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Sir Ken Robinson, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in the development of education, creativity and innovation. The embodiment of the prestigious TED Conference and its commitment to spreading new ideas, Sir Ken Robinson is the #1 most watched speaker in TED’s history.
His talks have been viewed online over 80 million times and seen by an estimated 400 million people in 160 countries. Fast Company calls him “one of the world’s elite thinkers on creativity and innovation” and he was named as one of Time/Fortune/CNN’s Principal Voices.
He advises governments, corporations, education systems, and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations. For twelve years, he was professor of arts education at the University of Warwick in the UK and is now professor emeritus.
He has received honorary degrees from universities in the US and the UK. He has been honored with the Athena Award of the Rhode Island School of Design for services to the arts and education; the Peabody Medal for contributions to the arts and culture in the United States; the LEGO Prize for international achievement in education; and the Benjamin Franklin Medal of the Royal Society of Arts for outstanding contributions to cultural relations between the United Kingdom and the United States, and the Nelson Mandela Changemaker Award.
A New York Times bestselling author, his books, including The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything (Penguin), have been translated into twenty four languages and have sold over a million copies worldwide. In 2003, he received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the arts.