April 6, 2019 | Boston, MA
About the conference
Interventions: Narrative is Scout’s second annual design conference at Northeastern University. We bring together designers and creative thinkers to explore how we create, own, and maintain narratives in our work that have inevitable effects on society. From pushing the boundaries of traditional mediums to using design to advocate for women in STEM – everyone in attendance will walk away with new perspectives on the role they play as an influential storyteller and activist through design.
Our Speakers More to be announced soon!
Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya
Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya Founder + CEO of The Leading Strand
Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya
Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya Founder + CEO of The Leading Strand
Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya is an award-winning neuroscientist-turned-designer, two-time TED speaker, professor and STEM advocate. Before becoming a multidisciplinary designer, Amanda studied Alzheimer's Disease at Columbia Medical Center. Her work brings science and society closer together and has been recognized by Fast Company, Forbes and The New York Times. She won a 2016 TED Residency and in 2017, her work garnered a WeWork Creator's Award and she was named one of NBC's 26 Emerging Asian American Voices. Through writing, speaking and design, she is trying to help the world better appreciate the importance and wonder of science.
Nick Sung
Nick Sung Independent Designer + Storyboarder
Nick Sung
Nick Sung Independent Designer + Storyboarder
Shaun Gillen
Shaun Gillen Founder + Principle, Tandem NYC
Shaun Gillen
Shaun Gillen Founder + Principle, Tandem NYC
Maria Arenas
Maria Arenas Senior Graphic Designer, Tandem NYC
Maria Arenas
Maria Arenas Senior Graphic Designer, Tandem NYC
Scott Starrett
Scott Starrett Co-Founder & Creative Director, Tandem NYC
Scott Starrett
Scott Starrett Co-Founder & Creative Director, Tandem NYC
Sofie Hodara
Sofie Hodara Co-creator + Designer, The Pursuit of Happiness
Sofie Hodara
Sofie Hodara Co-creator + Designer, The Pursuit of Happiness
Sofie Hodara is a Boston-based multimedia artist, designer, and educator. Often working collaboratively, she explores the intersection between traditional and cutting-edge media in order to create beautiful, non-utilitarian experiences with technology.
Hodara is a member of the Bromfield Gallery (Boston, MA) and her work has been exhibited nationally, including Icebox Project Space in Philadelphia PA, UC San Diego’s Calit2 Theater, and Boston Cyberarts Gallery. Additionally, her work has been featured in Fresh Paint Magazine, Made in Mind Magazine, the Journal of the New Media Caucus, and the Boston Globe. She has completed residencies at GROUNDWORK Retreat, the Common Press, and boxoPROJECTS. And in January 2019, she spoke with collaborator and colleague, Martha Rettig, at the AR in Action Leadership Summit at the MIT Media Lab.
Hodara teaches design at Emmanuel College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Tufts University and lives in Brookline with her partner, Nate, and lots of art on the walls.
Martha Rettig
Martha Rettig Co-creator + Designer, The Pursuit of Happiness
Martha Rettig
Martha Rettig Co-creator + Designer, The Pursuit of Happiness
Milan Moffatt
Milan Moffatt Design Lead at Superhi
Milan Moffatt
Milan Moffatt Design Lead at Superhi
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Interventions is Scout's annual design conference, put on by Northeastern's student-led design studio. We work to foster the creative community on campus and through Interventions, start a dialogue centered around student-led design in Boston.

The inaugural Interventions was held in April 2018 where we hosted speakers from 14 companies including Airbnb, Github, Monotype. Attendees included students from 27 different schools, as well as professionals from across the country! 🎉 We're excited to do it all again in April 2019, this time focusing on the theme of narrative.

Interventions: Narrative will be held at Northeastern University in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC).

Get directions to ISEC:
805 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02120

Whether you’re a professional or a student (both are welcome!), Interventions will offer the opportunity to think critically about the ways that design creates conversation and tells stories in every phase of a project’s life. The day will focus on a series of interdisciplinary topics that aren’t just focused on design in the traditional sense but also journalism, data visualization, and technology among others.

Your ticket includes breakfast, lunch, interactive atrium exhibits, and access to presentations from a variety of speakers, some speaking in Boston for the first time ever! In addition, there will be a panel that will discuss a variety of issues related to this year’s theme of narratives. You’ll walk away with tons of new knowledge and also an awesome swag bag.

If you’re a Northeastern University undergrad student, yes! We need your help to make the day run as smoothly as possible. To apply to volunteer, fill out this form. Applications close March 15th.

Drop us a line at [email protected]!