WE Sessions at World Workplace 2021

Join the Workplace Evolutionaries for a highly interactive and extended experience during World Workplace 2021 in Kissimmee, Florida!

Monday, October 25-29, 2021 Location: Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Florida. WE is extending the conference by collaborating with INFO-Comm. All WE members will have access to Exhibits and Events on Friday, October 29th! You won’t want to miss this! Learn more about INFO-Comm here. 

WE’s mission: Empower people to create, lead, and implement workplace transformation. Influence the evolution of the workplace through research and reaching outside our industry.

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WE Sessions at World Workplace 2021

Monday, October 25, 2021

Time Function  
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm IFMA Foundation’s Regatta (Pirate Theme)  

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Time Session/Room Event Introduction Speakers
9:45 am – 10:45 am

Miami Room

Work on the Move 3: Building Better Workplaces after the Pandemic

Work on the Move is the 3rd in a series of books, published by the IFMA Foundation, which focuses on the evolving world of work, workplace strategy and the intersection of People, Technology and Workplaces.

Mike Petrusky
Michael Schley
Pat Turnbull
Arnold Levin
Lisa Whited
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm 4.02
Sun Room

Hot Off The Press! Two WE Case Studies featured in Work on the Move 3: Okata, Inc & HealthEquity

This year has been filled with challenges, innovation and many new insights for FM and HR professionals. Join us for a compelling session as two courageous organizations (Okta and HealthEquity) share how they have leveraged a crisis to reimagine the way they work, evolve the culture and transform the workplace. Both organizations will share their unique and innovative workplace strategy, the evolution of the employee experience, what they’ve learned, and how they’ll measure success. Bonus Feature: Since our speakers represent diverse expertise in HR, FM, and Strategy, we promise you a holistic perspective that will inspire all.

You won’t want to miss this!

Jen Hatton

Kate North
Phil Dunn
Kelle Barfield
Samantha Fisher

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm 5.01
Miami Room

The Circular Economy: Our Time and Responsibility to Act

Learn more about how and why to take action in the built environment, in areas where we can educate, inform and promote.

Nicholas Frank

Alexa Stone
Lisa Whited
Celeste Tell

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Socio,
Gaylord Resort

WE Happy Hour
Sponsored by iOFFICE/Space IQ

Free Event Click Here to Register 

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Time Session Function Introduction Speakers
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 7.03
Miami Room

Future Focused: How FM Leaders Continuously Adapt to Support Flexible Workplaces

After more than a year and a half managing the built environment through a global pandemic and the development of a hybrid workplace approach, what have facilities management practitioners learned and how are they preparing for what comes next? With the return to offices well under way, theories about what the future workplace would look like and how FMs would support employees have been plentiful, but has real-world human experiences matched our expectations? 

Join host Mike Petrusky explore the future of work through the uncharted frontier.

Kate North

Mike Petrusky
Kay Sargent
Rex Miller
Mindy McElearney

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm 8.02
Sun Room

The Mosh Pit Goes Live! Hybrid is Here, How are We Driving Change?

It’s October 2021, and the hybrid workplace is happening! Explore ideas about how technology and flexibility are driving the effectiveness of the core human centered focus on the new hybrid workplace. Practice your slam-dance moves!

Lisa Dettore
David Gray
Jomal McNeal

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Time Session Function Introduction Speakers
10:45 am – 11:15 am EA2.02
Expo Floor

Professionalizing the Hybrid Workplace Transformation

Over the past 2 years, the workplace has undergone transformation at an unprecedented pace. Fueled by the COVID pandemic, many organizations have adjusted their operations to deal with the risk of infection. Keeping the workforces safe has been paramount. As many trend watchers and workplace strategists rightfully state, the pandemic significantly accelerated workplace developments by several years.

In this session we will review the major lessons from the 2 years that we’ve just experienced, and provide practical solutions for managing the hybrid environment.

Bob Fox
WorkDesign Magazine

David Karpook

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Sun Ballroom

Awards of Excellence

All WSLP Graduates will be recognized


Friday, October 29, 2021

Time Session Event Introduction Speakers
8:00 am – 4:00 pm  

Explore INFO-Comm Exhibits

Free Shuttle Rides


Registration Reciprocity between WWP & INFOCOMM

9:30 am – 10:15 am  INFO-Comm


Show Floor 
Booth #1342

Hybrid Work: Defining the Opportunities and Challenges

COVID-19 has not only changed the way we work, it will change the tools we use and how we use them. As we return to the workplace new challenges and opportunities are emerging. Many companies are grappling with how to define and plan for a hybrid and dynamic work environment. Join us as our panel of experts share what they are hearing from their clients regarding the issues of the today. We’ll explore and define areas of concern including implementing hybrid work, addressing safety and well-being concerns, dealing with new operational  procedures and the shifting dynamics between HR, IT, FM and CRE. Once we know the issues, we can develop the solutions.

Kate North

Kay Sargent
Ray Ehscheid
Lisa Whited
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm INFO-Comm


Show Floor

Hybrid Work: Role of Technology in Creating the new Workplace Experience
(Empathy & Shared Approaches)

How do we identify and develop solutions to the problems/opportunities COVID-19 has presented us?  What is the role of technology in creating a successful work experience? Experts from across the spectrum of IT, HR, FM and CRE will consider how to identify and propose solutions that maximize Equity, Empathy and Value. Budgets are tight and solutions need to tick all the boxes for multiple stakeholders!

Ted Ritter

David Slight
Collette Temmink
Peter Costanzo
Ed Buckley