W2 Culture + Media House Holds Conference on Olympics and Social Media

Exciting, inspiring, and educational conference on the Olympics and Social media. The keynote speech by Andy Miah provided a very informing presentation on the historical growth of the Olympics from an organizational and media viewpoint. The W2 Culture and Media house is an independent social media centre located on the Vancouver Eastside near Gastown. W2 has been presenting a series of day long Conferences on topics related to Social media & the Olympics.

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talk with Tony Hsieh, CEO billion$ company Zappos on Delivering Happiness at Grow Conf

My name is Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos. Zappos - we've been around for a little over 11 years now. We started out selling shoes online but we actually sell alot more than shoes here, we sell clothing, and beauty products, handbags, and so on. The vast majority of our business is in the U.S., and really our goal is to build the Zappos brand...

Looking for a Cool Canada Lovefest? Watch Hockey or Closing Ceremonies for Free at Rio Theatre Tonight

It was another rainy day in Vancouver, so I sought out a local neighborhood place to watch the Slovakia-Canada game. It turns out that the RIO movie theatre on Broadway Commercial Drive was showing the hockey game for FREE!

why Pecha Kucha 13 is a lucky number

The Vogue Theatre was completely sold out for Pecha Kucha 13. As organizer Steven Cox said, despite the opening night of VIFF, Pecha Kucha Night Volume 13 ( view site:...

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Projecting Change Film Festival 2010 opened on Earth Day at Fifth Avenue Cinema and plays all weekend

Check out the Projecting Change Film Festival 2010 running at the Fifth Avenue cinema, which opened on Earth Day and runs until Sunday evening.

15 Startups to Demo at Launch@GROW Conference

The 2nd annual GROW Conference is upon us again this year. I had a great time last year meeting some amazing and talent VCs,...

Copenhagen wrap up rally in North Vancouver brings together inspiring activists and Vancouverites for Climate Change

I was late. It was almost 1pm and the Copenhagen Wrap up rally in North Vancouver was 1-3pm. I looked outside and it was a beautiful sunny day, maybe just hang out or socialize with friends. It was tempting. I reminded myself the rally was an important event for Vancouverites to tell our govt and the world we cared about climate change and global warming.

Beautiful, sexy, creative burlesque all weekend at the fifth annual Vancouver International Burlesque Festival at Rickshaw Theatre

Beautiful, sexy, creative and amazing, burlesque hit the stage all weekend at the 5th annual Vancouver Int’l Burlesque Festival at the newly renovated Rickshaw Theatre. This year the VIBF features four jam-packed nights with 14 unique productions and 2 performer showcases by entertainers from Vancouver, Victoria, Toronto, Montreal, New York City, and Portland.

Join the world’s largest simultaneous music and dance event at Earthdance Vancouver

I spoke with one of the Earthdance Vancouver organizers, Sobey, about what makes this year's Earthdance different than in previous years. This year to from...

April 17 Women in Film Festival

I went to the annual Women in Film Festival ( WIFF at womeninfilm.ca ) this weekend at the Vancity Theatre. WIFF Director and Film Producer Robyn Wiener suggested I come out and see what WIFF 2010 is about this year. Women are making strides in the film industry as most visibly seen by Kathryn Bigelow’s Academy Award for Best Director at the Oscars. The Festival showcases and promotes the great work being done by women in writing, producing, directing, lead acting, or editing roles.

Jelly roll morton vancouver show

My friends came to see C.R. Avery... I’m overhearing friends talk about relationships and sex while they stand next to me in the lineup. The sounds of cool New Orleans Jazz plays intermingles with the conversation, then I realize it's not background music that I hear. I lift myself up onto the divider separating those waiting and those watching from inside the venue. At the other end of the room I could see a black baby grand on a small stage. A man wearing a black leather hat and dark sunglasses was playing melodic jazz. I found myself bobbing my head in time with his playing, because it was a catchy kind of tune. I felt transported to an imaginary bar in New Orleans....

Looking for a Cool Canada Lovefest? Watch Hockey or Closing Ceremonies for Free at Rio Theatre Tonight

It was another rainy day in Vancouver, so I sought out a local neighborhood place to watch the Slovakia-Canada game. It turns out that the RIO movie theatre on Broadway Commercial Drive was showing the hockey game for FREE!

Crazy 8s Gala inspires with six amazing short films by Vancouver filmmakers

A wrap-up with pictures of a yearly festival that features independent filmmakers---and brings out their fans. Welcome to Crazy8s at the Vogue Theatre, Saturday night, on Granville Street where the films were short (only eight minutes) and the inspiration was large. Later that night, the audience and filmmakers mixed it up on the dance floor at Club 560. Story inside...

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