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!
Everyone is creative.
A creative life requires bravery and action, honesty and hard work. We are here to support you, celebrate with you, and encourage you to make the things you love.
We believe in the power of community. We believe in giving a damn. We believe in face-to-face connections, in learning from others, in hugs and high-fives.
We bring together people who are driven by passion and purpose, confident that they will inspire one another, and inspire change in neighborhoods and cities around the world.
Everyone is welcome.
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.
Sally joined the team at CreativeMornings in April 2013. A former industrial designer, she enjoys applying her design methodology to building the CreativeMornings community. She’s also an activist and co-leads the outreach committee at the Justice League NYC focusing 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 audio storytelling and all things Brooklyn. Her favorite thing about CreativeMornings is attending events in different cities.
Paul joined the CreativeMornings team in September 2016. He’s the writer/editor of Motivated Mastery, a contributor to @99u, and the former Community Manager for Seth Godin’s altMBA. He loves fitness, snowboarding, basketball, and devouring books.
Emerline joined the CreativeMornings team in September 2016. Originally from California, she attended many talks along the coast before moving to NYC. She’s a writer and digital producer who loves intimate storytelling and producing beautiful content.
Kyle joined the CreativeMornings team in January of 2016. Kyle is a community designer with a decade of experience in the fields of international development, environmental advocacy, civic engagement and creative exploration. As a host and facilitator of over 700 events that have welcomed 75,000 people, Kyle is fascinated by the connections people make with each other and the community that forms around each of those connections. On weekends you can find him traversing parks and wild spaces.
Monica joined the CreativeMornings team in September 2016. She has a background in Sculpture and Performance & Installation Art. On top of assisting with community support, she works as an Illustrator & Graphic Designer, as well as Spanish and Portuguese Interpreter. Her passions include running, yoga, meditation, reading, collaborating, and making music.