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The 6th annual Interesting Vancouver is co-presented by The Museum of Vancouver on Friday, November 8th, 2013.
Limited tickets available for this evening.
We sell out quickly every year, so procrastinators be warned!
Interesting Vancouver is a celebration of “Interestingness” via a multi-disciplinary, creative, unexpected, and inspirational evening of ideas and locally-sourced knowledge sharing for and by Vancouverites without self promotion. Interesting Vancouver is for creative people from all walks of life, but requires an open mind. There is no theme, no organizing principle save for, “Things that are Interesting”, and the evening's aim is to impart new knowledge, things you’ve never known, or thought about, open up parallel thinking ports, and activate parts of your brain that for even the brainiest person may have been neglected or unexplored. There will be a degree of spontaneity, unexpected moments, and learnings woven into a splendid marriage between interesting ideas and passionate people. The audiences at Interesting Vancouver are as interesting as the speakers, made up of a mix of all ages, including artists, business professionals, entrepreneurs, consultants, public servants, educators, parents, and people from nearly every walk of life—all keen to engage in dialogue about interesting topics and go home smarter than when they arrived. Interesting Vancouver provides an extraordinary lack of career advancement opportunities. It only promises to be “Interesting", so don't come to swap business cards and self-promote.
***NEW for 2013***
We are pleased to offer 25 spots for a special pre-event Dinner with Speakers from 5-6PM! Additional cost of $25 for dinner with IV2013 speakers, co-hosts, and your opportunity to be a volunteer host for the evening's interestingness.
Meet the Speakers!
Steve Fisher Steve will share his story about his journey of faith, science, love, leaving religion, and the repercussions that followed.
Lynn Hill Lynn will share her story about career and change: from first climbing the ladder of success to later on questioning how high she wanted climb, at what price, and what would happen if she took time off to reflect on her past and where she wanted to go.
Stéphane Mouttet Stéphane will share his story about being reunited with his biological parents and his love for travel infused by having two families.
Yared Nigussa Yared will share his story about the risks of first impressions and how a person whom at first he didn’t like or trust played the most important role in his career and became a close friend.
Meaghan Kennedy Meaghan will share her story about how piñatas have changed her life. Her talk will end with a live piñata smashing with members of the audience.
Ken Tsui Ken will share his story about how Wu-Tang Clan's debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) inadvertently informed his understanding of the personal voice in a collaborative and fast changing environment of pop-up events.
Dave (aka Peach Cobblah) Deveau Dave will share his story about how necessity is the root of creativity and how cuts to arts funding have created an east Vancouver Drag Queen Empire and inspired the events and theatre productions that he and his husband manage.
Robert Rietveld In honour of Remembrance Day, Robert will share a few stories about Canadian war heroes, including that of Charlie Lee, a 90 year old World War II Chinese Canadian veteran, who was one of the first Chinese Canadians allowed into the army.
C.R. Avery C.R, will share stories about what it’s like to be a true East Vander. He will end with a live musical performance.
Admission: $30 | $20 MOV Members | $20 Students
(limited quantity for Students and MOV Members available)
Admission includes: Light catered reception, admission to all MOV exhibitions. Cash bar.
6:00pm Doors and exhibition open
7:00pm Program begins
Intermission & reception to follow
Full details at interestingvancouver.com.
Be sure to print out your receipt as it will serve as your ticket. Or be able to show on your mobile.
We hope to see you November 8th @Museumofvan,
Your Co-Hosts Mark Busse, Hanna Cho, and The Museum of Vancouver.
Thanks to our support partners and local sponsors for making this event possible.
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A fascinating gathering of the curious and unexpected.
Catalyzing creativity, community and capacity. More than another "sage on the stage" lecture series, Interesting Vancouver is an event that celebrates the uncelebrated, expands the collective vision of what is uniquely possible, and gives people an opportunity to discover interesting new creative pursuits they can apply in their own lives.
Celebrating the uncelebrated. Interesting Vancouver is an annual community gathering showcasing the region’s most fascinating people and the way they express their creativity through their hobbies, passions and obsessions.