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Childhood is the theme for our talk on Friday, January 17th.

SPEAKER

When Brent Dixon was a kid, he wanted to be a tractor. That didn’t work out, and so he’s a designer, musician, and educator living in Austin, TX.

Brent believes curiosity, empathy, and play can change the world. In 2013 Brent organized hands-on art, design, and technology workshops with kids at Travis Heights Elementary SchoolDell Children’s HospitalTEDxYouth@AustinDallas Makerspace,SXSWEdu, Brooklyn’s Alpha One Labs, and NYU’s Tisch School of Arts. These workshops are designed to help children open new doors to creative inquiry and exploration.

Brent also runs The Habdash, a creative consultancy, and is Vice-Chair of The Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive, a network that empowers students to create ethically-sourced, cooperatively-run food enterprises on college campuses. He was a 2012 Teaching Fellow atSingularity University and mentored 80 students from 36 countries on using disruptive technology to address global challenges. In 2010 Brent founded the The Cooperative Trust, a grassroots network of hundreds of young people fighting for the future of socially responsible finance.

Last year Brent recorded and released “Cradle to Cradle,” a five-song collection available for your ears on iTunes and Spotify.

Most recently, he launched the Austin Hacklebox, a collection of materials and tools available for educators to freely borrow and use to organize their own hands-on workshops with kids.

Brent is currently a Master of Fine Arts design candidate at the University of Texas.

SPONSORS  

Real HQ 

Real HQ sponsors CreativeMornings because they believe that everybody should spend time making useful and beautiful things. They also believe in coffee paired with inspirational talks.

IBM Design 

IBM Design engages and inspires forward-thinking individuals everywhere to impact humanity in ways that matter and endure. They design for a purpose, for a person, the world, and the future.

Our coffee sponsor, Texas Coffee Traders, wakes up Austin’s creative community every day with organic and fair trade coffee.

HOST

This month’s talk will take place at the Thinkery!

REGISTER

Registration begins on on Monday, January 13 at 11:00am CST on our site. It’s easier and faster to get tickets if you have a CreativeMornings profile.


Thanks to Kristen and Eve from MakeATX for making these for us - and to RealHQ for making it possible!
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Emily http://instagram.com/p/h7Mh6AhrGq/

Everyone at December’s “make” talk received a laser cut ornament kit to make and decorate from MAKEatx and RealHQ

Share a photo of yours on twitter or instagram with #CMATX and we’ll add it to our album.

Our December theme for our talk on Thursday, 12/12 is “MAKE”.

SPEAKERS

Kristen von Minden and Eve Trester-Wilson of MakeATX make beautiful things with LASERS – and you can too!

MakeATX is a member-based design and fabrication workshop and custom laser cutting studio.

Kristen and Eve are two friends trained as architects with a passion for making–but they’re also fierce knitters, furniture fanatics, card makers, DIY enthusiasts, craft lovers, etsy shoppers, apartment therapy blog subscribers, artists, potters, welders, metal sculptors, graphics geeks, calligraphers, independent inventors and avid tinkerers with an interest in community and supporting local business.

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Check out more of their creations – and where to buy them – here.
You can also see what they’re up to on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

SPONSORS  

Real HQ 

Real HQ sponsors CreativeMornings because they believe that everybody should spend time making useful and beautiful things. They also believe in coffee paired with inspirational talks.

Our coffee sponsor, Texas Coffee Traders, wakes up Austin’s creative community every day with organic and fair trade coffee.

HOST

This month’s talk will take place at The Long Center’s Rollins Theatre.

REGISTER

Registration begins on December 9 at 11 am on our site. It’s easier and faster to get tickets if you have a CreativeMornings profile.

Our November theme is “Bravery.”

SPEAKER

Sheila Scarborough

Sheila Scarborough is a writer and speaker specializing in tourism, travel and social media. She’s written for many blogs and print publications and is also a certified Navy Master Training Specialist, with years of experience as an instructor.

Winner of “Austin American-Statesman” Texas Social Media and Clarion communications awards, Sheila trains and speaks regularly about social media to a variety of audiences including journalists, public relations and marketing professionals, tourism and economic development experts and Chambers of Commerce.

Along with Leslie McLellan and Becky McCray, Sheila is part of the Tourism Currents team, offering online and in-person training in social media for tourism and hospitality.

She serves on the National Board of Directors for the AWC (Association for Women in Communications,) she’s the Co-Chair of Freelance Austin, serves on the Advisory Board for SXSWi (the South by Southwest Interactive tech conference) and was honored to be selected as the Gladys Whitney Hearst Outstanding Chapter Member of Women Communicators of Austin. She founded and runs #awcchat, a weekly online Twitter chat about a variety of communications topics.

A U.S. Navy veteran who is married with two children, Sheila is an NHRA drag racing fan because there’s one winner, one loser and no whining.

SPONSORS


Texas Coffee Traders wakes up Austin’s creative community every day with organic and fair trade coffee.

HOST

This month’s talk will take place at The Museum of Human Achievement, a multi-disciplinary art space.

Registered ticket holders will receive an email on the day before the event with the address.

(The Museum of Human Achievement usually reserves information about their location and events to their members.) Click here to become a member of The Museum of Human Achievement.

OCTOBER UPDATE

We apologize for the delay, but we're all (re)set for this month's talk with Mikal Hart. It will take place next Friday: Oct 25. Thanks to Capital Factory for hosting! Registration begins on Monday at 11am, so mark your calendars, and if you haven't already, be sure to set up your profile, for easier registration.

CreativeMornings Theme: Play

Mikal Hart “Play” is the global theme of October’s CreativeMornings.

SPEAKER

Mikal Hart is a computer scientist, inventor, writer, and musician. He’s a senior software engineer at Intel Corporation.

Mikal holds two patents, one of which is for his famous Reverse Geocache Puzzle—the treasure chest that only opens at one location on the face of the earth. Which led him to become a founding member of The Sundial Group.

Mikal is a member of the Arduino advisory board and contributor to the Arduino software core.  He has written articles on the Maker Movement for MAKE Magazine and contributed to several O’Reilly Press books relating to Arduino development. He also shares his knowledge at arduiniana.org. 

As a classical French hornist, Mikal has performed with a number of groups around the country.  In 1987, Mikal gave the US premiere of Sir Benjamin Britten’s The Heart of the Matter and will be performing this November on Baroque horn with Austin’s own La Follia. He is almost certainly the only person here who has descended with Rod Stewart from a catwalk to the Frank Erwin Center stage in front of 20,000 screaming fans. 

He doesn’t update Twitter or Facebook as often as he ought to. 

HOST

This month’s venue has yet to be announced. Please keep an eye on this space and your email inboxes for the latest details as soon as they become available.

SPONSORS

Real HQ 

Real HQ sponsors CreativeMornings because they believe that everybody should spend time making useful and beautiful things. They also believe in coffee paired with inspirational talks.

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Texas Coffee Traders wakes up Austin’s creative community every day with organic and fair trade coffee.

Michael McDaniel's thought-provoking talk last month about The Wire is now available to watch in full online. Hear Michael’s pitch for a gondola-based transportation system in Austin and join the growing movement to make it a reality.

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