Interesting Vancouver 2014

Features people like you and I that might seem like ordinary people, but when you look inside their lives and experience their unique layers you’ll be surprised and mesmerized.

A fascinating gathering of the curious and unexpeted.

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. 

Featuring presentations such as: 

A seven foot tall drag queen obsessed with bingo
An indigenous multidisciplinary artist working to reverse the decline of Squamish language speakers
A soft-spoken senior with a passion for photographing punk rock shows
A 14 year old national champion YoYo-er
A speech writer and communications specialist who is a closet cartoonist
A composer who heals people through improvised music as they lay under his piano
A mechanical engineer turned clown who has the balls to live a professional life of PLAY!
A genderqueer youth who dabbles; from roller derby to making ukuleles to transforming t-shirts
Canada’s first Sikh commanding officer who passionately believes in the ripple effect
An engineer who went from making microscopic brain implants to two story tall racing robots
A popular film and TV actress who credits Vipassana meditation for saving her life
A paramedic/magician/artist who will change your life before you leave the room
Maybe you? Do you do anything interesting?

Admission: $25 ($5 less than 2013!)
Location: SFU Woodward's Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, 149 West Hastings St.
Admission includes: Light catered reception & cash bar
Schedule: 6:00pm Doors open, 7:00pm Program, Intermission & reception

Full details at www.interestingvancouver.com.