About the conference

Organized by the European Association for Creativity and Innovation and a quartet of creativity in Europe

Connect2Create 2024 is brought to you by four leading organizations in the field of creativity: EACI, ISSCI, LaPEA, and Créa-france. Together, these organizations combine their expertise and passion to deliver a conference that is both inspiring and transformative. Their collective knowledge and dedication ensure a high-quality program that will elevate your creative potential.


This project benefited from state aid managed by the French National Research Agency under the Investments for the Future program bearing the reference “ANR-21-EXES-0002”

Since more than 20 years, the European Conference of Creativity & Innovation (ECCI) is travelling Europe

2024 - Connect2Create - Creative impact

Connect2Create, the traveling biennial for over 20 years, is arriving for the first time in France after Delft (Netherlands) and Faro (Portugal). Discover the latest trends in creativity and innovation during this flagship event of the year. Co-organized by 4 leading organizations in the field of creativity: EACI, Créa-france, ISSCI and LaPEA.

2022 - Connect2Create

For the first time in 11 years a dedicated ECCI! The confevent (conference + event) was held in Delft, the Netherlands. Guy Aznar got rewarded Honorary Member. Many old faces and many new faces from both research and practice shared and created insights. You can find the paper proceedings of Connect2Create2022 here.

2017 - Composing the Innovation Symphony

The 16th ECCI conference was held in Vienna from 18-21 June at the ISPIM conference.

2016 - Blending Tomorrow’s Innovation Vintage

The 15th ECCI conference was held in Porto from 19-22 June at the ISPIM conference.

2015 - Shaping the Frontiers of Innovation Management

The 14th ECCI conference was held in Budapest from 14-17 June at the ISPIM conference.

2014 - Innovation for sustainable economy & society

The 13th ECCI conference was held in Dublin, Ireland from 7-11 June and is organized by ISPIM. The theme was oriented at ‘Creativity IN innovation'


2011 - Experience in Collaboration

The 12th ECCI conference was held in Faro, Portugal from September 14-17 2011 and is organized by Apgico. The theme was oriented at ‘Collaboration: The ultimate learning experience in collaboration.


2009 - Make it happen!

The 11th ECCI conference was held in Brussels, Belgium from October 28-30 2009 and was organized by COCD and Flanders DC. The theme was oriented at implementing the results of creative and innovative processes.


2007 - Co-creation

Copenhagen in Denmark hosted the 10th E.A.C.I. conference on co-creation. A.o. the Copenhagen Business School was partnering this conference. The conference design was revolutionary with many innovative elements including a cross-disciplinary set-up of the academic program, a narration continuing throughout the conference, ‘crack the nut’ sessions focusing on concrete business cases and going to Danish companies.


2005 - Transformations

Lodz, the 2nd largest city of Poland hosted the 9th conference on transformations. The Academy of Humanities and Economics welcomed a variety of academics and practitioners sharing their insights. Polands recent historic transformation served as a foundation for an impressive conference.

2003 - Cross Cultural Innovation

This event in Germany was the first one which had high ranked participants from Asia:

China was represented by the President of China Creativity Association Mr, Zhang Du

Japan was represented by the President Mr. Takahashi 

Taiwan was represented by one person.

Sid Parnes was awarded as Honorary Member at the end of the Conference.


2001 - Safari

The 7th ECCI conference, 9-12 December 2001 at the premises of the University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands consisted of an idea safari building further on the 1999 conference format and further developing the academic program.


1999 - Fit for the Future

An inspiring conference on the eve of 2000! The Fit For the Future conference which was held from 12 to 15 December in Lattrop, the Netherlands. The academic program is enlarged. A new conference format is developed with short sessions enabling to take a broad perspective on the field of creativity and innovation; later on during the conference sessions which were well-received by the attendants were repeated for a larger audience


1996 - Impact

Opening and closing by Dr. W. Sturner, Edward de Bono receives official star-nomination.


1993 - Power of Synergy

A splendid German Carnival in summer in Darmstadt! Keynotes by Dr. Horst Geschka, Prof. Tudor Rickards, Dr. Sidney Parnes.


1991 - Quality Breakthroughs

Special recognition to Dr. Sidney Parnes.


1989 - Learning from Practice

200 participants with kites on the beach in Noordwijk, the Netherlands! Practice sessions with 3M, DSM,…


1987 - Network in Action

An opening success in Noordwijk, the Netherlands! No keynotes.