Featured speakers and presenters at Design in Action 2011 will include:

  • Teddy Cruz, Estudio Teddy Cruz
    One of the industry's most respected voices on public engagement strategies, Cruz shares his insights as well as news of a local project getting underway in Philadelphia.
  • Alan Greenberger, FAIA, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development,
    City of Philadelphia
    A tireless champion for good design and the importance of informing citizens about smart strategies for city growth and revitalization.
  • Dr. Sheri Blake, Professor, Department of City Planning, University of Manitoba
    Respected author and co-producer of several films on participatory design, Blake stands at the forefront on research and teaching about processes for community engagement.
  • Jason Schupbach, Director of Design, National Endowment for the Arts
    The NEA has been leading the charge on impact evaluation and the need for interagency cooperation. From the grant-maker’s view, learn what metrics separate great outcomes from merely good outcomes.
  • David Ghoogasian, Lyceum
    A former school principal with a deep understanding of classroom dynamics, school culture, and environmental learning factors, Ghoogasian lays out several important considerations for imparting knowledge based on what we know about the architecture of the brain and common learning habits.
  • Katie Swenson and Trinity Simons, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
    An examination of 10 years of collaborative work through The Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship with a panel of current and former fellows.

Additional learning sessions and expertise from:
      Kyle Bergman, Architecture & Design Film Festival
      Christine Gaspar, Center for Urban Pedagogy
      Alex Gilliam, Public Workshop
      Institute of Museum and Library Sciences, Helen Wechsler (invited)
      Roman Mars, 99% Invisible
      Jess Zimbabwe, Urban Land Institute
      Nonprofit Finance Fund
      Fran Walish Feldman, Eight Marketing

Complete conference schedule to be released in early fall.

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