Friday, November 4th. 8pm. Penthouse Symposium
No. 14: Design Like You GIve A Damn II. An evening with Cameron Sinclair, founder of Architecture For Humanity/TED Prize winner and Summit Series founder Elliot Bisnow with Eric Kessler, founder of Arabella Philanthropic Advisors.
Penthouse of The Sorrento.
$35/person. Includes a copy of Design Like You Give a Damn II.
Cameron Sinclair is the co-founder and 'chief eternal optimist' (CEO) for Architecture for Humanity, a charitable organization which builds architecture and design solutions to humanitarian crises, and provides pro-bono design and construction services to communities in need. Over the past twelve years the organization has worked in forty four countries and has over seventy independent city-wide chapters. Projects range from schools, health clinics, affordable housing and long term sustainable reconstruction after disasters.
Sinclair and Architecture for Humanity co-founder Kate Stohr compiled a bestselling book Design Like You Give A Damn: Architectural Responses to Humanitarian Crises and are currently working on a second volume. Sinclair is a recipient of the TED prize and a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. In 2008 Sinclair and Stohr were named as recipients of the National Design Awards and the following year jointly awarded the Bicentenary Medal by the Royal Society of Arts for increasing people's resourcefulness.
As a result of the TED Prize Sinclair launched the Open Architecture Network, the worlds' first open source community dedicated to improving living conditions through innovative and sustainable design.
Cameron runs a collaborative design firm that operates at 36,000 ft (in flight) and recently joined as an advisor to USAID with a focus on reforming international aid.
Through an annual gathering, community-based digital platform, and year-round events, the stage is set for Summitters to forge lifelong friendships, spawn new business ideas, tackle global issues, and in turn, make our world a better place.
Prior to founding Summit Series, Elliott co-founded Bisnow Media Corporation with his dad, Mark. The company currently publishes 25 daily business newsletters, hosts 200 business conferences a year and has 80 employees in eleven United States cities. A former college tennis player and avid world traveler, Elliott spends his spare time connecting with interesting people and learning how to surf and ski.
As founder and Managing Director of Arabella Advisors, Eric Kessler has built a social venture firm dedicated to making philanthropy more effective. His client work at Arabella includes philanthropy strategy, evaluation, foundation management and project execution. Eric has spearheaded evaluations of many of the world's most significant nonprofits and served as executive director of numerous foundations through the Arabella Foundation Managementplatform. He also recently helped build and lead strategy development for a donor collaborative supporting passage of the 2010 Child Nutrition Act. His insights on civil society and effective philanthropy are often quoted by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, and National Public Radio’s “Marketplace”.