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This month’s global exploration of Pioneer is chosen by our Denver chapter, illustrated by John Vogl, and presented by MailChimp.

Pioneers shatter expectations, widen boundaries, and reveal new possibilities in life. Whether the work was inspired from being on a ship or inside of a studio, pioneers act on their internal, immutable desires to create work that matters.You might be on the edge of pioneering something new; only time and your relentless drive to create against all odds will determine that. We look towards pioneers to bring us to new discoveries, domains, and knowledge about ourselves.We’re looking at you. 

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: 

Richard Garriott - Overhead Transit: Cable, Hyperloop, PRT & Drones:

Kate Niederhoffer - Robot meets Freud: bots in mental health: 

Carl Hooker - #FailFest - A Learnshop on Risk-Taking: 


Brian Thompson - How to Build a Minimum Viable Brand & Maximum Love:

Alexis Puchek - Commanding Respect As The Only Woman In The Room:

Bree Fowler - How We Broke the Billion $$$ Ad Industry:  


Andrew Buck - How to Craft a New Identity for Your Organization: 

Meghan Williams - Can Ethical Fashion Become the New Norm?: 

Erin Feldman - How to Tell Stories When Everyone’s a Storyteller:
How Art Invites Us to Look, Wonder, and Converse:

Richard Anderson - Are designers becoming the new activists? 

Colin Wallis - Un-paving Paradise: Revitalizing Urban Green Space 

Levy Architects - Critical Regionalism and the City of the Future 


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.