TED Prize

Open Architecture Network panel in San Francisco, April 9

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How can we use the Web to drive social change? Learn from the story of Architecture for Humanity, which leveraged a 2006 TED Prize to build the Open Architecture Network, linking communities around the globe with architects and designers who can help them solve problems. Tomorrow night, at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, a few major players in the effort will talk about how it happened and what they learned: Amy Novogratz, the director of the TED Prize; Kate Stohr of Architecture for Humanity (whose cofounder, Cameron Sinclair, was awarded the TED Prize in 2006); Scott Mattoon of Sun Microsystems, a key partner; and Maria Giudice of Hot Studio, which built the OAN site and is now working on Dave Eggers’ 2008 TED Prize wish, OnceUponASchool.org.

The panel happens at 6 pm at the Commonwealth Club on Market Street, Wednesday, April 9. There’s a reception beforehand, at 5:30 pm.