The summit provides a great opportunity also for researchers around the world to present their studies on creativity development in K12 and higher education.