Infrastructures of Creativity
A Conference on Institutions and Innovation in the 18th and 21st Centuries
April 10th and 11th, 2014 at the Illinois Institute of Technology

The Benjamin Franklin Project at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), along with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Wisconsin at Madison, invite you to participate in an interdisciplinary conference on innovation on April 10th and 11th at IIT’s historic Mies Van der Rohe campus in Chicago, IL, USA.

The Atlantic Enlightenment of the eighteenth century ushered in an era of unprecedented innovation and creativity, as well as new types of institutional infrastructures that fostered and informed these creative processes.

Please join us as we consider this historical moment alongside today’s innovation landscape, exploring what it takes for innovation to flourish. We will also explore how institutional infrastructures inform creativity, its successes, and its failures.

This conference is made possible by a gift from the Jack Miller Center with the generous support of the John Templeton Foundation and the Brinson Foundation.