Compostmodern 2013: Design + Sustainability Conference

Event has passed (Fri Mar 22, 2013 - Sat Mar 23, 2013)
Palace of Fine Arts
$120 - $575


Explore design's role in creating a more resilient world over the course of two quick-moving, inspirational days with some of the world's leading designers, entrepreneurs, scientists, architects and more.

A biannual event since 2004, Compostmodern takes on some of the biggest challenges of our time with intelligence and optimism. Presentations are brief and contain all-new information. You won't be hearing material recycled from other conferences. The second day is a "Future Blitz" workshop where you'll be encouraged to put your new insights to the test. Proudly interdisciplinary, reasonably priced, and loaded with actionable, inspiring insights, Compostmodern is a conference for the practical idealist.

Speakers include:
Adam Werbach, Founder of Yerdle
Alex Gilliam, Founder of Public Workshop
Cheryl Dahle, Founder of Future of Fish
David McConvile, President of the Buckminster Fuller Institute
Eve Blossom, Founder of Lulan
Ezio Manzini, Design Strategist, Founder DESIS Network
Howard Brown, Sustainability Consultant, Co-Founder of dMass
Jeff Barnum, Co-Founder of Reos Partners
John Bielenberg, Founder of Future Partners
John Thackara, Founder Doors of Perception
Julie Kim, Senior Producer at Hot Studio
Julie Sammons, Chief Community Officer at Hylo
Madeleine Lansky, Psychoanalytic Psychiatrist and Organizational Consultant
Nathan Shedroff, Chair of Design Strategy at CCA
Paul Polak, Founder of D-Rev Design Revolution
Terry Irwin, Head of CMU Design
Tiffany Shlain, Filmmaker
Wendy MacNaughton, Illustrator and Graphic Journalist

Presented by AIGA SF.


  1. Palace of Fine Arts 3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA