IV15 Speaker Video: Liam Lewis

Liam Lewis’ passion for cooking and all things food-related started at young age. By age 10, Liam had started his own food blog where he visited with chefs, bakers, and farmers, learning about preparing food along the way. He can whip together a great meal and has even participated in Dinner Party YVR for the Read More…

IV15 Speaker Video: Eyoälha Baker

The ‘group think’ concept may produce wild riots, mass murder, and destruction but why can’t it create beauty, build community, and support a better world for everyone to live in? Eyoälha Baker (her name means ‘the wind’ in Kwakiutl language) is exploring this concept by spreading beauty and joy. Joy can be contagious, especially when Read More…

IV15 Speaker Video: Mike Cober

There’s more to Mike Cober than you might think. He’s not only a professional member of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, he also serves on his local executive as National Rep and nationally as the National Certification Board Chair. He was a founding committee member for Creative Mornings/Vancouver as well as a member of Read More…

IV15 Speaker Video: Gabrielle Whiteley

Originally from London, UK, her fascination with the natural world and oddities started at a very young age. She was utterly captivated by the world around her—from the giant dioramas at the Natural History Museum to her keen interest in biology and fine art. However, it wasn’t until she moved to Vancouver that she realized practicing Read More…

IV15 Speaker Video: Colin Easton

Vancouverites have the ‘reputation’ of being aloof and unfriendly. That’s not true for our IV15 speaker and emcee. Colin Easton is a writer, hobby photography, and people-watcher. In 2014, he created The Stranger Project where he went out and met one stranger, every day for a year. He would talk to people, listen to their Read More…

IV14 speaker Harrison Lee and his bully-busting yoyo!

In 2014, 14 year old yoyo champion Harrison Lee shared his story about the world of modern competitive yoyo’ing and why this aged-old toy is still interesting—and did a live performance none in the audience will soon forget. Interesting Vancouver is an annual community event showcasing the region’s most fascinating people and the way they Read More…

IV15 Speaker: Rob Hill

When Rob Hill was 23 he noticed something was wrong when he started experiencing abdominal pain, diarrhea and nausea. At the time he didn’t even have a GP, being a healthy young man, never having the occasion to need one. He was soon diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, a chronic autoimmune disorder with no known cure Read More…

IV15 Speaker: Aaron Wong

At the age of three a young boy watched a man on TV swivel his hips, curl his lip, and sing rock n’ roll. At that point Aaron Wong was hooked on Elvis. A life long fan, Aaron always had Elvis’ music playing somewhere – in the car, on his stereo, or in his headphones. Read More…

IV15 Speaker: Robert Gagno

Robert Gagno’s parents knew right from the beginning that there was something special and almost magical about him. At 18 months old, he was cast as the baby-double in Look Who’s Talking Too, but soon after was diagnosed with impaired development and autism. At five years old, the family regularly went to Wally’s Burgers in Read More…

IV15 Speaker: Sarah Jickling

The first time a doctor told Sarah Jickling she had bipolar disorder, she didn’t believe her. Bipolar was a big scary word reserved only for crazy people, or Catherine Zeta-Jones. It wasn’t Sarah. She was a musician who played glockenspiel and sang about boys and had just done a photo shoot lying in a field Read More…