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.
We’ve created an open Google Doc listing opportunities for you to help those who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey, from Austin to Houston and points in between. Please contribute and share: http://bit.ly/ATXHarveyHelp
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
#CMATX VOLUNTEER ORGANIZERS:
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
#CMATX COMMUNITY MEMBERS:
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
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
GLOBAL #CREATIVEMORNINGS COMMUNITY:
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.
August’s global theme GENIUS will be discussed by Ruben Cantu.
July’s global theme EQUALITY will be discussed by Sam Kapila.
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.
June’s global theme SURVIVAL will be discussed by Paul Scott.
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.
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.
May’s global theme SERENDIPITY will be discussed by Greg Davis.
Please note that in keeping with this month’s theme, tickets will be given away lottery style - get all the details on how to enter here.
Instead of our usual registration process, attendance this May will be determined randomly – in keeping with this month’s theme of “Serendipity.”
So how do you enter our lottery for a chance to win a ticket?
1. Click the JOIN WAITLIST button right now (or anytime before Monday, May 15 at 11:oo a.m.)
2. If you win a ticket in the lottery, you’ll receive an email confirmation by 6:00 p.m. on Monday, May 15.
Please note that after May 15, our regular waitlist procedure will apply. So if someone can’t go and releases their ticket, it goes to the next person on the waitlist.
Don’t forget: Registration requires a CreativeMornings profile. Click here to make sure yours is set up before entering our registration lottery. Don’t forgot to update your profile pic!