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Wednesday, September 12 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Opening Plenary + Wednesday Night Keynote Panel
The Living Product Challenge was launched with a bold vision – imagine beautiful, healthy products that makes the world a better place through their very creation. In partnership with Green Building Alliance’s Inspire Speakers Series, we are pleased to welcome three inspirational companies, Humanscale, LightArt and Mohawk Group, that have taken on this challenge and are demonstrating that regenerative products are not only possible, but good for business and transformative for the companies and the people that pursue the program. Randy Fiser, CEO of the American Society of Interior Designers, will kick off the discussion by sharing the critical role that the interior design profession has in this movement to bring beautiful and healthy materials into the places we live, work and play. Avinash Rajagopal, Editor-in-Chief of Metropolis Magazine, will then moderate a panel sharing three stories of leading companies that had the courage to dream big with the Living Product Challenge. 

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Jane Abernethy

Sustainability Officer, Humanscale
As the Sustainability Officer, Jane develops the strategic vision for sustainability at Humanscale, which has taken on the ambitious goal of full materials transparency for all products. Under her leadership, Humanscale has a developed an extensive program to work with our supply... Read More →
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Randy Fiser

CEO, American Society of Interior Designers
Randy W. Fiser leads the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) as chief executive officer, overseeing the strategic planning, financial management, and national operations for the Society’s more than 25,000 members who work across all sectors of residential and commercial... Read More →
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George Bandy Jr

VP Sustainability and Commercial Marketing, Mohawk Group
George Bandy, Jr. currently serves as the Vice President of Sustainability and Commercial Marketing at the Mohawk Group. George provides substantial knowledge of the concepts and practices of sustainability. He believes that looking at opportunities to position environmental, economic... Read More →
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Avinash Rajagopal

Editor-in-Chief, Metropolis
Avinash Rajagopal is the editor-in-chief of Metropolis magazine. He is the author of Hacking Design (Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2013) and has contributed to numerous volumes on architecture and design, including Adhocracy (Istanbul Design Biennial, 2012), Making Africa... Read More →
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Ryan Smith

President and Creative Director, LightArt
Ryan Smith is President and Creative Director of LightArt, a lighting manufacturer based in the Georgetown neighborhood in Seattle, WA. Smith has and extensive background in architecture and design. His mentorship with Dale Chihuly guided him to start his own studio Grey Design with... Read More →

Wednesday September 12, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Trade Show Floor, Hall C David L. Lawrence Convention Center