Cheryl Heller
Chair
MFA Design for Social Innovation at SVA
USA

Cheryl Heller is the Founding Chair of the first MFA program in Design for Social Innovation at SVA, President of the design lab CommonWise and Chief Design Officer of MutualCity, a B Corporation working with corporations, anchor institutions and cities to help them become more resilient. She was recently awarded a Rockefeller Bellagio Fellowship, and is a recipient of the prestigious AIGA Medal for her contribution to the field of design. Heller has founded two companies and helped grow businesses from small regional enterprises to multi-billion global market leaders, launched category-redefining divisions and products, reinvigorated moribund cultures, and designed strategies for hundreds of successful entrepreneurs. She is the former Board Chair of PopTech, a Senior Fellow at the Babson Social Innovation Lab and is enrolled in a Ph.D program at RMIT University in Melbourne. Her book, The Intergalactic Design Guide, will be published by Island Press in 2018. She created the Ideas that Matter program for Sappi in 1999, which has since given over $13 million to designers working for the public good. She also partnered with Paul Polak and the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum to create the exhibit, “Design for the Other 90%”.

Andy Chen

Partner, Isometric Studio

Cheryl Heller

Chair, MFA Design for Social Innovation at SVA

Christopher Doyle

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Graham Fink

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Hlynur V. Atlason

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Ishan Khosla

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Jackson Tan

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Jon Noorlander

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Kimya Gandhi

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Leeroy New

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Lizzie Mary Cullen

Pen and ink Illustrator and Writer, Lizzie Mary Cullen

Lord Christopher Laverty

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Madhav Raman

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Morag Myerscough

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Noopur Datye

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Noriaki Onoe

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Prasanna Sankhé

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Samuel Ball

ECD at Large; and Founder, Lean Mean Fighting Machine

Saskia Neuman

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Sol Matas

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Stephen Burks

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Thomas Widdershoven

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Waqas Jawaid

Partner, Isometric Studio

Moderators

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