The speaker for the July 6th, 2012 edition of CreativeMornings/Vancouver was lawyer, entrepreneur, publisher, radio panelist, digital media innovator, arts advocate and self-titled "junk yard dog" Sandy Garossino. CreativeMornings/Vancouver was produced with the support of Hootsuite and hosted by W2 Media Café & GDC/BC.
Sandy gave the audience a thought-provoking talk about the primal and elemental nature of creativity, and how essential it is for building a culture of humanity. Themes in her presentation included the debt we owe to creative innovators and responsibility we have to honour them if we want our civilization to survive—especially in cities as young as Vancouver. Touching on topics from women in creative professions (her daughter is popular indie musician Grimes) to the need to protect democracy on the Internet, Garossino engaged the audience with her inspiring ideas and thoughtful challenges, ending the morning with a call to arms to everyone in the room and watching to raise the statue of arts & culture, and increase the value of creativity as a way to build a great city.
The Vancouver chapter of CreativeMornings is run by Mark Busse (@MarkBusse) and his dedicated team of volunteers. Thanks to Ryan Mah (@Unisonpress), Mahyar Saeedi (@MahyarSaeedi), Jake Hermiston and Matthew Shettler for video production.
CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types. Each event is free of charge, and includes a 20 minute talk, plus coffee! (creativemornings.com)