June 28, 8:30am - 10:00am EDT. Hosted at Station House
part of a series on Wonder
About the speaker
How do we ignite our imagination? What inspires wonder? In this talk, Alexander Whittenberg uses his theatrical experiences to shed light on the value of being present to the moments of wonderment unfolding around us. We’ll explore how listening to the world manifests itself in a desire to collaborate, and why we need each other to create creative magic.
Alexander Whittenberg is a scenographer who designs for theatre, film, opera, dance, and environments. He was born and raised in St. Pete and, after earning his BFA in Scenography from the Conservatory at SUNY Purchase, returned home to Florida to begin his career. He currently works for Disney Parks Live Entertainment, HSN, and as a freelancer for a number of regional theatres around Central Florida. He also hangs out in NYC a bunch, working on top secret creative initiatives.
Roundhouse is a creative production studio rooted in video, motion graphics, and powerful storytelling. From their self-sustaining net-zero studio in sunny St. Pete, they provide clients from coast to coast with stories that evoke emotion and inspire action. As the CreativeMornings/SP headquarters and A/V partner, the studio provides monthly support to the chapter’s ongoing operation.
Located in downtown St. Pete, Station House is dedicated to providing a comfortable, yet dynamic environment in which guests can interact socially or professionally, work or co-work quietly, enjoy food, drinks and entertainment, and relax peacefully. Station House strives to create a cozy, yet progressive and hip epicenter for businesses and entrepreneurs from all walks of life by creating a communal environment and setting a standard of service that exceeds the expectations of their guests.
TeBella Tea is a loose leaf tea retailer with three locations in the Tampa Bay Area: their original shop on Davis Islands, TeBella at Oxford Exchange, and TeBella at Station House. TeBella Tea offers a thoughtfully sourced loose tea collection with a heaping helping of tea education. They work directly with tea gardens and estates that use sustainable, fair-trade practices, and donate their used tea leaves to local community gardens for composting.
MADE is a coffee cannery located in downtown St. Pete. They focus strictly on cold coffee and they roast, brew and can in house, using only the finest ingredients and processes. They offer canned and kegged Cold Brew and Nitro options. MADE Coffee is on tap at bars and restaurants throughout the Tampa Bay area, and for sale in the can at local grocers and markets (including Publix!).
Mana Bakery believes food should be magical. They use their industry experience and creative passion to produce seasonal and innovative pastries to inspire and nurture you. Food serves as an anchor among people, cultivating both new and old relationships and reminding us of our shared humanity. Find magical Mana items at Bandit Coffee Co., Beans and Barlour, Fit Bowl Co., and TeBella Tea Company in Station House and on Davis Island.
Wax & Hive is a creative company for big ideas. Their work is guided by a desire to make great things happen and they are obsessed with elevating their clients and authentically connecting them to their audiences. They create remarkable brand experiences through branding and identity, content creation, web, digital and print media, custom illustrations, merchandise, and design thinking that brings out the best in their clients. If you have big ideas and need help realizing them, they want to do something awesome with you.
The nonprofit Poynter Institute, located in downtown St. Petersburg, teaches thousands of journalists and communicators each year. Poynter teaching focuses on storytelling, digital innovation, ethics and leadership. Poynter is also the international headquarters for fact-checking, housing both the largest fact-checking news organization in the United States, PolitiFact, and the International Fact-Checking Network. To support Poynter’s work elevating journalism and fighting disinformation, you can attend Poynter’s fundraising events or donate online.
Food waste isn’t garbage, it’s simply misplaced resources. On a mission to make Tampa Bay a more sustainable community, Suncoast Compost offers residential, business, and event composting services and solutions across the Tampa Bay area. Turning food you don’t want into food you do want, Suncoast Compost does this dirty, yet important work so you don’t have to.
Join us for a WONDER themed rainbow tea (and coffee) talk on the roof of our home venue Station House.
Doors open at 8:00am, programming starts around 8:30, speaker on-stage by 9. Pre-registration is required (but free!). Typical DTSP parking, so please walk, bike, carpool, or take public transportation if you can.
In order to ensure our global impact is more about great ideas than garbage, we ask that you please BRING YOUR OWN MUG. Rainbow sparkles if you bring a mug AND a friend!
We compost with Suncoast Compost and you probably should too.