In collaboration with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, DFA Alumni + Friends presents Sustaining Workplace Ecosystems, an evening of lightning talks, exhibitions, and networking. This program brings together leaders in their fields to share how they define, implement, and build sustainability within the workplace, and how these principles enliven their ability to create social impact.

Sustaining Workplace Ecosystems is inspired by the upcoming Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, an exhibition that explores “design’s ability to address critical issues surrounding nature, climate and the environment.” The audience will have the opportunity to view the exhibition before the evening’s discussions. Light snacks and a cash bar are available during the reception.

Liz Gerber: Faculty Founder, Design for America

Emily Herrick: Designer, Service Design Studio, Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity

Simone Nicole McGurl: Chief of Staff, The Trust for Public Land

Pallavee Panchal: Assistant Vice President, Corporate Sustainability, Citi


6:00 p.m. Reception & Triennial Viewing

7:00 p.m. Panel

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This program is part of recent collaborations by Design for America and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. DFA received the 2018 National Design Award in honor of “excellence, innovation, and enhancement on the quality of daily life.”