Next Charlotte speaker
February 7, 8:15am • The Comedy Zone • part of a series on Invest
“Ethics is a big story. But, I hope I’ll help you live more ethical lives and to do more ethical work.” – words from Josh Bowron, who’ll be presenting his talk “The Tales We Tell About Rabbits” at CreativeMornings/Charlotte on Friday, Feb. 5! Be there! #CharlotteIsCreative #CreativeMorning (Graphic design Clare Vivas Lucas)
We challenge you to start your weekend off with a little inspiration from the “Intrepid Jess George” as she teaches you how to “Talk Like a Girl Detective” and get pulled into your community! This is the video of her talk on 1/8/16.
The finalists for the Knight Foundation Cities Challenge were announced today. Charlotte has TEN finalists and there are some amazing, creative ideas to better our community. We’re proud to announce that among them, our own Tim Miner and Matt Olin, were selected for their “Queen City Quiz Show” idea – a mobile quiz show designed to entertain and share some fun and some important discussion about the Queen City. More to come. Wish ‘em luck!
“How to Talk Like a Girl Detective” – THAT’S the title of Jess George’s talk about language on Jan. 8. Yeah. We know. It’s totally awesome. And, at 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 4, you can get your ticket right here: https://creativemornings.com/talks/jess-george
Where did December go!?!? It seems like just yesterday we were being inspired by Patrice Gaines at our Dec. 4 meeting. (By the way, you can see her incredible talk here if you missed it.) It’s just as well that the month flew by because we’re more than ready to see you again at our next meeting on Friday, Jan. 8 at LaCa Projects. Registration starts at 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 4 at www.CharlotteIsCreative.comOur guest speaker will be Jess George, community impact manager with Google Fiber. She’ll be speaking on our global monthly theme, “Language.” And, she’s bringing friends with her.When you join us, you’ll get coffee from Pure Intentions (courtesy of our amazing sponsors, Ready at 7), fresh green juices from CORE•OLOGY, incredible tunage fromThat Guy Smitty and a live performance from Jaron Strom to boot! Yep. THAT’s how we kick off 2016! Hope to see you there!
So … we’ve learned this really, really quickly. If you’re going to pull off an amazing CreativeMornings event, you need a super-talented, super-bearded, unflappable, “my Kung Fu is the best Kung Fu,” nerd in the back of the room. Ours is Steve Whitby. And, he’s badass. You’ve seen him back there. From sound to video to countdown clocks and speaker decks, he’s holding it all together. And, making us all look good. Here’s a little more about him:NAME: Steve WhitbyWHAT’S YOUR CM TITLE?
AV Club President & Coordinator of Necessary Nerdery WHERE IS “HOME”?
Charlotte’s been home for 20 years. I moved here in 1995. I grew up in a steel town in PA, but Charlotte is most definitely my home now. #KeepPounding WHAT’S YOUR DAY JOB?
I’m the Creative Director at Warehouse 242, A Church for the City. So I work with musicians, artists, writers, and creatives every day. I point people in the right direction, I do our design work, and I herd cats.WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WORD IN THE WORLD?
Awesomesauce. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE WORD?
Besides moist? “But…” HOW MANY LANGUAGES DO YOU SPEAK?
Three. (English, Pig Latin, ErmanJay) Oh, and I speak Nerd fluently. So…, four. Definitely four. WHAT’S YOUR CREATIVE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION?
1. Ask more people about the stories that make them.
2. Listen more.
3. Do a little dance. Make a little love. Get down tonight. WHAT DRAWS YOU TO CREATIVE MORNINGS?
CM is a place to hear great stories and to meet people who want to help our city breathe deeply. ARE YOU A MORNING PERSON?
Hells, yeah. A heck of a lot happens before 7am shows up. I like being there for it. (oh…, and I have three little daughters, so involuntary 5am wake-up calls are my friend.)
Tickets for our next breakfast on Friday, Dec. 4 are available at CharlotteIsCreative.com at 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 30. Set your alarm … and claim your cup of coffee.
“You just dive in … and you’re there.” Great interview from Charlotte Post with CreativeMornings/Charlotte host, Matt Olin.
Award-winning author, Patrice Gaines, is our guest speaker on Dec. 4. You want to be there. We want you there. So, make sure to reserve your tickets at 9 a.m. on Nov. 30 at www.CharlotteIsCreative.com
Ladies and gentlemen … in case you weren’t able to join us on 11/6/15, we happily present the incredible JEN BAND & “I Can’t Believe It’s Not BRUTTER!”
Join us for our next meeting on 12/4. For an e-mail notice when tickets are available, sign up for our newsletter at www.CharlotteIsCreative.com