Social Table - Organized by

Join for an evening of lightning talks about design for social impact at CounterPulse. We've invited five people who are using the power of design to make a positive impact on our world and our region. Come learn about our speakers' work with non-profits, government agencies, and industry to serve vulnerable populations and foster a more inclusive world.

6:00 p.m. - drinks and mingling
6:30 p.m. - talks

Hosted by: in partnership with CounterPulse


+ Stephanie LewisDirector, T Lab at Tipping Point Community 

+ Jimmy Chion, Co-founder, By The Bay

+ Federico Villa & Neil Torrefiel, Senior Experience Designers at Fuseproject, "Empowering startups in emerging communities through design. A reflection on helping 11 startups in East Africa, and how you can get involved."

+ Carlos Pierre, Kiva's Director of Strategic Initiatives, "A UX Engagement - From the Client's Perspective"

+ Pierce GordonPhD Researcher, "Evaluating Social Innovation: Expanding Perspectives of Success"

CounterPulse is a space for art and community, a forum for the open exchange of art and ideas that spark transformation in our communities and our society. CounterPulse’s core performance programming includes four annual artist-in-residence tracks within risk-taking curated seasons of performances. We have a number of robust auxiliary programs including: Block Fest—a monthly streetside art activation, tactical urbanism initiatives, a gallery program, regular mixers and meet-ups, and an experimental projects residency. In 2015 the organization, in partnership with the Community Arts Stabilization Trust, acquired and renovated a historic theater facility in the heart of San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood at 80 Turk Street. We've been enlivening our new home with art and action since March 2016.



Tuesday, May 22 at 6pm

Light refreshments will be served.

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We try to be as flexible as we can:

Thirty (30) or more days prior to the event you plan to attend, you may request a 50% refund. Less than thirty (30) days prior to an event, there are no refunds available.

You may always transfer your registration to another individual from your organization to go in your stead. Please contact us to do so.

Please note that any refunds given will be returned less the Eventbrite registration fee and the 3% credit card processing fee where aplicable.

A note about sending multiple people from your organization: We do not allow badge-sharing. If more than one person from your company would like to attend, they must also register. We do have group discounts for four or more people. Email us if you're interested.