PACS at Ashoka Exchange

PACS at Ashoka Exchange

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The University of San Diego

The Ashoka U Exchange is the largest global convening for social entrepreneurship education, bringing together 650 individuals representing over 150 institutions from 40 countries. Kim Meredith and Regina Ridley will represent PACS and SSIR respectivelly.

On Thursday, February 21st, Kim Meredith will moderate a screening and discussion of the film EXTREME BY DESIGN with film producer Ralph King.

EXTREME BY DESIGN, airing in primetime nationally on PBS in 2013, follows a band of college students who design and build products to solve seemingly intractable problems for the world’s poor. One student’s team must create a breathing device to keep babies in Bangladesh from dying of pneumonia. Another seeks a way to store drinking water for Indonesian villagers. This hour-long documentary film begins on the first day of a Stanford University course called Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability and ends a year later after one group of students returns to Asia to test their device in the field amid plans to launch a startup.