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New Organizers in Porto Alegre, Tegucigalpa & Ft. Lauderdale

The CreativeMornings community keeps growing and growing. We’re so excited to introduce you to three new chapters and three new organizers! Please join us in welcoming Sebastian from Ft. Lauderdale, Mari from Porto Alegre, and David from Tegucigalpa.


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Meet Mari Camardelli, Porto Alegre, Brazil


Which CreativeMornings chapter would you like to visit and why? I would like to visit NYC’s chapter, because last time I was there I missed the event. I found out that it was happening the same day and I went to the wrong building at Parsons hahahaha :)

What excites you? Creating things. Putting them out in the world. Having the feeling that people like the experiences and events I create. Go to bed. Cook. Repeat forever. Every single day.

What have you failed at? Thinking I could manage my company’s money! It’s so much better now that I have people to help and I don’t push myself to do what I don’t know how to.

Who would be the ultimate CreativeMornings speaker? Brene Brown.

What do you consider your greatest achievement? Inspiring people to make things they want to see in the world.

What is your vision for CreativeMornings/Porto Alegre? My vision is to be known and bring amazing people to talk, but most of all is to remain a simple and inspiring breakfast where you go to connect, laugh, see old friends and meet new people. Always something that you can feel in your heart when it ends: “this was not an event, this was hanging out with amazing fellows.“


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Meet David Nolasco, Tegucigalpa, Honduras


Which CreativeMornings chapter would you like to visit and why? Is there a way of choosing all cities? I feel it wouldn’t be fair to pick just one! I guess I’d definitely like to meet the team at CMNYC, get to know their experiences in meeting other chapter hosts while seeing the community grow, and just dive into the city’s culture while sharing with other creatives and inspiring people.

What excites you? Organizing events and building a community that interacts and nourishes from the experiences you prepare for them, and being able to listen to what they think, whether it’s something they liked or not, is pretty amazing.

What have you failed at? Two previous start-ups. Lack of confidence and experience made it all more difficult than I thought it was going to be, but everything happens for a reason. I learned, matured and now I’m able to see things clearly and apply the lessons learned that to my current business which just keeps on growing.

Who would be the ultimate CreativeMornings speaker? Tough one. Everyone adds something special to each chapter, but if I must choose I’d say locally it would be Hermes Armijo Maltez. He’s a Honduran figurative expressionist who interprets the human figure for their aesthetic purposes, which is evident in the compositional elements of his paintings. If I got to choose someone from another country, it would be either Alex Garland or Annie Leibovitz.

What do you consider your greatest achievement? Learning to overcome obstacles, trusting my instinct and trying to find a balance between being rational and impulsive. I believe these are things we must learn to do if we want to move forward and keep growing both personally and professionally.

What is your vision for CreativeMornings/Tegucigalpa? Become the platform where everyone meets to share and collaborate, seeing both attendees and volunteers outshine themselves after they get involved in different projects, finding speakers in the least thought places and most importantly knowing that everyone who’s involved in CreativeMornings/Tegucigalpa will take something with them. I imagine people waking up in the morning and feeling excited because they are attending our CreativeMornings chapter. As clichéd as it may sound, serving "breakfast” for the soul on a monthly basis.


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Meet Sebastian Vela, Ft. Lauderdale, USA


Which CreativeMornings chapter would you like to visit and why? New York City (It was the first one and I see that it has a great amount of awesome speakers) and Bogotá (Great community of creatives in such a vibrant city, but also because I was born in Bogotá. It’s very exciting to see the awesome job they’re doing).

What excites you? Fútbol (Soccer) and urban/political changes in our cities.

What have you failed at? Everything I’ve tried hard at but never given up.

Who would be the ultimate CreativeMornings speaker? Jonathan Paul Ive, Chief Design Officer at Apple

What do you consider your greatest achievement? Opening the most vibrant coworking space in Downtown Fort Lauderdale and being renowned nationally as one of the most unique and inspiring spaces in the country.

What is your vision for CreativeMornings/Ft. Lauderdale? To gather not only the creative community but the FTL community that’s eager to come together and be part of ongoing change in our city. Becoming an opportunity for conversation and to join forces.

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