February 21, 2009 

The theme of Compostmodern 2009 was Convergence.

Speakers included:

John Beilenberg, founder of Project M

Allan Chochinov, Editor-in-Chief of Core 77

Dawn Danby, Autodesk

Eames Demetrios,  Kymaerica, talked about scale and looking at the world in a new way.

Pam Dorr, designer Hale Empowerment & Revitalization Organization (HERO), talked about helping people afford a home on $600-a-month income, and the empowerment it gives.

Michel Gelobter discussed the influence of carbon footprints on design and designing products without carbon offsets.

Saul Griffith, inventor of Makani Power, talked about policy and engineering influencing global climate change.

Joel Makower,  founder of Greenbiz.com, talked about his theory that we only have 5,000 days to change our lives and stop climate change.

Emily Pilloton, founder of Project H, talked about redesigning the Hipporoller.

Nathan Shedroff, sustainable design strategist