Sounding Out at CreativeMornings/Vancouver


CreativeMornings/Vancouver is thrilled to introduce Dr. Valeria Vergara as our December speaker on the theme of Sound. As the research scientist with belugas at the Vancouver Aquarium & Marine Science Centre, she has a very good idea of what the intricacies of sound are.

Dr. Vergara has listened to the communication sounds made by belugas in diverse environments, primarily interested in the communicative and perceptual abilities of marine animals, and the conservation implications of such capacities. Her ground-breaking doctorate research at UBC was the first to document how beluga calves develop their rich repertoire of vocalizations and to identify contact calls critical for maintaining cohesion within the group and mother-calf contact. Being so close to a sound-centered species, she understands what problems they face in an increasingly noisy environment.

A free monthly breakfast series, CreativeMornings Vancouver is an excellent way to start off your month. Taking speakers from the community, CreativeMornings Vancouver aims to spark a little inspiration to the creative community and start dialogues.

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CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types started in New York by Tina Roth Eiesenberg ( Each event is free of charge, and includes a 20 minute talk, followed by a group discussion and Q&A. The gathering begins at 8:30am with the topic presentation starting at 9:00am and everyone taking off for work by 10am. CreativeMornings now has chapters in over 125 cities around the world, including New York, Chicago, London, Zurich, LA, San Francisco, Berlin, Auckland, Milan, Paris, and Vancouver among others. The Vancouver chapter of CreativeMornings is run by Mark Busse ( and his dedicated team of volunteers.