Pixar President speaks on unleashing creativity

Neuroscience conference held at SD Convention Ctr

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Convention Center will be on the brain, literally, of around 30,000 attendees as the five-day Society for Neuroscience annual meeting gets underway Saturday.

A presentation on creativity by Ed Catmull, president of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, scheduled for 11 a.m., is one of several events open to the public. Catmull will speak about issues central to uncovering genius, including removing hidden barriers to creativity and candor.

At 1:30 p.m., a panel discussion on creativity - also open to the public - will take place with two neuroscientists, a composer, a visual artist, and an inventor/scientist/engineer.

Other public events scheduled during the convention are on new brain research in the U.S. and Europe at 1:15 p.m. Monday, and about policy implications from the science of aging and the end of life at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The public events are free, but require registration at the convention center, so visitors are urged to arrive early.

Organizers also have a series of news conferences scheduled Sunday, Monday and Tuesday about various discoveries and issues.

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