Creative Mornings Ottawa - Dr. Andrew E. Pelling

Friday, November 24, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

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Andrew PellingScientist, professor, entrepreneur and TED Fellow Andrew Pelling has built a career on unapologetic curiosity, creativity and serendipity. He is a professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of Ottawa, where he founded and directs a curiosity-driven research lab that brings together artists, scientists, social scientists and engineers. The lab uses low-cost, open source materials and methods to explore speculative living technologies of the future. He has, for instance, created human body parts made from plants and grown living skins on LEGOs – innovations with the potential to replace prohibitively expensive commercial biomaterials.

Pelling is also the co-founder and CTO of Spiderwort Inc., a mission driven company developing open source platforms to enable the widespread and global adoption of biological research in all environments and economic contexts. Most recently, he founded pHacktory, a street-level research lab in Ottawa that amplifies community ideas through a potent mixture of craft, serendipity and curiosity.

Pelling’s work has been in the international media spotlight for many years, with recognition in outlets such as Wired, Huffington Post, NPR, Scientific American, Popular Science, BBC, Der Spiegel, Deutsche Welle and others, as well as numerous highlights in the Canadian media and Scientific media.


CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for the creative community with chapters in over 179 cities around the world. Each month we host an event that is always on a Friday, always in the morning, and always free. We provide coffee, a light breakfast, and a 20-30 minute presentation from a local creative person on the global CreativeMornings theme for that month.

Friday, November 24, 2017
Event Schedule:
8:30 AM - Doors open
8:30 - 9 AM - Check in, enjoy breakfast
9:00 AM - Talk begins
9:30 AM - Q&A with speaker
9:45 AM - Open pitch (have something to share with us? Now’s the time!)
10:00 AM - Off to work!
Telfer School of Management
Desmarais Building
DMS 12102 (12th floor)
55 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
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Sign ups starts on Friday, November 17, 11:00 am

The Telfer School of Management is sponsoring this month's CreativeMornings Ottawa talk. 

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