Interesting Vancouver 2012

interesting vancouverI love the concept of Interesting Vancouver, although I have not had a chance to attend some of the previous events, some of my own (rather very interesting) friends have spoken there (Monique Sherrett nee Trottier did so, for example, on the science of perfumes and scents). Ticket sales have just opened and you can buy them on Eventbrite. This year’s event will take place at the Museum of Vancouver, another gem I absolutely love.

Interesting Vancouverites from various walks of life will be sharing personal stories at the fifth annual Interesting Vancouver on Friday, September 28 at the Museum of Vancouver from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Interesting Vancouver is a conference that seeks to reveal the richness of Vancouver’s cultural DNA through stories exploring possibility, curiosity and adventure. In 2011, the Museum of Vancouver became the official co-host and presenting venue. There are no corporate sponsors, themes or agendas. The format is the same every year: eight Vancouverites drawn from the city’s diverse and multi-disciplinary fields are selected to speak for 15 minutes each and answer questions from the audience.

Interesting Vancouver 2012 with the Museum of Vancouver has curated a selection of speakers, some of whom I actually am friends with or at least know:

Ron Skewchuck, a Public Relations guru who is also an international BBQ champion;

Roy White, a successful international designer who found an avocation in middle age as a dancer;

Lloyd Bernhardt, a software developer who turned Ethical Bean coffee guru as a result of adopting a child in Guatemala;

Boris Mann, a tech entrepreneur who spent a year sailing a tall ship;

Aamer Haleem, co-host for CTV Morning Live who has interviewed celebrities such as George Clooney and Madonna, and covered international events such as Hurricane Katrina and the Concert for Diana;

Tori Holmes, the youngest women to row an ocean — as a novice — and live to write about it;

Corinne Lea, an artist turned business woman who successfully fought city hall at the Rio Theatre;

Toby Barazzuol, who spent his childhood in the Stanley Park Teahouse, became an entrepreneur, and then found a vocation restoring buildings and supporting community in the Downtown Eastside.

Driftwood Beer returns as the 2012 sponsor, and is joined by Mark Anthony Wines, Field Notes and Eventbrite. For more information and ticket sales, please visit their website.

Interesting Vancouver is an offshoot of Interesting, an event that takes place in cities worldwide and was founded by Russell Davies. Brett McFarlane founded Interesting Vancouver in 2008.

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