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TEDxVancouver is Tomorrow!

Friday, November 20th, 2009

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It’s here! Tomorrow is the big day! And unless you’re one of the luck 100 people allowed to attend you’ll have to watch from the outside. But don’t dismay. Keeping an eye on the real-time tweets, blogging, and webcast videos via the TEDxVancouver website should satisfy your TED cravings, at least to some degree.

And in case you missed it – did you see the speaker lineup?

  • Neill Blomkamp, Film Director
  • Kevin Carroll, Author, Speaker, Agent for Social Change
  • Cheryl Cran, Leadership and Generations Consultant
  • Guy Dauncey, Speaker, Author, Organizer
  • Alden E. Habacon, Author, Speaker, Television
  • Henry LaBounta, Director of Art, Academy Award Nominee
  • Terry McBride, Music Entrepreneur
  • Nicholas Molnar, Web Strategist
  • Patrick Moore, Co-Founder Greenpeace, Environmentalist
  • Bryan Slusarchuk, Environmental Venture Capitalist
  • Marc Stoiber, Founder, Change Advertising

And they’ve got performances by Cris Derksen, Cellist, and Shamik, Beatboxer too! Cool.

There’s also a TEDxWhistler happening in the Whistler Village Feburary 18th (during the 2010 Games) – how great is that! We’ve be TEDized.

24 Hours x 24 Hours

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

24hrs-Van-CreativeMix-x-200CREATIVEMIX is almost here! In just 24 hours Vancouver’s Ideation Conference will be underway and it’s shaping up to be an amazing day!

24 Hours Vancouver has published a piece on the conference (page 5) — just look for my pensive “Sssshhhhh… I’m thinking!” headshot — and it’s a great piece about the event. Terry McBride drops some very encouraging words and it really gets the vibe across.

So there it is. Creative math. 24 x 24 = October 22. Ha! I’m hilarious.

Okay, now let’s get on with it! Eileen and I have lived, breathed, and bled this thing and with one day left we can honestly say that we’re crazy-excited to see this event come to life. Bringing together Vancouver’s creatives in a “meeting of  the minds” is one of those never-quite-completed tasks, but we’re having a blast doing it! Yes, we “think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” At this point, all I can think about is the Think & Drink.

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Thanks to Kristen McKenzie for writing a great article and Editor-in-chief Dean Broughton for being our champion.

Posted by: Corwin Hiebert

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

vancouver-sun-logo2Sweet justice. Okay, I know it’s a stretch but it does feel like a wrong has been righted. Okay, so there wasn’t really a “wrong” at all, but now something is definitely right. I was a paper boy in elementary school, and for a little too long into Jr. High too (didn’t know it wasn’t cool anymore until it was too late). I delivered the Vancouver Sun and for 6 days a week for 4 years I’d stack my paper basket 4-feet high (yeah, that’s right, a paper basket, on the handlebars of my Sears-brand mountain bike) and I’d bring the news to the world (AKA the subdivisions of Chilliwack and the 55+ condos of Clearbrook). Today is a sweet day because today, Saturday, October 17 2009, I’m IN the newspaper.

The justice continues because I’m not really the subject–that would just be cruel–but rather CREATIVEMIX is in the spotlight and Marke Andrews covered all the bases with his pair of articles about the conference. I was surprised to read the reference to Wayne Gretzky by Terry McBride. Brilliant! I didn’t think we could work in hockey and The Great One into the promotion of this creative gathering but leave it to Terry to dial into Vancouver’s touch point. So, if you’ve picked up your paper from your porch, then keep an eye out for the articles. If you don’t get the paper delivered, much less have a porch, then you can read the articles online:

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Yesterday I shared the spot light with Noel Fox, one of our speakers, on Shaw’s Urban Rush and WOW was that ever fun! The time spent in the green room with the other guests was very cool and hosts Fiona Forbes and Michael Eckford are real pros. Lisa Manfield wrote up a great article (which was from an interview with Eileen and I) which is currently posted on Orato.com. CREATIVEMIX is on TV Week’s Top 10 Things to Do in Vancouver – cool! And our sponsors Vitamin Daily and Vancouver is Awesome are spreadin’ the love (and giving away free conference passes).

I love Saturdays.

Now Eileen and I have to drink a bunch of coffee.

Posted by: Corwin Hiebert