CURRENT EVENTS

First DGN Design Jam… Invitation only…

June 25, 2009 | Thursday

601 W. 26th Street #1820, New York, NY 10001 (Map)

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Join us at Smart Design in NYC on June 25 to uncover insights and opportunities for the sustainable workplace. These insights will form the brief for the next web-based Design Green Now contest.

Details:
- FREE!
- Invitation only (via Design Green Now Newsletter)
- 40 person limit
- Pre-event research required

The Big Questions
• How can sustainable thinking be integrated into a team based, dynamic creative workshop?
• How should we balance user needs, brand and business goals and sustainability?

Approach
A 3hr workshop aimed at inspiring new thinking about sustainability and the workspace. The workshop will take participants through a scenario‐based approach to uncovering opportunities and identifying sustainable solutions.

Design brief
Typical employees spend at least a third of their waking hours (per week) in the workplace. Much of our individual environmental impact is caused by work related activities. How can we enable businesses and employees to create more sustainable workspaces and practices?

For the purposes of this workshop, we will focus on a fictitious small design/media business (less than 100 employees) which has taken some initial steps to reduce its carbon footprint and is committed
making smarter choices in reducing consumption. The company is looking to invest in new solutions which will have a positive impact on its brand, employees and clients as well as the environment. You will choose 3 brand attributes (from a broader set of attributes) to represent this organization and give it a name.

We will examine 4 categories of activity that occur within the company: Basic Needs, Collaboration, Personal Space, and Communication. Each participant will be assigned to one activity area and will carry out some preliminary background research prior to the workshop. Groups will be formed upon arrival at Smart.

PAST EVENTS

Parsons, New School of Design | Energy

April 13, 2009 | Monday

Wollman Hall
65 West 11th Street at 6th Ave.
5th Floor
(Enter at 66 West 12th Street)
New York, NY 10011 (Map)

6:00-6:30 Check In
  There is limited capacity at each event, please register to ensure a seat.
6:30-8:30 Panel
  Presentations by: (60 min)
Serge Appel, AIA – Associate Partner – Cook+Fox Architects LLP
Stephan Von Muehlen – Co-Founder – Energy Hub
Brent Baker – Chief Executive Officer – TriState BioDiesel
Anthony Pereira – President and CEO – altPOWER

Moderated Discussion lead by: (30 min)

Susan Szenasy – Editor in Chief – Metropolis

Q&A with Audience (30 min)

Fashion Institute of Technology | Waste

April 02, 2009 | Thursday

The John Reeves Great Hall, 7th Avenue at 27th Street, New York, NY 10001 (Map)

3:15-3:45 Check In
  There is limited capacity at each event, please register to ensure a seat.
3:45-4:45 Panel
  Presentations (30 min)
Andrew Personette – Executive Director – EcoSystems
Tiffany Threadgould – Chief Design Junky – TerraCycle, Inc.

Q&A with Audience (30 min)

Pratt Institute | Materials

April 01, 2009 | Wednesday

Higgins Hall Auditorium, 61 St James Pl., Brooklyn, NY 11238 (Map)

6:00-6:30 Check In
  There is limited capacity at each event, please register to ensure a seat.
6:30-8:30 Panel Discussion
  Welcome and Introduction (10 min)
Andrew Personette – Executive Director, EcoSystems

Presentations by: (60 min)
Paul S. Mankiewicz, PhD – Executive Director – Gaia Institute
Jason Salfi – co-founder – Comet Skateboards
Andrew H. Dent, PhD. – Vice President, Library and Materials Research – Material ConneXion
Mitchell Joachim, PhD – Terreform 1

Moderated Discussion lead by: (30 min)
Dan Rubinstein – Design Editor – Surface Magazine

Q&A with Audience (30 min)

California State University, Long Beach

April 11, 2008 | Friday

University Theater, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840 (Map)

6:00-6:30

Check In

There is limited capacity at each event, please register to ensure a seat.

6:30-8:30

Panel Discussion

Welcome and Introduction (10 min)
Andrew Personette – Executive Director, EcoSystems

Presentations (40 min)
Sara Louise Todd – Senior Design Analyst, frog design
Heidrun Mumper-Drumm – Adjunct Associate Professor, Art Center College of Design
Nathan VanHook – Art Director, Body Glove Wetsuits
Jordan Seagraves – Jordan Seagraves Architect

Moderated Discussion (40 min)
Rob Curedale – Founder, Curedale Design

Q&A with Audience (30 min)

California College of the Arts

April 09, 2008 | Wednesday

Timken Lecture Hall, 1111 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 (Map)

6:00-6:30

Check In

Registration for this event is AT CAPACITY!

Anyone registered prior to April 1 will be seated on a first-come first-served basis until 6:15pm. After 6:15 we will seat anyone registered after April 1.

There is an overflow area in the lobby that will seat an additional 50 people with live video broadcast of the event.

Register NOW and come early if you want a seat.

6:30-8:30

Panel Discussion

Welcome and Introduction (10 min)
Andrew Personette – Executive Director, EcoSystems

Presentations (40 min)
Yves Behar – Founder, fuseproject
Dawn Danby – Sustainable Design Consultant, Autodesk
Ken Wood – Creative Director, Lunar
Bob Adams – Sustainability Lead, IDEO

Moderated Discussion lead by (40 min)
Sam Grawe – Editor-in-Chief, Dwell

Q&A with Audience (30 min)

The Art Institute of Portland

April 04, 2008 | Friday

1122 NW Davis St., Portland, OR 97209 (Map)

6:00-6:30

Check In

There is limited capacity at each event, please register to ensure a seat.

6:30-8:30

Panel Discussion

Welcome and Introduction (10 min)
Andrew Personette – Executive Director, EcoSystems

Presentations (40 min)
Richard Whitehall – Director of Industrial Design, Smart Design
Debbie Driscoll – Sustainability Group Account Director, Ziba
Peter Kallen – Men’s Product Design Director, Nau
TBA

Moderated Discussion (40 min)
Phil Berry – Sustainable Product Works

Q&A with Audience (30 min)

Western Washington University

April 01, 2008 | Tuesday

WWU Communications Facility, Room 115
East College Way, Bellingham, WA 98225
Download the PDF Map of WWU's Campus (Map)

6:00-6:30

Check In

There is limited capacity at each event, please register to ensure a seat.

6:30-8:30

Panel Discussion

Welcome and Introduction (10 min)
Andrew Personette – Executive Director, EcoSystems

Presentations (40 min)
Adam Richardson – Strategy Director, frog design
Sophia Wang Traweek – Co-founder, o2cascadia
Arunas Oslapas – Associate Professor, Western Washington University
Marc Stoiber – Founder, Change

Moderated Discussion (40 min)
Sean Schmidt – Co-founder, Sustainable Style Foundation

Q&A with Audience (30 min)

Produced By

  • EcoSystems logo

Presented By

  • DMD Green logo

Media Partners

  • Surface logo
  • Design 21 logo

Supporting Sponsors

  • NY Designs logo
  • Treehouse logo

Gold Sponsors

  • Hunter Douglas logo
  • Material Connexion logo
  • Project H logo

Site Host

  • Media Temple logo