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Stories and Beer: Creativity and Sustainability


We hosted another monthly "Stories and Beer Fireside Chat" on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. PST at the Impact HUB San Francisco – and online via web cam. 

How can creativity and design thinking solve problems of sustainability?  

It might seem obvious that creativity is part of any problem-solving process, but it’s not always obvious how to create the conditions wherein creativity can thrive. How can these conditions be stoked? More importantly, how can sustainability be injected into the creative process so that any problem solving design is thinking about the long-term sustainability challenges of our world and society?

On Dec. 17, TriplePundit's founder, Nick Aster, engaged in conversation with Joe Speicher, executive director of the Autodesk Foundation. They took an up-close look at the connection between creativity and sustainability. After the dialogue, the floor opened up for audience questions and participation.



  • 6:30 – 7:00 – beers and networking

  • 7:00 – 8:00 – fireside chat and Q&A

  • 8:00 – 8:30 – networking
About The Speaker

Joe Speicher is the Executive Director of the Autodesk Foundation. Prior to joining Autodesk, Speicher was on the founding team of Living Goods, where he spent six years leading operations for the global health organization.

He began his career in the banking and finance sector, working with Deutsche Bank and Cambridge Associates. He then spent three years in the Peace Corps in the Philippines and has worked as a consultant for the Economist Intelligence Unit, the World Bank and Google.org. He earned a Masters degree from Columbia University and holds a Bachelors degree from Washington and Lee University.

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Marissa is the Owner of Climate Social, LLC. She holds a bachelor's degree in communications from Mizzou and a master's in environmental studies from UPenn. 

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