Beloved CMVan community,

We’ve been monitoring the international and domestic response to the growing concerns over COVID-19. Public health authorities are strongly advocating the use of “social distancing” as a way to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and calling on community organizations to seek out alternatives to large social gatherings. We care about your safety, and the safety of the broader community, and feel it is more important than ever to find ways to connect and celebrate creativity, culture, conversation, and community.

After discussions with CreativeMornings headquarters and partners at SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs we have decided to make some temporary but significant changes to our upcoming programming. Our April 3rd event (featuring Marianne Alvarez) will be moved online with a livestream presentation, breakout discussions, and live Q&A with our speaker. As a special treat, we are adding a live musical performance to this edition and hope that you will join us and help make this a memorable gathering.

Stay tuned for details how you can participate, but we are likely going to employ Zoom.us, so now would be a good time to sign up, download, or update your software (don’t worry, it’s free). One silver lining is that we are opening registration immediately and can host hundreds of participants with no need for a waitlist, so this is a great time to participate, meet new folks in your community, and introduce your friends and colleagues to what CMVan means to you.

We believe in the power of gathering face to face. But we also believe in protecting the health and safety of our creative community, so the hugs and high fives will have to be digital during these extraordinary circumstances! We look forward to updating you with more information as it becomes available.

With affection,
The CreativeMornings/Vancouver team

PS - If you have any questions or concerns, please email vancouver@creativemornings.com

https://creativemornings.com/talks/marianne-alvarez/