IIDA Leaders Breakfast 2017

Date: September 8, 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Location: Four Seasons Hotel

757 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Phone: +1 415-633-3000

It is our great pleasure to announce Jessica O. Matthews as our featured speaker at the Northern California Chapter’s 2017 IIDA Leaders Breakfast:

Friday, September 8, 7:30am – 10:00am
Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market Street, San Francisco

Jessica O. Matthews is the founder & CEO of Uncharted Play, an energy company that designs renewable energy technology systems for infrastructure and smart applications. Founded by Matthews when she was 22, Uncharted Play’s flagship product is the SOCCKET ball, an energy generating soccer ball that provides off-grid power for the developing world. Matthews invented the SOCCKET when she was 19 years old.

In 2012, Matthews was invited by President Barack Obama to the White House to represent small companies for the signing of the America Invents Act. In 2016, she was selected to ring the NASDAQ opening ceremony bell, representing all Forbes 30 Under 30 alumna. She currently serves as an Ambassador of Entrepreneurship for Nigeria.

Matthews’ career centers around the intersection of disruptive technology, human behavior, and the psychology of self-actualization. A dual citizen of Nigeria and the U.S., she has a degree in psychology and economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Her list of accolades includes Fortune’s Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs, Forbes 30 under 30 list, Inc. Magazine 30 under 30, and Harvard University Scientist of the Year.

In addition to this inspiring speaker, our Chapter will bestow awards on two very deserving recipients.

Our first award, the annual Leadership Award of Excellence, will be presented to Mary Davidge IIDA, USGBC LEED Fellow.

As the director of campus design in Google’s real estate and workplace services organization, Mary Davidge and her team are responsible for the design vision of Google’s global campus scale development projects. Her team works with Google’s senior leaders to translate the design vision and strategy into innovative work environments that align with Google’s culture and help employees perform at their best.

With more than 30 years of experience in Silicon Valley’s architecture and interior design firms, Mary is a leader in creating workplaces that foster the health of the occupants and the environment. She was recognized as a Living Building Challenge Hero in 2012, was named a LEED Fellow in 2014, was a founding member of the Health Product Declaration Collaborative Board, and served on the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute Certification Standards Board from 2013-2016. Currently, she serves on the Healthy Building Network Board and the Advisory Board of the ILFI Biophilic Design Initiative.

Our second award, the IIDA NC Distinguished Achievement Award will be presented to the Ferrari Family.

Mark, Dave and Julie Ferrari are owners and leaders of One Workplace. Opened in 1925 as a bookstore, OWP has worked with the Bay Area business and design community for nearly 100 years. Each Ferrari started with OWP during high school, working on as they studied at Santa Clara University. Today they leverage over 500 employees who share research, experience and resources with architects and designers, contractors, PMs and customers to strengthen our market. The Ferraris have grown OWP beyond office furniture to healthcare, education, construction, and AV/technology markets. They invest in industry experts as teammates who bring knowledge and experience to opportunities, and while uncovering client and partner needs, they continually evolve OWP.

Ferraris encourage intra- and entre-preneurship, promoting startups AMQ, TWO and PAIR. They serve on national and local business and hospital boards, and privately support educational and non-profit institutions. Members of advisory councils and industry communities of practice, they are partners to IIDA, ASID, AIA, IFMA, CORENET, RECON, and more. The Ferrari Family models stewardship by nurturing family, company and community and encourages all OWP team members to do the same.

Please join us in celebrating our design leaders of today and IIDA’s commitment to the future of design at this informative and inspiring event!

Please click here for Pricing and Sponsorship Opportunities 


Host a student member volunteer this Leaders Breakfast by making them a guest at your table. This opportunity will be limited to 20 Leaders Breakfast Student volunteers. If you choose to seat a student as your guest, just write “student” on your guest list form when you receive it. Your generosity will be recognized at the event.


We are accepting credit card and check payments prior to the event. Please visit www.iida.org (Leaders Breakfast Series) to place your order by credit card.

If you have any questions regarding reservations, would like to pay by check or require an invoice, please contact:
Anastasia Gedman, Leaders Breakfast and Special Events Manager
Telephone: 312.379.5129   Fax: 312.379.5163   Email: agedman@iida.org
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 567. Chicago, IL 60654

For additional event information, please contact:
Terry de la Cuesta, Table Sales Chair
Telephone: 669.800.2601   Email: tdelacuesta@oneworkplace.com

PLEASE NOTE: Deadline for RESERVATIONS and PAYMENTS is 28 August 2017.

Proceeds from all levels of sponsorship will go directly to support our not-for-profit organization at the International and local Chapter levels.  Your contribution dollars are very important to the continued growth of our organization and are greatly appreciated.

Reservations online at www.iida.org

We hope you will be among the first to reserve your table/s or purchase individual tickets. We are getting a lot of interest already for this event so it is bound to sell out early!

We acknowledge with deep gratitude the support of the 2017 IIDA Leaders Breakfast Series International Benefactors and for the generous support of our 2017 Northern California Chapter Patrons.

Sincerely, Shawn McLean-Bergel, IIDA
2017 | 2018 Chapter President
IIDA Northern California

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