Preferred Introduction (short and sweet)

John Cary is a connector, writer, speaker, and curator focused on social change, with an emphasis on design and philanthropy. His new book is called Design for Good: A New Era of Architecture for Everyone.


A Bit More (really all you need to know)

John is the author of Design for Good: A New Era of Architecture for Everyone (2017) and The Power of Pro Bono (2010). His writing has appeared in an array of publications as diverse as The New York Times,, dwell, and Fast Company.

John frequently curates and hosts events for TED, The Aspen Institute, and other entities. He is a philanthropic advisor to foundations and nonprofits around the world. John is a co-founder of FRESH Speakers, Inc., a next generation speakers bureau, focused on diversifying thought leadership.

A native of Milwaukee, Wis., John lives in a co-housing community in Oakland, Calif., with his partner and wife, author Courtney E. Martin, and their two daughters.


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