Join us for an inspiring one-day field trip for students in grades 5-8 at the University of Minnesota Ted Mann Concert Hall. This event challenges your students’ creativity, strengthens their problem-solving skills, and ignites their imagination while attending three outstanding breakout sessions and a dynamic opening performance. Be a part of this exciting day that brings students together with STEM and arts professionals.

Save the Date – January 12, 2023

CreativeCon will return to the usual (as of 2020) January date at Ted Mann Concert Hall in 2023.

Registration (to open in fall 2022)

Registration fees are based on Metro ECSU membership status. To find out if your school/district is a member, check the updated list here.

At CreativeCon, students learn…

Creativity is a skill that can be practiced and strengthened.

Creativity is necessary for higher education and all careers.

Creativity is an essential part of problem solving.

Past Session Examples:

3D Printing in Healthcare: Learn about biotechnology and how 3D printing fits into today’s healthcare needs. Students will build a hand with 3D-printed bones!
Animated Word Morph: Experience stop motion animation by working in groups to transform a word shaped in clay into another word, frame by frame. The final creation will be played back in movie form as an animated word morph. Bring your imagination!
Creating Movement Stories: Movement has the power to express our personal stories in meaningful ways. Students will be introduced to how to creatively translate their experiences into movement and sound. Individual problem solving will be encouraged to underscore the importance of “no one correct answer”.
Rangoli: Learn about Indian culture, history, and celebrations by exploring the use of temporary art, Rangoli. Rangoli is a folk art in which people create intricate designs on the floor to bring good luck, peace, prosperity, and happiness. Designs can vary as they reflect traditions, folklore, and practices unique to each area of India. In this session, we will use colored sand, rice powder, paper, and glue to create our own Rangoli designs to take home.
Songwriting and Beat Box Collaboration:
Come ready to make music with your bodies and mouths. Participate in a group songwriting exercise as you create lyrics, practice memorization through repetition, and incorporate the basics of beat boxing/vocal percussion to craft a collaborative piece with a rhythmic backdrop for the lyrics.


For more information about how your students can participate, or if you are interested in presenting, contact Madi Grove at 612-638-1514.

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