CreativeMornings/Orlando with Bobby Block
Friday, July 26, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (EDT)
You will be able to sign up for this event at 11am Monday, July 22nd. Thanks!
CreativeMornings/Orlando with Bobby Block is 8:30 - 10:00am on July 26th.
Robert “Bobby” Block is a recovering war correspondent and investigative journalist, reinvented as a consultant and entrepreneur with the crazy idea of changing the world through deductive reasoning and stories.
Block is the founder and CEO of Hurricane Communications, a creative media and strategic messaging consultancy. He also the Executive Director of the Angaza Foundation for Africa Reporting, a startup journalism and journalism-training nonprofit focusing on the African continent. He is co-founder and GM of CricCrac LLC, an oral story telling project. In addition, Block serves on the Board of Advisors for the Golden Spike Co., a private space venture dedicated toundertaking human lunar expeditions for countries and corporations around the world by 2020.
Before starting Hurricane Communication and the Angaza Foundation, Block was the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, a nonprofit selected by NASA to broker and promote research on the International Space Space Station. Prior to that Block served as Vice President of Corporate Communications for Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), where he managed the aerospace company’s external communications and media relations programs. And before that Block was an award-winning journalist, foreign correspondent and author with 30 years experience working as a staff writer for publications ranging from the Village Voice to Reuters News Agency to New York Review of Books to the Wall Street Journal. He has also worked as a consultant and writer to various television drama series and films.
He is co-Author of the critically acclaimed “Disaster: Hurricane Katrina and the Failure of Homeland Security,” which was a Washington Post Book of the Year in 2006.
Block’s reporting on NASA and Florida’s Space Policy earned three consecutive annual SPJ Sunshine State Awards for Government Reporting. He also contributed to the Wall Street Journal’s coverage of 9/11, which earned a 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News. In addition, he has awards and honors from international human rights groups, U.S. Congressional associations and the United Nations. He lives in Florida with his beloved Yellow Lab, Renegade, a dozen guitars and ukuleles, and more than 100 bonsai trees which he grows and styles.
The global theme for July 2013 CreativeMornings is "Space"
Illustration by Jens Bonnke
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CreativeMornings is a monthly morning gathering for creative types. Each event includes a 20 minute lecture, followed by a 20 minute group discussion. The gathering begins at 8:30am with the topic presentation starting at 9:00am and everyone taking off for work at 10am. CreativeMornings are free of charge!
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CreativeMornings is a monthly speaker series and morning gathering of creative types. Each event includes a 15-20 minute lecture, followed by a 20 minute group discussion. The gathering begins at 8:30am with the topic presentation starting at 9:00am and everyone taking off for work at 10am. CreativeMornings are free of charge!
CreativeMornings/Orlando is organized by Robb Schiller