Western Staff and Leaders' ConferenceWestern University

Steve Uzzell

Image: Steve Uzzell"Open Roads Open Minds: An Exploration of Creative Problem Solving"

Thurs. Feb. 20th, 9:00am - 10:30am
SSC 2050

Believing that opening the door to the imagination can bring great rewards in unexpected ways, Steve Uzzell shows audiences that expanding the mind can expand our experiences at work and at home.

In this engaging presentation, Steve uses his photography of an extensive variety of subjects to illustrate how the principles of preparedness, possibility and creativity are instrumental in capturing a beautiful photograph – and also key principles in how we can approach our life and work.

Striking images of people, places and things come alive as Steve inspires you to make any venture an adventure.


A renowned advertising and corporate photographer, Steve Uzzell graduated from the Missouri Journalism School and started as an assistant to the editor of National Geographic before becoming a member of the National Geographic photographic staff.  As a freelancer, Steve has travelled to 50 states and 30 countries on assignment. He has published two books of photography; his work has been featured in such publications as Newsweek, Time, Smithsonian, US News and World Report, and his cinematography has aired on ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS.

Steve presents extensively to audiences throughout North America and beyond.