Sustainable Leadership Deep Dive 2022 - Schedule

 

Day 1  |  Day 2


 

Wednesday, May 18 

All times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

11:00am

Emcee Welcome Remarks

Cia Mooney, IDSA & Lew Epstein

11:10am

Earth Compatible

Katie Morgenroth & Adi Narayanan | Google

This talk will give a peek behind the curtain at the design and materials engineering team’s approach to building circularity into many layers of the product experience. Read more.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How we've reframed our mindset around leadership to partnership in advancing sustainability goals.

  • How industrial design and materials science engineering intersect in the advancement of circularity.

  • More about Google Devices and Services’ ambition to leave the people and the planet better than we found it.

 

11:50am

Transformation: Designing with Nature (Biophilic)

William Browning | Terrapin Bright Green

This session will provide a background on the science and application of biophilic design, along with successful case studies. Read more.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The science behind biophilic design
  • Patterns for implementing biophilic design
  • Lessons from case studies of biophilic design

12:30pm

Mobility Hubs for Active Transit and Decarbonization

Beth Ferguson, IDSA | University of California, Davis

New infrastructure and innovation are necessary for our car-centric cities to support low carbon mobility and transit-oriented housing, and to untangle communities from traffic congestion. Read more.

In this session, you will learn: 

  • How city streets can incorporate active transportation, micromobility, and public transportation to help a diversity of riders travel without private vehicles and reduce local carbon emissions 
  • How to better understand electric bike and scooter design features (size, lighting, seating), comfort, and safety 
  • The health and equity benefits of improving walking and biking infrastructure to support active transportation 

 

Break (1:10-1:30pm)

 

1:30pm (breakout A)

Designing Carbon-Sinking Bamboo Building Products

Jonas Hauptman | Virginia Tech

In this presentation, the design, development, and production of novel bamboo building products will be explored, as an introduction to the role Industrial Designs can play in helping to solve one of humanity's biggest challenges. Read more.

In this session, you will learn: 
  • Bamboo Taxonomy, Computational Design, and Fabrication
  • The Design and Development of Building Systems
  • A collaborative Life Centered Design process

1:30pm (breakout B)

Zero Waste Innovation in the Fashion Industry

Brooke McEver | Unspun

This session presents an overview of the waste impacts of the fashion industry and how unspun is driving innovation through different systematic processes. Dive into technology for made-to-order, body scanning-to-fit processes and 3D weaving looms, and explore how these impact the larger systems. Read more.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How the fashion industry is wasteful
  • How to work towards zero waste
  • New and exciting developments in this space

 

Break (2:20-2:30pm)

 

2:30pm

Values Aligned: The Future of Design 

Dr. Kimberly McGlonn | Grant Blvd & Build It Boldly

This session is about Dr. Kimberly McGlonn’s personal journey to discover her values and how she built a BCorp that centers transformative approach to design in fashion.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Kimberly’s personal journey (expressed with vulnerability and authenticity) 
  • The origin story of her company, Grant Blvd 
  • Her insights into intentional, intersectional design 

3:10pm

Q&A Roundtable

All Day 1 presenters are invited back to the stage for a group discussion and review of the day's major themes, insights, and learnings.

3:40pm

Emcee Closing Remarks

Cia Mooney, IDSA & Lew Epstein


 

Thursday, May 19

All times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

11:00am

Emcee Welcome Remarks

Cia Mooney, IDSA & Lew Epstein

11:10am

Transforming Business on Earth

Erin Meezan | Interface

Through this presentation, attendees will learn about leading with sustainability through Interface’s practice of an industrial ecology that cherishes nature and restores the environment.  Real-world examples and images of Interface’s transformative product and production practices will be shared. Read more.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Vision setting for the long view 
  • How to learn from nature to innovate 
  • How to reimagine regenerative systems, from the factory to the world 

11:50am

Transformation, Sustainability, and Meaningful Innovation

Drummond Lawson | Anthesis Group 

This session is about how to drive sustainable innovation and social intrapreneurship in the real-world of business, with examples from Method, Arc'teryx, and Anthesis Group. Read more.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The role of design and innovation in sustainability programs 
  • Stories of company transformation to embrace sustainable value 
  • How to make these transformations happen 

 

12:30pm

Redefining Creative Excellence

Radhika Agarwal | Catapult Design

Attendees will learn about Catapult Design's evolving perspective and process to address global challenges in sustainability with case studies. Learn more.

In this session you will learn:  

  • The evolving role of design in addressing sustainability challenges   
  • How Catapult Design approaches these challenges 
  • How to redefine creative excellence in service of sustainability 

 

Break (1:10-1:30pm)

 

1:30pm (breakout A)

Designing Circular Consumer Electronics

Dominic Ma | INDEED Innovation

This session is about all the steps needed to transform a linear everyday object into a circular product. Dominic Ma will lead you through an internal, hands-on project by INDEED Innovation, sketching out all the necessary steps to design for circularity. Read more.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The principles of the circular economy 
  • Hands-on tips for designers stepping into the circular economy 
  • How to create products and services based on circular business models and give people strong reasons to adopt them 

This session is sponsored by INDEED Innovation.

1:30pm (breakout B)

Turning Old Nikes into a Commercial Architectural Product

Michael DiTullo, IDSA | Designer

Michael will walk through the process of designing and developing the product and working with Kirei and Nike to make it a reality. Read more.

In this session, you will learn about:

  • Collaborating with a giant multi-national brand 
  • Circular design 
  • Acoustics in spaces

 

 

Break (2:20-2:30pm)

 

2:30pm

Is Designing for Sustainability Really Possible, Or Is It All Just Better Greenwashing?

Panel Discussion & Audience Activity facilitated by Stephan Clambaneva, IDSA | PARK & Malin Orebäck | McKinsey Design

Is sustainability truly possible? Can leaders truly be sustainable when they must make business decisions in a global, capitalistic society? Can we really make a change? Is this all an exercise in futility? We will debate the topic for 30 minutes and then engage the audience to continue the conversation and build on the arguments on both sides. Read more.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to debate the topic of sustainability
  • How to better understand both sides of this Designing for Sustainability conversation
  • The best way to counter every argument

3:10pm

Q&A Roundtable

All Day 2 presenters are invited back to the stage for a group discussion and review of the day's major themes, insights, and learnings.

 

3:40pm

Emcee Closing Remarks

Cia Mooney, IDSA & Lew Epstein