Date/Time Event
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
ESUS Webinar: Disengaged or Stressed? Solving the Wrong Problem for 40 Years ESUS Webinar: Disengaged or Stressed? Solving the Wrong Problem for 40 Years

Gallup’s research reports year after year that only 30% of employees are engaged, 50% are along for the ride and 20% are killing your business. These are some of the most cited statistics we use as workplace professionals. What if the problem isn’t disengagement? What if we have been solving the wrong problem in the first place? That would have massive ripple effects throughout our companies and profession. 

8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
WE Hub Danmark WE Hub Danmark
Creators Community Land 1, Copenhagen

For our next WE Hub Danmark meeting in Copenhagen, we are also inviting our Swedish WE hub members. Nigel Oselund from Workplace Trends in the UK will presenting his latest research on co-working and your “personal office presence”.

Information on the event at and registration at

7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Workplace Management Program Module 1: On-Site Workshop
Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix AZ

The on-site Workshop will leverage the power of the group and will use a team approach.  Participants will review the content from the three preparatory live Webinars, participate in dialogue and apply the learning as we explore relevant case studies. The course is designed to help future workplace managers develop the skills necessary to optimize the value of the workplace and effectively manage the organization. 

10/16/2019 - 10/18/2019
IFMA's World Workplace 2019 IFMA's World Workplace 2019
Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix AZ

Registration is open for World Workplace Phoenix!

7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
WE Hub Mid-Atlantic Summit: Debunking Workplace Myths WE Hub Mid-Atlantic Summit: Debunking Workplace Myths
Spire, East Vista/VUE Space, Washington D.C DC


How often do you hear a pronouncement about workplace design or culture and wonder if it really is true? Some seem counter-intuitive. Others might confirm personal assumptions or experience, but you’re just not sure…

The Mid-Atlantic WE Hub can help you debunk some of the most common myths out there. Join us for a half-day Summit that will give you the answers you seek. Based on constituent polling we have selected three current myths and will gather subject matter experts to discuss how those myths started, why they’re perpetuated, and what the real story is.

Join your WE Hub peers and colleagues from IFMA’s Mid-Atlantic Chapters in sifting the conflicting info and building consensus around issues that affect you every day. With distinct sessions utilizing a variety of interactive formats, we’ll engage in lively conversation and debate about the following three myths:

  • “Open offices are not effective environments.”
  • “You can’t measure productivity.”
  • “People need to be co-located for creativity and innovation to occur. Business outcomes are better when everyone comes to the office because remote employees are less engaged/productive.”

Spire is highly transit-friendly, walkable, and bikeable. Steps from Union Station and NoMa-Gallaudet Metro. Onsite parking is available below the building with additional parking available on street level or at Union Station (50 Massachusetts Avenue NE). Valet parking services are also available by request.


7:30 – 8:15am…Registration and Breakfast
8:15 – 8:30am…Welcome and Introduction
8:30 – 9:30am…Open Office Presentation (IDCEC CEU Accredidation Pending)
9:30 – 9:45am…Break
9:45 – 10:45am…Productivity Panel
10:45 – 11:00am…Break <
11:00 – 12:00pm…Remote Working Debate
12:00 – 1:30pm…Boxed Lunch, Networking & Further Discussion with Panelists

Breakfast & Lunch Provided – Contact Nicole Ventura for any questions:

Speaker (Open Office Presentation)
Cheryl (Pepmeier) Duvall
Regional Consulting Practice Area Leader at Gensler

Speaker (Open Office Presentation)
Janet Pogue McLaurin
Global Workplace Practice Leader at Gensler

Moderator (Productivity Panel)
Scott Brideau, CDT, LEED AP O and M
Studio Principal at Little Diversified Architectural Consulting