• October 8, 2006
  • Posted by Marc

Tokion Should Be Ashamed and Embarassed

We expect that a lot of Wooster readers will be attending Tokion Magazine’s Creativity Now Conference that is to take place here in New York on October 14th and 15th.

We won’t be amongst them.


Well, first - here’s how Tokion describes the conference:

Tokion Magazine announces the Fourth Annual Creativity Now Conference, to be held at Cooper Union’s historic Great Hall on October 14th and 15th, 2006. This unique symposium will bring together top figures in art, design, fashion, photography, film, new media, publishing and marketing. In the same room for the first time, the people shaping today’s popular culture will spend two days exchanging their ideas, methods and inspirations before an audience of 2,000.

So you would think that amongst the “top figures in art, design, fashion, photography, film, new media, publishing and marketing” there would be some amazing woman presenting their views, their vision, and their creativity, correct? 

You would think that the conference would except nothing less than to present a diverse collection of views on creativity, from all kinds of people, right?

Well, here’s the problem… amongst the 30 or so speakers at the conference, there isn’t one woman. 

Not a single one.


And that’s absolutely unacceptable to us.

We don’t give a shit what their excuse will be (no woman were available?) - How the fuck can you put together a group of speakers that are (according to Tokion) “shaping today’s popular culture” and not one of of them be a woman?

Not a single one.

There are no creative woman who Tokion consider important enough to have at the conference?

Fuck that. 

We won’t be going.