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2023-03-30 09:00:002023-03-30 18:00:00America/New_York2023 Design for Freedom SummitJoin us to design a more humane future at the Design for Freedom 2023 Summit at Grace Farms on March 30, 2023, as we come together for a day of action and awareness. Accelerate the movement to eliminate forced labor from the building materials supply chain with industry leaders in architecture, interior design, manufacturing, engineering, and construction, alongside policy makers, owners, developers, engaged consumers and non-profits. Focus Topics: Design for Freedom Pilot Projects The Business
Grace Farms 365 Lukes Wood Road New Canaan CT 06840
Mar 30, 2023
3/30/23, 9am - 6pm
Join us to design a more humane future at the Design for Freedom 2023 Summit at Grace Farms on March 30, 2023, as we come together for a day of action and awareness.
Accelerate the movement to eliminate forced labor from the building materials supply chain with industry leaders in architecture, interior design, manufacturing, engineering, and construction, alongside policy makers, owners, developers, engaged consumers and non-profits.
Design for Freedom Pilot Projects
The Business Case
Supply Chain Transparency
Roundtable Deep Dives: Timber, Interiors, Circularity, Policy, and more
Enjoy breakfast and lunch, cocktail hour, and ample networking opportunities, as well as an agenda designed to inspire collective action alongside leaders and partners in the Design for Freedom Movement.
2023 Design for Freedom Summit Schedule
9 am – Registration, Breakfast & Exhibits
9:30 am – Music Marcus Miller, Grace Farms Florian Idenburg, SO-IL Nick Rosenboro, Architensions
10 am – Welcome Address Sharon Prince, CEO and Founder, Grace Farms
10:15 am – Accelerating the Movement | Pilot Projects Sharon Prince, CEO and Founder, Grace Farms Curtis Clay, Director of Architecture, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Jing Liu, Principal, SO – IL Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner, BIG Nina Cooke John, Artist, Architect and Educator, Studio Cooke John Pete Hamill, Senior Vice President, Turner Construction
11 am – The Business Case for Design for Freedom Richard Lui, Anchor, MSNBC/NBC News Ana Hinojosa, Former Executive Director, US Customs & Border Protection, and Advisor, Oritain Debbie Propst, President, Global Retail, MillerKnoll Maha Khan, Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking, United Nations University Tateo Nakajima, ARUP Fellow, Technical Services Leader
11:45 am – Morning Break
12:15 pm – Supply Chain Transparency Nora Rizzo, Ethical Materials Director, Grace Farms Jim Vallette, Co-Founder and President, Material Research L3C Paul J. Bradley, Global Supply Chain Manager, Lendlease Shawn MacDonald, CEO, Verité
Building Materials and the Climate Report by Yale CEA & UNEP Anna Dyson, Founding Director of the Yale Center for Ecosystems in Architecture Jim Vallette, Co-Founder and President, Material Research L3C
Converting Textile Transparency to Interiors Ana Hinojosa, Former Executive US Customs & Border Protection Advisor, Oritain Buxton Midyette, VP Marketing & Promotions, Supima Cotton Gabe Wing, Director of Sustainability, MillerKnoll Hayes Slade, Co-Founder, Slade Architecture Rachel Berkin, Sustainability Product Manager, Tarkett Rebecca Best, Vice President Sustainability, Material Bank
Global Policy as a Driver Angel Dizon, Government Sr. Executive responsible for Public Buildings (Great Lakes Region) Joanna Hall, Executive Director, SustainChain Dr. Lee Schwartz, Director, Department of State, Office of the Geographer and Global Issues Peter Swartz, Co-Founder, Altana AI
Material Circularity + Tech Innovation Brigid Abraham, Design for Freedom, Grace Farms Chris Sharples, Founding Principal, SHoP Diana Kellogg, Owner and Principal, Diana Kellogg Architects Felix Heisel, Circular Construction Lab, Cornell University Florian Idenburg, Principal, SO – IL
Timber Studies Ben Dreith, U.S. Editor, Dezeen Dr. Jonathan Hermanson, Co-Executive Director, University of Washington Center for Environmental Forensic Science Luciana Varkulja, Founder & Principal, uma architecture & design Rod Khattabi, Chief Accountability Officer, Grace Farms
Tools for Material Transparency Annie Bevan, CEO, Mindful Materials Barbra BatShalom, CEO, BuildingEase Evelyn Ritter, Senior Solutions Engineer, Toxnot James Slade, Co-Founder, Slade Architecture Monica Becker, Organizational Leadership Team and Director of Market Transformation, Cradle to Cradle Raphael Sperry, ARUP
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