What an amazing Friday night!
There was so many new faces in the crowd. Wade kicked off the night speaking about innovation, followed by Lori who gave us glimpse into her art and her life. Nathan rounded out session one with a whirlwind presentation on brand. Then we had a break where we caught up with old friends and shook hands with new ones. It was at this point we felt the room came alive. Drinks were flowing, music was bumpin’ and business cards were getting tossed out like tootsie rolls at a 4th of July parade. Session two kicked off with Ish taking us back to the graffiti scene in East Chicago. Next up was Julia talking about overcoming her fears, taking a risk, and starting HERE magazine. The night ended with a powerful speech by Tony where he encouraged everyone to not only embrace their creativity but be a mentor and pass it on within the tribe. We could not have asked for a better way to set up the afterparty. The room buzzed with energy, great discussions, and a pretty serious ping pong tournament won by Rahsaan Taylor (congrats). The lights came up close to midnight and we filed out of WeCreate educated, inspired, and transformed.
We truly love this little tribe of creatives we have in NWI. Lets keep holding each other up, supporting each other, and lets keep being an inspiration to The Region.
Cheers! Until next year.
Don’t forget to connect with our speakers:
Wade Breitzke of +WeCreate Media
Nathan Uno of Cultivate
Julia Huisman of HERE magazine
Tony Sorci of Sawdust
Special thanks to:
Josh Roeda for shooting video.
Domi Edwards for shooting photos.
Dale Norman for bartending.
And of course to all of our generous sponsors!
Stay tuned on our website and social channels for photos & video highlights of the night.