July 16, 2020
Virtual: Zoom
In the spirit of interconnectedness among creatives & believers in the power of ethical co-creation, we present to you a (virtual) community called, POP UP! DESIGN SPRINT LAB (POP UP!)* -- an immersive meetup to be creative and do good.



Gabe Arteaga
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Gabe is committed to designing ecosystems of change and training future makers. He is the Co-Founder of Create&, an innovation strategy firm that uses augmented and immersive experiences to empower people to solve difficult problems using Design Sprints. He enjoys creating spaces for individuals to learn, explore and create. Running is my Jam, what about you?
Tara Pokras
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Tara Pokras is interested in using design thinking and creative problem solving to uncover new solutions to social impact issues. She is a global health professional with over 8 years of experience in project management, development and implementation in the nonprofit, public sector and social enterprise spaces. She has dedicated much of her life to cultivating leaders, managing interdisciplinary teams, and developing organizations across a wide variety of issue areas. 

During her tenure she designed, prototyped, and scaled two new hospital programs. In addition, Tara is the founder of Period Portraits a project grounded in design thinking theories, breaking down the stigma of menstruation through vulnerable storytelling and empowering photographed portraits.



During our inaugural event we will be tackling the Gender Wage Gap. Come join us as we tackle how we might understand and design solutions for such an important topic.

Every March 31st since 1996, is Equal Pay Day. Equal Pay Day was originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE), as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men's and women's wages. This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. We’ve designed a series of low-fidelity (virtual) installations to address the gender wage gap in America.

Come see it for yourself, interact with these various installations and give us feedback. You will have a chance to test your digital bandwidth and “network", interact with other creative problem solvers in the DMV, and of course learn about the topic, all while using design sprint and innovation strategy techniques. Throughout the evening, we will also get a chance to flex our muscles and dive into some design sprint principles and you will have a chance to create your very own visual artifacts and prototypes related to addressing the topic as well.


  • Interact w/exhibits


  • Kick-off/Welcome


  • Icebreaker


  • Break


  • Group Formation


  • Group Activities


  • Break


  • Share Out


  • End of Sprint!

POP UP! Murals



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