1. CreativeMornings with Matt Edlen of Gerding Edlen

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    Green is a color. A nice color. That’s about all people knew it to be when Portland (Oregon) based development firm, Gerding Edlen, decided to “Go Green”. Founded in 1996 by Mark Edlen and Bob Gerding, Gerding Edlen began with the desire to create smart, high quality buildings. Because of a combined love of both the urban and natural landscape, that desire evolved and the company began to incorporate sustainability into all aspects of their development. Over the years they have emerged as a key leader in highly sustainable urban development. With over 50 LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) projects, more than any private developer in the country, the firm has led the charge in the creation of sustainable, vibrant places across the nation. Matt Edlen grew up with those values of sustainability and urban design and is working to evolve those values to meet the needs of a new generation. At 26 he has worked both on the operations and development side, keenly focused on the cultivation and curation of community. He continues to push the agenda that space has the ability to transcend the physical to be a catalyst for great ideas and connections. In addition to his work with Gerding Edlen, he is cofounder of HUB/Portland, the Portland location for an internationally connected membership communities working to promote social entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability. Creating an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem. What role does placemaking have in serving as a catalyst for success in an entrepreneurial ecosystem, such as the community being fostered with the City of Boston’s Innovation District initiative? Join Matt Edlen, a member of the development team at Gerding Edlen, building the first Innovation Housing project at 63 Melcher in a discussion about Creating an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem from a national and local perspective. Engage in this dialogue to explore the collaborative and social opportunities to connect and succeed in creating a vibrant community of entrepreneurial living. Thank you to our sponsor Boston Brewin' Coffee Company for providing coffee, Gary Slickman Multimedia for video production, and our host MassChallenge.

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    • CreativeMornings with Darin Hager of Heyday Footwear

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      Heyday Footwear is the design driven, lifestyle brand for the fresh, young and wired taste makers who share our passion to stand out from the crowd, whether on the street, in the board room or on the dance floor. Founded in 2006 by footwear industry veteran designer Darin Hager, who has been a corporate designer for brands including Puma, Sperry Top-Sider, and DKNY, Hager yearned for the opportunity to design fashion forward footwear without the constraints imposed by corporate design committees. Heyday continues to break new ground not only with its design driven footwear for men and women, but in the worlds of social commerce, celebrity product placement, licensing, entrepreneurship and brand building. The Future Is…Creativity. Creativity can be brought into all aspects of life and work; it can improve the way you think, interact, and ultimately, create. founder and Chief Everything Officer of Heyday Footwear, has plenty of insight on how he uses the creative process to not only design shoes, but run a worldwide brand. As a part of the IDSA National Conference “The Future Is…”, Darin will discuss what the future of designing a creative brand looks like and how to do it better than anyone else out there. We want to thank our sponsor Clio for making this month's meeting possible and our host, IDSA.

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      • CreativeMornings with One Big Open

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        Allana Taranto, Ben Spear and Jon Lopkin have been working alongside one another and collaborating on project work for over a year. In addition to shooting wedding, portrait and boudoir photography (Ars Magna Studio, arsmagnastudio.com), Allana is an accomplished speaker on visual thinking. Ben has been a brand consultant for over ten years, and counts some of Boston’s most prestigious cultural institutions among his clients (Thinkside, thinkside.com). Jon owns a strategic graphic design boutique for forward thinking leaders (amusegrafik, amusegrafik.com). Their unique partnership has culminated in a project about the unique benefits that space-sharing confers on the passionate creative, called One Big Open. This talk is their first engagement for the One Big Open initiative, which will culminate in a three-month-long pop-up coworking space. In it they’ll define the coworking movement and share their successes: expanding beyond your industry, fueling passion, producing programming, creating community and raising your profile. This is a new approach to business for a changed economy—learn how you can use it to grow professionally and spiritually.

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