Programming Revealed, Get Your Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE! Tickets NOW!

Programming Revealed, Get Your Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE! Tickets NOW!

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Oct 18, 2013
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Only 3 weeks left until your favorite humanitarian design and resiliency conference!

As the clock ticks the line-up of speakers grows to include pioneers from all corners of the industry. Discussions will focus on post disaster resiliency and sustainable building materials, designing active cities, rethinking the needs of our rapidly shrinking population. This year's event, with the theme Designing for a More Resilient World is sure to leave you motivated to create, build, and network for the greater good.

After the recent announcement at the Clinton Global Initiative on the Commitment to Action with Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge, we are thrilled to announce that this year's Keynote Speaker is the Challenge's very own Managing Director, Michael Berkowitz.

Our panelists and moderators are a collection of highly respected, global good leaders from companies, organization and institutions working to tackle the planet's environmental design issues. Register today for you chance to listen and speak to leading disaster respondents, pioneers in sustainable research, and social impact spearheaders during post-panel breakout sessions, and after the event at our open-bar reception.

Want a chance to share your work at the conference? We're offering limited 7 minute time-slots for you to inspire the room with your ideas and projects during our Design Open Mic challenge. Send your PDF presentation to to grab to spot before space runs out! (Remember you must also register in order to present)

Tickets for the all-day conference include first-come first-served VIP access to the Curry Stone Design Prize Reception on Thursday, November 7th and our Annual Chapter Panel of Saturday, November 9th. Space is going quickly, so head over to our website and reserve yours today!

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Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE! 2013 Panels


    Moderator: Seth Wachtel
    Director, Architecture and Community Design Program, University of San Francisco; Co-Director, USF Garden Project
    Paul O'Connor
    Manager, Marketing Communications, Holcim (US) Inc.
    Susan Klosterhaus, Ph.D.
    Senior Scientist, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute
    Paulo Fernandes, Architect
    Former Architecture for Humanity Design Fellow for Manica Football for Hope Centre, Mozambique and Social Impact Design Award merit recipient
    Bruce King
    Structural Engineer and Founder, Ecological Building Network

POPULATION SHOCKS: How Shrinking Populations Will Redefine Cities

    Moderator: T. Luke Young
    Project Manager, Architecture for Humanity
    Phil Longman
    Author and Senior Research Fellow, New America Foundation
    Rob Bloemker
    CEO and Founder, Five Ten Capital
    Nina Baird
    Adjunct Instructor and Ph.D. Candidate, Center for Building Performance & Diagnostics, Carnegie Mellon University
    Miljana Vujosevic
    Portfolio Manager, Prudential

Curry Stone Design Prize Winners Presentations

    Winners will be announced at Opening Night's festivities on Nov 7th at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

ACTIVE CITIES: Designed To Move

    Moderator: Karen K Lee, M.D.
    Director,Built Environment and Healthy Housing Program, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
    Dean Ornish, M.D.
    Founder and President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute
    Darell Hammond
    Founder and CEO, KaBOOM!
    Jean Nudelman
    MPH, Director of Community Benefit Programs and National Lead Community Health Needs Assessment, Kaiser Permanente
    Gillian Gillett
    Director of Transportation Policy, Office of Mayor Edwin M. Lee

RESILIENT CITIES: Local Planning Goes Global

    Moderator: Richard Reed
    Senior Vice President, American Red Cross
    Desiree Matel Anderson
    Former Chief Innovation Advisor, Advisor of FEMA
    Richard Serino
    Deputy Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency
    David Morris
    Andy Thompson
    Global leader, Catastrophe Risk and Insurance, Arup


    Michael Berkowitz
    Managing Director, 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge, Rockefeller Foundation