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In the past few years, there has been an unprecedented surge of interest in the field of design for social impact, or as it has become known – social design.

Creative professionals are looking for ways in which to incorporate more meaningful social change work into their practices. Colleges and universities across the country are responding to student demand that social issues be incorporated into the design curriculum and recent graduates are looking for work in the field.

But, where are the jobs? How do you identify and market yourself as a “social designer” and identify potential opportunities?

This event will address these questions. From social innovation and entrepreneurship to in-house and client based service design, a panel of professionals working in the field will identify areas in which designers have had success. This free public event will explore how designers can create opportunities for themselves to expand into this area of work.

We will be having a live Twitter chat during the event. Anyone can participate by using #ImpactDesign from 7:00 – 9:00pm on March 1st. Ask questions, comment and participate!  Feel free to also use this hashtag before and after the event to connect on this topic.

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Moderator

Mark Randall
Chair,  Impact! Design for Social Change
Principal, Worldstudio

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Four speakers, four main areas

Lara Galinsky
Senior Vice President, Echoing Green
Social entrepreneurship and social enterprise

David Gibson
Founder, Two Twelve
Civic design

Martin Kace
Founder, Empax
Non-profits and NGOs

Jason Rzepka
VP Public Affairs, MTV
Corporate Social Responsibility

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Thursday, March 1 — 7:00 – 9:00 pm

School of Visual Arts Amphitheater
209 East 23rd Street – Room 311
New York City

A video of “Commitment Required” will be available on this site in mid-March.

SOLD OUT: click here for waitlist via Eventbrite.

Presented by Impact! Design for Social Change and Design Ignites Change

 

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