Bled, February 23 2018: IEDC hosted Sir Jonathan Mills, Director of Edinburgh International Culture Summit and a former Director of internationally celebrated Edinburgh International Festival. Sir Mills is a composer of several award-winning operas and works for chamber ensemble and orchestra. His work has been recognised by awards from the governments of Australia, Britain, France, Poland and South Korea. He was appointed Officer of the Order of Australia in 2011 and knighted in 2013.
Sir Mills gave a lecture to the IEDC MBA participants as part of Arts & Leadership program. His first in the series of lectures was on topic of “History of Festivals and Festival Making”. He started his lecture with a wonderful quotation from the French philosopher, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, who said ‘just as places are sensed, senses are placed.’ Throughout the lecture he described the importance of relationship between the setting and the substance that exists at the core of a true festival experience. He once again outlined that the art can contribute to education of managers and leaders.
Prof. Danica Purg named Sir Jonathan Mills a Visiting Professor at IEDC-Bled School of Management.