In 2008, Tina Roth Eisenberg (Swissmiss) started CreativeMornings out of a desire for an ongoing, accessible event for New York’s creative community. The concept was simple: breakfast and a short talk one Friday morning a month. Every event would be free of charge and open to anyone.
Today, attendees gather in cities around the world to enjoy fresh coffee, friendly people, and an international array of breakfast foods. Volunteer hosts and their team members organize local chapters that not only celebrate a city’s creative talent, but also promote an open space to connect with like-minded individuals.
The growing archive of past breakfast talks is humbling. From design legends to hometown heroes, speakers are selected by each chapter based on a global theme. CreativeMornings remains free thanks to the support of local sponsors, generous venues, and longterm partners.
Anyone can attend. Just register beforehand to reserve your spot. And if you need a little help convincing your boss to let you attend, we’ve got you covered.
Remember to set your alarm, and we’ll see you in the morning!
Tina started CreativeMornings in September of 2008 in NYC, wanting to create an accessible, inspiring morning event for people to meet. Some have called it “TED for the rest of us”.
Craig Shapiro joined CreativeMornings in May 2011 as Chairman. Craig is a founder and investor at Collaborative Fund. Previously, he was President of GOOD magazine and an investor in several new media and technology companies including Kickstarter, Skillshare and Massive Health.
Brian Quinn joined the CreativeMornings team in March 2015. He has a BFA in Jazz from the New School, managed musicians and produced concerts for almost 10 years, co-founded The Noble Rot underground supperclub in 2009, writes cocktail articles for FoodRepublic, and also served as Director of Programming for Social Media Week for 2 ½ years.
Sally joined the team at CreativeMornings in April 2013. She’s an industrial designer. When she’s not designing, she’s exploring her other interests, like interning at Collaborative Fund and working on criminal justice reform.
Lisa joined the CreativeMornings team in December 2014. She has a background in filmmaking and communications but her current obsessions lie in design, audio storytelling, and all things Brooklyn. Her favorite CreativeMornings event has been Jacob Krupnick’s talk on his film, Girl Walk // All Day.
Amrit joined the CreativeMornings team in April 2015. She’s spent the past eight years exploring the future of technology across a wide range of industries, such as media at GOOD magazine, consulting with startups and advertising agencies, and venture capital at Collaborative Fund and RRE. Her past side projects include The Internet Wishlist and Nerd Valentine.
Katie joined the CreativeMornings team in April 2015. She’s worked at the intersection of creativity, content, and community for her entire career, from book publishing to non-profits. In the hours outside 10-6 you can find her eye-to-viewfinder, spouting soap-box advocacy, or submitting to her wanderlust.
Vince joined the CreativeMornings team in June 2015. He believes that making things with his hands, having coffee with good friends, and generally loving people are the keys to good design. Outside the office you can find him bicycling around Brooklyn or wandering the neighborhood with Jack the greyhound.