Join us for our next amazing speaker, David Vertesi, as he tackles our global theme of stress.

David Vertesi,
Musician, Vancouver Mural Fest Co-Founder, Arts AdvocateDavid Vertesi has spent the last 15 years making a name for himself as a versatile contributor to the Canadian music industry. A founding member of Vancouver’s Juno-nominated indie pop band, Hey Ocean!, he has also worn the hat of producer, artist manager and community advocate.

In 2011, he founded the annual event #SingItFwd raising more than $200,000 for youth music programs in the Downtown Eastside and garnering a YMCA Power of Peace Award. David Vertesi is also the co-founder of Create Vancouver, a non-profit society that aims to transform the way art is seen in the city. As the Executive Director of the organization and their flagship event, Vancouver Mural Festival, Vertesi has overseen the creation of more than 150 new large scale murals across Vancouver. In three short years, CVS has worked in a range of areas such as Mount Pleasant, Strathcona, Victoria Drive, Granville Island, North Vancouver, the Downtown Eastside and the False Creek Flats. In 2017, Vertesi and Vancouver Mural Festival were selected for Vancouver Magazine’s Power 50 Award.