“New ideas, not money or machinery, are the source of success today,” notes author and business consultant John Howkins. In the book, The Creative Economy: How People Make Money from Ideas, and his subsequent work, Howkins has called attention to the economic value of “creative people, creative industries and creative cities” in an era when intellectual property propels prosperity.
On Friday, March 30, the non-profit Copyright Clearance Center presents OnCopyright 2012: Advancing the Creative Economy with John Howkins as keynote speaker. He recently gave CCC’s Chris Kenneally a preview of his remarks.
The bi-annual OnCopyright event will focus on the health and future of the global “creative economy” at a time of changing technology, economic uncertainty and a mixed prognosis for artists, authors, publishers, musicians, filmmakers and other creators. Also appearing is Robert Levine, former executive editor of Billboard Magazine, and author of Free Ride: How Digital Parasites are Destroying the Culture Business and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back. The program host is bestselling author Ellis Henican, a columnist for Newsday and a political analyst at the Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network.
Registration for the free, day-long symposium has closed, but the program can be seen live on the Web.