CreativeMornings Ottawa with Courtney Symons
***Tickets go live on Friday, February 15 at 11 am***
This month we welcome Shopify's lead writer, Courtney Symons, to the CreativeMornings stage to speak on the global theme of Symmetry.
We were all taught about symmetry in grade school, but its usefulness extends well beyond the classroom. Courtney will share her research about the science behind symmetry, its powerful presence in our lives, and how we can harness it to create more balanced and creative versions of ourselves.
Courtney is Shopify’s Lead Writer. In a previous life, she was a journalist covering technology and business news. A self-published author and haikuist (who likes to invent words), Courtney lives in a log cabin big enough to house all of her books.
CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for the creative community with chapters in nearly 200 cities around the world. Each month we host an event that is always on a Friday, always in the morning, and always free. We provide coffee, a light breakfast, and a 20-30 minute presentation from a local creative person on the global CreativeMornings theme for that month.
8:30 AM - Doors open
8:30 - 9 AM - Check-in, enjoy breakfast
9:00 AM - Talk begins
9:30 AM - Q&A with speaker
9:45 AM - Audience takes the stage
10:00 AM - Off to work!
Accessibility: Venue is fully accessible. If you require any additional help or have suggestions as to how we could make our events more inclusive, please give us a shout b3R0YXdhIHwgY3JlYXRpdmVtb3JuaW5ncyAhIGNvbQ==!
Para Transpo drop-off entrance: 10 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6E2. The Daly entrance is between Waller and Nicholas on the south side. The gallery’s large glass double doors are recessed from the street.
Parking: Street metered parking is available (check hourly limits) in the nearby Sandy Hill residential area.
Other paid parking options include: Le Germain Hotel parkade (Level P1), Novotel parkade (Entrance: 3 Daly Avenue) and the Rideau Centre parkade (Entrance: 80 Nicholas Street or 5 Daly Avenue).
Public Transit: For those taking OC Transpo, get off at Mackenzie King Bridge, walk east towards Ottawa U. The gallery is on the same side of the street as the Rideau Centre mall, at the northwest corner of Mackenzie King and Waller. The gallery’s entrance is recessed from the street with an LED sign out front.
About the theme:
Symmetry cannot be possible without asymmetry, the same way sadness magnifies joy.
Alan Lightman wrote in The Accidental Universe, “I would claim that symmetry represents order, and we crave order in this strange universe we find ourselves in.” But chaos will happen whether we like it or not, it’s how we respond to it that either creates order or more chaos.
When in chaos, create your symmetry.
Our Saint Petersburg chapter chose this month’s exploration of SYMMETRY, Anna Fadeeva illustrated the theme, and Mailchimp is the presenting partner.