November 5-7, 2007 - Designing for Life: Sarasota Internation Design Summit
Mark your calendar for November 5-7, 2007
Ringling College of Art and Design is pleased to present the second Sarasota International Design Summit, a follow up to the overwhelming success of the inaugural event held in 2006. The Sarasota International Design Summit is the Southeast's premier event for the interdisciplinary discussion of design's transformative impact on business and global competitive advantage.

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Join us for three days of visionary speakers, workshops, and social activities that will change the way you think about design's role in your business and your life.
Robert Karnick, Philips Design Research USA
"Great news that there is going to be a "second" Sarasota Design Summit. The first one was spectacular and it is hard to believe that it was the inaugural event—very professional, informative and multi-disciplinary. We would love to participate in the next Design Summit."

Who is speaking at the Sarasota International Design Summit?

Speakers confirmed to date include:

Tim Sarnoff

Sony Pictures Imageworks

Tim Sarnoff is President of Sony Pictures Imageworks, an Academy Award winning, state-of-the-art digital production studio dedicated to the art and artistry of visual effects and character creation. Sarnoff joined Sony Pictures Imageworks in 1997.

As president of Sony Pictures Imageworks, Sarnoff is responsible for the direction and management of the facility, which has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with Oscars® for its work on Spider-Man 2 and the CG-animated short film The Chubb Chubbs!, as well as Visual Effects nominations for "Superman Returns," The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, Spider-Man, Hollow Man, Stuart Little and "Starship Troopers" and "Monster House" for Best Animated Feature. Other notable credits for Sony Pictures Imageworks include Zathura, Bewitched, The Aviator, The Polar Express, Big Fish, Bad Boys II, Stuart Little 2, Cast Away and Contact and the Sony Pictures Animation feature, Open Season.

Sony Pictures Imageworks, which has grown to over 1000 employees, has four areas of expertise: visual effects and character animation for live action films, all CG animated features, performance capture films using the Imagemotion™ performance capture system and technology, and a 3D stereoscopic pipeline. Currently in production are Beowulf, I am Legend, Tonight He Comes and the CG-animated features from Sony Pictures Animation, Surf's Up! and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.Sarnoff is a graduate of Stanford University where he received his undergraduate degrees in 1981.

Valerie Casey

frog design

Valerie Casey leads frog's strategic-creative integration and design research practice globally. In addition, she directs multidisciplinary, cross-studio teams in developing the design vision across product, digital, and brand platforms.

Before taking on her current role, Valerie was Creative Director at frog's headquarters in Silicon Valley and in frog's New York studio. Previously, Valerie was Associate Partner at Pentagram Design and Associate Creative Director at vivid studios.

Valerie designs novel concepts and interfaces for consumer electronics, rich experiences for public and home environments, and visual and informational strategies for onscreen and online interactions. Her client list includes Barnes & Noble, Coca-Cola, Dell, ESPN, HP, Johnson & Johnson, Logitech, Microsoft, MTV, National Geographic, Nike, Sprint, and Virgin Mobile.

Valerie has published and lectured on design throughout the international community. She has also appeared as a regular lecturer at UC Berkeley, NYU Stern School of Business, San Francisco State University, and the California College of the Arts.

Valerie holds a Master's degree in cultural theory and design from Yale University. She received her BA from Swarthmore College where she studied English Literature and Psychology.

Valerie Fletcher

Adaptive Environments

Valerie Fletcher is Executive Director of Adaptive Environments which is morphing into the Institute for Human-Centered Design, an international educational non-profit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and founded in 1978. The mission is to advance the role of design in expanding opportunity and enhancing experience for people of all ages and abilities. Design includes the spectrum of design from urban design, architecture and landscape architecture to information design. They've hosted or co-hosted five international conferences on Universal Design since 1998.

Fletcher currently oversees projects ranging from universal design at the urban scale, in public transit, in a public agency social welfare system and in residential and school design. She is a Special Advisor to TOTO Ltd. and to the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. She recently opened the Institute for Human-Centered Design at Adaptive Environments, a showroom, training and research space that serves as an interactive learning hub for students, academics, practitioners and the general public. She lectures and writes internationally. Fletcher has a masters degree in ethics and public policy from Harvard University. The Boston Society of Architects awarded her the Women in Design award in 2005.

Fred Kent

Project for Public Spaces

Fred Kent is a leading authority on revitalizing city spaces and one of the foremost thinkers in livability, smart growth and the future of the city. As founder and president of Project for Public Spaces, he is know throughout the world as a dynamic speaker and prolific ideas man.

Traveling over 150.000 miles each year, Fred has undertaken consultancy work and given talks across the U.S. as well as internationally. Each year, he and the PPS staff train 10,000 people in Placemaking techniques.

Audiences Fred has addressed include the Smart Growth Network, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. General Services Administration, American Society of Landscape Architects, American Public Transit Association, U.S Forest Service, the World Bank, New Jersey DOT, New York DOT, Ford Foundation, Caltrans, Connecticut Main Street Center, and the Princes Foundation. He has trained over 1,000 transportation professionals from statewide DOTs, in addition to many thousands of community and neighborhood groups across the country.

Miranda Magagnini, IceStone

Ms. Magagnini has over 25 years of marketing and management experience. Over the past 3 years she has grown her mission-driven company from 0 to 40 employees, pioneered a green building material and coined the term "green countertop." The company itself produces IceStone durable surfaces in an eco-friendly factory in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. This past year, after an intensive 18 month process IceStone received the coveted Crdale to Cradle certification from McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry.  IceStone is made from 100% recycled glass in a cement matrix and the slabs are used for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, fireplace surrounds, reception areas, and floor and wall coverings. IceStone has garnered unprecedented national media coverage from Town & Country, Food &Wine, Gourmet Magazine, Popular Mechanics, Robb Report, and recently was recognized as one of Inc. magazine's 50 Greenest Companies. IceStone has also been seen on PBS's This Old House, Simply Green with Danny Seo on Lime Network, and Get Fresh with Sara Snow on Discovery Channel.  Her company is dedicated to actively reducing the waste stream.  Ms. Magagnini received her undergraduate degree from Smith College and her MBA from Harvard Business School, graduating with honors.

Susan S. Szenasy

Metropolis Magazine

Susan S. Szenasy is Editor in Chief of METROPOLIS, the award-winning New York City-based magazine of architecture, culture and design. Since 1986 she has lead the magazine through twenty years of landmark design journalism, achieving domestic and international recognition.

Susan's training was on the job beginning with Interiors magazine she rose quickly from editorial assistant to senior editor until being named chief editor of Residential Interiors (a since bygone offshoot of Interiors). Today she is recognized as a preeminent authority on design. In choosing experts for their new documentary, design: e2, on the economics of environmental consciousness, PBS chose to interview Susan extensively as a keystone authority on sustainability.

Believing that design and architecture are humanist activities, Susan is committed to education. As professor of Design Ethics at New York's Parsons School of Design she works to instill the values of responsible sustainability on the next generation. Professionals in the field also benefit from Susan's frequent lecturing at conferences around the world. She is the guiding light behind METROPOLIS's own events, such as the Tropical Green Conference on sustainable building in tropical zones, which succeeded in large part due to her tremendous efforts in bringing a vital topic to the fore.

Susan has authored several books including The Home and Light, and sits on the boards of the Coalition for Interior Design Accreditation (formerly FIDER), FIT, and the Landscape Architecture Foundation. She has been honored with the IIDA's Presidential Commendation and as an ASID distinguished speaker on the topic of ethics in design. As co-founder of Rebuild Downtown Our Town, Susan worked with a coalition of city organizations and individuals to join together expertise on building the 21st century metropolis on the site of the former World Trade Center. Susan holds an MA in Modern European History from Rutgers University, and an honorary doctorate from Kendall College. She lives in the East Village in a small loft designed by Harry Allen, where she moved to reduce her ecological footprint.

Visualizing Knowledge - A Customized Knowledge Map of the 2007 Sarasota International Design Summit

Tom Wujec adds serious play in mapping this year’s Summit.

Tom Wujec has produced stunning illustrated records of some of the world's leading business and design conferences, including the Fortune Innovation Conference and TED. During this year’s Design Summit, Wujec will record each speaker's key ideas in a collection of sketches that colorfully depict the central topics, areas of concern, and innovation practices. He will also lead a series of interactive activities that will allow participants to arrange these images (as well as their own) into insightful and useful "idea maps" to discover the ideas that are most practical in the short- and long-term; which ones offer the most dramatic insight, and in what aspects of each participant's business they can be applied most effectively.

At the close of the conference, Wujec will present his sketches, summarize the full range of topics presented, and reflect on trends and patterns that have emerged. This activity will provide a unique opportunity for participants to synthesize the conference topics into their own personal representations of what works, what's worth trying and how their business can be elevated and expanded using what they've learned.. Wujec will make the concept sketches and idea maps available on-line immediately after the close of conference.

Tom Wujec is a Fellow and Principal Consultant at Autodesk, the Oscar- winning industry leader in 3D computer animation technology. He has brought several award-winning products to market and is co-author of Return on Imagination: Realizing the Power of Ideas, published by the Financial Times, and author of Five Star Mind and Pumping Ions, which have been translated into over a dozen languages.

Registration Now Open

Monday, Nov. 5th – Wednesday, Nov. 7th, 2007
The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota &
Ringling College of Art and Design Campus

For general information regarding the Sarasota International Design Summit, please contact:
Mary Craig
(941) 359-7595

For media inquiries, please contact:
Christine Lange
(941) 359-7594
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Michelle Bauer
(727) 510-2524

For sponsorship information, please contact:
Michelle Bauer
(727) 510-2524

For volunteer opportunities and information, please contact:
Peter Kageyama
(727) 643-8498
View last year’s inaugural summit at
Ringling College of Art and Design
2700 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, Florida, USA 34234-5895