Dave Birss is a man on a mission. He spent a large chunk of his career as the Creative Director of some of the UK’s biggest and best advertising agencies, including OgilvyOne, McCann Worldgroup and Poke. Now he’s focused on demystifying creativity to help individuals learn new skills and to help companies use fresh thinking to achieve better results. His keynote talks and workshops not only debunk the myths, lies and misunderstandings surrounding creativity and innovation, but also present new methodologies, frameworks and practical exercises. He's the Founder and Editor of OpenForIdeas.org, an online magazine that shares practical skills and techniques to open up creativity for everyone, so that we can all get better at coming up with ideas. In 2012 he published “A User Guide to the Creative Mind” and he currently has several other books in the pipeline. In 2014 Dave wrote, directed and presented the television show “The Day before Tomorrow”.