CreativeMornings 17 with Zahra Ebrahim
Date: Friday April 26 Time: Doors open + Coffee 8:30am / Lecture 9:00am / Event ends 10:00am Location: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto Click here to register. To receive registration reminders follow @Toronto_CM and subscribe to our email list. Zahra Ebrahim Zahra Ebrahim is the Founder and Principal of the design think tank and creative agency, archiTEXT. Born in...
CreativeMornings 16 with Spencer Wynn
Date: Friday March 15 Time: Doors open + Coffee 8:30am / Lecture 9:00am / Event ends 10:00am Location: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto This event is free. Online registration starts on Monday March 11 at 9:00am. To receive a reminder follow @Toronto_CM and subscribe to our email list on the left. Spencer Wynn Spencer Wynn is currently the Deputy Art Director for the...
Nora Young is the host and the creator of Spark, CBC Radio’s national radio show and podcast about technology and culture. In this eloquent lecture she explores topics of virtual self, privacy, cyber activism and open data.
CreativeMornings 15 with Steve Frykholm and Clark...
We are please to announced this special two-hour event with two of most articulate and revered contemporary creators. We are thankful to our friends at HermanMiller who made this possible. Date: Thursday February 28 Time: Doors open + Coffee 8:30am / Lecture 9:00am / Event ends 10:30am Location: HermanMiller, 462 Wellington Street West, 4th floor Toronto This event is free. Online registration...
Social Capital Markets Keynote from Mark Surman, Mozilla Foundation - Embrace Disruption
CreativeMornings 14 with Mark Surman
Speaker: Mark Surman, Executive Director, Mozilla Foundation Date: Friday January 25th Time: Doors open + Coffee 8:30am / Lecture 9:00am / Event ends 10:00am Location: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto This event is free. Register Online. A community activist and technology executive of 20+ years, Mark currently serves as the Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation, ...
Fridays Video Picks / LA / Singapore / Berlin
We are going to kick off 2013 with a series of Friday posts to bring you the best talks of 2012 as selected by our 42 enthusiastic organizers from around the globe. John Ross Bowie talking about political campaign design and messaging (hilarious and insightful). Fredrik Härén, hands down the most entertaining talk about creativity from the Author of The Idea Book. And one for all...
Creative Mornings 13 with Dave Meslin
Speaker: Dave Meslin, a Toronto-based artist and organizer, with a focus on public space issues, cycling infrastructure, & voting reform. Date: Friday December 14th Time: Doors open + Coffee 8:30am / Lecture 9:00am / Event ends 10:00am Location: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto Sponsor: Eventbrite Register online. This event is free. Follow @Toronto_CM and sign up to...
Creative Conversations: Nora Young
Interview and illustration by Cassie McDaniel Ahead of this Friday’s lecture, we caught up with Nora Young to see what she might bring to us this upcoming dark November morning. And we’ll tell you what – after further insight into her creative process, we are more excited than ever to present this whip-smart, down-to-earth force for creativity and storytelling in Toronto. See for yourself! ...
CreativeMornings 12 with Nora Young
Presented by Vitamin T Speaker: Nora Young, host of CBC’s Spark Date: Friday November 23 Time: Doors open + Coffee 8:30am / Lecture 9:00am / Event ends 10:00am Location: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto Register online, starting Monday November 19, 9:00am. This event is free. Follow @Toronto_CM and sign up to our newsletter to receive reminders and alerts. Speaker ...
We Are (number) One!
We feel so fortunate to you have you guys with us! It was a blast celebrating our first full year and we look forward to another jam packed year of talks, ideas, coffee, cup cakes and most importantly discussions and learning. We are here to help make our city an even better creative hub and we get the energy and inspiration from you: the early risers, our speakers, and supporters. Stay...
CreativeMornings 1 year birthday party +...
In the past year, we’ve hosted 11 sold-out CreativeMornings events across Toronto. That means 11 mornings, 11 talks, 17 speakers, and a little over 1000 cups of coffee. Looking back at the year we are extremely thankful for the generosity and wisdom of our speakers, the trust from our sponsors and the dedication of the volunteers. And frankly, without you, the great creative community of...
CreativeMornings 11 with Underline Studio
Presented by Vitamin T Speakers: Claire Dawson and Fidel Peña, founding partners of Underline Studio Date: Friday October 26 Time: Doors open + Coffee 8:30am / Lecture 9:00am / Event ends 10:00am Location: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto This event is free. Online registration opens on Monday October 22, 9:00am. Follow @Toronto_CM and sign up to our newsletter to receive...
On July 27 we had the pleasure of presenting a joint lecture by the Toronto design duo Andrew and Matt McCracken. The two designer have been working under the name Doublenaut since 2004 with works primarily in the music industry. Our friends at Design Edge covered this event in great detail with snippets on the studios experiences in finding clients, self directed work,...
Arts + Technology = Magic, Or Does It? CreativeMornings Toronto presents Paddy Harrington “It is not magic at all,” said Paddy Harrington, Executive Creative Director of Bruce Mau Design, taking the stage at the Gladstone Hotel on July 29 in Toronto. He was talking about that space in the middle of the Venn Diagram used to promote CreativeMornings’ June series happening all over the globe...
Local CM love
We are very proud of our friends at 4ormat, one of the leading online creative portfolio platforms based in Toronto, for stepping up and making CreativeMorning’s Kickstarter Campaign even more successful by claiming one of the only two Gold sponsorship spots (blog post). Most importantly we take this as yet another sign of the welcoming venue CreativeMornings has created within the...
Creative Mornings 10 at IIDEX
This event is SOLD OUT. Subscribe to our newsletter and follow @Toronto_CM for updates on our monthly events. We’ve got big news for the September edition of Creative Mornings TO! We have partnered with the International Interior Design Exposition (IIDEX) to host Creative Mornings 10 within the Expo at the Direct Energy Centre on Friday, September 21st. We’re welcoming Paul Rowan,...
The audience take the stage in August!
Registration is open now. Summer is rushing by and the friendly month of August is almost here. To celebrate a swell season and welcome the cooler breezes into our city we want you to join us on stage. Thanks to your many applications and enthusiasm to share your story with the CreativeMornings crowd we had a pretty difficult job choosing only three speakers. We are super excited to share...
Meet Fellow CreativeMornings Guests
You never know who you’ll bump into with coffee and muffin in hand at CreativeMornings Toronto. Designers, architects, illustrators, programmers, journalists, … are all here. It’s just a matter of taking them up on their answers to the name-tag icebreaker question and following the conversation. Meeting and mingling with people is also our favorite part of the breakfast. So much...
CreativeMornings Toronto 8 with Doublenaut
Date: Friday July 27 Time: Doors open + Coffee 8:30am / Lecture 9:00am / Event ends 10:00am Location: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto This event is free. Online registration opens on Monday July 23, 9:00am. Follow @Toronto_CM and sign up to our newsletter to receive reminders and alerts. Speakers: Andrew McCracken, Matt McCracken, Doublenaut www.doublenaut.com Brothers...
We have to stick up for ourselves and make that kind of rule… I suggest...– Gary Taxali on artistic freedom and client relations. Watch the full lecture.
Wit and Whimsy of Gary Taxali Gary Taxali’s portfolio is so perfectly “Taxali” that you wouldn’t know he ever felt lost or experimented with different styles. “I didn’t know what I wanted to say,” he said about his years in art school. He admitted that although his original paintings and illustrations were technically proficient, he didn’t feel connected to his work. The inspirations that helped...
David Buchbinder was our March 2012 CreativeMornings Toronto speaker. This event took place on March 30th, 2012, was sponsored by Jet Cooper and hosted by the Center for Social Innovation. David speaks about intuition, community building, inspiration and power of story. Our upcoming event is on on June 29 with Paddy Harrington, Executive Creative Director of Bruce Mau Design. More information...
CreativeMornings Toronto 7 with Paddy Harrington
Date: Friday June 29 Time: Doors open + Coffee 8:30am / Lecture 9:00am / Event ends 10:00am Location: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto This event is free. Online registration opens on Monday June 25, 9:00am. Follow @Toronto_CM and sign up to our newsletter to receive reminders and alerts. Speaker: Paddy Harrington, Executive Creative Director, Bruce Mau Design Bruce Mau...
Pechakucha at NXNEi
This Thursday, June 14, from 6:30-7:30pm, our friends at PechaKucha Toronto will be invading the NX LOUNGE Stage at NXNEi. Vol. 16 is part of a free public program at NXNEi. Find more information here.
David Scadding’s Creative Ephemera
Last month David Scadding, former professor at York Sheridan College, charmed us with his collection of stunning printed artifacts. Attendees who ventured out west to Parkdale’s hip restaurant Parts and Labour were treated to a hands-on lecture on creative ephemera (along with delicious breakfast courtesy of Parts and Labour). David passed around several portfolios of food, wine and cigar labels...
The story behind the happiest Canadian coins!
We have mentioned before that Gary Taxali, our speaker on May 31 at Gladstone Hotel, is the designer responsible for a new set of coins pressed by Royal Canadian Mint Check out this clip from CBC News with an interview with Gary and a glimpse of the process of transferring his design onto the coins.
Creative Mornings Toronto 6 with Gary Taxali
Date: Thursday May 31 Time: Doors open + Coffee 8:30am / Lecture 9:00am / Event ends 10:00am Location: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto This event is free. Registration opens on Monday May 28, 9:00am. Follow @Toronto_CM and sign up to our newsletter to receive reminders and alerts. Speaker: Gary Taxali, Illustrator www.garytaxali.com / @Garytaxali Gary Taxali is an...
Creative Mornings Toronto 5, David Scadding
Speaker: David Scadding, Designer, Educator After 12 years as principal of his own design firm focused on corporate communication, David started to teach visual communication and graphic design in the 1980’s. Now retired from full-time undergraduate teaching, he keeps busy by advising and supervising Master and PhD candidates in design and related fields. A typographer by love and training,...
For those of you who were not among the 120 attendees of our last event here is the video of Vanessa’s talk. Vanessa elegantly illustrates themes, principles and beliefs that as made for an exciting and excellent carrer like her’s.
If you are into screen printing like us, or want to learn about it all from an expert don’t miss this funny yet informative presentation from Creative Mornings Chicago.
CMTO Three: Vanessa Eckstein
Vanessa Eckstein is a bold designer with a fascinating background and body of work that demonstrates an inquisitive mind at work. Originally from Argentina, Vanessa retured to Toronto just over a year ago after running her practice in Mexico City for 8 years. As a partner in Blok design she spends her days looking for “other ways” of doing work. She is a vocal advocate of embracing...
Creative Mornings Toronto Ambassadors. Are you...
We are looking for engaged and interested people like yourself to take Creative Mornings with you into your university, place of work, community, professional association or other institutions who would benefit from getting more involved with the lively Creative Mornings community. You need to be a current active member of the university or group (with more than 400 students or members) you want...
2012/01 Patty Johnson (by CreativeMornings/Toronto)
2011/11 Helen Kerr & Nigel Smith (by CreativeMornings/Toronto) We are excited to have our first video online. Hope you enjoy it like we did and join us for the next talk on January 20th.
CMTO TWO: Patty Johnson
The second Creative Mornings Toronto is going to take place on Friday, January 20th, kickstarting an exciting year of lectures. Registration opens on Monday January 16th at 9:00am. Subscribe to our mailing list on the left for reminders on ticket registration and upcoming lectures. The Designer as Social Entrepreneur The Lecture Resituating Contemporary Design Practise in the Global...
Helen Kerr and Nigel Smith had the floor for the inaugural session. While they...– Research key to good design solutions: Kerr Smith :: Design Edge Canada
A lovely promo by the allstars from the Atlanta chapter of CreativeMornings at their event with guest speaker Rick Anwyl.
Our Speaker Speaking
This weekend Helen Kerr is participating in a discussion panel in Cambridge as a part of the show 5% Against the Odds. 5% Against the Odds: Canadian Women In Industrial Design November 15 - January 15, 2012 Panel Discussion and Opening Reception:Saturday, November 19, 2 pm To see more of Helen’s thoughts and her approach to product design watch this piece on Høverkraft kitchenware...
Our biggest mandate at CreativeMornings/Toronto is bringing our city’s creatives together in meaningful ways. Our monthly lectures obviously are there to accomplish this very goal but we are constantly looking for additional ways to showcase more of what makes Toronto the city we love. To make sure we live up to this goal we have decided to use everything local whenever possible. So if you...