Socializing with more than 140 characters at Vancouver Twestival

A rainy day in Vancouver presented an interesting opportunity for Tweeters of all stripes to come together this past Thursday at the CBC radio building for the second Vancouver Twestival (#YVRTwestival, #Twestival ). Beyond being a chance to meet all the people they previously only knew online, the Twestival may just demonstrate how the face of fundraising could forever be altered by social media. Indeed, the attendance of between a 150-200 people successfully raised over $9000

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Heritage Vancouver brings city to life with art, music, film and architecture at Long Table Social series event

On Saturday, I spent a memorable evening at Heritage Vancouver's first event for their Long Table Social series entitled: Heritage and the Arts: Inaugural Long Table Social. Heritage and the Arts is a new Heritage Vancouver program connecting the visual arts with Vancouver’s heritage structures. The event took place at the Page Building located at 330 West Pender...

Adam Chapnick of Indiegogo shares insights on the art and science of a million dollar campaign

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9Zz1puv6DA My recent interview with Adam Chapnick on crowdfunding, the history of Indiegogo, and the value of engagement in campaigns. Adam Chapnick,  principal of the crowdfunding site Indiegogo, sat down with...

Thousands of zombies invade downtown Vancouver

Seemed like Halloween came early this year, as thousands of zombies filled the streets and stumbled their way from the Vancouver Art Gallery to Second Beach in Stanley Park. I'd...

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BCBusiness magazine celebrates 20 Most Innovative Companies in B.C. 2013

Last week, I attended the "BCBusiness Innovators of the Year" event at the West Building of the Vancouver Convention center. I decided to attend,...

Twitter/Art+SocialMedia Show at Diane Farris Gallery

Over three-hundred art lover and social media types packed the “Twitter/Art+Social Media” show on Thursday at the Diane Farris Gallery to view 80-100 pieces by 43 artists from artists from Canada, USA, Europe, and Asia.

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,...

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...

Get inspired at SPOKED! Bicycle Arts Celebration this weekend

SPOKED! Bicycle Arts Celebration SPOKED! is a celebration that uses the bicycle as a catalyst for creativity. Inspired films, art and music. On Friday, August...

Kris Krug talks about BP oilspill and social media at Remixology

Kris Krug knows how to fill the house. I had to look for an extra seat when I arrived, because the room was filled for Kris' presentation on the BP oilspill as part of FreshMedia’s first monthly REMIXOLOGY event. The event was moderated by the Vancouver Sun's Dig Life columnist Gillian Shaw, on the topic “Toward Cooperative Media Making: How can professional and citizen journalists collaborate?”

Celebration of Nature, Music and Dance brings artists together to protect forests

"Celebration of Nature, Music and Dance" took place in a unique setting atTzvi's Place, 1823 E 2nd Ave in Vancouver. Music and dance started...

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.

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.

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