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We’re stoked to have musicians Merel & Tony perform a live music set to kick off #CMHou tomorrow morning! Their music has been described as “… vintage European impressions with contemporary themes…” – Troy Schulze, Houston Public Media

Then, we have the honor of having Grace Rodriguez speak on the global theme of “revolution.” About Grace:
Grace Rodriguez is a social architech.* She gets people to connect, collaborate and create impact. She delights in designing interactive environments and play-filled experiences that catalyze inspiration, insight and innovation. She specializes in blending empathic design thinking, agile methods and new technologies to help organizations develop novel, strategic opportunities. She has served as a board member, mentor and volunteer for over two dozen cultural, educational, leadership and advocacy organizations. She is a founding member of Houston’s Innovation & Technology Advisory Board, Women In Tech: Houston, TEDxHouston, TEDxYouth@Houston, C2 Create, COHouston, and other things.*A social architech is like a social architect, plus technology. A social architect is like an architect architect, but with the aim of shaping behaviors instead of buildings.

It’s almost #CMHou time again! Thanks to all of you who registered quickly on Monday, and sold out this event so swiftly!! You’ve got your spots! To all of the people who are on the CMHou waitlist—apologies. We have limited capacity. 

Directions & What to Expect:
Doors will open tomorrow morning at 8:30am, at Live Oak Friends Meeting, 1318 West 26th St. Houston 77008. There is a parking lot for LOFM on the west side of the property, as well as head–in parking on 26th St. 

As always, we encourage everyone to carpool if possible. Also, if you live near the area—walk or bike to LOFM. 

Seating at LOFM will be benches, so be prepared to sit right next your neighbors. Since we are at capacity, please don’t take up bench space with bags, etc. 

We will have tacos, coffee and juice outside in the front of the building to greet you as you check in. Please finish your food and coffee before taking a seat. We will not be able to take food or drink in the sitting area. 

Prepare to feast your eyes on James Turrell’s Skyspace—which is in the area you will be seated. *Just a note about the Skyspace. Photos are allowed, but may not be sold.

8:30 – 9am Free Breakfast and Coffee
9:009:10am Welcome
9:10 9:20am Music set: Merel & Tony 
9:20 9:25am Announcements & Introduction to Speaker 
9:259:45am Speaker: Grace Rodriguez 
9:459:55am Speaker Q & A 
9:5510:00am Giveaways, Thanks, Announcement of next #CMHou event

Parking Map to the Houston Technology Center
410 Pierce Street, Houston, Texas 77002

Carpooling to #CMHou is encouraged as always. There is metered parking available on the street, as well as a parking garage (entrance on Bagby). *Red indicates metered parking spots.Please be aware where “NO PARKING” is indicated. Towing and ticketing is strictly enforced. Thanks and see everyone soon!

We’re excited to announce that Patrick Beeson will be speaking at CreativeMornings Houston this month on the subject of “robot." 

It’s pretty fitting to have him speak… Dr. Beeson is a Senior Scientist at TRACLabs Inc., a small AI and robotics research company in the Clear Lake area.

In addition to robot navigation, Dr. Beeson’s research publications deal with developmental learning for robotics, anchoring symbolic knowledge to sensor streams, and human-robot interaction. In addition to researching robotic software, he has also worked on a variety of robotic hardware platforms. 

Save the date for May 15th! More info on the CreativeMornings Houston website. 

TOMORROW morning is a CreativeMornings Houston, kind of morning :)Schedule:
8:30 – 9:00 AM / Check in, grab tacos and coffee, mingle and chat with people
9:00 AM – 10 AM / Welcome, music performance, talk, and giveaways

Dance Source Houston, 2201 Preston, Houston TX 77003 Houston, TexasParking is available in Dance Source Houston’s lot (the one right at the door) and on the street for free. There is a paid lot behind Dance Source Houston, along Preston.  

*Make sure to hashtag the event #cmhou #creativemornings on the social medias

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be having a live music performance at CreativeMornings Houston next Friday morning! Trio Henry Darragh, Glen Ackerman, and Richard Cholakian will be performing a jazz set.

About the trio:
Composer/pianist/vocalist/trombonist Henry Darragh has been working with composer/bassist Glen Ackerman for eleven years and drummer Richard Cholakian for three years. The trio has played many parties, weddings, restaurants, listening rooms, radio programs, and other events together, playing mostly swing, funk, bossa nova, and other genres. This jazz group is the rhythm section for Darragh’s larger sextet which adds trumpet, trombone, and tenor saxophone. That sextet recently released Darragh’s second cd, Too Much Monday,which is comprised of five originals, four Standards, and two covers. Ackerman arranged three of the selections and Darragh arranged the others.Cholakian and Ackerman are full-time, freelance musicians, working with other groups, not only playing jazz, but other genres such as rock, blues, and R&B. Ackerman is a bandleader himself, having also recently released his second cd The Glenious Alien Landscape.Darragh freelances mostly as a jazz pianists, vocalist, and trombonist. 

We’re excited to announce that April’s CreativeMornings Houston speaker is Leslie Scates! Leslie is a movement educator, consultant, choreographer, and licensed massage therapist, and will be speaking on the global theme of humility. 

Save the date for Monday, April 20th, when registrations opens here at 11AM. The event will be on Friday, April 24th at Dance Source Houston. *Photo by Catalina Alexandra.

We’re stoked to announce Alex “Zú” Arzú as the speaker for CreativeMornings Houston! He’ll be speaking on the global theme of “ink” on March 27th.

Alex “Zú” Arzú was born in 1984 in Augsburg, Germany. He studied architecture at the University of Houston, and is a versatile artist and expert in visual art, digital art, body art, and structural art.

Former clients include Cola, Willie Nelson, MTV Cribs, Kendrick Perkins, Warwick Holdman, Musician Propain, WCW/WWE Torrie Wilson, Red Bryant and Brittany Griner, Houston Midtown Management District “Love you Mural.”

Zú currently has a private studio in East Downtown Houston pursuing a successful career in body art, contemporary art, illustrations, and murals. In addition, he guest lectures and conducts workshops for continuing education for artists in the Houston area.

We can’t wait to announce this month’s speaker! He’ll be addressing the global theme of “ink.” More info coming very soon. Get ready, and save the date for March 27th. That’ll be CreativeMornings Houston time! See ya soon.