Sir Ken Robinson


Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized leader in the development of education, creativity and innovation. He is also one of the world’s leading speakers with a profound impact on audiences everywhere. The videos of his famous 2006 and 2010 talks to the prestigious TED Conference have been seen by an estimated 200 million people in over 150 countries.
Robinson works with governments in Europe, Asia, the U.S., international agencies, Fortune 500 companies and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations. In 1998, he led a national commission on creativity, education and the economy for the UK Government. All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education (The Robinson Report) was published to wide acclaim in 1999.
He was the central figure in developing a strategy for creative and economic development as part of the Peace Process in Northern Ireland, working with the ministers for training, education enterprise and culture. The resulting blueprint for change, Unlocking Creativity, was adopted by politicians of all parties and by business, education and cultural leader there. He was also one of four international advisors to the Singapore Government for its strategy to become the creative hub of South East Asia.
For twelve years, Robinson was professor of education at the University of Warwick in the UK and is now professor emeritus. He has received honorary degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design, Ringling College of Arts and Design, the Open University and the Central School of Speech and Drama, Birmingham City University and the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. 
Robinson’s book The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything (2009) is a New York Times bestseller and has been translated into twenty-one languages. His latest book is a 10th anniversary edition of his classic work on creativity and innovation, Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative. Robinson was born in Liverpool, UK, as one of seven children, and now resides in Los Angeles.
Selected Awards:
LEGO Prize
The LEGO Group, 2011

Athena Award
Rhode Island School of Design, 2009

Governor’s Award
State of Pennsylvania, 2008

George Peabody Medal, 2008

Benjamin Franklin Medal
Royal Society of Arts, 2008

Principal Voices
Time/Fortune/CNN, 2005

Queen Elizabeth II, 2003