Compostmodern 2009 is Just Around the Corner


In the past, you might recall that we were on the ground for the last few annual Compostmodern events held in San Francisco thanks to that city’s AIGA chapter. Unfortunately, we are bound to our respective more-eastern coasts this winter (because we love to freeze?) and won’t be able to make it. But you don’t need us to attend things, as we’re certain you’ve grown as a person since you’ve been reading us on a regular basis, we think you’ve built up a lot of confidence, and we believe in you. Besides, if years prior are any judge, our friends at this event, both hosting and guest speaking, are going to kick it extra hard. Here are all of the important details:

Compostmodern 09 will be held at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco on Saturday, February 21. The event will be webcast live and will be available for 90 days following, encouraging online participation and satellite events at AIGA chapters and educational institutions everywhere. This year’s conference demonstrates how sustainable solutions converge as design, ecology, social activism, business, and economics intersect. Speakers include Eames Demetrios of Eames Office, Saul Griffith of Makani Power, Allan Chochinov of Core 77, California College of the Arts (CCA) Design MBA Chair Nathan Shedroff, climate strategist Michel Gelobter, John Bielenberg and Pam Dorr of Project M and the HERO Housing Resource in Alabama, Emily Pilloton of Project H Design, and Autodesk Sustainable Design Program Manager Dawn Danby. GreenBiz editor and sustainability author Joel Makower will reprise his role as emcee.