We're very excited for RISD/Brown's 2011 A Better World By Design Conference, held September 30th through October 2nd. We've provided coverage in the past, and will be providing comprehensive coverage this year as well. Unofficial themes for the conference include design for disaster relief and sustainable design. Early bird registration has closed, but regular tickets are still available.
John Fetterman, Mayor of Braddock, PA
Speakers include: Panthea Lee, co-founder of Reboot, a service design firm for governments and NGOs, and formerly of UNICEF Innovation; John Fetterman, Mayor of Braddock, PA and social program entrepreneur; Elizabeth Johansen, Director of Product Development at Design That Matters; and Trung Le, lead designer for Cannon Design's education group.
Panels include: Better Cities by Design; Designing Behavioral Change; Infographics and Animations; Socially Engaged Architecture; and Urban Access to Food.
Perhaps the most exciting offerings this year are the selection of workshops: Design Thinking for Social Innovation, led by Continuum; Emergency Shelter Design and Distribution, including the chance to build a variety of actual emergency shelters; GIS: An Introduction to Applying Data Mapping to Disaster Planning; and Infographic Design in Disaster Relief.
Lastly, we're pumped for Friday night's mixer with our friends at ANCHOR. The mixer will also be the launch party for Makeshift magazine, which we recently spotlighted. The RISD/Brown chapter of Design for America will also be launching during the conference.
Make sure to say "Hi" to our contributor Dave and we look forward to seeing you there!