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Thursday, October 4 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Design Track | Models of Social Impact Design: From Vision to Action (@ WeWork Barton Springs)

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Have you ever seen a problem in your community that could benefit from a design opportunity? Addressing our communities most complex challenges through social impact design is a largely untapped market with a constantly growing demand for community-driven responses. This presentation will explore the various models of social impact design, from volunteer-led efforts to company initiatives and fully-dedicated companies. Successful strategies for making lasting changes will be discussed along with the challenges for each approach.  Communities everywhere can be strengthened by collaborative social impact design and finding the right approach to best leverage your skills and time will benefit both the designer and those being served.

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Beau Frail

Principal Architect, Activate Architecture
Beau Frail, AIA, NCARB is the Principal Architect of Activate Architecture, a design firm based in Austin TX, that collaborates with communities, cities and clients to create socially engaged, sustainable, and beautiful spaces. Beau has managed multiple complex adaptive-reuse projects... Read More →

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We wanted to build a community. A place you join as an individual, 'me', but where you become part of a greater 'we'. A place where we're redefining success measured by personal fulfillment, not just the bottom line. Community is our catalyst.

Thursday October 4, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
WeWork Barton Springs 801 Barton Springs, Austin, TX 78704

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