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Main Conference Day One

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM CHAIRPERSON’S WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

8:50 AM - 9:35 AM PANEL DISCUSSION: SEATTLE 2030 DISTRICT SUSTAINABILITY SPOTLIGHT

• Review technologies & policies which allows Seattle to boast some of the most sustainable buildings in the world
• What are the benefits of sustainable building development?
• Owner perspective: delivering the real estate customers are looking for

9:35 AM - 10:15 AM ENABLING A MOBILE & DISTRIBUTED WORKFORCE

• Leveraging connectivity, data and IoT in order to work smarter, and build agility into your workplace strategy
• Preparing workplaces for every way of working: telecommuting, “third spaces”, co-working and more

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM MORNING NETWORKING BREAK & SUPPLIER SHOWCASE

11:00 AM - 11:35 AM ALIGNING STATEWIDE DNA-TO FOSTER AN ENGAGING CULTURE OF INNOVATIVE SUSTAINABLE WORKPLACES

Workplace design should be reflective of Washington State’s unique DNA while inspiring businesses and workplaces to adopt and integrate best practices and technologies they need to succeed. The role of the workplace in creating a positive culture is becoming more prominent, and workplace executives and leaders are being tasked with translating values into design.

11:35 AM - 12:15 PM CASE STUDY: INTERSECTION OF DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY: HUMAN-CENTRIC DESIGN THAT OPTIMIZES WORKING

A successful Workplace strategy will leverage impactful design, and technology to make workplaces more efficient. But there is no one size fits all answer. Hear what key factors should be considered when developing your workplace, as well as what tools will enable your organization to meet key business goals

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM Dine & Chat

1:15 PM - 1:55 PM FOCUS & ATTENTION: GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT! (BUT FIRST…FIGURE OUT WHAT THEY WANT)

The importance of the employee experience and the role of choice and flexibility in enhancing that experience – but do you really know what your workforce wants?
• Using data and employee feedback to delver a space that engages, enables, and provides flexibility
• Striking a balance that accommodates all employees and working styles

1:55 PM - 2:30 PM DEFINING “PRIVACY” IN THE WORKPLACE

• What can privacy mean for employees? How much privacy is reasonable in the workplace
• Addressing employee privacy concerns: use of workplace data, space utilization software, open floor plan, hot-desking

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM AFTERNOON REFRESHMENT & NETWORKING BREAK

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM RAPID FIRE ROUND TABLES: DISCUSS, CHALLENGE, & REACT

Spend 8 minutes at each round table for a more focused discussion on some of the most exciting workplace technologies and trends but also allowing you to diver deeper into some of your
most pressing Workplace challenges!
• Wellness by Design
• Connected Culture
• Wearables in the Workplace
• Site Location & Transportation
• Biophilia in the Workplace

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM KEYNOTE: PLANNING FOR FUTURE WORKFORCES: SPACES THAT WILL ATTRACT MILLENNIALS & GEN Z

• Millennials already account for over one third of the workforce and are changing the way we work, whether we like it or not
• How your workplace strategy can allow you to compete for top talent, and positively impact retention
• Staying ahead of the curve: how will Gen Z’s expectations differ from Millennials?

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM TBD WORKPLACE INSPIRATION TOUR