CreativeMornings Gothenburg is #upfront!

#upfront is a global organisation elevating and encouraging new voices on and off stages. They are making conferences stages around the world more accessible and diverse and they do this by inviting keynote speakers to share their stage and their power. Here’s what it looks like in action.

What does that mean?

When asked why people aren’t on stage they tell us they don’t know where to start. They tell us the thought of standing on a stage facing a sea of strangers is overwhelming. We’re solving this problem by being #upfront.

You can be #upfront next Friday

During her talk, Tash Willcocks, our speaker will share her stage with you. You’ll sit comfortably on a couch, in front of a sea of friendly faces whilst our speakers talk. You will not need to speak and Tash will be there to facilitate. Oh, and you’ll meet her beforehand too.

If you are someone who would one day like to speak on stage but you’re not yet ready, being #upfront is a great way to start being comfortable on stage. You get to feel what’s it’s like to be on stage without the pressure of performing.

If you want to be #upfront on the CreativeMornings Gothenburg stage, in front of three hundred people, and claim a space on the #upfront couch please send an email tohelloupfron with the subject line CreativeMornings Gothenburg February 2017. The team at #upfront are happy to answer any questions you might have.

Here is a short video from #upfront founder, Lauren Currie explaining what it’d be like to sit #upfront. You can also read blog posts on our website from others who have sat #upfront.

We do hope you’ll join us and the #upfront team in demanding more equality by sitting down to stand up. Here’s to more and more diversity, a variety of ideas, creativity, storytelling and change!