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Join IDEO and 92YTribeca for the Break & Make series, a gathering of New York's leading creators and thinkers for intimate talks in the areas of education, health and money.

Who's breaking digital barriers? Who's making new markets? Meet the new creators and disruptors and explore the future before it unfolds.

Kick off the series with Break & Make: Education on Wednesday, March 6. The guiding theme for this discussion is: “How do we prepare students for tomorrow’s economy?”

Global universities. Digital classes. No universities. Crowd-sourced classes. What will make or break traditional Higher Ed? Meet the education pioneers who are creating inspiring new possibilities.

Join us for an exciting conversation with:

Learn more about the speakers here.

Our second program on Health takes place on Apr 9. The third program on Money is being planned for May. Stay tuned for more.


IDEO (pronounced “eye-dee-oh”) is an award-winning global design firm that takes a human-centered, design-based approach to helping organizations in the public and private sectors innovate and grow.


As a Partner at IDEO, Fred Dust works with leaders and change agents to unlock the potential of innovation networks in business, government and society.

During his tenure, Fred has taken Nike executives shopping, helped to guide the realization of a future-focused education center at Stanford University and collaborated with patients and staff to build innovative service models for the Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente. He’s also collaborated with the American Red Cross to redesign its donation experience and the Transportation Security Administration to evolve airport security. Other clients include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Rockefeller foundation, the University of Phoenix, the US Agency for International Development, the US Office of Personnel Management and the US Social Security Administration.

Fred is a frequently requested speaker, advisor and lecturer. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for Aspen Institute's Business and Society Program, the Board of Governors at Parsons The New School, the Places Journal Foundation Board and's Board of Directors. He lectures widely on various topics, including design methodology, future experience trends and social innovation. He holds numerous guest professor positions, including the Bruce Goff lectureship at the University of Oklahoma, and has taught classes at California College of the Arts and at the University of California, Berkeley School of Environmental Design.

Prior to joining IDEO, Fred was a project architect at Fernau & Hartman, where he worked on retail and corporate projects, such as the Smith & Hawken headquarters and retail prototype and Oxygen Media. He also spent eight years working in the art world with major organizations (Hotwire Productions, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, GalerĂ­a de la Raza and others) and independent artists, supervising the development of interactive art installations and assisting in the production of film video projects.

Fred’s writing, published by various journals, appears in several books: Extra Spatial discusses the design of spaces, and Eyes Open: New York and Eyes Open: London are city guides that view exceptional experiences through an urban lens.

Fred holds a bachelor’s degree in art history from Reed College and a master’s in architecture from the School of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley.


Michael Karnjanaprakorn is the CEO/co-founder of Skillshare, a learning platform and global marketplace for classes. Previously, Michael led the product team at Hot Potato, which was acquired by Facebook, and developed products and services that organized the creative world at Behance. Michael is also a Venture Advisor for Collaborative Fund, a 2012 TED Fellow and was listed as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2012 by Fast Company. As a philanthropist, Michael was the co-founder of All Day Buffet and The Feast. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and VCU Brandcenter.


The New School’s provost since 2009, Tim Marshall oversees the development of the university’s academic profile as manifested through its faculty, programs and curricula, pedagogy and research. His leadership has been characterized by new initiatives to connect the university’s strengths in design, social research, liberal and performing arts, media and professional programs, and an increased emphasis on interdisciplinary, problem-based learning. Tim has also advanced the university’s approach to distributed and global education through new partnerships in important urban centers including Paris, Mumbai and Shanghai. Prior to his appointment as provost, Tim was dean of Parsons The New School for Design, where he is also a tenured associate professor. At Parsons, he led a major restructuring effort, organizing a dozen disparate departments into five thematic schools. Marshall has held academic leadership positions at the University of Western Sydney in Australia, has served as a consultant to academic institutions in Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, China and Singapore, and has written and lectured internationally on design research and education.


Andrew Yang is the Founder and CEO of Venture for America, a fellowship program that places top college graduates in start-ups for 2 years in low-cost U.S. cities to generate job growth and train the next generation of entrepreneurs. Andrew has worked in start-ups and early stage growth companies as a founder or executive for more than twelve years. He was the CEO and President of Manhattan GMAT, a test preparation company that was acquired by the Washington Post/Kaplan in 2009. He has also served as the co-founder of an Internet company and an executive at a health care software start-up. He has appeared on CNBC, Fox News, TIME, Techcrunch, the Wall St. Journal and many other media outlets. Andrew was named a Champion of Change by the White House in 2011 for his work with Venture for America and one of Fast Company's "100 Most Creative People in Business" for 2012. He is a graduate of Columbia Law School and Brown University.

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