Registration for 2021 Virtual CPSI is open now.

The Creative Education Foundation is thrilled to open registration for the 2021 Virtual Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI). This is the second year that CPSI (affectionately pronounced “SIP-see”) will be presented in an all-virtual format with content ranging over three weeks from June 7 until June 24, 2021.

Your $350 registration fee entitles you to participate in as many of the live workshops as your schedule allows. Do not worry about missing out on any of the great content – each workshop will be recorded and the recordings will be available after the conference ends. 

Virtual CPSI registration includes:

  • Access to every virtual workshop when it is presented live.
  • Access to the recordings and program materials for every workshop after the conference ends.
  • Daily Coffee Breaks to network and learn new facilitation techniques.
  • CPSI Opening and Closing events with our fabulous Emcee and CPSI improv legend, Jane Fischer.

NEW for 2021:

  • Scheduled replays of some of the workshops to give you a chance to watch sessions you might have missed due to scheduling conflicts. A CEF host will be on hand during scheduled replays to help guide you through the exercises and activities. 
  • Saturday Spark Sessions will offer a deep dive into a topic related to deliberate creativity. On both Saturday, June 12 and Saturday, June 19 you can tune in for these special six-hour CPSI workshops. 
  • More evening social events for you to network and have fun with your fellow conference attendees. 

These workshops will take place over Zoom and Mural. A strong internet connection is required and a working webcam is preferred.

If you have questions, please contact us by phone at +1-508-960-0000 (ext. 1) or email us

CPSI Registration Cancellation and Refund Policy We know that sometimes life gets in the way of the best-laid plans. If you must cancel your June CPSI registration, notify us by email on or before May 31, 2020, at and your registration fee will be refunded, less a $50 processing fee. This amount will be deducted from fees previously charged at the time of registration. The remaining balance of paid registration fees may be applied to a 2022 registration. Transfers to an alternative attendee will be allowed up to June 7, 2021 and will not incur a cancellation fee. If you need to pay by check, wire transfer or purchase order, please select one of those options during registration. Registrations must be paid in full within 30 days from date of processing. Any accounts left unpaid risk loss of registration and any discounts applied. 

If CEF cancels the event or is delayed or prevented from performing its obligations CPSI by reason of acts beyond its control, including, without limitation, (a) acts of God; (b) flood, fire, epidemic, pandemic (including the COVID-19 pandemic) earthquake or explosion; (c) war, invasion, hostilities (whether war is declared or not), terrorist threats or acts, riot or other civil unrest; (d) government order or law; (e) actions, embargoes or blockades in effect on or after the date of this Agreement; (f) action by any governmental authority; (g) national or regional emergency; (h) strikes, labor stoppages or slowdowns or other industrial disturbances; (i) shortage of adequate power or transportation facilities, (j) failure of subcontractors to perform in timely fashion or (k) any other cause beyond CEF’s control, the performance of such obligation shall be excused and CEF shall not be liable for any expenditure, liability or loss incurred by you.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people gather. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. You assume all risks, hazards, and dangers arising from or relating in any way to the risk of contracting COVID-19 or any other communicable disease or illness, or a bacteria, virus or other pathogen capable of causing a communicable disease or illness, whether occurring before, during, or after the event, however caused or contracted, and voluntarily waive all claims and potential claims against CEF and its affiliates relating to such risks.

Photo and Video Release

Your participation in CPSI grants and conveys unto the Creative Education Foundation all rights, title, and interest in any and all photographic images and video or audio recordings made during participation in CPSI, including but not limited to royalties, proceeds, or other benefits derived from such photographs or recordings.  If any attendee does not agree to this photographic and video release, notify staff via email at