3six0 is proud to boast two premiere educational institutions as its neighbors; RISD, the Rhode Island School of Design, is a block from our office, and Brown University is right up the hill from downtown. This weekend Brown and RISD have come together to put on A Better World by Design conference. Over the next 3 days, students, educators, and professionals will examine the intersections of design and technology and look at ways in which the two are being married to improve our world and solve economic, environmental, and social problems.