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This event was featured in the Cornell Chronicle on 11/01/2011


This past weekend was the first annual Interdisciplinary Sustainability Student Summit (ISSS). I organized the event along with my fellow Cornell University Sustainable Design team leaders.  The summit, held at the General Assembly in New York City’s Flatiron district, hosted about 100 student leaders, entrepreneurs, teachers, students, and professionals for a day of enlightened discussion on the topic of interdisciplinary sustainability.  Some of our notable speakers and panelists included:

Ilana Judah – Director of Sustainability, FxFowle Architects
Keith Grossman – Associate Publisher, Wired Magazine
Ian Siegel – Architecture Student, New Jersey 2011 Solar Decathlon Team
Max Webster – Founder and Director, Climate Voices
Laetitia Wolff – Design Editor and Curator, DesigNYC
Miki Agrawal – Founder, Slice Perfect Pizza
Carol Franklin – Interior Design, Carol Franklin Associates Inc.
Andrew Schoen – Managing Director, Cornell Venture Capital
Caitlin Strandberg – Innovator, Behance

The event was a huge success, and we’re already planning for next years event, which we hope to co-host with some other universities.  Many of the participants approached me during and after the event to express how happy they were to have a forum where they could share their ideas with other like-minded individuals.  Videos of the keynotes and panels will go online soon, but in the meanwhile, you can check out some pictures below, and read some articles about the summit!

Update:  Here’s a Video of the event!

Read the Press Release
Read Coverage by
Read the Summit Feature in the Cornell Chronicle (with Quotes from me!)

Watch Videos of the Keynote and Panels:

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