Scott Noppe-Brandon is known internationally as speaker and author on the role of imagination, creativity and innovation (ICI) in commerce, culture and education. Previously he served for two decades as executive director of Lincoln Center Institute. His new endeavor is a blended company with nonprofit, EmaginationEd and for-profit, Squiggle Consulting LLC. His work is credited as having a deep impact on education and culture. Prior to LCI Scott was K-12 and university educator, dancer, and consultant.
Panels - NEA, NASA, and Nation at Risk Review. Recent keynote talks: A.N.D. (London), UNESCO Conf. Arts Education (S. Korea), Third Worldwide Mtg. on Human Values (Mexico), Nat'l Network Educational Renewal, Arts Schools Network, Celebration, MetSchools and Waycrosse. He is co-author of Imagination First (top 1% business books, EBSCO & Featured Title, SUCCESS Summaries) w/ Eric Liu; co-editor w/ Madeleine Holzer of Community in the Making; chapters in Breaking Mold of School Instruction; Dear Maxine: Letters; Variations on a Blue Guitar; and most recently, contributing writer for Ervin Laszlo and Kingsley Dennis book, 'Dawn of the Akashic Age: New Consciousness, Quantum Resonance, and the Future of the World', and soon to be announced 'The Imagination Economy'. Wrote 100+ articles for Education Update, Beliefnet.com and Imagination Now Blog. Interviews with Rotman School Management, Internet Radio (6 times), Harvard Business Case Study, NewsHour (twice), and Changemakers (Ashoka). On board of GEMS Education, NCN, KITU, FYV; Senior Advisor, Council on Competitiveness; and Producer/Author, Newswire.FM. Key career moments: start up of 12 public schools; directing 5 yr. national research project; and 46 Imagination Conversations (Designing Imagination, Newswire.FM) forums of leaders networked via media to millions worldwide.
Attended OSU - degrees in education/art; completed course work PhD; Honorable Discharge, National Guard; and status as Conscientious Objector.