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Dale Dougherty

October 12, 2015
5:00-7:00pm CST
Innovation Hangar
3601 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

Dale Dougherty is the founder and Executive Chairman of Maker Media, Inc. which launched Make: magazine in 2005, and Maker Faire, which held it’s first event in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006. Dale’s vision and mission continue to be the guiding force for the family of brands. “The maker movement is contributing to a thriving market ecosystem, serving the needs of makers as they seek out product support, startup advice, and funding avenues. Make: plays an important role as a collaborator and resource for makers as they transition from hobbyists to professionals.” As Executive Chairman, Dale is involved in editorial and content strategy, and both business and product development. As part of this process, he forges strategic partnerships in support of maker education, and global, cultural, and economic initiatives. Make: began at O’Reilly Media where Dale was a co-founder and the first editor of their computing trade books. When not in the office, Dale can be found making award-winning wines with his family in Sebastopol, CA.

Dale is speaking as part of the IIT Institute of Design Strategy World Tour San Francisco. In its 13th year of bringing thought leaders and executives together to discuss how design can tackle the world’s biggest challenges, the Strategy Conference is bringing participants to experience first-hand change where it is most acute and innovation where it is most critical. IIT Institute of Design is making it possible for small groups to meet key people at these points of change and see how their organizations are creating the emergent world. Visit for details on the full series of events.