– Hosted at Second City Toronto
part of a series on Survival
About the speaker
Melissa Nightingale is the editor of an internet famous blog called The Co-Pour She is the co-author of a book that isn’t out yet and the co-founder of a company that hasn’t launched yet (more soon!).
Melissa’s been a startup warrior since the first dotcom boom and has the branded t-shirt collection to prove it. She has held executive roles in marketing, pr, and strategy at several fast paced startups, including Wattpad, Edmodo, and Mozilla. She moved to Toronto after more than a decade of working in senior tech roles in Silicon Valley and is gradually adjusting to seasons.
Melissa is a frequent contributor to Betakit and can be found speaking at industry events about leadership, entrepreneurship, and women in tech.
Venue Change: This month we’ll be at the Second City Toronto Main Stage!
Address: 51 Mercer St, Toronto
And, a friendly reminder: Due to popular demand, everyone is asked to join the waitlist starting Monday, June 19 from which tickets will be issued via a lottery system.
Community Partner - Shutterstock
Shutterstock is proud to serve as CreativeMornings’ Official Partner for Visual Inspiration, and a local sponsor of CreativeMornings Toronto. With more than 60 million photos, vectors, illustrations and videos—and thousands more added daily—Shutterstock provides elements for great creative work. Together with CreativeMornings, Shutterstock supports conversation, community, and professional development for creative people worldwide. As part of our ongoing partnership Shutterstock is offering the entire CreativeMornings community 20% off all standard licenses.
Venue Partner - The Second City Toronto
Beginning as a small cabaret theater on Chicago’s north side in 1959, The Second City has grown to become a comedy empire, with theaters in Chicago and Toronto and Training Centers in Chicago, Toronto and Hollywood. Launching the careers of Chris Farley, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and countless others, The Second City is always good for a laugh. This event will be held at their mainstage!
Printing Partner - PrintNGOriginally from Newfoundland, Nola Grimes brought her passion for art and creativity to the printing industry over 20 years ago and has been managing all types of print projects for a diverse group of clients ever since. She enjoys working with designers and being part of the creative process. Over the years, Nola has built relationships with a network of suppliers and can produce everything from small postcard orders to catalogs and signage. Whether the project is simple, with a tight budget or more complex, with embossing and other special effects, Nola can help you meet your objectives and treats every order with equal care.
Illustration Partner - Visual Talks
VisualTalks present information your audience needs, in the way they can process it best. VisualTalks are whiteboard illustrations (or graphic recordings) to enhance understanding and retention, increase participant engagement and create concise and beautiful summaries of information.
We listen carefully, process what we hear, and draw it on the spot. We capture it truthfully, and present it in a way that facilitates further thought and discussion.
Accessibility Partner - The Forward Movement
The Forward Movement is an accessibility awareness and advocacy campaign working to get Ontario to adopt the use of the Dynamic Symbol of Access as an alternative to the currently used symbol. The Dynamic Symbol is an improvement to the old symbol in two major ways: (i) the person in the new image is more defined than the one in the old image, and (ii) the new image shows movement, a symbolic action that emphasizes differing abilities, and this reframes the way society views and interacts with people with a disability. The new symbol is also meant to spark conversations to educate the Ontarians about the importance of removing barriers—both physical and cultural—to make Ontario more accessible and inclusive for everyone.