I love events. If I’m not going to them, I’m planning them. My calendar is consistently filled by the events below simply because they’re awesome. Listening to inspiring talks and meeting new, interesting people, that’s my jam.
An idea that started in New York back in 2008 that has expanded worldwide. Creative Morinings is a face-to-face breakfast event series connecting & celebrating the global creative community. My favourite talks which you can watch in full includes Martin Jackson on his love for ink and calligraphy. Also Paul Tinari (aka Dr.Future) on the long-term impacts of 3D printing (a revolution is coming).
Informal monthly coffee and conversation gathering with like-minded people in Vancouver. 3rd Friday of the month from 8am-9:30. Open to everyone! I’ve met the most lovely (and random) folks, from entrepreneurs, and world travellers to a woman who does horse meditation with Chinese gongs. I can’t make this up.
Celebrating creativity in 20 slides x 20 seconds. PechaKucha is a global series of live events held worldwide where people can meet, inspire and get inspired, based on a format that is fast-paced and fun.
The best way to expand your knowledge and network of the Vancouver technology community. Each monthly TechVancouver Meetup is designed for Vancouver technologists to learn something new and meet someone new.Every TechVan also includes a Community Mic session, where anyone in attendance has a chance to address the entire event to promote themselves, their product, their event, or whatever they want! Okay, I’m biased because I run social media for this organization but seriously, the crowd is casual, energetic and so much fun. Did I mention your ticket gets you unlimited pizza and beer?
This is just a small sample of my favourite events that I frequently attend. If you’ve got one you’re burning to share, please let me know in the comments!
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