Learn about the Stanford University class that launched Embrace! Please join us for a private screening of the new Extreme By Design documentary film followed by a panel discussion with Pulitzer Prize Nominee & Filmmaker, Ralph King Jr., Embrace Co-Founder, Jane Chen, and Autodesk Foundation Curator, John Cary.
6:30 - 7:00 pm / Refreshments
7:00 - 8:15 pm / Film Screening
8:15 - 8:45 pm / Panel Discussion
About the Film
Extreme By Design examines the role Design Thinking can play in the lives of young people who want to compete in the global economy and pursue careers in public service. It offers inspiration to the next generation of social problem solvers. The documentary follows a group of Stanford University business, engineering, and medical students as they design innovative products and services to solve problems of the world's poor as part of the Design for Extreme Affordability course. The film premiered on PBS in December 2013.
About the Panel
Ralph King Jr.
Ralph is an independent filmmaker and founder of Hawkview Pictures in Portola Valley, Calif. He also produced Around June and co-produced Presque Isle, narrative features that premiered at the Mill Valley Film Festival. Prior to filmmaking, he spent 25 years as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal and several national magazines. He was twice nominated by WSJ editors for the Pulitzer Prize, and won the National Association of Science Writers’ Science-in-Society Award and the California Governor’s Media Award. He is a graduate of Stanford University.
Jane is co-founder of Embrace and Chief Business Officer of Embrace Innovations. Prior to Embrace, she worked with nonprofit organizations on healthcare issues in developing countries. She spent several years as the Program Director of a startup HIV/AIDS nonprofit in China, and worked for the Clinton Foundation's HIV/AIDS Initiative in Tanzania. She also worked at Monitor Group as a management consultant, advising Fortune 500 companies. Chen has been selected as a TED India Fellow, a TED Senior Fellow, an Echoing Green Fellow, and a Rainer Arnhold Fellow. Recently, she was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. She holds an MBA from Stanford University and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University.
John Cary is the Curator of the Autodesk Foundation's Impact Design program, an up-and-coming philanthropic venture of Autodesk, Inc., focused on design for a better world. The Founding Editor of PublicInterestDesign.org (acquired by Autodesk in 2013), he is the author of The Power of Pro Bono and his writing appears in The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Fast Company, and on CNN.com, among other publications. Cary is a strategic advisor to the $1,000,000 TED Prize, an advisor to Aspen Global Health & Development, and an advisor to Nyaya Health in rural Nepal.