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The Festival of Creative Learning is a year-long festival focusing on creative learning and innovation at The University of Edinburgh and is supported by The Institute for Academic Development (IAD). Both staff and students are invited to apply to run events with the festival.

The central team consists of 2 full-time projects & engagement staff based in the IAD office.

This year (2016/17) the Festival will comprise a programme of events and activities running throughout the academic year, along with a curated, week-long programme of events in February (20th – 24th February 2017).

The Festival builds on the legacy of the five year-run of Innovative Learning Week (ILW) at The University of Edinburgh.

ILW 2016: Ideas in Play won 'Educational event of the year' at The Drum Scottish Event Awards 2016.

See our blog post series about evolving ILW into the Festival here in our archived ILW blog.

Visit our Festival blog where the shaping of the Festival story continues here.
You can also see our Impact Pinterest board for other blogs and articles about the Festival.

If you would like to get involved with organising events for the February Festival, shaping this new Festival around innovation and creative events, or if you have any questions about pop-up events - please contact us.