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149 W. Hastings
Vancouver, BC

Interesting Vancouver 2015 – A celebration of the curious & unexpected ways people express creativity through hobbies, passions, & obsessions. What makes you interesting?

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. We see ourselves as change agents by connecting and cross-pollinating interesting and interested minds with creativity.

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. From their offices, farms, studios, schools, workshops or wherever else they squirrel away, we find fascinating people and ask them to speak about something they passionately care about.

Who’s interesting? You are! From its humble beginnings, Interesting Vancouver has revealed a desire within British Columbians to uncover the unexpected of our region and fellow citizens. It has galvanised the optimists and activists who get on with doing things rather than sitting around wishing for things. Interesting Vancouver gatherings are casual and relaxed, with a low cost structure ensuring affordability. The 2015 event is part of the cultural programming at SFU Woodward’s Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema on Nov 6th.

The evening will kick off with a gathering of audience and speakers, igniting conversational sparks. Over the evening, eight carefully curated speakers from Metro Vancouver’s diverse community will speak for 10 minutes about something they care deeply about—followed by an engaging dialogue with the audience. The link is curiosity. Why? Because we are surrounded by interesting things we have yet to discover. By stepping outside our everyday routines and boundaries and interacting with people from different disciplines, we are able to approach these subjects with fresh eyes and learn.

Featuring presentations such as:
-a self taught artist who captures and shares the beauty of the human spirit in mid air
-a lawyer turned children’s author and illustrator who now works in a galaxy far, far away
-an immigrant whose life was saved by teaching herself taxidermy
-a champion pinball wizard with autism who competes internationally
-a former ad man turned wooden-tube gardener and bandleader
-a third generation beekeeper exploring the delicate art of infusing honey with Scotch.
-a 13 year old locavore who already cooks better than most professional chefs
-a young woman coping with Bipolar Disorder through her music
-an illustrator who moonlights as an Asian Elvis tribute Artist
-a mountain climber who summited the world’s 7 tallest peaks—with no guts (literally)
-a professional who gave it all up to talk to strangers

Admission: $25
Location: SFU Woodward’s, 149 West Hastings St.
Admission includes: Light catered reception & cash bar
Schedule: 6:00pm Doors open, 7:00pm Program, Intermission & reception