Interesting Vancouver: Q&A with Mark Busse and Brett Macfarlane
Interesting Vancouver is an annual speaker event which invites Vancouverites to listen to inspiring ideas and stories. For their 9th year, a paranormal investigator, a grief counselor and a competitive kite flyer are on the speaker panel. We interviewed IV producer Mark Busse, and founder Brett Macfarlane, on the story behind the event.
Q: What is “Interesting Vancouver”?
Brett: Interesting Vancouver is an annual cross-disciplinary gathering of fascinating people sharing their hobbies, obsessions, and passions. The aim is to connect and cross-pollinate curious minds across any and all disciplines. The belief is great ideas come from the unexpected connections we make in life.
Mark: In addition to giving a stage to new stories, we annually award the IV Prize to enable the creation of an interesting project or person. While the night is a unique one off performance we aim to extend the reach of IV with our podcasts, previously featured on CBC radio. Throughout the year we offer hands on learning by hosting “DoShops“, together with our friends at Creative Mornings Vancouver. Interesting people teach others how to engage in their fascinating obsessions or pastime.
Q: What inspired you to start the event?
Q: How are speakers for IV selected?
Q: Can anyone apply? How can a Modo member become a speaker next year?
Q: Mark, you are a long term Modo member, what’s the most “interesting” experience you had in a Modo?
Get tickets for the Interesting Vancouver event on November 10th at SFU Woodwards on Eventbrite.