Squarespace x CreativeMornings Summit 2014

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

Special Video Project: Interviews with CM organizers, produced at the Summit in 24 hours by Bas Berkhout


Summit kickoff video by CM/Chicago videographer, Ben Derico

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.


Smile! You're at the Summit After Party.

Squarespace Smilebooth was a hit at the Summit After Party. The backdrop was a custom made pattern of hand-folded paper boats by Michelle Bablo. See all photos at smiles.creativemornings.com

Squarespace campaign to unlock CM in Copenhagen, Rio and Charleston

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.

 Announcement blog post, March 20, 2014

Announcement blog post, March 20, 2014

 City pages to advertise the campaign

City pages to advertise the campaign

 Swissmiss Blog Post

Swissmiss Blog Post

8 New Cities in 6 Weeks, Love Letters to Helsinki & Oakland

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.

Photographer Johannes Romppanen and graphic designer Maria Taari talk about Helsinki's creative scene.

Bonus: If you're in the mood for more, check out Ivan Lima's approved application for CM/Oakland here!

Ivan Lima makes the case for Oakland. Their first event will feature the Creative Director at Pandora

Partnership announced on the CM Blog

"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."

Read the rest of the post here.