Next Toronto speaker

Sarah Stockdale

More info

August 24, 8:30am • Design Exchange • part of a series on Community

← Load previous

As if November wasn’t dark enough, this month’s theme is death – a truth that has inspired humanity since time immemorial, influencing ideologies and storytelling to our understanding of life and how we live it.

To our ancient ancestors, the fear of death was a palpable and daily motivator. Although our world is infinitely safer than it was centuries ago, we are still driven by the fear of death and we expertly attribute it to even the smallest events: traffic, deadlines, a mistake, public speaking, your boss’s name on your caller ID on a Saturday.

What we have done well as a species is leverage the fear of death to inspire achievements that seemed impossible, to create work that needed to be made, and to discover insights that help us live well.

This month’s global exploration of Death was chosen by our Miami chapter and illustrated by 2016 Adobe Creative Resident Syd Weiler.

Thank you to our global partners — Adobe, MailChimp, and Shutterstock — for their support.

#CMdeath #creativemornings #cmto

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.

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

See you at the end of October for our next talk!

Become a CMTO Partner!

CreativeMornings Toronto is seeking partners who wish to get involved in our current and upcoming events.

Learn more by downloading our Partnership Package today!

It’s our mission to ensure that CreativeMornings enables creatives Toronto-wide to share, collaborate and build community.

CreativeMornings is a free event for attendees. Through your generous sponsorship we can continue to offer monthly creative events to inspire, shape and grow our city’s creative community.

July is Equality

This month's theme was chosen by our sister chapter, CreativeMornings Johannesburg and illustrated by Katlego Phatlane, renowned Jo-burg based 3D lettering artist/typographer. Learn more about Katt Phat and his approach to his craft in his interview with Paul Jun.

We're thrilled to announce Adobe as CreativeMornings’ new Global Partner for Creative Tools and July's awesome presenting partner.

June is Survival

All about Survival, June’s theme explores the ability to overcome adversity and withstand the waves of turbulent times. The theme was chosen by our Baltimore chapter and illustrated by Timo Kuilder.

Faces of CreativeMornings Toronto!

Every year, Shutterstock, CreativeMornings’ Global Partner for visual inspiration, hosts portrait studios at our events around the world.

Toronto was lucky enough to snag talented photographer / art director Yuli Scheidt to capture our community portraits at April's event.

View and download your 2017 portrait here (on a site built on wix) and remember to credit Yuli by tagging her handle @yulischeidt or website.

May’s theme, SERENDIPITY was chosen by our Moscow chapter and illustrated by Anton Yermolov.

The term serendipity' was coined in 1754 by the aristocrat Horace Walpole. While reading a Persian fairytale called "The Three Princes of Serendip," he wrote to a friend to share his realization. "The princes were always making discoveries, by accident and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of."

When you hear stories about serendipity, they have an undertone of delight, pleasure, and sometimes profound transformation. These unforeseen, joyful accidents are often the opportunities we seek and cherish—and above all, they're moments that we don't forget.

How might we see, embrace, or cultivate serendipity?