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. 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.
Kevin joined in July 2011 when CreativeMornings was in four cities. He’s now responsible for daily operations at headquarters in New York and coordinates CM’s brand partnerships. He previously organized The Feast Conference in NYC and once distributed hundreds of disposable cameras around the world.
Carly joined forces with the CreativeMornings team in June 2012. She is a recent graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, the President of the Studiomates Cheese Club, and a contributor for Core77 amongst other blogging dabbles.
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.
Kate joined Creative Mornings in September 2013 as a designer. When her eyes aren’t glued to her monitor, she is usually getting lost around the streets of Brooklyn on her bike or tripping over cracks in the sidewalk on her feet.
Joy loves breakfast foods and interesting talks, which makes CreativeMornings a perfect fit for her. Outside of CM, she’s got a real love for art museums, running, and the mountains.
Danny joined the CreativeMornings team in June 2014. Outside of design, Danny likes hitting question blocks for coins and jumping down green pipes.