The South African Creativity Foundation was founded in 1986.
For the first few years, the focus was on developing creativity and innovation skills in business and education groups within South Africa.
Since the mid-nineties SA Creativity Foundation moved into the international arena and has trained individuals and organizations in more than 50 countries. Apart from the business and education focus the Foundation has profiled and trained numerous international sports teams including the Springbok rugby team, the Springbok Sevens team, the SA Netball Team as well as many Olympic athletes and golfers.
In 1995 the Foundation organized the first International Creativity Conference (ACRE) and it has been an annual event since then. ACRE developed into one of the most prestigious and admired creativity, creative thinking and innovation conferences in the world. Since its inception, every ACRE has been fully booked.
ACRE is rated amongst the top three international creative thinking conferences in the world. For the past three decades, we attracted top experts and leaders in the field of creativity and innovation to present sessions on applied creativity to business, leadership, education, sport, and the environment to probe the cutting edges of possibilities. We will do so in 2023 again. Join us!
“What ACRE has accomplished in 24 consecutive years of promoting creativity and innovation, is une- qualled by any other such iniative in any other part of the world. Kobus Neethling’s ‘why not dream’ has blossomed into an ever-rising wave of creativity and innovation that has spread like a tsunami across Africa and continents further afield.”
David Venter (Vlerick Business School, Belgium)
“South Africa’s ACRE creativity conferences are among the most important in the world today. They expose both educators and future leaders in business, government, and the social sciences to the miracle of creative thinking and the challenge of using it to make the world a better place.”
Tim Hurson (Bestselling Author, Creative Leader – Mindcamp, CANADA)