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CreativeMornings /Auckland with Guy Ryan (Festival for the Future)
Friday 26 April, 8:00am - 9:30am
Movers & Shakers (MindHive)

This month we have the global theme of “The Future”, and we’ve decided to highlight the future generation of the creative community here in New Zealand. We are chuffed to welcome a community pioneer, creative young leader and good friend that exudes that, Guy Ryan.

A proud West Coast lad – Guy has won international filmmaking awards, run major community festivals and start-­‐up organisations. In 2011 he founded Inspiring Stories Trust, and now two years in has developed a suite of partnerships & programmes to help young New Zealanders unleash their potential to change the world.

Alongside that, Guy was a semi-finalist for Young New Zealander of the Year 2012, a Vodafone World of Difference Recipient in 2011 and has had numerous speaking engagements including, Philanthropy NZ conference, Big Data panel, MINA, Toi Whakaari and Leadership New Zealand amongst many others.Read more about the speakers, event details and register here »


Our April theme is “The Future” brought to you by Squarespace

From recycling bins to open-source ideas, this March we dissected “Reuse” across our chapters. April is arriving in full force, and we’re jazzed to announce our next theme: “The Future” brought to you by Squarespace. San Francisco chapter host Erika Hall selected the theme, and the talented Frank Chimero illustrated it.

Writer/artist Austin Kleon will speak at our shiny new Austin, TX chapter. Other speakers include location software maker/explorer Amber Case (Portland), and Catherine Rohr, who founded an accelerator program for ambitious entrepreneurs with criminal histories (New York.)

To find the April event closest to you, keep your eye on CreativeMornings.com, or follow your local chapter on Twitter. As always, free tickets are available starting the Monday before the talk.

The future is nigh!

In February 2013, we were super stoked to have the Co-founder and Head of Design at Xero, Philip Fierlinger presented on the global theme of “Money”.

Philip shared insights from his experiences reshaping the UX of money at Xero, the popular cloud accounting software. Xero is at the forefront of a whole new generation of financial apps that are dramatically changing the way people perceive and interact with their money.

CreativeMornings /Auckland with Trash Footwear
Friday 22 March, 8:00am - 9:30am
Sitka Flagship Store (limited to 50*)

This month we are lucky enough this dynamic duo all the way up from Raglan, Ben Galloway & Melissa McMahon from Trash Footwear present on the global theme of “Reuse”.

“Imagine if they closed all the rubbish dumps tomorrow?”

Well we have, and have been building Trash Footwear with this thought in mind!

Trash Footwear is a brand that aims to inform people of the massive potential of ‘waste’ materials that would ordinarily end up in landfill; in the process questioning why we create something called ‘waste’ in the first place! Our range of footwear is made largely from locally sourced on-going waste streams, and it is through the collection of these materials that we have begun to see the many others ways in which we can transform this so-called ‘rubbish’ into *rather fancy* yet functional items! Resources are running low in this world, but rubbish isn’t!

All that is needed now is an effective and creative way of collecting, distributing and repurposing these abundant materials… maybe one that could help bridge the gap between business and community?

Read more about the speakers, event details and register here »