Changemaker Workshop Weekend

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This is where sparks fly. Where problems evolve into ideas and challenges turn into inspiration!

We invite you to the Changemaker Workshop Weekend on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 where we'll gather in Pioneer Square to embark on a two-day event filled with epic design thinking, brainstorming and cross-discipline collaboration.

The Workshop Weekend is part two of the Changemaker Series and this year's theme is focused on housing and homelessness!

The creative methods taught in during the Workshop Weekend are based on sustainable principles, and you'll get the chance to meet your project team and other brilliant people in our community who want to change the world around them.

The Workshop Weekend will provide the critical foundation for the project teams working together over the summer. During the course of two jam-packed inspiring days you will:

  • Meet and work with your project team
  • Draw, act, write and share your brave, new ideas 
  • Learn tools and thinking used in the design field
  • Gain a deeper understanding of your users
  • Define your most immediate design problems
  • Explore systems thinking and learn ways to design at scale
  • Discover new methods to turn ideas into action
  • Get the resources needed for a successful project
  • Connect with other passionate changemakers

Presenters include:

Please plan on arriving at 8:30am Saturday 5/21. The presentations will start promptly at 9am. Saturday will end with an optional happy hour at 5pm on the Artefact rooftop (weather permitting). Sunday 5/22 will start again at 9am and should wrap up by 4:30pm.

The Workshop Weekend will take place at the beautifully designed and light-filled Artefact office in Pioneer Square. We recommend taking public transportation but you can also find parking information at

All food – coffee, morning and afternoon snacks as well as lunch and Saturday's happy hour – and materials will be provided! If you have any food restrictions please email Ashley at designforgood [at] by 5/14.

The Design for Good Changemaker Series unites creative professionals with organizations and nonprofits to enable design-driven social change. Have questions about the Workshop Weekend or the Changemaker Series? Please email Ashley at designforgood [at]

The Changemaker Series would not be possible without support from our sponsors!


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When & Where
Sat, May 21, 2016 - Sun, May 22, 2016 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM PDT
619 Western Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104