Michelle Latimer

January 27, 8:30am - 10:00am EST. Hosted at BrainStation

part of a series on Mystery

About the speaker

Michelle Latimer (Métis/Algonquin) is a Toronto based filmmaker, programmer, actor and activist. Her films include Choke (Sundance Special Jury Honorable Mention in International Short Filmmaking), The Underground, Nimmikaage and the feature doc ALIAS. Michelle is currently adapting the bestselling novel The Inconvenient Indian for screen, directing a short doc for Field Of Vision, and showrunning the series RISE for Viceland. She programs for Hot Docs Film Festival and the Dawson City International Short Film Festival.

Additional details

Special Note: This month’s talk is happening at BrainStation - 460 King Street West.

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January’s theme, MYSTERY, was chosen by our Houston chapter and illustrated by Joseph Alessio.

Breakfast and Venue Partners

Founded in 2012 by a group of lifelong learners, BrainStation began as a collective of industry practitioners providing collaborative, hands-on training for working professionals, freelancers and entrepreneurs. Acquired in 2014 by Konrad Group, a full-service digital consultancy, BrainStation has grown to be a global leader in technology training. Each educational product is built around components of the ever-evolving digital product lifecycle. Hundreds of technologists from the most innovative organizations around the world work together to constantly update and evolve BrainStation’s content and techniques to ensure relevance and immediate value to the students and their organizations.

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Illustration Partner

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.

Printing Partner

Originally 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.