August is Weird
Whether it’s butter in coffee, bacon on donuts, fashion in the 80’s making a return, or the culture of an organization, weirdness reveals that there are no rules or right answers. Weirdness widens the edges of the status quo, and if we allow it, it adds beauty to our lives because it introduces us to a multitude of complexities that we may be ignoring.
This theme was chosen by our Austin chapter and illustrated by Will Bryant. This month, 150+ cities will get weird and play with weirdness. Rather than flinching at the unfamiliar, perhaps this is a time to embrace the strange, the new, and to explore our boundaries.
Here are some upcoming talks on #CMWeird:
Shauna Johannesen is an award-winning writer, actor, and filmmaker who believes that stories matter. (Vancouver)
Said Baaghil is the Unconventional Branding and Marketing adviser whose out of the box ideas ignite companies to rethink how to reach their target audience and build sustainable brands. (Jeddah)
Justin Cucci moved to Denver permanently in 2008 and opened Root Down, a restaurant known for its accessible and inclusive culinary sophistication. Root Down has gained a loyal following and much critical acclaim for its globally-inspired seasonal cuisine. (Denver)