From October 1-3, 2014, over 175 CreativeMornings volunteers from almost 30 countries gathered in Brooklyn to meet in person at the inaugural CM Summit. The event was made possible by Squarespace.
A worldwide community finally in one room
Lunches courtesy of Squarespace
Delicious lunches from Brooklyn-based Bogotá Latin Bistro and Landhaus.
Summit 2014 After Party presented by CM's Official Partners
The After Party, which was presented by Squarespace and the other Official Partners, was hosted at Pioneer Works Center for Art & Innovation in Red Hook. Over 200 Summit attendees and special guests of the New York CreativeMornings community gathered for a night of food, drink and entertainment.
Coincidentally, this final celebration coincided with the sixth birthday of the CreativeMornings organization.
After Party talent show presented by Squarespace
The first ever "CreativeMornings Talent Show presented by Squarespace" featured song, dance, poetry and even an absentee video entry from the organizing team of CM/Bangalore.
During September's global theme "Color," presented by Squarespace, over 9,000 people registered for CreativeMornings events in 75 cities. Here's a visual recap of what happened around the world.
The CreativeMornings September theme is "Color," presented in partnership with Squarespace. This was announced via CM's site and communication channels on 9/1.
To kickoff the month we also gave away free Squarespace memberships!
A few of the 50+ entries that were received:
We're reviewing applications from the unlocking cities campaign. Here are a few favorites so far. Rio, Charleston & Copenhagen would put CM in just over 80 cities across 40 countries.
Rio de Janeiro
In March, we launched a campaign to "unlock" CreativeMornings in Copenhagen, Rio and Charleston. Winning applicants would receive the CM license to launch the local chapter along with a $1000 starter sponsorship for their first event courtesy of Squarespace.
Yesterday, we approved an application for CreativeMornings in Barranquilla, a coastal city in northern Colombia. This marks the 75th city. Recent additions include: Mumbai, Philly, Cologne, Cardiff and Tijuana.
From the Executive Producer of Yo Gabba Gabba in LA to the owner of publishing house for children’s literature in Porto, January's CreativeMornings theme was made possible by Squarespace. Illustration by Ed Nacional.
Here's a visual recap of the Squarespace brand and other CM magic from last month!
The number of applications to start new chapters is on a big upswing. In the last six weeks, we've approved new chapters in:
- Houston, TX
- Helsinki, Finland
- Oakland, CA
- Malmo, Sweden
- Bucharest, Romania
- Liège, Belgium
- Vienna, Austria
- Kigali, Rwanda
We're currently reviewing applications for Nashville, Philadelphia and Mumbai!
Super exciting, and we wanted to share with you some of the magic we're seeing like this video app from Helsinki.
Bonus: If you're in the mood for more, check out Ivan Lima's approved application for CM/Oakland here!
"In 2012, CM’s NYC team was wide-eyed over the possibility of hosting an upcoming event at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Squarespace would soon reach out to us at the most opportune moment, and their timely support would help make breakfast in the Great Hall andGeorge Lois on The Met’s grand stage a reality.
Since then, Squarespace has been in CM’s corner month after month. From presenting global themes on “Money,” “The Future,” and most recently “Childhood,” to generously backing our Kickstarter to build an archive of every talk, CreativeMornings would not be what it is today without our Manhattan friend at our back."
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