Oct 23-25, 2022  |  Palm Springs, CA

2023 agenda coming soon!











11:00 am-5:30 pm

Registration & Orientation

2:00-6:00 pm (convene @ 1:45 pm, bus departs @ 2:00 pm)

Aerial Tram & Hike

6:15-7:00 pm

Welcome Cocktail Reception

Sponsored by GGC National Contractors

7:00-8:00 pm

Networking Dinner


8:00-9:30 pm

An Evening with Kevin Griffin

sponsored by

Kevin Griffin

Singer, Songwriter & Producer – Better Than Ezra




6:30-7:15 am

Group Run / Walk

7:15-8:00 am


sponsored by DLR Group


8:00-8:40 am

How the Future Works: Redesigning Work to be Flexible, Inclusive, and Connected

Sheela Subramanian

 VP, Future Forum – Slack

Jason Schwab

Producer – WorkSpaces (moderator)

8:45-10:05 am

Sourcing Meetings

10:10-10:30 am

Designing for Change: The Adaptable Workplace

Grant Christofely

Associate Director, Workplace Strategy – M Moser Associates

10:30-10:50 am

Why RTO is Vital to Democracy

Rex Miller

Principal – MindShift

10:50-11:10 am

Simple, Not Easy: Rebuilding Culture in the Modern Workplace

Darren Murph

Head of Remote – GitLab

11:15 am-12:15 pm

Sourcing Meetings

12:20-1:15 pm

Reimagining Space for a Flexible Future

Joe Brady

CEO – The Instant Group (moderator)

Nellie Hayat

Workplace Innovation Lead – Density

Caroline Quick

Senior Director, Head of Global Real Estate + Workplace – Cloudflare

David Rotbard

Global Real Estate – Workplace Strategy and Experience – Verizon

Victor Sanchez

Sr. Director, Global Workplace Design – LinkedIn

1:15-2:15 pm

Networking Lunch

2:15-3:15 pm


DEI Strategies in an Age of Flexible Work

Carolyn Bligh

Carolyn Bligh – Director, Facilities Design – ESPN

Leveraging Tech to Empower Distributed Teams

Kevin Sauer

Global Workplace Intelligence Lead – Amazon

How Does Your Workplace Bring Value to the Organization?

Brett Hautop

Founder – Workshape

Meeting Your Climate Goals in the Workplace

Shawna Belardi

Director, Real Estate and Workplace Services, Americas – Nutanix

3:20-4:20 pm

Sourcing Meetings

4:20-5:30 pm

Happy Hour Discussion // So… Why Do You Have a Workplace?

Ingrid M. Fenn

President and CEO – SIREAS (moderator)

Relina Bulchandani

EVP, Real Estate and Workplace Services – Salesforce

Alana Collins

Head of Real Estate & Workplace – Zoom

Tracy Hawkins

VP, Real Estate & Work Transformation – Twitter

Terri Johnson

 VP of Real Estate, Facilities, & EHS – Roche

5:30-6:45 pm

Free Time

6:45-10:00 pm

WorkSpaces Rocks // 80’s Night!

Eats + Drinks + Games – 6:45 pm
Queen Nation – 8:30 pm




7:30-8:15 am


8:15-8:40 am

Is Your Portfolio Quantum Ready? 

Joe Brady

CEO – The Instant Group

Emily Watkins

Chief Client Officer – The Instant Group

8:40-9:00 am

Neurodiversity and Workplace Inclusion

Aida Ribar

Principal – HoK

Julia Payne Cooper

Principal – HoK

9:00-9:20 am

Designing the World We Want

Guy Trerotola

Head of R+D Platform – Google Lab for the Built Environment

9:25-10:05 am

Sourcing Meetings

10:10-10:50 am

People-First Brands Start with People-First Places

Lindsay Jacobs

CMO – International WELL Building Institute

Scott Sanford

 Program Management Head, US Operations – UCB

10:50-11:00 am

Bloody Mary + Mimosa Break

11:00 am-12:00 pm


Leveraging Occupancy Data to Rightsize Portfolios

Matthew Folsom

Global Head Of Real Estate – Spotify

David Rotbard

Global Real Estate – Workplace Strategy and Experience – Verizon

Deepening Company Culture and the Employee Experience

Bryan Parker

Bryan Parker – Director of Workplace Strategy – PwC

Designing Spaces with Flexibility in Mind

Rob van Aar

12:00-1:00 pm

Bon Voyage Brunch

Wanna join us?



Qualified execs attend at no cost. The invitation includes accommodations for two nights, full meals and access to all networking excursions.



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