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2018 Creativity Conference

Saturday - April 21, 2018

8:30am - 1:00pm

Fine Arts Theatre 100


Creativity Studies



Chacko Sunny PortraitChacko Sonny

Chacko Sonny is a video game developer currently working as Production Developer for Blizzard Entertainment’s smash hit “Overwatch.” The video game boasts over 35 million players worldwide and was awarded Game of

the Year by The Game Awards, D.I.C.E. and the Game Developers Choice Awards. Before joining Blizzard, Sonny worked on several extremely successful titles including “God of War: Ascension” and “Call of Duty.” Sonny’s work with technology extends into the technological with his work at Sony Santa Monica Studio showcasing the creativity and versatility of the PlayStation platform and his work with Activision-owned Beachhead Studios where he oversaw the building, launching, and support for Call of Duty ELITE online services.


AD Diggs PortraitAD Diggs

Reality television personality cast on the popular VH1 series Love & Hip-Hop Hollywood. She created her own sneaker and clothing line known as DiggTheKicks prior to appearing on Love & Hip-Hop Hollywood.




Other Presenters (in alphabetical order) 

Kevin Coffee PortraitKevin Coffee

Associate Adjunct Professor Communications Studies, West Los Angeles College; Award winning Toastmasters Public Speaker

Can They Hear You Now?: The Four Pillars of Leadership Communication

A discussion of how leadership is performed through communication. And what we can do to better perform leadership through our communication.


Dillion EismanDillion Eisman

Founder of Sew Swag, a non-profit that upscales clothes from thrift stores and donates them to charity.





Robert Fofrich PotraitRobert Fofrich

WLAC Alumn, UC Irvine PhD Student, Conducting research at NASA/Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Lab.

What Community College Can Do For You




Vivan Geffen Portrait

Vivian Geffen

Professor at Santa Barbara City College. Master’s Degree from SUNY Buffalo State’s Creativity Studies Program. Founder of CreativityMuse.

Can They Hear You Now?: The Four Pillars of Leadership Communication

An examination of common deathbed regrets illuminates how creative thinking can foster greater fulfillment and possibility in our everyday lives.


Holly Mandel Portrait

Holly Mandel 

Comedian, TV Writer, Business/Life Coach

Gender, Creativity, and Leadership: Freedom From Gives Freedom To 

Connecting gender expectations and their inhibiting “shoulds” to their limiting effects on the creative process, the ability to lead, and how we perceive and value one another...and ourselves.


Alex Munoz

Alex Muñoz 

USC School of Cinema and Television Alumn. Founder of Films by Youth Inside, an organization that empowers incarcerated youth through the power of film.

The Importance of Your Roots and the Necessity of Radicalness. 



Elizabeth Rickard Shah PortraitElizabeth Rickard Shah 

Designer, entrepreneur, co-founder of Green Dot Holdings

What if? 

Discuss what it takes to be a creative force as both a fashion Designer and Entrepreneur. The risks, the rewards and keeping it all together.



Debra Rogers PortraitsDebra Rogers 

Writer's Coach, Relationship Expert and Reinvention Strategist


The Gift of Failure? 

How to flip failure in your favor and use it to create massive success.



Shelli Wright PortraitKatherine Boutry PortraitShelli Wright & Katherin Boutry 



The Tao of Maybe

The Tao of Maybe discusses the practice of letting go of our attachment to outcomes and why we should.