In 2008, Tina Roth Eisenberg (@Swissmiss) started CreativeMornings out of a desire for an ongoing, accessible event for New York’s creative community. The concept was simple: breakfast and a short talk one Friday morning a month. Every event would be free of charge and open to anyone.
Today, attendees gather in cities around the world to enjoy fresh coffee, friendly people, and an international array of breakfast foods. Volunteer hosts and their team members organize local chapters that not only celebrate a city’s creative talent, but also promote an open space to connect with like-minded individuals.
Real connections are not made behind a screen, they are made in person. It’s the moments in between, when you have a meal together or you just take a quick break.
Jeddah’s creative community joined forces this April to bring this initiative to Jeddah. It all started a couple of years ago when Rozana Al Banawi, founder of Creative Mornings Jeddah chapter, found out about it and realized how important it is in our community to connect creatives. Creative Mornings focuses on giving them a platform to speak about all the awesome stuff they do.
How it begins:
To become part of this global community, Rozana (Leadership Coach & Human Relations Expert) had to submit a video explaining why Jeddah should bring all these talents from different walks of life under one umbrella. This video was filmed with the help of Athr Art Gallery and can be viewed here:
After waiting and going through the authentication steps, finally on February 19th, 2016, Jeddah Creative Mornings was finally approved. A team was created to put this plan into action.
Every month has a different theme. Jeddah’s first morning talk had the theme of Risk. The speaker chosen was Ali Ghazzawi of Medd Cafe who talked about his story about the Risk of opening an independent cooperative business for men.
During the event, initially there was first mingling and coffee. Then a brief 30 min talk by the chosen speaker. Future events would follow the themes as described by the Creative Mornings guidelines.
Check them out here.
Find out how you can attend and see more of Jeddah’s Creative Mornings activity on the official page.
Creative Mornings is possible because of the incredible, remarkable community, hosts, and volunteers all around the world.