Photographer Rita Leistner

http://ritaleistner.com/ Rita Leistner’s socially and politically engaged documentary photography practice is based on first-hand engagement in the world, in particular on documenting communities in extreme conditions, such as soldiers in Iraq and...

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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...

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 last night, Saturday, May 8,...

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...

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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...

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?”

Photographer Rita Leistner

http://ritaleistner.com/ Rita Leistner’s socially and politically engaged documentary photography practice is based on first-hand engagement in the world, in particular on documenting communities in extreme...

Ta’Kaiya Blaney inspires with a powerful voice at Earth day Vancouver 2013

Earth day 2013. It's a special day in our household, because we like to think we do our bit to save the planet. It's...

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

Jeff Garner of Prophetik conquers Eco Fashion Weeks in London and Vancouver

With creation of Eco Fashion Week, Vancouver joins the list of forward thinking Fashion cities such as New York, London, and Paris who all are...

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...

Canadian Entrepreneurs and Silicon Valley Investors connect at Grow conference

The Grow Conference took place Aug 19-21 at the Vancouver Convention. I didn't attend any of the Conference sessions, as.I spent all day interviewing Grow Speakers, Organizers, and other Business people attending Grow. I interviewed ten of the events' featured Speakers, several event sponsors, and organizer Debbie Landa.

Photographer Rita Leistner

http://ritaleistner.com/ Rita Leistner’s socially and politically engaged documentary photography practice is based on first-hand engagement in the world, in particular on documenting communities in extreme...

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