IV11 Speaker: Johnathon Vaughn Strebly

Johnathon Vaughn Strebly brings a diverse range of experience and knowledge from the disciplines of photography, design and education. As head of the Electronic Media Design, Digital Media, and Communication Arts Programs at Langara College, Johnathon is deeply involved in the rich visual media available today. As principal and creative director of his own studio, Read More…

IV11 Speaker: Stephen Abbott

Stephen Abbott is a brand strategist—a type of corporate storyteller. Working with organizations all over the world, from start-ups to international charities, he helps bridge their business strategy with the creative opportunity, bringing the story of the brand to life throughout the organization. Stephen is also a dad. And if you ask him, he’ll say Read More…

IV10 Speaker: Kuba Oms

Kuba Oms is one of those rare artists whose voice touches you deep in your soul. His solo acoustic performances are a brilliant setting to hear his award winning songs in a stripped down, intimate fashion. His live performances with the full band are that of legend in BC. Kuba commands the stage with the Read More…

IV10 Speaker: JJ Lee

JJ Lee is a fashion columnist for CBC Radio’s afternoon show, On The Coast. He also writes a menswear column for the Vancouver Sun. Currently, he is writing a social history of the suit for McClelland and Stewart for publication in 2011. For his talk, JJ Lee will be looking at the world of tailoring Read More…

IV10 Speaker: Amanda Gibbs

Amanda Gibbs, a communications & cultural strategist, is Museum of Vancouver’s Director of Audience Engagement. Gibbs has assisted hundreds of organizations in mapping and creating brands, planning for organizational change, crafting winning campaigns, and addressing complex, conflict-driven issues with diverse stakeholders.  She is also a former arts and culture reporter, and loves prodding the spaces Read More…

IV10 Speaker: Anthony Nicalo

We try to avoid having sponsors at Interesting Vancouver, but we like food and our attendees like eating on a Friday between 6 and 8pm, so sometimes we make exceptions. Anthony Nicalo is one of those exceptions. Anthony has spent his career as a chef and entrepreneur dedicated to the notion that stories accompany everything Read More…

IV10 Speaker: Steve Duke

Steve Duke did what so many wish they had the courage to do. A lawyer by trade, he quit his profession to follow his passion for food and cooking for others. Steve now operates No Fixed Address Catering as well as hosts private dinner parties and is a key player in Vancouver’s growing underground dining movement. A Read More…

IV10 Speaker: Lisa Salazar

Lisa was born in Colombia, grew up in California and moved to Vancouver in the early 1970s to started a successful career as a graphic designer and photographer. After living the first forty eight years of life as Santiago, a married, heterosexual man and father of three children, he was diagnosed with gender dysphoria. It would Read More…

Speaker: Cory Weeds

Cory Weeds has been a part of the Vancouver jazz scene since early childhood when his father introduced him to jazz and he started learning to play the piano before switching to alto saxophone in high school. Since then he has gone on to graduate from prestigious music program at the University of North Texas Read More…

Speaker: Susan Davis

Susan Davis is an active sex worker of 24 years, is involved in sex worker labour organizing and is development coordinator for canada’s first sex worker cooperative, the West Coast Cooperative of Sex Industry Professionals. She has lectured on her experiences at universities and colleges, testified to the parliamentry sub committee and testified on the constitutional Read More…