Neocon’s East Coast installment starts tomorrow, Wednesday the 17th, and Inhabitat’s own Jill Fehrenbacher will be there as keynote speaker of the Student Series. As both Founder of Inhabitat and Columbia University graduate architecture student, she’ll be talking about “The Future of Design- Think Green” at 9 a.m. so if you’re in the Baltimore area, come on down! The rest of Neocon’s events should be inspiring for fans of sustainable design, with tomorrow and Thursday’s events showcasing the best materials, ideas, and technologies in commercial design. The Student Series allows design students to engage with a growing community of forward-thinking commercial designers.


Thursday, October 18th, 9a.m.
Baltimore Convention Center


The Future of Design—Think Green
Jill Fehrenbacher is a green designer and the founder of, a well known weblog devoted to the future of design. A graphic and interactive designer by training, she had a career epiphany in 2004 and decided to go back to school to study sustainable architecture, creating Inhabitat that same year as a way to catalog her endless search for new ways to improve the world through forwardthinking, high-tech, and environmentally conscious design. Join Fehrenbacher as she investigates the future of design: exploring biomimicry, new energy sources, smart materials, open networks and design strategies for the future.