The 13th conference on Creativity & Cognition: Venice, Italy
21-24 June 2021

The organizing committee is excited to invite you to the global conference on creativity and cognition: a week of art, science, and networking in La Bella Italia!

The 13th conference on Creativity & Cognition will be located in Venice, Italy on the Isola San Servolo on June 21-24, 2021. Since 1993, this conference series brings together artists, scientists, designers, educators, and researchers to more deeply understand how people engage individually and socially in creative processes and how computation and other technology can affect creative outcomes.

Creativity involves the generation, exploration, and interpretation of novel and valuable ideas, and spans a wide variety of fields, including the humanities, social sciences, engineering, art, design, choreography, computer science, psychology, and education. C&C 2021 invites contributions in typical research formats – papers, posters, demos, workshops, tutorials – and in more sensory, experiential forms – pictorials and artworks.

See the call for participation for more details!

Note: The current COVID-19 pandemic might raise questions for authors interested in submitting their work to C&C 2021. The event is expected to take place face-to-face, and/or through virtual participation if needed. The conference chairs are in ongoing discussions with ACM and SigCHI to explore contingency plans in the event that C&C 2021 is canceled or held with restrictions. If no such restrictions occur, we require as usual, that at least one author of accepted submission will register and attend the conference to present.


Theme: Creativity, Craft, and Design

Creativity, craft, and design are strongly connected to Venice. Venice and the Veneto are renowned for the development and retention of craft design skills in, for example, glass, furniture, fashion and clothing, printing, and architecture. Creativity, art, and culture are reshaping business and design in the region. The city’s cultural and creative industries are increasing influential at the intersections of creativity, innovation, design, and marketing.

To reflect this location, the C&C 2021 conference is especially seeking contributions that explore the intersections of creativity, craft, and design.

Conference location: San Servolo, Venice

Venice is one of the world’s great cities for art and culture. It also has a strong tradition in design, creativity, and craft. Venice is also one of the world’s most beautiful cities – a place that recognizes the importance of aesthetics in its buildings, its activities, and its people. Moreover, during each summer, the city becomes one of the world’s largest arts and architecture festivals.

San Servolo is an island in the Venetian Lagoon, to the southeast of San Giorgio Maggiore. Earlier housing a monastery of Benedictine monks, later an asylum for the insane, the island is now home to a museum, Venice International University, and the prestigious International College of Ca’ Foscari University. The Isola is a secluded and dedicated site, only 10 minutes from the center of Venice. It provides a beautiful, inspirational, and reflective location for a conference about creativity and cognition.

The San Servolo island offers up to 330 beds, available as single, twin and larger rooms, which can be shared. There are 60 single rooms and a smaller number of twin rooms. Delegates can individually book accommodation in these rooms, offered as part of the conference package.