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AHA MEDIA filmed at Net Impact Vancouver and the Vancouver Graphic Design Meetup at W2 Media Cafe

A Case Study in Collaboration & Design event at Net Impact Vancouver and the Vancouver Graphic Design Meetup  to hear the inside story of W2 Media Cafe.

Irwin Oostindie, Executive Director of W2 shared the history of this six-year, collaborative project, reflecting on the organizational design that went in to bringing eight non-profits together around a compelling vision.

Below is Marie Prince of Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival (VIMAF) speaking on being part of  the W2 Creative Tech Incubator

Below is Eugene Boulanger speaking about the Fearless City Mobile App

Below is a photo and videos of April Smith of AHA MEDIA speaking on the history of AHA MEDIA and the need for more business mentorship

Below is Mike Rowlands of  Octopus Strategies and Irwin Oostindie of W2

About W2
Opened in May 2011, W2 Media Cafe is a globally networked community media arts centre in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Housed in the four-storey atrium of the restored Woodwards heritage building, W2 houses a 200-capacity networked broadcasting studio, community TV station, community FM radio station, media lab, creative technology incubator, letterpress studio, telepresence and mobile media programs, and more. Learn more at CreativeTechnology.org

What’s a Meetup Mashup?
Meetup Mashups are a social experiment. Vancouver is an amalgam of micro-communities, many of which never interact. The intent of Net Impact’s Meetup Mashup series is to bring together disparate groups around speaking events of mutual interest. As the networks interact, the communities connect, and fresh new ideas emerge!

Net Impact
Net Impact is a global network of leaders who are changing the world through business. The Vancouver Net Impact Professional Chapter aims to facilitate opportunities for community impact where business professionals can leverage their skills to affect positive social and environmental change in our local communities. Learn more at www.netimpactvancouver.com

Vancouver Graphic & Communication Design Meetup
The Vancouver Graphic & Communication Design Meetup is a collective of like-minded Vancouver designer folk. We meet monthly to share new ideas, learn valuable skills and to geek out about all things design.


A large thank you to our sponsors.

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You know your mission. We’ll tell your story. We unite passion and pragmatism to build the visionary brands of the 21st century. We help leaders of businesses, charities and social enterprises to catalyze change, accelerate progress, and build a better world. We call it ‘Branding. But bigger.’ Learn more at www.octopusstrategies.com

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