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Graduation Speaker: John Cary
Start Date: 5/10/2013Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 5/10/2013End Time: 8:00 PM

Event Description:
This year's School of Architecture & Planning Graduation speaker, John Cary is a connector, writer, speaker and curator focused on social change, with an emphasis on design for the public good. Cary's first book, "The Power of Pro Bono: 40 Stories About Design for the Public Good by Architects and Their Clients," was published in 2010. He is also the founding editor of and his writing appears in an array of publications, including The New York Times,, The Christian Science Monitor, Fast Company, and GOOD Magazine. Cary is a strategic advisor to the new $1,000,000 TED Prize and co-lead of The City 2.0, the 2012 TED Prize focused on the future of cities. He is a Research Fellow, focused on growing the public interest design field, within the University of Minnesota College of Design, and a consultant to clients ranging from The Aspen Institute's Global Health & Development program to Autodesk, Inc. He is an advisor to numerous nonprofits, and recently joined the global advisory board of Nyaya Health in Nepal, alongside Dr. Paul Farmer of Partners in Health. At age 29, Cary became the youngest person ever recognized as a senior fellow of the Design Futures Council, alongside the likes of Nobel Laureates Vice President Al Gore and Energy Sec. Steven Chu.
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Main Campus - Popejoy Hall
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