Dave Zaboski, Former Disney Animator


Dave Zaboski, BA Psychology/French Literature/Art

International Academy of Endodontics Annual Meeting
Lunch Speaker
Friday, March 3, 2023
The Universal Laws of Creativity: How masterful creators turn thoughts into things with ease and grace.
In this entertaining “chalktalk,” Dave will share the Universal Laws of Creativity gleaned from decades of the world’s greatest creators tinkering with the tools and practices for powerfully turning a thought into a thing.
Major topics: Creativity. Belief. Iteration. Collaboration. Risk. Completion. 
Learning Objectives:
  1. Practices for believing in what you are creating and for others to believe in you and your team. 
  2. Practices for empowered collaboration
  3. Practices for overall enhancement of your creative processes.
The Animators Guild, International Society of Cartoonists, Blk Shp Inc.


Dave Zaboski is the co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Laetro.com, a connected community of elite creatives serving enterprise and small business with original creative content. He is a classically trained painter, animator, and illustrator. Dave worked as a Senior Animator at Disney, Sony, and Warner Bros. during the Second Golden Age of Animation. He has contributed his talents to such movies as “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King,” “Pocahontas,” “Aladdin,” “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “Hercules,” “Fantasia 2000,” and others. He has illustrated several acclaimed children’s books, including titles for Dr. Ken Dychtwald, Dr. Deepak Chopra, finance guru Ric Edelman, and actor Paul Michael Glaser. Dave has created concept art for film and television, shown his fine art at galleries internationally, been the expedition artist in search of a lost temple in the Andes, and painted for the Dalai Lama. Along with teaching workshops at retreat centers like Esalen Institute, Summit, and Rancho La Puerta, Dave also contributed as a faculty member along with Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurtzweil at Singularity University and teaches creativity, leadership, innovation, and collaboration to entrepreneurs, makers, and organizations. Dave lives with his wife, Robin, and a small menagerie on a ranchette in Southern California.


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