Negin Sairafi and Hima Batavia

April 28, 8:30am - 10:00am EDT. Hosted at BrainStation

part of a series on Beyond

About the speaker

Negin has been a storyteller and creative entrepreneur since 2008. Her passion for community and connection eventually led her to become the co-chair of TEDxToronto and a co-founder of Camp Reset. She’s one half of NEMA Productions, which mostly recently co-created Toronto for Everyone and produced the Honest Ed’s festival. She’s an aspiring city builder, a curious traveler and a certified foodie. Follow her adventures @neginsairafi

Hima is an experience producer, one half of NEMA Productions and a co-founder of Camp Reset. She cares about co-creating experiences that build cities, communities and safe spaces, push the boundaries of connection, and spark a sense of wonder and curiosity. In a previous life, she spent years working across India and Africa leading global health projects with the Clinton Health Access Initiative and UN Foundation and naturally eating as many mangoes as she could. You can find her across the web @himabatavia.

Additional details

Get a professional headshot taken at our next event!

All thanks to our global partner, Shutterstock . They’re setting up a portrait studio with a local photographer (stay tuned for photographer details).

So dress your best and we’ll see you on Friday, April 28th!

A friendly reminder: Due to popular demand, everyone is asked to join the waitlist starting Monday, April 17th from which tickets will be issued via a lottery system.


April’s theme, BEYOND, was chosen by our Bangalore chapter and illustrated by Ranganath Krishnamani.

Community Partner

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.

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.

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.