Top Vancouver Events Nov 24-27: It's time for a revolution

This week, all the buzz is about Vancouver Changecamp. It's an incredibly unique and empowering event, and given that it's on a sliding scale, we Bees highly recommend you check it out. I'll be attending the Make it event for the first time this year, and I'm stoked to find some unique items and ideas for future DYI projects. What will you be doing this weekend?



Top Picks

1. Vancouver Changecamp 2011 (Miraj's Pick)
Nov 26 | 8:30 AM–4:30 PM | The Hive | $0-$20 [sliding scale]

If you want to see change in yourself, your community or your city, Changecamp is the place to start. Vancouver Changecamp is a unique event to learn, share and connect with the most engaged changemakers in the city. We seek to create connections, knowledge, tools and policies to drive transparency, civic engagement and democratic empowerment. If there is something you really want to talk about that’s not on the agenda, you can even lead a session in the unconference - an opportunity for participants to share their experiences & raise challenging questions.

2. make it! The Handmade Revolution (Lisa's Pick)
Nov 24-27 | Croatian Cultural Centre, Commercial Drive | $5

Make It is a shopping event that gives enlightened shoppers the opportunity to buy unique, ethically made goods from top artisans from all over Canada. The vibe at the show is funky, hip and modern very different from you traditional granny craft show (not that there is anything wrong with that). Music is performed by up-and-coming local musicians and there are always tasty treats to be enjoyed.

Nov 29 | 9-5 PM | Livestream | Free (tickets are waitlist only)

Tune in live from your computer to hear inspiring speakers including Dr. Julio Montaner (world-renowned HIV/AIDS Researcher), Ryan Holmes (CEO Hootsuite), Shawn Smith (founder of Global Agents of Change), Richard Loat (Five Hole For Food founder), Coleen Hardwick (CEO and founder of Placespeak), Martin Laba (SFU Communications Professor), your very own Masala Spicy Bee and 10 year old Ta'Kaiya Blaney.


Honorable Mentions

Harnessing Technological Innovation for a Carbon-free Future
Nov 24 | 5:30-7:30 PM | Segal School @ SFU | Free

Dr. David Wilkinson from UBC and Dr. Elicia Maine of SFU will share their thoughts on "Harnessing Technological Innovation for a Carbon-free Future." This climate-solutions discussion will focus on the role new innovative technology can play in a sustainable carbon-free future, and some of the challenges to its commercialization. In some cases, innovative technology can go a long way to addressing political, social, economic, policy and interconnected issues. This event will be moderated by Dr. Paul Evans, Director, Institute for Asian Research, UBC.

SquareWaves 2011: Grass-Roots Electronic Music Festival
Nov 24-26 | W2 Media Cafe | Advance $10 - Door $12 - Pass $25
SquareWaves is an annual grass-roots electronic music festival with 3 nights of musical performance and a day of workshops planned. Interested? We need volunteers, workshop contributors, and people to bring their synths, noise makers, DIY, circuit-bent, and "other" to our "BYOWTF" workshop - an opportunity to show-and-tell your favourite electronic music toys and tools. Email [email protected] to inquire or register.

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