This was exactly the conference that the community needed and I expect that it will cause the bloom of a thousand new flowers. The world can't wait.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 20, 2009
Last year, Wal-Mart consultant Adam Werbach said, "This was exactly the conference that the community needed and I expect that it will cause the bloom of a thousand new flowers. The world can't wait."
The world does not have to wait a whole year for the bi-annual Compostmodern conference Werbach refers to. Due to popular demand from the design and business community, Compostmodern will again convene in San Francisco on Saturday, February 21, 2009. This year's conference demonstrates how sustainable solutions converge as design, ecology, social activism, business, and economics intersect.
Speakers include Eames Demetrios of Eames Office, Saul Griffith of Makani Power, Allan Chochinov of Core 77, California College of the Arts (CCA) Design MBA Chair Nathan Shedroff, climate strategist Michel Gelobter, John Bielenberg and Pam Dorr of Project M and the HERO Housing Resource in Alabama, Emily Pilloton of Project H Design, and Autodesk Sustainable Design Program Manager Dawn Danby. GreenBiz editor and sustainability author Joel Makower will reprise his role as emcee.
Compostmodern is fertile ground for sustainability. Presented by the San Francisco chapter of AIGA and the AIGA Center for Sustainable Design (CFSD), this interdisciplinary conference explores the range of design thinking necessary to create a socially and ecologically responsible society. Designers, manufacturers and business leaders come together to find inspiration, share knowledge and explore real world opportunities for transforming products, industries and lives.
Compostmodern 09 will be held at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco on Saturday, February 21. The event will be webcast live and will be available for 90 days following, encouraging online participation and satellite events at AIGA chapters and educational institutions everywhere.
Past Compostmodern speakers have included former Sierra Club president and Wal-Mart consultant Adam Werbach, Alex Steffen of Worldchanging, Scott Stowell from Good magazine, former congressman and AIA fellow Richard Swett, futurist Paul Saffo, Adbusters publisher Kalle Lasn as well as representatives from IDEO, Nike, ReadyMade Magazine, American Apparel, Johnson & Johnson and McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry.
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