Our monthly global theme for September is COMPASSION. 

Compassion is a pause button that reminds us of a fundamental truth: we’re all stumbling and nobody has it figured out.

The best part about compassion is that it’s a learned trait—unlike your height or eye color—and the more we practice accepting others the sooner the easier it becomes to accept ourselves.

When this is at the forefront of our minds, we give people a chance to show up and be seen. When in doubt, the answer is compassion.

This month’s global exploration of Compassion is presented by Shutterstock. The theme was chosen by our Helsinki chapter and illustrated by Sami Viljanto.

SXSW Panel Picker: Community Voting Aug 7 - Aug 25

We love when Austin welcomes the world to SXSW… almost as much as we love putting a spotlight on the local talent that makes our community so inspiring.
Please take a few minutes to vote for these SXSW PanelPicker submissions: 


Jen Spencer - What to Do When the ‘Sexy’ Wears Off: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/75067 

Richard Garriott - Overhead Transit: Cable, Hyperloop, PRT & Drones: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/77490

Kate Niederhoffer - Robot meets Freud: bots in mental health: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/69646 

Carl Hooker - #FailFest - A Learnshop on Risk-Taking: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/73045 


Brian Thompson - How to Build a Minimum Viable Brand & Maximum Love: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/77134

Alexis Puchek - Commanding Respect As The Only Woman In The Room: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/72163

Bree Fowler - How We Broke the Billion $$$ Ad Industry: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/75176  


Andrew Buck - How to Craft a New Identity for Your Organization: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/77328 

Meghan Williams - Can Ethical Fashion Become the New Norm?: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/75822 

Erin Feldman - How to Tell Stories When Everyone’s a Storyteller: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/75655
How Art Invites Us to Look, Wonder, and Converse: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/70719

Richard Anderson - Are designers becoming the new activists?  http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/71362 

Colin Wallis - Un-paving Paradise: Revitalizing Urban Green Space  http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/77408 

Levy Architects - Critical Regionalism and the City of the Future http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/77408 


We hope to add some soon.

Want us to add yours?

Just send us an email with your name, session title and the link - And put SXSW PanelPicker in the subject please. Or tweet it at us

Buy a CreativeMornings coffee mug at our next talk and we’ll fill it for free. 
Ok, yeah, everyone gets free coffee. But you’ll look more attractive drinking it.

We will be hosting a film screening of the short documentary, Cloth Paper Dreams, by this month’s speaker Greg Davis on Wednesday, May 17th at Austin Film Society’s screening room. Capacity limited. Q&A with Greg to follow the screening. 

Click here to register now.

Wednesday, May 17th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Austin Film Society: Screening Room, 1901 East 51st Street

BONUS: Attendees to the screening will automatically be registered for Greg’s talk on Friday, May 19.