Leadership Dinner with Dr David Cropley

A highlight of the conference was the 2016 Leadership Dinner the evening prior, with special guest Dr David Cropley - international author, researcher and expert in creative problem solving and innovation.

David defined and discussed creativity and innovation, and the role they play in economic growth and prosperity. He outlined some of the key factors that determine how and why people and organisations are able to be innovative, and how we position ourselves to develop the solutions that create and grow a sustainable tourism industry.

Time: 6:30

Dr David Cropley

Associate Professor of Engineering Innovation | University of South Australia
Dr David Cropley

David Cropley is the Associate Professor of Engineering Innovation at the University of South Australia. Dr Cropley joined the School of Engineering at the South Australian Institute of Technology (SAIT) in 1990, after serving for four years in the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy.

He is author of four books including The Psychology of Innovation in Organizations (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and Creativity and Crime: A Psychological Analysis (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

Now a recognised expert in creative problem solving and innovation, Dr David Cropley was a scientific consultant and on-screen expert for the Australian ABC TV Documentaries Redesign My Brain (2013, 2015) and Life at 9 (2014).


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