We've all known for a while now that it pays to be green. But beyond the deployment of green values in publicity and marketing, what are the hard and real costs, choices and trade-offs design companies face when they integrate sustainability thinking into their core business strategy? Our guest speakers, all active and influential within their respective creative disciplines, have innovated their products and processes so that today's profits don't compromise the needs - and profits - of tomorrow.
This town hall is hosted by NYDesigns and will take place at 45-50 30th Street, Long Island City. Please RSVP, space is limited.
6.30 - 7.00 pm Networking with drinks
7.00 - 8.30 pm Speakers each present a project/issue
8.30 - 9.30 pm Questions and discussion - with drinks
Brent Arnold: Founder and Creative director of More Than Us, an interactive design studio.
Duane Bray and Daniel Goddemeyer: Partner and Senior Interaction Designer, respectively, at the New York office of IDEO, the design and innovation consultancy
Don Carli: Senior Research Fellow with the Institute for Sustainable Communication, where he is director of The Sustainable Advertising Partnership; adviser to AIGA's Center for Sustainable Design.
Neil Chambers: Green building expert and owner of Chambers Design Inc.; author and blogger on sustainable design
Stephan Clambaneva: Chair of the New York chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and Worldwide Industrial Equipment Industry Leader at Dassault Systemes
Rogan Gregory: NYC-based fashion designer responsible for the brands Rogan and Loomstate
J. Grossen: Creative Director at the New York office of Frog Design, global product innovation firm
Bill Horgan: Partner, Grimshaw Architects
Mary Howard: Serial green entrepreneur and principal of Design Technologies LLC