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07.26.07 - The Many Shades of Green at Frog

Frog design would like to invite you to the frog Design Mind speaker series event, “The Many Shades of Green,” in our San Francisco studio on Thursday, July 26th from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Addressing today’s environmental crisis will require widespread action from governments and non-profits, companies, and individuals alike. Drawing upon their distinct backgrounds, our three speakers will discuss the unique challenges and opportunities they face in working to effect change – from the top down, the ground up, and everything in between:

Dr. Charles Ehrhart, Coordinator of CARE International’s Poverty and Climate Change Initiative
Kirsten Ritchie, Director of Sustainable Design, Gensler
Ashley Menger, Design Analyst and founder of Trash Talk, frog design

Moderated by Valerie Casey, Executive Creative Director, frog design

Food and drinks will be provided. Space is limited, so please RSVP to frogdesignmind@frogdesign.com to ensure your spot.

P.S. Directions to our San Francisco studio: http://www.frogdesign.com/contact/san-francisco.html

08.02.07 - IIT Institute of Design presents Sara Todd

You are invited to join the IIT Institute of Design faculty and alumni after work on Thursday, August 2, for an open reception and a presentation on green design by Sara Todd of Frog Design.

August 2, 2007
6pm - 9pm
The City Club of San Francisco
155 Sansome Street
10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104

This event is free but limited to about 100 people, so we do require an RSVP. Please RSVP to Christine Gloriosa, cdg@id.iit.edu or 312-595-4907, by July 27. All are welcome to attend, and please extend this invitation to others in the Bay Area who might be interested!

More information about Sara's presentation is below.

A Kyoto Treaty Of Design
We've finally reached the tipping point where being "green" is not a radical movement, but a priority for both individuals and organizations. Design can -- and should -- play an important role in educating and encouraging an incremental change in the way we think and behave. frog believes the creative community needs to come together to push the boundaries of our own processes. A call to arms has been has been initiated in the form of a Kyoto Treaty of design. This treaty along with 9 other principles to effect change will be presented.

Sara Louise Todd is a recent graduate of the Institute of Design-IIT. After completing her Masters in Design Methods, Sara moved to San Francisco to consult with the top user-centered design firms as a design researcher and interaction designer. She is currently a Senior Design Analyst with frog design, where she is assisting in their initiative to engage the creative community around environmental stewardship.

03.23.06 - PECHAKUCHA-SF Vol. 11
The theme is "Integration" and the are hosting it in collaboration with the AIA-SF.

Friday March 23, 2007
8:20pm at 330 Ritch Street
San Francisco, CA
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07.20.07 - Third Friday - Mars Bar

What in the hell is 3rd Friday (many of you know, but some of you don’t)?
3rd Friday is a collective gathering held on the 3rd Friday of every month. It’s a chance to get to know each other and build our creative community here in the bay area. It’s an opportunity to make new friends, and to keep inspired. It’s your community – make the most of it.

We hope to see you there.

Friday May 20th 6:30pm at:

Mars Bar
7th & Brannan
(415) 621-6277

07.19.07 - Now Arriving : The Prototype to Product Opening Reception

Reminder, Prototype to Product reception this Thursday evening.

If you are confirmed for the tour, please be at the Aviation Museum entrance before 6pm. The tour will depart at 6pm.

Reception begins at 7pm with small ceremony beginning at 9pm.

Please contact Heather Emerson, chapter Secretary with any questions heather@ideo.com

Special Access Tour
The special access tour is at capacity at this time, but please join us for the reception at 7pm.
If you are a featured studio and have not RSVP-ed for the tour please contact heather@ideo.com

Opening Reception
At the SFO Aviation Museum and Library

Aviation Museum (650) 821-9911

From 101, take the San Francisco International Airport exit to the International Terminal Departure Level and follow the signs to AHourly Parking.@ The garage will be to your right.

Go to Level 8 of the Garage and park anywhere near the AirTrain Station.

Take the ABlue Line@ to the International Terminal which is the next stop.

Or take Bart to SFO. Via Cal Train: Transfer to Bart at the Millbrae Station.
Upon arrival, take the Air Train to the International Terminal.

Exit the train to your right and take the escalator down to the Departures Level (one level below AirTrain) of the International Terminal.

Turn right as you get off the escalator. There will be a small corridor directly in front of you that leads to the Virgin Atlantic Lounge. The Museum will be to the left of the corridor. Look for the blue Pan AM globe in the window.

International TerminalA hourly parking rates run a $20 maximum.
For a $7 daily rate try Park N Fly

04.27-29.07 - Western District Conference in Seattle
Ken Sprick, Our newly elected Western District VP is getting Seattle prepared to host this years IDSA western District Conference. Details coming soon.
If you have some ideas for presenters, would like to get involved in the planning, or are interested in traveling with a group, please contact .
Contents to be announced soon

04.26.07 - Metrololis Next Generation
Join Metropolis Magazine in celebrating the winner of the 2007 Metropolis Next Generation® Design Competition

Thursday April 26, 2007
6-8 p.m.

Herman Miller
San Francisco Design Center
1700 Montgomery St Suite 100, San Francisco, CA 94111

Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served

RSVP: Nextparty@metropolismag.com