An experiential immersion in the Creative Imagination

IMAGINE brings hundreds of global thought leaders together to make a collective statement on the importance of the human imagination and its power to change the world. The IMAGINE Experience has its home at but is potentially expressed as programming that spans across multiple mediums and platforms, whether in the form of an online IMAGINE-A-THON, a live workshop, or a full-blown festival. The future of this Experience is bright and in 2023, IMAGINE is taking the next bold steps forward.

The Art of Imagination

The Art of Imagination program is an experiential journey into the art of creative living that integrates disciplines and modalities including art, music, creativity, culture, imagination, ideation, innovation, invention, and beyond. In this immersive exploration, IMAGINE Founder and Publisher, Mark Riva, will apply insights, knowledge, and wisdom culled from a lifetime of research, study, and personal experience along with his work with the IMAGINE Project to bring together visionaries from all disciplines, cultures, and countries to contribute something valuable towards our understanding of what imagination is and can be.

Riva will also highlight his MacArthur Foundation proposal for The Imaginarium: The Museum of Creative Imagination, and draw on his experiences working with renowned artists, educators, scientists, and thinkers including Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (Flow Network), Philip Zimbardo (Heroic Imagination Project), Ken Wilber (Integral Institute), Kirk J. Schneider (Spirituality of Awe), and D. Paul Schafer (World Culture Project).

Along the way, Riva will share stories of his relationships and encounters with icons, rock stars, luminaries, and gurus such as Terence McKenna, Timothy Leary, Andrew Harvey, Alex Grey, Roberto Venosa, Todd Rundgren, Robert Fripp, David Gilmour, Keith Emerson, Jon Anderson, Jean-Luc Ponty, John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola, Joe Strummer, Peter Murphy, and Bill Laswell.

Combining interactive lecture, exercises, break-out groups, and Q&A’s, The Art of Imagination could be scaled from a one-or-two-day workshop to a week-long retreat. Complementing this, leading IMAGINE contributors could be invited as guest facilitators and speakers to expand the scope and range of this program’s reach and impact. A list of potential invitees can be found at here and here.

For more information, please contact Mark Riva at