Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Students Make the Future Look Bright

John Maeda, (right) superstar designer and new President of the Rhode Island School of Design, came by to congratulate the students who put together the conference A Better Word by Design in Providence, Rhode Island.

The real stars however were the students like Willem Van Lancker (left) who helped design and manage every aspect of this highly successful conference. Students from the Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University work together each year to plan, on their own, this conference which this year drew 500 participants and presenters from around the world. Over a dozen world-class speakers and as many panelists from all areas of design are drawn to present at this conference because of its quality.

The conceptual soundness, planning and attention to detail make this an A-list design conference each year. Click on the heading above to go to the conference website and plan to attend next year yourself.

The 2009 Committee included:
Andrea Jones, Brown '10
Frieda Kay, Brown '12
Andrea Krukowski, Brown '11
Seungkyun Lee, RISD '10
Eugene Nelson, Brown '11
Ambika Roos, Brown '11
Matt Severson, Brown '11
Joyce Tu, RISD Grad '10
Willem Van Lancker, RISD '10


Advisory Committee
Tino Chow, RISD '09
Steve Daniels, Brown '10
Mike Eng, RISD '09
Sharon Langevin, Brown '09

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