Engaging Hearts at Interesting Vancouver 2016

It’s been almost two weeks since Interesting Vancouver 2016 happened, and the resonance from the evening continues unabated. Curiosity and celebrating the uncelebrated is why Interesting Vancouver was born and over the past nine years, it’s evolved into something much more. It’s a place where you can meet new friends, experience a community who want Read More…

Withstanding the Ripple of the US Election with Interesting Vancouver

We’re sure everyone was on pins and needles watching the US Election yesterday. Fear and tensions are surmounting across the developed world these days, so what can we do about it? During tough times, we can stay above the fray by turning to our community for inspiration and laughter. This isn’t meant to discount what has Read More…

Branding Vancouver…A Letter from Interesting Vancouver

As Interesting Vancouver 2016 approaches, I’ve been reflecting on some design work we did this year. It made me reflect on Vancouver itself and what its brand is. A great brand distills into words, symbols, and meaning for an otherwise “impossible to define” thing. In a way that captures the equally rational and emotional essence Read More…

Dark & Interesting IV16 Teasers Coming Your Way

In a new teaser by United Nathan Productions, four of our IV16 speakers are emerging from the dark, enticing you to join us on November 10th at SFU Woodward’s for a night of interesting. We hope you’ll join us to listen to all the interesting stories emerge from our diverse community. Grab your tickets before Read More…

Why Community Matters and What IV is Doing to Help

Humans are social creatures—we love to interact with people, not only in person but across social channels. We engage with others around us in order to connect, a fundamental human need in developing our social skills and ability to interact with society. And this is why community is so important for us as it is one Read More…

IV16 Teaser with Sarah Jickling

Huge thanks goes out to Gámomo Creative Lab and their great work around the IV16 teasers—check them out below because they’re super fun! This teaser features Sarah Jickling and her talk on how she created radical self-acceptance, changing the idea of what ‘getting better’ meant, and channelling her inner demons into art as a singer-songwriter. Interested Read More…

IV16’s Interesting Teasers are Out – Holman Wang

We’re super excited to see the IV16 teasers made by Gámomo Creative Lab – take a look below, they’re so much fun! This teaser features Holman Wang and his talk on how he “down-shifted” from being a lawyer turned children’s book maker using needle-felting to create Cozy Classics. Check out his work below and make sure Read More…

IV Prize Awards ‘Interesting’ Diverse Individuals – Nominate Someone Today

Now in its second year, the IV Prize recognizes an individual in Metro Vancouver doing or pursuing something interesting with a one-of-a-kind award and cash prize. The IV Prize casts a wide net for nominations from artists, athletes, adventurers exploring new areas to rocket scientists, designers, and doctors doing things in unexpected ways. The candidates Read More…

IV16 SPEAKER: Kelly ‘Claire’ Berge

Kelly is a single mother of one amazing 8-year-old boy and is a Vocational Counselor working with Persons with Diversabilities in the employment sector. She loves working with these wonderfully diverse individuals to help them find meaningful and gainful employment. She has had a passion that has been with her since her first living memory Read More…

IV16 SPEAKER: Maarten Meerman

Maarten Meerman has been designing high-tech satellites, space missions, and orbital trajectories around the world for over 25 years. To balance this he enjoys working with wood and refining his woodturning skills. By combining design precision with the discovery that what every new piece of wood brings, he creates custom solutions to problems you didn’t Read More…