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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.

Watch the talk.


What’s your favorite way to connect with others? Icebreaker Tags from our September “connect” talk.

The theme of this month’s CreativeMornings is “connect.”


Liz Elam is an entrepreneur who specializes in bringing people together to foster their personal and professional goals. 

After years of telecommuting during her career at Dell, Liz realized there had to be a better option than working isolated at home or jockeying for power outlets at coffee shops. There wasn’t. So she founded Link Coworking, a membership club that provides collaborative spaces for fellow entrepreneurs including small meeting room spacesconference room rentals and event space.

Liz is a recognized expert in the coworking field with speaking engagements at South by Southwest and the European Coworking Conference. She has also been featured in the Sunday The New York Times, Young Entrepreneur, CNBC, CNN, Austin Business Journal, Community Impact, The Austin American-Statesman, Information Week and innumerable digital media outlets.

Liz also serves as the President of The League of Extraordinary Coworking Spaces and the Executive Producer of the Global Coworking Conference Unconference.


This month’s event will be held in KRLU’s Studio 6A, former home to Austin City Limits. Click here for directions

Entry is through the door in the alley between Dean Keeton and 24th Street, one block east of Guadalupe (you cannot go up the stairs to go through the Lobby as you may have in the past, due to construction).

Paid parking is available on the stret or at the San Antonio garage, between W. 24th Street and W. 25th Street with entrance accessible from Nueces Street. There is no free parking for this event.  


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.

And a big thanks to Texas Coffee Traders for the amazing brew.

When we recently reached 1000 Twitter followers, we realized that we had a lot of reasons to thank the Austin creative community for all of the support. So, we’re happy to announce that these ten randomly-selected Twitter followers will receive tickets to September 13th’s event with Liz Elam:

@blundin @mattriopelle @christy_carroll @llthomps @bdix73 @pearlygatess @AlexRoka @brendan_ford @littleBIGchris @_deZEIN

Thanks to everyone for helping to make CreativeMornings happen in Austin.

Richard Garriott at CreativeMornings/Austin from CreativeMornings/Austin on Vimeo.

On July 25, 2013 CreativeMornings/Austin welcomed Richard Garriott, video game designer, entrepreneur, and astronaut, for its ongoing series of breakfast talks for creative types.

Host: FourSeasons
Sponsors: Zendesk & Real HQ

Filmed and edited by The Delivery Men
Music used with permission from The Music Bed

See photos of the event here:

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For this month’s theme of “Urbanism,” we’ll be joined by designer, strategist and inventor, Michael McDaniel.



Michael McDaniel is a highly prized designer, strategist, and inventor whose work has been recognized with numerous design awards and patents and has been captured in a variety of publications.Michael has launched his own startup called Reaction, which strives to rapidly deliver housing to those in need post disaster. Michael is also a principal designer at the world-famous design and product consultancy frog design. At frog, Michael leads interdisciplinary teams to create a variety of new products and services for Fortune 100 clients including AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, Best Buy, Walt Disney, Comcast, Sharp, and MTV.You may also recognize Michael from his popular TEDxAustin talk and subsequent publicity around a new form of mass transit called The Wire, which adapts ski lift technology for use as urban circulators.


This month’s event will be held in Austin’s City Council Chambers, inside City Hall. Parking is available at nearby garages, and limited street parking is available. There will not be any special validation or rates for parking, however.

TICKETSTickets for this event will become available on Monday, August 12 at 11am. Please note that this event will be held on a Tuesday morning, NOT our usual Friday morning.

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