In 2008, Quantum Ideas invested in an event called the Fusion Symposium designed to bring together young creative entrepreneurs from the arts, business, and social enterprise communities to tell their stories about what they are doing, and how they got be doing what they were doing, and what they learned from their experience.
My niece, Sarah Flis, was the creative entrepreneur, working with friends and contributors, who created the event with a view to establishing Fusion Symposiums as an ongoing creative enterprise. So as a person who is young at heart I was given an invitation and opportunity to tell my story.
This film clip begins shortly after I started by saying how great it was to be at an event bringing together creative entrepreneurs to tell their stories and contribute ideas and create connections with one another and how nice it was to be back in Hamilton, Ontario where I grew up and my story began.
I haven’t improved my ability to speak but I have improved my language and my ideas have evolved from the idea of cooperative enterprise to community enterprise, and from social enterprise to community enterprise, and from public to community, and from what I am doing to what I am imagining we could do, and from our cultural and social and community development to our creative and cultural evolution as a community.
This is where I was then in my creative journey and in the story I was imagining we could create and the creative community enterprise I imagined we could excite around our common interest in creating a future for our world.