Our theme this month is Collaborate and CreativeMornings/Pittsburgh is excited to showcase Debra Lam, Chief of Innovation & Performance for the City of Pittsburgh and a member of the executive cabinet under Mayor William Peduto. Debra has over a decade of international experience in governance, sustainable and strategic development, policy analysis, and project management. She has criss-crossed sectors, from non-profit organizations to the federal and local governments, and has developed a network of global external partners to capitalize on the opportunities, resources, and research in her field.

Photo: Chandler Crowell

Our theme this month is ‪#‎Revolution‬, and we’re proud to present artist, activist, and entrepreneur LaKeisha Wolf. With more than fifteen years experience in community organizing, LaKeisha is a pioneer of cooperative development. As the Executive Director of the Ujamaa Collective, a non-profit based in the Hill District that supports craft enterprises owned by Africana women, LaKeisha embodies her commitment to social justice and her choice to lead as a revolutionary.
A special thanks to our partner Repair The World: Pittsburgh for making this event possible through the donation of venue space.
Mark your calendars for Friday, June 26. Be the revolution!

Time to gear up and nerd out over this month’s theme. Our May event features a brilliant mind from the world of ‪#‎Robotics‬, Illah Nourbakhsh, director of the CMU CREATE Lab and the Robotics Masters Program at Carnegie Mellon University.

Waiting anxiously for our next event? Mark your Calendar for Friday, April 24th. This month’s theme is “Humility,” which was chosen by our Orlando chapter, and was illustrated by Sean Tungelstke.

Join us for this Friday’s breakfast lecture!
This month’s theme is Ink.

Where: The New Bohemian - 887 Progress St. Pittsburgh, PA 15212
When: Friday, March 27, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Tickets will be available on Monday 24th!


Award winning multidisciplinary artist, Vanessa German takes the stage at the November CreativeMornings/Pittsburgh event. An actress, playwright, sculptor, performer and educator, Vanessa has impacted the Pittsburgh region in countless ways. Once you have the opportunity to meet you, you’ll understand how. Ask her about Spoken Word Opera.

You might recall the “Stop Shooting, We Love You.” signs that frequently the local news stations last year. Thanks to Vanessa, Love Front Porch was able to share an important message. 


A big “hoorah!” for The Union Project, our host this month. They’ve once again brought a CreativeMornings/Pittsburgh event to life inside their beautiful walls. Haven’t been? You’ll feel inspired after visiting the space for this month’s event.

Can we get an “hallelujah!” for the providers of our caffeine kick, Espresso A Mano?! Located in Lawrenceville, Espresso A Mano provides hand crafted espresso and coffee beverages in a relaxing atmosphere. Stop by and pay them a visit- you won’t be disappointed.

A grandiose “thank goodness” for Kaleidescope Cafe for providing delicious breakfast bites this month! The shop in Lawrenceville brings fine dining to an approachable atmosphere with their delicious dishes and relaxed environment. Courtesy call before you arrive and find yourself welcomed by gracious servers!


What you need to know:
Friday, November 15th, 8:30am-10am
Vanessa German (aka: awesome)
The Union ProjectTickets go on sale Monday, November 11th @ 10am.

Tickets for the September Creative Mornings/Pittsburgh event are up for grabs at 10am on Monday, September 2. Get in front of your computer and reserve your spot at cmpghsept.eventbrite.com. JayFanelli is chatting with us about the concept of “connected”- and he promises not to disappoint. Got your ticket? Great.Now meet us at the Kaufmann Center at the Hill House Association on Friday, September 6 at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast treats will be ready and the coffee will be hot! We promise to have you out the door and on  your way to work by 10. Ready? Let’s do this.




Jay Fanelli is the co-founder of Pittsburgh web design studio Full Stop, t-shirt community Cotton Bureau, and international web collective United Pixelworkers. Jay can be found blathering on about sports at @the71A,  music at @deejayfanelli,  food at @needsmoreacidand everything else at @fanelli.


Sweets and treats for this month’s event are graciously provided by AlphaLab. AlphaLab is a startup accelerator on Pittsburgh’s South Side that helps companies launch quickly and successfully. 


Our host with the most this month is the Hill House Association. The Hill House Association is dedicated to providing care and support to children, adults and seniors living in urban environments.