Top 6 Speaking and Storytelling Events in Vancouver


Want to go out, but not in the mood for the typical dinner, show or movie? Lucky for you, there are tons of speaking and storytelling events popping up in the city. Some will help you hone your business skills, others are meant for you to simply share, laugh and learn. Whatever the event, you’ll be sure to find something inspiring.

Here’s our list of the top 6 speaking and storytelling events in the city.

1. Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon

What started as a private dinner party where guests were asked to share something they were passionate about in 7 minutes or less, now takes place in the Vancouver Playhouse. Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon brings together interesting people with interesting ideas for evenings that are meant to inspire and educate.

2. CreativeMornings

What’s better than stimulating talk and a free breakfast? CreativeMornings Vancouver is a free monthly breakfast and speaking series made to inspire and engage. Nourishing on all levels.

3. Fall for Local

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Creative entrepreneurs listen up! Fall for Local: Local Talks are aimed at building community amongst the city’s local. Topics like social media, side hustling, pop-ups and more help bring like-minded individuals together to network and bond over life as a creative.

4. Record Club

Started by collective Here There, Record Club is a storytelling event inspired by essential albums. Listen to speakers share their stories of how certain records influenced them to be who they are today. The night also features local musicians covering key tracks from the album.

5. Pecha Kucha

Peach Kucha nights are meant to inspire quickly. Speakers have to present 20 slides in only 20 seconds each. The topics vary with every edition and feature the city’s best and brightest minds.

6. FUN Nights Vancouver

There’s no doubt that everybody’s made mistakes in their lives. FUN nights, formerly F***Up Nights Vancouver, is an intimate evening of storytelling where speakers share stories about their failures, how they’ve since recovered and what they’ve learned from those less than perfect moments.