Join us on Friday, May 25 for our big BIRTHDAY BONANZA at the beautiful TwentyTwo (22nd floor of the Westin Hotel) for this month’s talk on commitment! We’re excited to welcome friend of CreativeMornings Ottawa, Tania Carrière to the stage as this month’s speaker!

A creative life is built on the commitments you make to projects and people. It can feel like a leap of faith. But is that not the very essence of leading a creative life?

Tickets are FREE and will be available HERE at 11 a.m. sharp on Friday, May 18! Mark your calendar, set your alarm, and don’t sleep in too late!

Make plans to join us on Friday, April 27 with guest speaker Kat Kavanagh for a “game”-filled talk that will explore how shifting our mindset can help us live more fulfilling lives. 

Kat delights in making the mundane exciting, whether it’s races, games or competitions (with random prizes!). Kat as been described as having the spirit of a 5-year old: she can’t help but transform everyday life into fun and games. Luckily, her passion fits her work: she’s a web/graphic/game designer, who loves making fulfilling and joyful experiences. 

Tickets are FREE and will be available at https://creativemornings.com/talks/kat-kavanagh at 11 a.m. sharp on Friday, April 20. Mark your calendar and set your alarm!

Make plans to join us on THURSDAY, March 29 when internationally acclaimed and Juno award winning singer-songwriter, Kellylee Evans will take the CreativeMornings Ottawa stage to speak on the global theme of “courage”.

Kelly is no stranger to the hard work involved in making a successful creative career. After a life-altering lightning strike in 2013 and a concussion in 2015, the next two years saw Kellylee dedicating her energy to recovering and getting back to making and sharing her music.

Courage has no specific form and knows no bounds. From recovering from a traumatic accident to the act of listening when you would rather interject, every day we are wrapped in opportunities to exercise courage.

Tickets are FREE and will be available on HERE at 11 a.m. sharp on Friday, March 23. Mark your calendar and set your alarm!

Event details coming shortly!

** Photo credit to Chris Roussakis of Roussakis photography **

Join us on Friday, February 23 (8:30AM - 10AM) at the beautiful Andaz Hotel for this month’s talk on curiosity! We’re pleased to welcome twin brothers, artist and curators Jason and Stefan St-Laurent to the CreativeMornings Ottawa stage as this month’s speakers. 

Curiosity is many things—a trait, a mindset, and a skill. To wonder about the things you don’t know and to actively fill those gaps with knowledge is to consciously enrich your life. It’s also the secret sauce for creativity. Curiosity silences ego and encourages us to ask why. By constantly asking why we keep the channel open, allowing inspiration, perspectives, and ideas to mold our work and ourselves.

Tickets are FREE and will be available HERE at 11 a.m. sharp on Friday, February 16, 2018! Mark your calendar, set your alarm, and don’t sleep in too late!

** Photo credit to Pat McGrat of the Ottawa Citizen. **

Happy New Year - we can’t wait to kick off our 2018 CreativeMornings series with all of you! Join us on Friday, January 26 as we welcome Marketing Specialist accidentally turned Linkedin Viral Content Creator, Michaela Alexis to the stage as this month’s speaker our our global theme anxiety

In this talk, Michaela will explore the ties between anxiety and perfectionism, how she overcame her battle with agoraphobia, and how even with anxiety, you too can learn to live life to its fullest.

Tickets are FREE and will be available at https://creativemornings.com/talks/michaela-alexis at 11 a.m. sharp on Friday, January 19, 2018! Mark your calendar, set your alarm, and don’t sleep in too late!

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Make plans to join us at Wallack’s Art Supplies on Friday, December 15, when Ottawa designer, Art Director and Partner at Able Company, Steve St. Pierre will speak on the global theme of “context”.

“Those who seek beauty will find it.” It can be hard to look at the world through a positive (or different) lens when times are tough. St. Pierre presents lessons learned from years of struggling with mental health issues and how he applies them to growing as a creative person.

Tickets are FREE and will be available at https://creativemornings.com/talks/steve-st-pierre at 11 a.m. sharp on Friday, December 8. Mark your calendar, set your alarm, and don’t sleep in TOO late!

Join us on Friday, November 24 at the University of Ottawa Telfer School of Management as we welcome Ted Fellow, Dr. Andrew Pelling to the CreativeMornings Ottawa stage as this month’s speaker on our global theme death!

His laboratory discoveries and advances are all predicated on death and the semi-living. The The living cells and tissues they study, and the products required to maintain them, are all a product of death. Ultimately, the creative scientific process of discovery is made stronger because it demands death - the death of ideas, hypotheses and specimens. 

Tickets are FREE and will be available HERE at 11 a.m. sharp on Friday, November 17. You wan’t want to miss this one!

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Make plans to join us at EcoEquitable on Friday, October 27, when Ottawa Fashion Designer, Stacey Bafi-Yeboa will speak on the global theme of “pioneer”. 

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.

Tickets are FREE and will be available at https://creativemornings.com/talks/stacey-bafi-yeboa  at 11 a.m. sharp on Friday, October 20. Mark your calendar, set your alarm, and don’t sleep in TOO late! 

EcoEquitable will be hosting a Textile Summit throughout the day on October 27, click here for more info.
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Hey! We’re doing things a little differently this month this month! We’re hosting a special CreativeMornings on Tuesday (that’s right, not Friday), September 26 at the new National Art Centre at 8 a.m. (30 mins earlier than usual). We’re honoured to welcome Alexander Shelley, Music Director of the NAC Orchestra t the CreativeMornings stage to lead us in a discussion about this month’s global theme: Compassion. 

The event is free, but you have to RSVP! Registration opens here –> https://creativemornings.com/talks/alexander-shelley at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 19! Limited seats available so don’t miss out! 

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