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Metropolis Conference @ ICFF: Make Good and Prosper
Posted By Ali Kriscenski On May 18, 2008 @ 3:40 pm In Design,Events,New York City,News,NY Design Week 2008 | No Comments
Metropolis Magazine is hosting a unique humanitarian-focused design conference at this year’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair. On Monday, May 19, Metropolis will present Design Entrepreneurs: Make Good and Prosper  from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. With a focus on political, social and personal aspects of design, this event is sure to be a stimulating design forum filled with future forward ideas towards a more sustainable world. Moderated by Metropolis editor in chief Susan S. Szenasy, the conference will “explore the many and varied ways that successful business ventures can be good for the environment and society, as well as the individual’s body and soul.”
This year’s dynamic speakers include Edible Estates author Fritz Haeg , fuseproject  founder Yves Behar, award-winning architect Eric Olsen , and Inhabitat’s own Emily Pilloton , founder of Project H Design . Fresh from her recent endeavor delivering hippo water rollers  in South Africa, Emily will present Social Minded Product Design on Monday, May 19th, from 3:10–3:40 p.m. , discussing the recent successes of Project H Design’s initiatives, talking about her vision of how design can change the world , and also reflecting on the success of Inhabitat’s Greener Gadgets Conference .
The conference line-up also includes Cameron Sinclair, founder of Architecture for Humanity ; Ron Sheldon and Ron Vlasic of Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group ; Nina Smith, executive director of RugMark USA ; and Tanu Kumar and Tzipora Lubarr of the New York Industrial Retention Network .
This is one of the hottest events at ICFF  this year – a definite can’t miss opportunity to hear some of the most influential and inspired visionaries share their perspectives on how businesses and designers can help create a more sustainable world. The all-day conference will be held on Monday, May 19, from 10am to 5pm in the ICFF Theatre.
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/05/18/metropolis-conference-icff-make-good-and-prosper/
 Design Entrepreneurs: Make Good and Prosper: http://www.metropolismag.com/cda/story.php?artid=2636
 Fritz Haeg: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/05/10/edible-estates-goes-to-print/
 fuseproject: http://www.fuseproject.com/site_files/october_04.html
 Eric Olsen: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/05/05/metropolis-nextgen-2008-winner/
 Emily Pilloton: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/02/19/project-h-design-fundraiser-sponsor-a-hippo-roller/
 Project H Design: http://www.projecthdesign.com/
 hippo water rollers: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/04/16/project-h-design-in-south-africa-hippo-rollers-delivered/
 design can change the world: http://projecthdesign.com/donate
 Greener Gadgets Conference: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/02/07/greener-gadgets-2008/
 Architecture for Humanity: http://architectureforhumanity.org/
 Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group: http://www.kimptonhotels.com/
 RugMark USA: http://www.rugmark.org/home.php
 New York Industrial Retention Network: http://www.nyirn.org/
 ICFF: http://www.icff.com/page/home.asp
 + Conference Schedule: http://www.metropolismag.com/cda/story.php?artid=3235
 + Registration: http://www.metropolismag.com/rsvp/?eventid=5
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