Introducing the IV17 Speaker Lineup!

Interesting Vancouver is a celebration of ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things in our community. It’s also a chance for all of us to step outside of our everyday routines and interact with people from different backgrounds.

On November 10th we’ll be celebrating our 10th anniversary with a brand new line-up of  interesting Vancouverites who’ll be sharing their stories about (maybe even demonstrating) their passions and obsessions.

This year’s event is once again being hosted by our cultural partners SFU Woodward’s on the traditional unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations.

Tickets are going fast, so if you’d like to join us:



Without any further ado, we’re very excited to introduce you to our 2017 speakers:

The IV17 Speakers

Jocelyn MacDougall – our emcee

An event producer who performs vocals for a queer Funk and Motown coverband.


Sean Bindra

A community relations professional who dresses up as Superman and organizes anti-bullying flash mobs.


Adrienne Smith

A poet turned lawyer whose love of language spans the boring and the beautiful.


Jen Sungshine

A Fire Tiger artist and filmmaker who is learning a language of tenderness from houseplants.


Foster Eastman

A former hairdresser turned artist who raises money and awareness for veterans.


Paul Fast

An architect and hunter interested in reconnecting people to their environments.


Tonye Aganaba

A soulful Afro-Canadian singer/songwriter living with MS.



Corrina Keeling

A socially conscious acoustic artist who untaps creativity with visual facilitation.


Amanda Strong

An award-winning stop-motion artist passionate about helping community and youth heal.


Robert Chaplin

A publisher who practices the secret art of dimensional illustration.



“For our 10th year we’re excited to explore the fascinating ways creative Vancouverites spend their time outside their artistic pursuits, and how professionals from various disciplines express themselves through art and creative obsessions. So interesting!”
—Mark Busse, Interesting Vancouver