Ever read a great introductory article or hear a 101-level talk and wonder where it leads? Do you ever wish for someone to take you past the first steps on a new thing? We do.
So we created Forum, a small-scale speaker series. Every two months we bring in people with something to share from outside the our own world of tech for up-close and in-person discussions. It’s a kind of momentary grad school that jumps to a new field every time with a simple goal: cross-pollinate minds in a friendly, informal setting in the heart of Vancouver.
It’s not networking; it’s a time to learn something truly new.
Location: 7 East 7th Ave (at Ontario) map
Time: Arrive 6:45-7pm; Winds up around 9pm
Premium Refreshment: Included
With the loss of our studio to fire, Forum is on hiatus while we settle into our new home and take the opportunity to refresh the format and themes of these special evenings.
Emily is a true Maker of things: she’s a designer, a knitter, a crafter and a community builder. And in her community building work she’s been doing some amazing things for other Makers in Vancouver.
On April 25 she talked about her experience in building that community and what she’s come across in her travels through the world of hand-made things. Check out the follw up blog post!
This Forum took place on April 25, 2012.
David Ramslie is the Senior Sustainability Programs Manager at the City of Vancouver. In that role he educates and enlightens people in Vancouver and other cities about our Greenest City program, challenges we collectively face and the kinds of changes we can look forward to.
David’s work intersects almost every aspect of city life: how our buildings are built, how we get around, and how we share resources. This Forum is a rare opportunity to talk with someone whose work will change an entire city across decades, with the complexity and contention that entails. And, if there’s any doubt about a fellow from City Hall being able to hold a room, David’s Pecha Kucha talk is online for your viewing. Give it a watch and you’ll see why we’re excited to welcome David.
This Forum took place on March 14, 2012.
Storytelling is an art as old as humanity, but only recently discovered by the digital world. From UX specialists to Agile developers, tech professionals are waking up to how stories can store, uncover and organize information from our everyday lives.
John Wellwood has been telling stories his whole life, and has made his career of telling other people’s stories in his work at Echo Memoirs. He’ll tell us how he goes about finding the coherence and enchantment that make stories interesting, and sharing his method for visualizing life stories.
This Forum took place on January 2, 2012.
Our culture is dominated by images. Technology makes music available to our ears at any time and place. Exotic flavours delight our palates. Natural and space-age fibres protect and warm our bodies. But what about our sense of smell? Arguably the most ancient and most powerful of our senses, the nose is strangely ignored by much of creative culture.
Perfume experimenter and maker, Monique (Trottier) Sherrett, will be speaking about the power and range of scent, how it relates to memory and calling us back to a piece of the analog world that has yet to be colonized by the digital.
This Forum took place on December 2, 2011.
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