Why Attend CREATIVEMIX in Six Words

"Be creative. Be successful. Live the Dream." and other six other six-word reasons this idea conference will blow your mind.

Corwin Hiebert, producer and host of CREATIVEMIX, promises organic lunch and local brew at the November 4 conference in Vancouver.


One-day idea conference, CREATIVEMIX, challenges creative professionals to bend their brains and collaborate


Next week’s CreativeMix conference is a being billed as “an interdisciplinary event for emerging and professional creative workers.” The full-day event includes eight keynote sessions and two hands-on workshops lead by fancy people like Pixar Canada’s Dylan Brown, ballerina Chan Hon Goh and musician/hometown-hero/Seth-Rogen-lookalike Dan Mangan.




Thursday, November 4, 2010

181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver


I asked co-founder Corwin Hiebert to tell me a story in six words about the event. He gave me several options, all of which were too good to not include:


  • Like Expo ‘86 for your brain.
  • The Stanley Cup of Idea Making.
  • Ideas on display. Collaboration in action.
  • Idea makers. Collaborators. Don’t Make Crap.
  • Ideate. Collaborate. Lone Ranger no more.
  • Create in community. Going solo sucks.
  • Be creative. Be successful. Live the Dream.


Still not clear what to expect? Kris Krüg, a local photographer and social media consultant who’ll be speaking at the event alongside local fashion designer Natalie Purschwitz, spelled it out for us.


“CREATIVEMIX is an idea conference in the spirit of TED or Pecha Kucha,” said Kris. “Aimed at professionals in the creative industries… advertising, design, fashion, journalism, etc… the conference will present a day full of keynotes intending to challenge your perspective, bend your brain, and/or increase your consciousness.”


At the end of the day, conference participants are invited to the Think & Drink Reception for local beer from Storm Brewing for “socializing, networking, brainstorming and awkward amounts of sarcasm.”  

It all goes down on Thursday, November 4, 2010, at the Roundhouse. Program and tickets ($99 + tax) available online. Learn more at creativemix.ca.