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“Hey... Wake Up.” When I saw Milwaukee asked us to talk about LOST on CreativeMornings this month, my first thought was of the hundreds, maybe thousands of hours I spent playing video games as a child… specifically, I recalled The Lost Woods in Zelda Ocarina of Time. There are lots of ways to be lost, physically, mentally. Being lost is, uncomfortable. Relish what that means. It’s a sign that you’re in the thick of your own story… learning, discovering, emotioning things. I love being lost, I do it deliberately with moderate certainty that the way out is to slow down, listen, and follow the music. And they say you’ll never learn anything from video games. This month, BIG NEWS (which I apologize for this becoming a usual declaration). To begin, I’ve started a new role as a film producer with North Water Productions. It’s an Emmy Award-winning video team right here in Ohio City. The in-house crew is really talented; specialty in short and long-form documentary storytelling with a roster of incredible local and national clients - We’re working on commercial and scripted film projects too with some awesome partners. Joining this team is creating really fun and rewarding opportunities, AND we're hyper-charging the CreativeMornings program by bringing NWP on as a partner for video content. TWENTY TWENTY Partners: For the first time in FIVE years, I’ve made a CM sponsorship kit, and I’m hoping to include more table space for partners at events (to create a slightly larger conference environment). if your company/employer would be interested in coming out please have them get in touch with me. There’s already one new partner signed on, we’ll be welcoming on The Creative Group in 2020. Hopefully, there will be a few other new partners to add to our creative community exchange as well. THIS month is the month to talk to marketing teams about supporting CM so if you can please pass on recommended partners to me I’ll contact anyone our volunteer team feels we should be in touch with. TWENTY TWENTY Speakers: Last month’s efforts to gather community input for the program was fun and fruitful. I’ve pulled everything apart, learned about so many incredible people, and have dialed in a possible plan. These plans do not always work out for a variety of reasons. I’ve attached my 2020 Wish List so you can see what I’m up to. I’ve also attached the 2019 Wishlist so you can see retrospectively how this stuff actually works out. It’s a crapshoot haha! Things are very likely to change but it’s a happy process. Comments and feedback are welcome. If you’re coming to CreativeMornings this month, see below, if you can lend a hand let me know. If something listed is wrong, let me know. If you’d like to fix something broken, or something not broken shoot me a note, let me know. Appreciate you all. Love and Rockets, T Fox GREYT CULTURE [About the CreativeMornings Team Email. This monthly(ish) email goes to regular CM participants and partners, event specific participants and partners, and others I would like to be aware about the contents of upcoming programs. The Team Email is for Planning Purposes Only and treated as confidential/non promotional/not to be distributed. Event details listed here are subject to change based on input back from recipients. Confirmed event details will always be listed through CreativeMornings.com/cle - recipients are added and removed periodically at my discretion. If you would like to be a permanent recipient or removed from future CM Team emails, reply and I will comply with kindness. Thanks for reading.] __________ CreativeMornings Cleveland NOVEMBER 2019 DATE: 11/15/19 THEME: LOST SPEAKER: Douglas Trattnor VENUE: The Morgan Conservatory FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/710974412683112/ REGISTRATION: https://creativemornings.com/talks/douglas-trattner BREAKFAST: Shawnda Moye BREAKFAST FEATURE: ??? COFFEE: Molly Farris, Phoenix PROGRAM SETUP: Jessica Will / Thomas Fox PRINT: Hotcards! PHOTOS: ??? VIDEO: North Water Productions, Jay Hovanec VIDEO EDITING: North Water Productions PODCAST TEAM: David Allen Moss, Dave Douglas LIVE TWEETING: Kate Eidam MUSIC FEATURE: Brendan O'Malley QUOTE DESIGNER FEATURE: From The Archive. Reprinting Chris Corsi, Kathy Barrie Card. QUOTE DESIGNER ON DECK: ???? ESPRESSO PITCH: Danielle Rueger ESPRESSO PITCH 2: ??? ESPRESSO PITCH 3: ??? CHECKIN: ??? AV: Thomas A. Fox SETUP: ??? DECEMBER 2019 DATE: 12/20/19 THEME: SILENCE SPEAKER: Bill Morgan VENUE: TBD (Likely The Grog Shop) FACEBOOK: REGISTRATION: BREAKFAST: Shawnda Moye BREAKFAST FEATURE: ??? COFFEE: Molly Farris, Phoenix PROGRAM SETUP: Jessica Will / Thomas Fox PRINT: Hotcards! PHOTOS: ??? VIDEO: Jay Hovanec PODCAST TEAM: David Allen Moss, Dave Douglas LIVE TWEETING: Kate Eidam MUSIC FEATURE: ??? QUOTE DESIGNER FEATURE: From The Archive. Reprinting Chris Corsi, Kathy Barrie Card. QUOTE DESIGNER ON DECK: ???? ESPRESSO PITCH: ??? ESPRESSO PITCH 2: ??? ESPRESSO PITCH 3: ??? CHECKIN: ??? AV: Thomas A. Fox SETUP: ???

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